Grey Lady Not Happy With Obama

They are starting to realize that the hooker they picked up in the bar during a business trip to Illinois is not the Elliot Spitzer $4K type, but one who is probably going to roll them without giving value. NY Times – New And Not Improved

Senator Barack Obama stirred his legions of supporters, and raised our hopes, promising to change the old order of things. He spoke with passion about breaking out of the partisan mold of bickering and catering to special pleaders, promised to end President Bush’s abuses of power and subverting of the Constitution and disowned the big-money power brokers who have corrupted Washington politics.

Now there seems to be a new Barack Obama on the hustings. First, he broke his promise to try to keep both major parties within public-financing limits for the general election. His team explained that, saying he had a grass-roots-based model and that while he was forgoing public money, he also was eschewing gold-plated fund-raisers. These days he’s on a high-roller hunt.

The new Barack Obama has abandoned his vow to filibuster an electronic wiretapping bill if it includes an immunity clause for telecommunications companies that amounts to a sanctioned cover-up of Mr. Bush’s unlawful eavesdropping after 9/11.

The Barack Obama of the primary season used to brag that he would stand before interest groups and tell them tough truths. The new Mr. Obama tells evangelical Christians that he wants to expand President Bush’s policy of funneling public money for social spending to religious-based organizations — a policy that violates the separation of church and state and turns a government function into a charitable donation.

And then they realized that the hooker had stolen their wallet, emptied their bank account, and emailed some racy pictures to their wife.

On top of these perplexing shifts in position, we find ourselves disagreeing powerfully with Mr. Obama on two other issues: the death penalty and gun control.

Wait, I thought the Times was interested in following the Constitution, which allows those two things? Anyhow, we all know about Obama flip flopping around like a just caught fish on those two issues.

Captain Ed puts it much nicer: The New York Times editorial board went to bed with a virgin and woke up with a … well, a pro, in milder terms, or so they seem to imply in today’s unhappy missive.  The editorial castigates Obama for his replacement of just about everything he has professed from January 2007 to May 2008 with his all-new, 50%-more-”centery” agenda that rejects everything that made him attractive to the Left in the first place. 

And, remember, this is not an opinion writer for the Times expressing his/her opinion: this is the opinion of the New York Times. Acting like jilted lovers. Or John’s that have been rolled.

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2 Responses to “Grey Lady Not Happy With Obama”

  1. Stacy says:

    They call the NYT the Old Grey Hooker at No Quarter. Love it.

  2. Yeah, but at least hookers have principles 😀

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