Video Update: I Told You So

Obama’s shortcomings were eminently foreseeable, says one of McCain’s most prominent Democratic backers. Lynn Forester de Rothschild on how the president’s fake bipartisanship could never hide his true leftist agenda.

US Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Chief Executive Officer of ELR Rothschild Ltd smiles 06 October 2006 during a plenary session of the 2nd edition of the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society in Deauville, France. The three-day forum, entitled "Women's new responsibility for improving our societies", brings together on the Normandy coast some 800 business leaders, political players, academics, scientists and artists from more than 61 countries. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY

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(…)I chose to look beyond the rhetoric to the record. At the time, it was obvious that a candidate who won the primary because of the left would be beholden to the left, no matter what promises he made to get elected. It was also obvious to ask what kind of president would have voted “present” on 129 difficult votes while in the Illinois State Senate. He was always thinking about how to keep every constituency happy; how to maintain his viability for the White House.

In The Audacity of Hope, he criticized Bill Clinton for giving too much respect to Ronald Reagan. He asked the Democratic Leadership Council, the centrist Democratic group, to remove his name from their lists.

So if he wasn’t going to be a centrist Democrat in the tradition of Bill Clinton, what did Barack Obama want from his presidency, should he be elected…suddenly now everyone is worried he is trying to transform America. He had said so all along. His is an effort to make a bigger, more intrusive and more costly government. His hope is, and has always been, to turn the country into a nation that looks more like a European social democracy.

He ignores that the roots of our strength have always been small government and a dynamic private sector, fostered by both Democrats and Republicans. His cynical use of centrist language as a tool to get elected does not change the fact of his true objectives for America….

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March 1, 2010. Tags: , , , . Politics.

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