Monday, December 8, 2008

Obama and the Progressives

Various of the punditry are now rising to remind the progressive/left community that we shouldn't be to hard on Obama for his Cabinet choices. After all, he's choosing responsible people. Or he hasn't done anything yet. Well, I disagree. I never thought Obama was going to be all that great in the first place. And I see no reason not to point out that his choices for economic policy include some of the worst offenders in bringing about the present crisis, that his choices for foreign policy are a bunch of hawks (as if we could afford another war), his Chief of Staff is famous not for any progressive legislation, but for his work to bring us NAFTA, and he kept a Republican as Secretary of Defense. And while these choices don't tell us what his policies will be, they give us a pretty good indication. And it's not good.

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