OMG – Obama is a Liberal?

Bloomberg reports on the GOP’s attacks on Senator Obama:

Republicans plan to paint Obama as a liberal who is out of step with mainstream Americans on abortion, crime and health care, the same label used against failed Democratic candidates George McGovern and John Kerry. “For someone who’s been in office as little as Barack Obama, the guy has a record that defines the word liberal,” said Chris LaCivita, a Republican media adviser to the Swift Boat veterans who assailed Kerry’s Vietnam War record during the Massachusetts senator’s 2004 presidential bid.

Obama’s a liberal? He should be shot! Oh wait, I’m a liberal. I think Stephanie Cutter has the right take on this crap from LaCivita:

The Republicans’ attack is “the same playbook they use every four years,” said Stephanie Cutter, Kerry’s communications chief in 2004. “Whoever the nominee is, they will allege that person is too liberal.”

This is the 2008 election not the 2004 election. Obama should wear the badge liberal with pride!