Thursday, August 28, 2008

Barack Obama's Illinois Record: Shockingly Soft on Crime

It has been widely reported in the blogosphere (and even on rare occasions in the MSM) that Barack Obama has been rated the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate. To add some valuable perspective to that rating, this Washington Times story explains that Obama's votes have earned him a more liberal rating than Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont who describes himself as a "democratic socialist."

The story also mentions the two Senators who rank just behind Obama: Teddy Kennedy and...cough...Joe Biden.

But even more revelatory is the Times' observations about the radically liberal votes Barack Obama made while in the Illinois state senate, votes dealing with crime that show him shockingly out of the mainstream of American opinion.

"Mr. Obama was the only member of the state Senate to vote against a bill to prohibit the early release of convicted criminal sexual abusers; was among only four who voted against bills to toughen criminal sentences and to increase penalties for "gangbangers" and dealers of Ecstasy; and voted "present" on a bill making it harder for abusive parents to regain custody of their children, a Washington Times review of Illinois legislative records shows."

If these are examples of what the Candidate of Change believes (softer treatment of child molesters, softer treatment of violent gangsters, softer treatment of drug dealers whp prey on junior high kids, and indifference to the plight of abused children), then he's given Americans more than enough evidence to keep him from ever reaching the Oval Office.

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