Lauding Obama's Republican agenda, Conservatives like Palin lavish praise

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 12/11/2009 - 10:18.

Max Eternity - Who would have thought one year ago that Barack Obama would become the new hero of the Republican right? High-profile Republicans like Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin once called Obama a socialist, decrying his very presence as the downfall of America. But now with his escalation of the war and occupation of the Middle East, which many Progressives have criticized as a war on Islam, and his embrace of Bush's Patriot Act, warrantless wiretapping program and most other aspects of the "Bush Doctrine", while it would seem Obama is contented wantonly alienating his original Democratic voter base, he seemse equally as contented recruiting Republicans to replace those lost.

In the last couple weeks, mainstream and independent press outlets have reported the vocal dissatisfaction from a growing chorus of Progressive leadership. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have expressed their displeasure with Obama--criticizing his neglect of "main street", as has filmmaker Michael Moore, author Naomi Klein, Democrat media-mogul Arianna Huffington and others. Yet in the same way that Obama won the hearts of millions of longtime Liberals, Independents and first time new voters in the 2008 Election--making him the first non-White male to take office--it seems he's poised to the do the exact same thing again, catering to the hard-Right in upcoming elections, with his rallying cry that war is peace. The Huffington Post Reports: 

Conservatives reacted with shock and disdain to President Obama's Nobel prize, and some attacked his speech on Afghanistan before he even delivered it. But now many on the right are lauding Obama's lecture in Oslo defending the use of American power.

In an interview with USA Today, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin suggested the speech could have come from her mouth.


Palin praised President Obama for the speech he gave Thursday to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. She said the president's defense of war to combat evil could have been taken from the pages of her memoirs.

"Wow, that really sounded familiar," said Palin, a frequent Obama critic. "I talked, too, in my book about the fallen nature of man and why war is necessary at times." Read more.






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