The above ad, by Anti-Republican Crusaders, which they are encouraging people to distribute openly and widely, featuring actor George Clooney, is aimed at progressives who feel betrayed by Obama’s policies. As in other pushes to draw people who had once supported Obama back into the fold, it is – to borrow the term Obama has been using on the stump this past week – Sketchy.
Has anyone yet caught Clooney openly and ardently defending the NDAA and its onerous indefinite detention provisions, that Obama is now defending to the hilt?
Or the position of his Justice Department that the banksters are unprosecutable?
Or Obama’s stepped up program against medical marijuana clinics and users of medical marijuana, many of whom are Veterans and extremely ill?
Or his full-speed-ahead support of Shell Oil’s Arctic offshore drilling?
Or his rubber stamping of Department of Energy policy regarding nuclear power in the post-Fukushima world?
Or his intentional torture of Bradley Manning?
Of course they haven’t
Clooney and his ilk cannot defend those policies, so he and the others avoid them or plead ignorance, like Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz did above.
They are wearing blinders.
And – yes, Romney is the worse of two evils.
Unfortunately, my spiritual beliefs preclude me from voting for war criminals, so nothing Clooney says will influence me. Perhaps others.
Meanwhile, I’m content working hard to convince people NOT to vote for Mitt Romney.
And getting ready to vote for some progressive ballot initiatives (local Alaska ones).
And some Democrats.
Just not the war criminal one.