Wehner On Obama

He likes the man, as many conservatives do. But then:

Whether we're talking about the Iraq war, monitoring terrorist communications, health care, taxes, education, abortion and the courts, the size of government, or almost anything else, Obama embodies the views of the special-interest groups on the left.

I'm unaware that special interest groups have a position on Iraq. Or is Wehner referring to Halliburton and Blackwater? But let's review. If a Democrat ran for office today pledging a massive increase in entitlement spending, a decades-long multi-trillion dollar nation-building project in the Middle East, the biggest increase in discretionary spending since LBJ, a huge increase in the power of the executive branch, a doubling of the federal education budget, a de facto amnesty program for 12 million illegal immigrants, and a cool additional $32 trillion to the country's unfunded liabilities ... would Wehner be saying he is out of bounds for conservatives because he is a special interest group liberal?

Nothing in Obama's policy book comes even close to the massive lurch to the left that Pete Wehner engineered and supported and celebrated when it was done by a Republican president.   

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