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Pinocchiobama Wants to Pull the Strings

Barack Obama really has no shame. His statements are coming with shorter and shorter expiration dates. Pretty soon his promises will have a shelf life less than milk.

On July 4, 2009, writing in the Washington Post, Ceci Connolly wrote that Barack Obama wants advocacy groups to stop going after moderate Democrats.

In a pre-holiday call with half a dozen top House and Senate Democrats, Obama expressed his concern over advertisements and online campaigns targeting moderate Democrats, whom they criticize for not being fully devoted to “true” health-care reform.

“We shouldn’t be focusing resources on each other,” Obama opined in the call, according to three sources who participated in or listened to the conversation. “We ought to be focused on winning this debate.”

Fast forward to today.

David M. Drucker, in Roll Call, reports that Barack Obama is using his group to target moderate Democrats.

President Barack Obama is targeting Senators in his own political party with television ads, urging these skeptical Democrats to embrace health care reform legislation that could put them in a political bind at home.

The television spot was announced Wednesday morning by Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama’s presidential campaign apparatus now run out of the Democratic National Committee.

In other words, Pinocchiobama wants to be the one beating up his own senators while independent left-wing groups target the Republicans.

There is something demented about the leader of the Democratic Party going after Democratic senators up for re-election next year. It’s like Obama is so insistent on socializing healthcare he is willing, strategically, to lose control of Congress knowing once it is passed it won’t be undone.

But are members of his party willing to do that?

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