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Another Democrat displaying some left-over sanity?

I found this story a couple of days ago:

WASHINGTON — In a revealing new book on politics, Sen. Charles Schumer comes out with guns blazing — not at President Bush, but at his own Democratic Party.

Schumer, one of the most powerful figures in Washington, rips his party for being in the clutches of special-interest groups for too long and for losing touch with the middle class.

“Washington Democrats too often took their cues from interest groups without considering the needs of the average person,” he writes in “Positively American,” which is due to hit stores next week.

“Group identities around the country were less important, but those claiming to represent group interests in Washington were stronger than ever,” Schumer wrote. “Democrats had lost touch with their base — the middle class.”

Some people might ask why I would be interested in anything Schumer has to say, since I usually vote Republican. The main reasons are that I like a serious opposition in order to get the best ideas out, and the country does not go downhill in case my side loses.
Schumer is usually considered pretty left-wing. However I am not aware of him being too critical of the war effort. He seems genuinely concerned about security: his pet issue was security of our sea ports ever since 9/11, which is a real issue. So, whenever a Democrat displays some sanity, it gives me hope that not everything is lost, even when Democrats win.
I also keep thinking: the sanity among Democrats: is it a Jewish thing? Ah, forget it: Senators Feingold and Boxer are Jewish too, and they are crazy moonbats. Although, Boxer did display some sanity recently. So, maybe there is something to it. You know, thinking back to those cattle cars and gas chambers tends to get your attention.

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hillary’s gloves came off…

…and this might be good news. Here is an interesting article from Insight Magazine (if this link requires subscription, use this Google search result):

Are the American people ready for an elected president who was educated in a Madrassa as a young boy and has not been forthcoming about his Muslim heritage?

This is the question Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s camp is asking about Sen. Barack Obama.

An investigation of Mr. Obama by political opponents within the Democratic Party has discovered that Mr. Obama was raised as a Muslim by his stepfather in Indonesia. Sources close to the background check, which has not yet been released, said Mr. Obama, 45, spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia.

“He was a Muslim, but he concealed it,” the source said. “His opponents within the Democrats hope this will become a major issue in the campaign.”

When contacted by Insight, Mr. Obama’s press secretary said he would consult with “his boss” and call back. He did not.

Hillary is of course a right-winger in comparison to Obama. She is also much more likely to prosecute the war as necessary, if she deems it politically beneficial for her. As for Obama, his Muslim connection might be nothing. He truly might be no longer Muslim. Furthermore, there are many American Muslims who are loyal Americans. I even personally know a couple. There are also organizations like Free Muslims Coalition and American Islamic Forum for Democracy which are very pro-American. In fact, pro-American is probably the wrong word: they are American to the core.
However, during the time of war this particular detail about Obama does not engender trust, especially considering the fact that he avoids the subject. Because if there really is nothing to it, then he should say something like: “So, I went to some Islamic school as a kid in Indonesia. So, what? It was the closest to my house.” As of now, his behavior reminds me of the infiltration described in the book “Prayers for the Assassin” by Robert Ferrigno.
Anyway, Obama is so far left, I will be rooting for Hillary in the Democratic primaries.

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment