Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Conservatives for Obama?

by Thomas Sowell - July 7th, 2008 - Townhall.com

What is becoming ever more painfully apparent is that too many people this year-- whether conservative, liberals or whatever-- are all too willing to judge Barack Obama on the basis of his election-year rhetoric, rather than on the record of what he has advocated and done during the past two decades.

Many are for him for no more serious reasons than his mouth and his complexion. The man has become a Rorschach test for the feelings and hopes, not only of those on the left, but also for some on the right as well.

Here is a man who has consistently aided and abetted people who have openly expressed their contempt for this country, both in words and in such deeds as planting bombs to advance their left-wing agenda.

Despite the spin that judging Obama by what was said or done by such people would be "guilt by association," he has not just associated with such people. He has in some cases donated some serious money of his own and even more of the taxpayers' money, as both a state senator in Illinois and a member of the Senate of the United States.

As usual Thomas Sowell has explained the fears of many with his common sense summation of the issue. Barack Obama is the greatest risk this nation has ever taken. His election may well be the final leap into a world of socialism and tyranny. Yet even many Republicans, already seduced by the "compassionate conservative" socialism of George Bush, seem ready to take the plunge.


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