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Barack Obama, Shady Chicago Socialist

Grover Norquist told the UK Sunday Times that the right wing is planning to promulgate attacks on Barack Obama that paint him as a corrupt Windy City socialist:

Grover Norquist, an influential conservative tax reform lobbyist, said: “Barack Obama has been able to create his own image and introduce himself to voters, but the swing voters in a general election are not paying attention yet. He is open to being defined as a leftwing, corrupt Chicago politician.”


Obama has the voting record of a “hard-left” socialist, according to Norquist, from his time in the Illinois state legislature to the US Senate. He was recently judged by the nonpartisan National Journal to have the most liberal voting record in 2007 of any senator.

“It will be easy to portray him as even harder-left than Hillary,” said Norquist. “Hillary could lose the election, but Obama could collapse. People already know Hillary and she is not popular, but the disadvantage for Obama is that Republicans can teach people who don’t know him who he is.”

[...] Norquist believes Obama’s questionable Chicago connections will stir things further.

The city has a reputation for corruption from the days when Al Capone and his mob ran the town in the 1920s.

(via LGM)

Filed under: Political by dumpendebat at 2008/02/17 - 15:58


  1. Dave Fourputt:

    Barack is an anti-gunner.

    Don’t for him.

  2. gordo:

    I don’t think Norquist understands what’s going on. People are tired of the dirty politics and divisiveness. That’s why Obama is such a phenomenon. The sorts of attacks Norquist describes will only backfire.

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