Monday, December 08, 2008

More Liberal Angst About Obama

We haven't even had the inauguration, yet already some of Obama's biggest liberal fans are not so happy with the President-Elect. It would be hard to find a bigger Obama fan than John Aravosis:

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.

“There don't seem to be any liberals in Obama's cabinet,” writes John Aravosis, the editor of “What does all of this mean for Obama's policies, and just as important, Obama Supreme Court announcements?”

And then there is Obama's alarming habit of reneging on all those liberal campaign promises:

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 Iraq. And he’s stocking his White House with anything but stalwarts of the left.

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. 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?”

Not to worry, Chris and John. Obama's deputy Steve Hildebrand is on the case. And Hildebrand wants you and Obama's other liberal critics to STFU!

David Sirota: Mandate Watch: Were Democrats Elected to Attack "The Left?" Part II

Update: Uh-oh -- 12/8 PM: Podesta floats the news that "multiple Republican" appointments to key positions are yet to be announced. via Alegre's Corner