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It’s no fun being a liberal when Barack Obama is President.
The left feels left out by a Democratic President they feel is “too damn moderate.”
While conservatives condemn Obama as a “big government liberal,” those on the left feel Obama has sold out their causes too many times.
“He’s a damn moderate if he’s anything,” lifelong St. Louis Democrat Charles Osborne tells Capitol Hill Blue. “He’s backed away from too many issues that are important.”
Many liberals say Obama backed down to GOP demands on tax cuts as part of his 2009 stimulus package, abandoned the “public option” on health care and sold out on corporate interests.
“I want to be happy with him,” Canton, Ohio school psychologist Kristine Vaughan told the Associated Press at the Netroots Nation convention in Rhode Island Thursday. “But I am finding he has succumbed to the corporate influence as much as everyone else. I think he has so much potential to break out of that, but overall he has been a disappointment.”