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From the Republican National Committee.....

OBAMA: WEAK ON BIPARTISANSHIP


Obama Announces "Republicans For Obama" But Let's Not Forget Obama's Weak Record On Bipartisanship


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Today, The Obama Campaign Announced "Republicans For Obama":

The Obama Campaign Announced "Republicans For Obama." "One of the challenges of the week for Chicago is finding a way to control the news cycle without the candidate. Today's answer: 'Republicans for Obama.'" (Ben Smith, "Republicans For Obama," The Politico's "Ben Smith" Blog, www.politico.com, 8/12/08)

But Obama Almost Always Voted The Democrat Party Line:

"The Record Shows Obama To Be A Fairly Doctrinaire Liberal Democrat..." (Editorial, "Obama's Rhetoric Soars, But What Does His Record Suggest?" USA Today, 1/28/08)

In 2007, Obama Voted With The Democrat Party 97 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly Website, www.cq.com, Accessed 3/3/08)

In 2006, Obama Voted With The Democrat Party 96 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly Website, www.cq.com, Accessed 1/27/08)

In 2005, Obama Voted With The Democrat Party 97 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly Website, www.cq.com, Accessed 1/27/08)
The National Journal Rated Obama "The Most Liberal Senator In 2007":

"Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Was The Most Liberal Senator In 2007, According To National Journal's 27th Annual Vote Ratings." (Brian Friel, Richard E. Cohen and Kirk Victor, "Obama: Most Liberal Senator In 2007," National Journal, 1/31/07)

"The Insurgent Presidential Candidate Shifted Further To The Left Last Year In The Run-Up To The Primaries, After Ranking As The 16th- And 10th-Most-Liberal During His First Two Years In The Senate." (Brian Friel, Richard E. Cohen and Kirk Victor, "Obama: Most Liberal Senator In 2007," National Journal, 1/31/07)
Obama Has "Flinched" When Given The Chance To Lead Bipartisan Efforts:

The Washington Post's Charles Krauthammer: "On the difficult compromises that required the political courage to challenge one's own political constituency, Obama flinched: the 'Gang of 14' compromise on judicial appointments, the immigration compromise to which Obama tried to append union-backed killer amendments and, just last month, the compromise on warrantless eavesdropping that garnered 68 votes in the Senate. But not Obama's." (Charles Krauthammer, Op-Ed, "The Great Non Sequitur," The Washington Post, 3/7/08)

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