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I just posted this on my.barackobama.com:

I think I’ve hit on the language that fits Obama, and that can articulate some of the outrage coming from the FISA group, and more broadly, from people horrified by Obama’s clumsy “move to the political center” in June.

It’s pretty simple, really. Sometime around mid-June, on the advice of his campaign managers, Obama embarked on a two week tour of historically divisive issues in American politics. Issues that over the past 40 years have demarcated the old divide between “left” and “right”.

These divisive issues include the relationship between state and church, gun control, crime and punishment, “Islamo-fascist” “terror”, “welfare queens” and absentee black dads, Israel, Iraq War, to name a few that Obama’s advisers had him weigh in on the last two weeks of June.

Unless we can perform some kind of intervention, I dread what words his too-clever-by-half campaign staff will now put in his mouth about abortion, gay marriage, and drilling in the Alaskan wilderness.

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