Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Oh-oh, a "moderate conservative" has second thoughts about President Obama

Writes David Brooks, a Republican who proudly voted for Barack Obama:

Those of us who consider ourselves moderates — moderate-conservative, in my case — are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was. His words are responsible; his character is inspiring. But his actions betray a transformational liberalism that should put every centrist on notice. As Clive Crook, an Obama admirer, wrote in The Financial Times, the Obama budget “contains no trace of compromise. It makes no gesture, however small, however costless to its larger agenda, of a bipartisan approach to the great questions it addresses. It is a liberal’s dream of a new New Deal.”

Read the whole thing. Brooks describes an interesting "moderate conservative" vision of the U.S. that may seem appealing to many, but will never motivate any substantial voter bloc.


OpenID American Yak said...

I usually can't stand David Brooks opinions (for example, I hardly think he's moderate), but I entirely agree here.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 8:52:00 PM  
Blogger Christopher V. Enger (aka fuegote) said...

Didn't Barney Frank say something to the fact that "McCain said this is who Obama was and America voted him in."

We, on the right, knew what was going to happen.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 4:23:00 AM  
Blogger joe six-pack said...

I have noticed that in the way that he talks, Barack Obama sure sounds like a moderate. The problem was that what he was saying was NOT moderate.

I was astonished by his extreme views concerning the war and its causes. What he is doing today does not surprise me. What concerns me most now is that he has yet to get really started.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 12:02:00 PM  

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