The Obama blog reminds me of Dean’s blog, and that’s a good thing. I dig the personal stories, I like knowing why politics, especially Democratic politics, lights people up and gets them excited.This is an especially good one:
I didn’t buy the compassionate conservative stuff— it didn’t work. I appreciate the idea of limited government in some ways, I mean, I’m against wasteful spending. But the problem I have is that Republicans don’t actually believe in limited government—they believe in cutting programs that don’t get them votes.
It’s about time more people recognized it’s not about anything but naked political ambition for the Bush disciples. It’s not about effectiveness, or spending limits, or sound policy or even really, when you get right down to it, ideological goals. It’s about power, and the acquisition and retention thereof.
And that’s all it’s ever been about.