Thursday, August 14, 2008

Opposed Until They're Not

For many online libs, Wesley Clark would be a welcome, inspiring, winning running mate for Obama, as opposed to Evan Bayh, who not only supported the Iraq invasion, he backed the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, which laid the groundwork for Bush's war. And since libloggers sincerely believe that Obama's inner-circle cares about what they think, they're openly against giving Bayh the VP slot, calling on "100,000 Strong" to send the message.

As the Facebook page puts it:

"Obama's judgment about the war was the central tenet of one of the two best arguments for his earning the Democratic nomination. His offering a break from Old Washington was the other.

"Choosing Evan Bayh, a career legacy politician who fell hook, line, and sinker for the administration's case for a disastrous war and dragged much of our party with him, would undermine both."

Gee, I don't recall this kind of liberal concern about John Kerry in '04, who voted the same as Bayh, and made the same insipid excuse that he was "duped" into backing the US invasion. No matter. That was then, and today is now, and five can get you fifty if you mark the cards right. This is why I support an Obama/Bayh ticket. Not only would it help erase the liberal fiction about Obama's "break from Old Washington," it would force these concerned Dems to back the ticket without dissent, which they will in a heartbeat. Indeed, no matter who Obama picks, libs will proudly slap that bumpersticker on every available surface, suddenly finding the Dem ticket to be the best ever -- until the next best ticket ever, and so on.

What's also funny about all this is how liberals overlook Wesley Clark's early support for the Iraq war, whatever his tactical differences were before the invasion, and his open belief that Saddam sat upon stockpiles of WMD. (I won't linger on Clark's killing of a couple thousand Serbians, as many libs support that type of bloodshed.) Then there's the Clinton/Gore support for the Iraq Liberation Act, which Clinton signed in 1998. Somehow, that doesn't tarnish their reputations as it has Bayh's. Oh, and did you know that Bayh worked closely with Joe Lieberman? Yes, the very Lieberman who liberals overwhelmingly desired as their Vice President in 2000, and who, if libs had their way, would be second-in-command this very moment.

Again -- who are the real cynics here?