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.
He is a perfect candidate for the setting up the "godvernment" of the USSA.
Translation: Hey everybody... I got sh*t for brains!
My pleasure, PG. All kidding aside I remain baffled by Gallagher's performance. What was he thinking? How can he possibly imagine Obama is a "moderate"?
For a Democrat, he's not so bad.
Election night 2004 I thought Obama was a bit of a beacon of hope in the Democratic Party. While the majority of the Democrats were whining about another Bush victory and the woes sure to follow - Obama was appealing for the country to accept the results, work together and move forward.
At least he isn't from the Michael Moore contingency. Not my first choice for President, but looking over the Democrats options - he is actually pretty high up there IMO.
I'm just sayin'.... who else are you looking at from the Dems beyond Hillary?
I think that Obama is very electable. This is not a good thing for us, of course, but we would be deluding ourselves if we put him in the same categroy as Gore, Kerry or even Hillary. He will be able to run circles around them in terms of personality and popularity. We need to see him as a SERIOUS challenge.
Six months ago, I said that the nominations were going to Hillary and McCain, unless someone else catches fire, and fast. Obama is doing just that, and over on our side, nobody else is anywhere near a threat to McCain, unless the media starts gushing over Rudy like they have Obama.
"Let's be generous and chalk it up to the early-morning hour." -- Maybe just a little too much early Christmas punch.
....... give that dweeb a watermelon to smack.
Pods in his cellar?
If the other Democrats you're talking about are Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer, and Hillary Clinton, then you might have a point in saying he's not so bad. But I can only say 'might', because if you look at his voting record, then is there really that much difference between them?
In fact, Obama is more of a threat because he packages his far-left ideology in an appealing, media-friendly cover. A President Obama would easily be the most leftwing Presidency of modern times.
Oh he was, Mike isn't smart enough not to be serious. His local show proves that.
It must mean Mike wants to get invited to more trendy parties. That's the major motivation for treason and useful-idiocy on the left, why wouldn't it start infecting people on the "right"?
Did this idiot Gallagher even consider judicial nominations? I mean, does anyone doubt that an Obama-appointed Sup Court justice would be a far-left activist judge?
Obama is many things, but 'moderate' is not one of them.
Yep. The GOP ran a carpet bagger candidate in the form of Alan Keyes and lost. Now, the Laimstream media is fawning all over Osama Obama as if it were the second coming. We have a similar situation here in the 3rd CD of Tennessee, although without all the media coverage.
For the last 3 election cycles the RNC has refused to support and run a real candidate in my district (but they still want my money). This past election the first time I saw the 'Pubbie candidate's name was on the ballot. No signs, no TV ads, nothing. And this is for an area that was once held by Zach Wamp (R), before the gerrymandering of the district in 2001. The current congresscritter, Lincoln Davis (D), is a stuffed suit and would be easy to beat, IMO.
Is it really all that difficult to see why the GOP lost both houses of Congress? I don't think so.
Hillary! will be the Democrat nominee for President with Obama the Vice-Presidential nominee. Republicans had better find a candidate they can rally around or the White House will be lost.
thye have and will...his name is Rudy....he can and will beat the piaps and her muzzie lapdog...obama hussein!!!!
that is if the republicans decide that America is more important than sitting on their hands like the last election to prove a point...and allow the lib/dems to take the country down the toilet!!!!
Further proof, look at the "music" being shoved down the kids throats nowadays. Pure garbage! It could be a recording of mooing cows flatulating, but if it's images are full of bling, and sking, it's an award winning zillion seller.
Rudy? Well, if power at all cost, including conservative principles is what is important to you, he may be your candidate. However, since he's about as liberal as the next Democrat with regards to abortion, good luck getting the conservative base out to vote for him.
His pro-abortion voting record should be reason enough to get the conservative base out to vote against him. Unless, that is, the Republican candidate is not all that much different in his/her views on abortion. I'm thinking Rudy Guiliani, which so many seem to do a Gallagher on. You know, go Ga-Ga over.
Anyway, this article doesn't show much of a moderate to me:
"So, the reason Keyes said Jesus Christ wouldn't vote for Barack Obama was because of Obama's fanatical support of abortion to the point of condoning infanticide."
I doubt the unborn, and even those who are born, if not wanted by their mothers, would agree with Gallagher's idiotic belief that Obama is a "moderate."
Didn't see it but could it be part of a disinformation campaign by Gallager to hurt Hitlery???
The more Obama is promoted (BTW, he's not nationally electable) the more Hitlery has to turn hard left to maintain her base.......
Osama is already an honorary member of the Democrat Party.
What's the matter? Are you too much of a conservative "purist" to tolerate Linc Chaffee as president?
Oh, I get it. You want Giuliani because he's supposedly electable. Got it. If Linc Chaffee were electable, you'd support him as well.
Principled conservatism ain't what it used to be.
Ronald Reagan, where are you? The same sort of knuckleheads who supported Ford in 1976 are swooning over his ideological twin, Rudy Giuliani, in 2006.
I think that's giving Mike too much credit for being Machiavellian!
Osama bin Laden, ahen Osama Obama, ahem Senator Obama is a Marxist to the core.
Maybe yes...maybe no.....
Mike knows his base.....above all, he doesn't want to destroy his business....so what's his motivation?
True enough, but a platform of "the Repubicans have totally scrwed up, let us try for awhile" is not exactly an election won on the "strength of ideas."
maybe he's a moderate marxist.