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Friday, October 1, 2010

Obama's Problems With the Liberal Left

Photo: Masada, Israel

Jane Hamsher (FireDogLake) sums up the reason for Barak Obama's problems with parts of his own base:

What Obama is facing, which other presidents have not, is moment-by-moment online documentation of the distance between his words and his actions by issue advocates on his own side...Most of these criticisms have been leveled not because change is happening "too slowly," as Obama would have people believe, but rather because he appears to have completely reversed many of the positions he took on the campaign trail. Obama's own words have been the most powerful tool against him in the battle for LGBT rights, civil liberties, health care or Social Security.

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