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A Blow to Obama’s Credibility

Filed under: Judiciary — Patterico @ 6:53 am

Barack Obama presented himself well at the Democratic convention last year, and came across as a good guy in subsequent interviews. But he undermines his image for credibility today. Quoted in the L.A. Times about the filibuster controversy, Obama makes this silly statement:

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) denounced [Senate Majority Leader Bill] Frist’s offer as insincere, saying that if it were a serious compromise, conservative activists would be unhappy. He said [Senate Minority Leader Harry] Reid “took a hit” when he made his own compromise offer to Frist on Monday.

Oh, please. If the Democrats accepted just three of the current disputed appellate court nominees, in return for an assured veto over any future disputed judicial nominations, Democrats would be dancing in the streets. And Barack Obama is smart enough to know that.

6 Responses to “A Blow to Obama’s Credibility”

  1. Especially since the only reason those three were filibustered is because one Democrat senator wants a relative’s Clinton-era appointment reinstated.

    Kevin Murphy (6a7945)

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  3. I object to the heading of this post, as it assumes a fact not in evidence.

    Xrlq (5ffe06)

  4. Barack seems to be just a young man spouting old Dem platitudes. Here in Chicago he is “young” and “fresh” and “dynamic”. they do not mention he is just spouting old Dem platitudes.

    Richard Cook (80aa3d)

  5. THe term for that is “Young Fogie”

    Kevin Murphy (9982dd)

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