Even 'Bammy Can't Quite Keep His Face Straight When He Says This...
Although he frequently makes a point of finding something charitable to say about his opponents’ arguments, Sen. Barack Obama almost always ends up voting liberal.
“The arguments of liberals are more often grounded in reason and fact,” the Illinois Democrat wrote in “The Audacity of Hope,” a memoir published last year. “Much of what I absorbed from the sixties was filtered through my mother, who to the end of her life would proudly proclaim herself an unreconstructed liberal.”
It'd be his best dream if this were true... Yeah, that's why we get, from the party of 'reason and fact', all of their over-emotional nonsense all weekend long... And from a man that thinks this tremendous idiocy:
"As a country,'' he says, "we seem to be suffering from an empathy deficit.'' More empathy can resolve our political stalemates, he believes, on issues ranging from affirmative action to globalization.
Empathy is not often "reasonable", nor is it very "factual". So that puts his nonsense to bed! God, somebody cap his pen and tell him to go sit down and shut up!
The Secret of Obama's Appeal Stays a Secret:
Barack Obama's book "The Audacity of Hope'' is well into its fourth month on the bestseller list, and even a professional sourpuss (not that I know any) can see why.
"I am new enough on the national political scene,'' he writes in the book's prologue, "to serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.''
Never mind the mixed metaphor about striped people projecting on screens (a rare infelicity from such a graceful writer). The statement is the purest Obama, the kind of sentiment that people seldom get from a career politician: knowing, self- aware, candid, vivid in its expression and -- most amazing of all -- true.
"The Audacity of Hope,'' in fact, can best be understood as an extended effort on the part of the first-term Illinois senator to keep that screen as blank as possible.