Today’s The Spot blog by Lynn Bartels looked back to six years ago today when then-Sen. Barack Obama accepted here in Denver (Greek columns and all) the Democratic party’s nomination to be its candidate for the President of the United States. But, a little bit of clicking led us to the actual coverage from the event. It featured a partial transcript of Obama’s acceptance speech, in which he railed against his opponent, Sen. John McCain, for voting with President Bush 90% of the time. In comparison, Obama’s lackey, our own liberal Sen. Mark Udall, has voted with Obama 99% of the time. What would Obama think?
Here’s the transcript:
Then Obama launched into an attack on presumptive Republican nominee John McCain, who he said has voted with President Bush 90 percent of the time.
“What does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than 90 percent of the time?” he asked. “I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take a 10 percent chance on change.”
Comparing McCain’s 90% of the time with Bush to Udall’s 99% of the time with Obama, McCain certainly does look like a “maverick”. But, really, what hypocrites Obama and Udall are. We suspect, if given the opportunity, Obama would never criticize Udall in the same way for surpassing McCain’s loyalty to Bush.