Why Is the Left So Upset With Obama?

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Not everyone on the left is pleased with President Obama's first weeks in office. MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow complained Friday, "Change we can believe in, as long as we pay attention to the disappointing asterisk on the word 'change.'"

    Maddow blasted Mr. Obama for having former lobbyists in his administration — saying that went against a campaign promise that "sounded great; felt great, too great to be entirely true, as it turns out."

    Liberal bloggers are upset too. Over at Agonist.org, Stirling Newberry voices his displeasure with the president's handling of the stimulus package.

    "Liberals have to get bupkus before Obama gets a single Republican vote. If liberals were smart, they would draw the line here and tell President Obama that if he makes more concessions they walk, and he gets nothing from them and will have to govern as a Republican from here on in… Obama isn't a Democrat giving things up to get Republican votes, he's a conservative mugging liberals for a conservative agenda.":laugh:


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    Obama is a Chicago con artist; not to be trusted especially by Republicans trying to be politically correct.
     
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    Yep, there is the lobbyist thing but the biggest complaint I am hearing is how hard he is trying to get republican support. He's had them over for cocktails, held meetings at the capital just for them, made plenty of concessions on their behalf and what did it all get him? Not one Republican vote. Most are asking him to stop trying to get Republican support and take advantage of his democratic house majority and pass the stupid thing already. Why is he horsing around with people who are playing him for a sucker? Bipartisanship is meeting the other party in the middle and not moving to their side.
     
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    If he could have gotten it passed already it would have even without Republicans. Truth is it has lost major support.
     
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    No, he wants bipartisan support so in the next election no one can say it was only the Democrats who spent the money.
     
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    No he cant get it passed regardless. The Senate isnt buying it.
     

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