I ask because Andrew Sullivan cannot live on this planet and think that what he writes is factual. His denigration of a once-great magazine has been documented elsewhere, but I wanted to further shine light on his pseudo reporting.
His post on December 1st claims “We are All Obamacans“. He hails his pick of “centrist” cabinet members. You know those centrists like Hillary Clinton, Tom Daschle, Janet Napolitano, and Bill Richardson. Granted, the rest of his cabinet could have been a lot worse (although no one would be worse than Jane Harmon for CIA Director), but I would hardly call it “centrist”.
His voting record for te 110th Congress is also not very “centrist”. Time and time again, Obama votes straight party line. He either voted party line or didn’t vote. He only crossed party lines a few times. The left claims that he only voted down party line in the Senate because he was a Junior Senator. That is true, but it is hardly the mark of a reformer.
In the State Senate he had more experience so he could be more like a “Centrist” right? Well according to the New York Times he sponsored several things that would not be considered “centrist”. He sponsored far left bills like Universal Health Care, embryonic stem cell research, provisions against treating minors as adults in certain criminal cases, and the real kicker, a bill that would set up funding for Supreme Court Races.
So people like Andrew Sullivan claim that the GOP painted Obama as far left leaning liberal. Obama has shown more evidence that he is a leftist liberal then he has shown that he is a “centrist”. Doesn’t stop Sullivan from reporting it as fact.