Glenn Greenwald has the details of Obama having cut an ad supporting the reelection of John Barrow in Georgia despite the fact that it is difficult to distinguish Barrow from a Bush supporting Republican and that his Democratic primary challenger has policy positions which match the stated positions of the Obama campaign.
I have to say that this is incredibly frustrating. Why are Democrats so determined to shoot themselves in the foot? You would have thought that Obama would have learned his lesson: he previously endorsed Joe Lieberman over his Democratic primary challenger Ned Lamont and now Obama is going to be rewarded for that choice by having Lieberman speak at the Republican National Convention about how Obama is a Marxist extremist and what not.
The last campaign of Barrow was truly sickening. He was running ads talking about how opposed to the "death tax" he is. How many of his constituents are actually effected by the estate tax? Given that "the wealthiest 0.27% of Americans are the only ones who pay estate taxes" I'm guessing not many. Barrow supports an endless trillion dollar war in Iraq but the richest of the rich Americans need to be able to maker sure their grandkids can inherit a Renoir or a second yacht tax free? And who is going to make up that revenue difference? Barrow's constituents.
Shame on Obama for supporting Barrow.
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