Monday, May 14, 2007

Same Old Song and Dance

Obama says he’s the candidate of fresh, new ideas, but what’s so new about tax hikes on the rich?

And what’s so new about bailing out Detroit’s vastly overgenerous pension and health benefits? That’s a UAW union bailout.

And how to explain Obama’s repeated assertions on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos" yesterday that when it comes to Social Security reform, “everything should be on the table”—everything, that is, except for privatization?

No surprises here from the Democratic contender.

Senator Obama also told Mr. Stephanopoulos that a part of him has always been “a little bit conservative.”

Yet, nonpartisan National Journal’s analysis of voting records reveals Obama to be the most liberal of all the Democratic presidential hopefuls. His score was an 84.3. That means he’s more liberal than over 84 percent of his Senate colleagues—more liberal than Hillary, John Kerry, Harry Reid and Russ Feingold.

Nothing new here so far.