While Obama touts the “new” politics he’d bring to Washington if elected president, the record shows that he hasn’t brought it to Washington as a U.S. Senator. Â He toes the Democratic Party line in the Senate more regularly than his party’s own Senate leader.
Even the editors at USA Today, hardly a bastion of conservative thought have taken notice. Â With one exception, the Illinois Democrat “has rarely challenged party dogma on the sort of big, contentious issues he’d face as president.” Â
The editors observe that when Obama diverges from the party line,Â Â “it has often been rhetorical and reactive.” Â Kind of like his record on financial reform. Â Just rhetoric and reaction. Â You know, the guy who warned about a coming danger, called for change, yet didn’t offer any suggests on how to effect that change.Â But, he does remind us busy he was warning of the danger when it comes to pass.
Meanwhile, John McCain has proposed numerous reforms, often bucking his party to do so while his opponent “lacks is a record of challenging his own party on divisive, difficult issues â€” the deficit, immigration, energy.”
No wonder the USA Today editors find John McCain a better uniter than Barack Obama. Â Even more evidence that Obama’s talk of a new kind of politics is little more then empty rhetoric.