Skip to comments.Gallagher Ga-Ga For Obama: 'Solid Ideas, A Moderate'
Posted on 12/10/2006 4:28:50 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Let's be generous and chalk it up to the early-morning hour. Otherwise we'd have to come down hard on radio host Mike Gallagher, who as a guest on this morning's Fox & Friends Weekend went ga-ga for Barack Obama. It's one thing to acknowledge as did Mike that Obama has appeal as a candidate. But, interviewed by Keran Chetry, it was Gallagher's praise for Obama's substance that shocked, coming as it did from a putative conservative. Said Gallagher:
"He's got some pretty solid ideas. He's a moderate."
Moderate?? If Mike would check Obama's record, he'd find that in addition to having received a perfect 100% rating last year from the paleo-liberals at Americans for Democratic Action, a host of other ratings Barack has received screams "cookie-cutter left-wing Democrat":
* Planned Parenthood 100% in 2006.
* National Right to Life Committee 0% in 2005-2006.
* Americans for Tax Reform 0% in 2005.
* NAACP 100% in 2005.
* American Conservative Union 8 percent in 2005.
* Illinois Environmental Council 100% in 2003.
* Children's Defense Fund [Hillary's old beat] 100% in 2005.
* National Organization For Women 100% in 2005.
* NRA, 'F' in 2004.
* Federation for American Immigration Reform 0% in 2005.
* 2005 AFL-CIO 92%.
So just what are those ideas Mike finds "solid," and where is the proof of Obama's moderation? Come on Mike - have an extra cup of coffee and check the record to stave off recurrences of early morning bouts of Obamamania.
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Gallagher ga-ga for Obama ping to Today show list.
Thanks for confirming things. I began to worry that due to the early morning hour maybe it was I who was having problems with reality ;-)
is this the guy who smashes fruit?
I'm still picking myself up off of the floor after that "moderate" remark.
Maybe Mike was out having Limoncellos with Danny DiVito last night and just want straight to the F&F set.
You have to wonder about so many fellow Americans who would actually vote for this POS.
" You have to wonder about so many fellow Americans who would actually vote for this POS "
When was the last time we had an election that was decided on "strength of ideas" -- rather than on "Money spent and dirt dug"....
Our educational system has, for 50 years, been dedicated to turning out uncritical consumers that will fit the models of marketing/advertising types.
We reap what we have sown.....
I copied the list of Obama's "credits" and included them in an e-mail to Gallagher. I am still giving him the benefit of the doubt, though. Hopefully, clarification or some sort of retraction will be forthcoming. His history is very good.
November 7, 2006.
Republicans spent all their time digging dirt and buying stupid commercials, and advanced no ideas at all. The Democrats were no better, of course, but at least they could run as outsiders. It was incumbent on the Republicans to explain why they deserved re-election, and they wasted their time on nonsense instead.
We deserved the plastering we got. We richly deserved it.
His or the the US?
Mike went ga ga over Harold Ford Jr. five or six years ago.
I really used to like him.
Nice catch Mark!
When my tv timer kicked this morning it was on FOX in the Gallagher segment. I went from sweet dreams to (insert..."Oh Jeez Not This Stuff Again" guy)reality. Gallagher's credibility as an objective opinion/talker for the libertarian/right/conservative side went to ZERO on this issue.
Thanks for your list Mark. Thanks for pointing out the record of this drive-by-media created man.
Gallagher was the shooter this morning. Keran was driving the car. Lives of the unwitting were diminished.
Thanks for posting the truth. Thanks for your service to this nation.
I wonder if Obama were elected President if he would suddenly declare himself Muslim?
Mike not Jr.!
. . . well, you've always got that al-taqiyya thing to contend with.