October 30, 2008

Obama: You know who needs out of the Democrat Party? Moderates.

In September 2005, Barack Obama wrote a diary on the Daily Kos (safe link to Sweetness and Light) that contained a highly nuanced view of, well, a lot of things. Here is the Obamessiah on Democratic moderates (emphasis mine):

According to the storyline that drives many advocacy groups and Democratic activists - a storyline often reflected in comments on this blog - we are up against a sharply partisan, radically conservative, take-no-prisoners Republican party. They have beaten us twice by energizing their base with red meat rhetoric and single-minded devotion and discipline to their agenda. In order to beat them, it is necessary for Democrats to get some backbone, give as good as they get, brook no compromise, drive out Democrats who are interested in “appeasing” the right wing, and enforce a more clearly progressive agenda.

The country, finally knowing what we stand for and seeing a sharp contrast, will rally to our side and thereby usher in a new progressive era.
But don't you worry! Obama is still a centrist Democrat who loves tax cuts and rainbows and lollipops and puppies! And tolerance, can't leave out that! The dude loves him some tolerance. Just look at the type of rhetoric he will use to bring the country together (emphasis mine):
I am not drawing a facile equivalence here between progressive advocacy groups and right-wing advocacy groups. The consequences of their ideas are vastly different. Fighting on behalf of the poor and the vulnerable is not the same as fighting for homophobia and Halliburton.
Why, the way he captures and surrounds a story!  Truly He is the Son of God! 

Make sure you go read the whole thing.  I want to comment further on this, but I have to go string up some of them thar queermosexuals and cash in my blood-for-oil money from my masters at Halliburton. 

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