What follows is a re-post of Matt Hurley’s original piece.
Senator Obama, you are Number One.
Your 2007 voting record makes you the most liberal member of the US Senate. Left of Hilary Clinton, Left of Ted Kennedy, and even Left of your running mate, Joe Biden — Barely. He was Number Three. You, Senator Obama, are Number One.
What happens when we elect America’s most liberal Senator to the White House? Please America, let’s never find out.
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It is actually worse than the ad makes it sound. Obama isn’t just a liberal, he’s to the left of the only declared socialist in the US Senate!
Last week, Ohio Senator George Voinovich was quoted saying that Barack Obama was to the left of Ted Kennedy and that Obama was, in fact, a socialist. Governor Mitt Romney, an actual McCain-Palin surrogate, might have a problem with that (see clip) but I think that the evidence exists to make a pretty strong case that Obama is a socialist.
What shall we use as a measuring stick? How about a politician who is a declared socialist? There is one in the United States Senate and his name is Bernie Sanders. The National Journal has Sanders ranked #4 in 2007. Barack Obama was top of the class. But it might interest you to know who else was “to the left” of the socialist. Barack Obama chose him to be his running mate: Joe Biden finished third. Even George Voinovich gets this one:
“There’s a guy in the senate, Bernie Sanders” said Voinovich, “who brags about being a socialist. And if you compare Barack Obama’s record with Bernie Sanders’ record, they’re not too far apart.”
Obama’s response to Joe the Plumber’s question about why Obama wanted to punish him if he were to achieve the American Dream and achieve success was that he wanted to “spread the wealth around.” If that isn’t a restatement of the socialist doctrine of redistribution of wealth, I don’t know what is.
Let’s not find out, America…