"Liberals voice concerns about Obama
Carol E. Lee, Nia-Malika Henderson Carol E. Lee, Nia-malika
Mon Dec 8, 4:22 am ET
Liberals are growing increasingly nervous – and some just flat-out angry – that President-elect Barack Obama seems to be stiffing them on Cabinet jobs and policy choices.
Obama has reversed pledges to immediately repeal tax cuts for the wealthy and take on Big Oil. he’s hedged his call for a quick drawdown in
. And he’s stocking his White House with anything but stalwarts of the left. Iraq
Now some are shedding a reluctance to puncture the liberal euphoria at being rid of President George W. Bush to say, in effect, that the new boss looks like the old boss.
“He has confirmed what our suspicions were by surrounding himself with a centrist to right cabinet. But we do hope that before it's all over we can get at least one authentic progressive appointment,” said Tim Carpenter, national director of the Progressive Democrats of America.
OpenLeft blogger Chris Bowers went so far as to issue this plaintive plea: “Isn't there ever a point when we can get an actual Democratic administration?”
Even supporters make clear they’re on the lookout for backsliding. “There’s a concern that he keep his basic promises and people are going to watch him,” said Roger Hickey, a co-founder of Campaign for
’s Future. America
Obama insists he hasn’t abandoned the goals that made him feel to some like a liberal savior. But the left’s bill of particulars against Obama is long, and growing.
Obama drew rousing applause at campaign events when he vowed to tax the windfall profits of oil companies. As president-elect, Obama says he won’t enact the tax."
We let these ignorant infants VOTE!?
Listen you dumb bunnies - he hasn't been INAUGURATED yet! And he cannot pass a law! He can propose that laws be enacted but then it's up to CONGRESS. Before you start bleating and acting like idiots, LEARN THE FREAKING CONSTITUTION, you morons! I have got to tell you, I'm actually having a scintilla of sympathy for the lad from Chicago! He's going to have his hands FULL come January 20th!