President Barack Obama's decision to maintain Bush-era military commissions is the latest in a series of compromises and delays that allies on the left see as a disappointing shift away from campaign pledges.See, guys? That's how it was to be someone who actually, wholeheartedly opposed abortion with the GOP in power. Shut the hell up and see if you can find a seat in the back row of the bus.
On everything from national security to climate change to immigration, liberal groups are saying the president's recent actions contradict his soothing ability to convince them that he will move dramatically on their issues. It follows a first 100 days in which Mr. Obama largely avoided any compromises on pressing his economic agenda.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said over the weekend that liberal critics were overplaying the extent to which Mr. Obama had changed his views on handling suspected terrorists. He said any compromises on other policies serve the broader purpose of keeping the big priorities moving forward.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Welcome to My World
Or what used to be my world, anyway -- back when I used to hold my nose and vote for Republicans. The Left discovers the joys of constituting "the core," better defined by the question, "who else are they going to vote for?":