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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Hating on Obama rolls on

This thing has legs, baby.

The first alarm bell went off right after he took his seat. He voted to move class action law suits from state courts, where consumers and workers generally get a fair hearing, to federal courts, where corporations tend to get their way. But, the glow was still there and it was pretty much his first month on the job so I had no trouble cutting him a little slack. Even after he voted to confirm Condoleeza Rice I wasn't ready to write him off.

But then Obama wound up-- somehow-- with a mentor... the worst possible mentor one can imagine: Holy Joe, the Senate's biggest hypocrite and George W. Bush's favorite Democrat. In quick succession he started voting in a very corporate-friendly way. He voted to cut off debate (for cloture) on the nomination of one of Bush's worst-ever judicial nominees, Priscilla Owen.

Bloom, rose, check.

Tags: Barack Obama, politics


  • At 2:18 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Did I ever tell you the story of when I got in a screaming fight about gay rights at the dinner table with Holy Joe's son during shabbos at Rachel Levy's house? It wasn't very shabbos-ey of us, but damn, that kid was a fucking prick.

  • At 4:52 PM, Blogger Katherine said…

    Obama was assigned to Joe Lieberman when he was elected. All senators are assigned a mentor when they are elected. Obama and Lieberman have had lunch. Once. That is it.

    I know this because I talked to Obama's staff for an hour to clarify his points and positions.

    And wrote about it here.


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