It appears that many in the liberal community are upset and concerned that Barack Obama is ditching genuinely liberal policymakers and genuinely liberal policies for something resembling an uncomfortable degree of ideological moderation. As I argue, Obama wouldn’t be the first President to do this kind of thing, but liberals should be prepared for further disappointments–after which, they should be prepared for yet more requests for money and/or phone-bank manning on behalf of Obama and his favorite Democrats.
The question, of course, is when will Obama’s base get tired of being used the way it is? And let there be no doubt; it is being used. Cynically, masterfully and persistently at that.