I Hate to Say I Told You So…
… but it seems that young Mister Obama is losing some leftward friends. Quite a trick for somebody who hasn’t had even a single day in office yet. I seem to remember saying in one of my past posts that if you are voting for Obama, you had better do so knowing that he is going to be relatively quick to throw you under the ideological bus. It would seem that this process is beginning already.
Now… I should preface my comments with the acknowledement that nowhere near “most” Democrats are grabbing the torches, pitchforks, tar and feathers yet. However, the far-leftists are complaining. While that, in and of itself, is nothing new, it seems the honeymoon has ended before the wedding ceremony started. This could be spelling disaster for the incoming President. We need to remember that the people who drove Obama’s campaign were the ultra-leftists who trumpeted the message of hope and change to the ends of the earth… if they turn on their hero, he is going to find himself out of favor relatively quickly with the majority of America. Not only will he lose a large part of his base, but much of the grassroots energy that got him elected in the first place.
However, I find it interesting that one blogger felt a need for concern because the centrism of the cabinet appointees might bleed over into the Supreme Court nominees. While I would challenge that idea with the history Obama has had in his various legislative endeavors, it gives me a touch of hope. There is a glimmer of light that God may very well blow open to bring down the legality of abortion in this nation.
One other thing that I will add before signing off of this post… If Obama’s council is largely leaning closer to the right than most Liberals would desire, I think that the GOP would be very smart to key off on this as a legitimization of their policy and a vindication of the schlock they have been getting heaped on them by the media. If even the “Liberal Messiah” doesn’t think that “true liberals” can effectively handle national security and the economy, then ostensibly the republicans are “right”. However, I think Obama is trending towards the middle specifically to avoid being pigeonholed as a far-left-loony. My advice to the country? Unless you are in lock-step with them, the far-left is ALWAYS going to be complaining about something… so don’t worry about them. Quite a few are so anti-government that they don’t vote anyway.