The liberal base and far-left are unhappy that they’re not getting the sufficiently liberal president they wanted. Sorry to be snarky, but excuse me if I don’t give you my sympathy. If you’d been paying attention during the election, you might have seen that the man you thought was going to bring about a renewal of completely leftist domestic policy and dovish foreign policy never existed. Obama has never presented himself as a leftist ideoulouge and hardliner and it was quite apparent for a long time. So why are you whining now?
Fear not, though. Some elements of Obama’s domestic policy may shape up to be liberal enough to keep you just satisfied. In particlar, it looks like the Education, Energy, and Health posts could go to liberals. And there might be others. But to pretend for a second that posts like Defense were ever going to go to a liberal was wishful thinking at best. Obama has been singing the praises of Robert Gates since before election day.
So, next time you want a leftist for a president, pay attention to who you’re nominating. Just don’t whine after he was elected when you ignored the obvious signs before hand.