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The Case Against Barack Obama

NRO’s David Freddoso was on Hannity & Colmes last night discussing his new book The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate.

Transcript here.  An excerpt (As you read it, note that it looks like Alan Colmes got the entirety of his criticism from Media Matters):

FREDDOSO: Senator Obama has made the alliances he had to make to get ahead, and that included the Daley machine. It included other politicians in Chicago. It’s included in Chicago, in Springfield, and in Washington, various endorsements and active support for the same kinds of corrupt, systemic arrangements that we’ve all come to know in government, we talk about special interests. Senator Obama general supports those arrangements.
HANNITY: Is that why we see this pattern of political expediency — changing any position and saying whatever he needs to say to win an election?
FREDDOSO: I think that’s actually true. In fact, I go out of my way to make that case in “The Case Against Barack Obama.”
FREDDOSO: That in many cases, you do see Senator Obama taking a position based on expediency. For one thing, his decisions about what should be done on the ground in Iraq often come based a lot on the political calendar in the United States.
HANNITY: What I like about the book, you spent a lot of time talking about “Obama-ssaiah.” There is undoubtedly a religious component to Obama- mania. And then you go into a lot of detail that he’s a stealth liberal.
FREDDOSO: Yes, and, in fact, if you take the time to look at Senator Obama’s votes, if you look carefully at his record, you see that he really is a very doctrinaire liberal. He’s not swayable in the way that he portrays himself.
At the same time he’s able to express himself and to give this idea of – give this impression of open-mindedness that I don’t believe is for real.

You can buy the book here.


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