If people couldn't tell Obama was going to be a conservative president, that is their problem. Look at his personality. Nothing about the man is less than calculation and reserve.
agreed. and that's exactly what i like about him. while he might have espoused some pretty liberal stuff while on the trail, ultimately he is as you said, very calculating and reserved. and smart enough to know that he has enough political weight to entertain differing points of view as opposed to pandering only to his liberal constituency.
and while he might not be as conservative as some people who frequent this subforum would like him to be, i think he'll be a lot moreso than what many raving liberals thought/hoped he'd be.
and that's a good thing.
I'm feeling rough, I'm feeling raw, I'm in the prime of my life.
I don't understand how any Dem can be unhappy with the Hillary decision, though.
Obama's original base of support during the primaries was liberal ideologues who objected to the Clinton's and the DNC in general for their centrist (remember triangulation?) and machine politics-kind of like Republicans who try to blacklist the so-called RHINO's.
He had even stated before that he might bring Republicans like Chuck Hagel into his cabinet. I was not surprised. I even pointed out in an older thread where he appointed Federalists when gaining the presidency of his Law school, disappointing many Leftists. Perhaps some of the people screaming "Communism - watch out!" are the ones who should take their feet out of their mouths.
"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Reichsfuhrer Herman Goering at the Nuremburg trials.