If Stroger the guy who will hang on Obama's coat tails to the White House, the country really in for a dismal four years.
Zorn (who's kept his head better) wrote back in Nov,
The stench of same-old-same-old from John Stroger's years of cronyism and bloat hung over the process, and Obama had every excuse to distance himself from it.Obama's website is about him and his threat he'll bring Cook County's grubby machinations and tawdry favor-swapping to Washington given the chance.
Instead came this letter--a body blow to Claypool Democrats and the idealists whose fantasy about Obama is that he will transcend the grubby machinations and tawdry favor-swapping of party politics--followed by word from Obama's office that he will appear on stage at a pro-Stroger rally Monday night.
Obama want's to abandon Liberals in Iraq. He wants to build walls of protectionism around the US. He endorsed the worst kind of government in Cook County. He's no progressive: unless that's what progressivism has become today.
Sweet should offer some analysis to defend all of this instead cheer leading the man.
The 2008 elections not about you or me but about what Americans are called to do. Liberals knew this once.
My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.Try squaring abandonment of our allies in Iraq with those words. But then maybe Sweet's right, Obama's all about telling us what America will do for you. Stroger should be warning enough about believing any of that.