Wow! This thread took a major detour. Megimoo gave it a little nudge back to the original topic, but once a train derails...
In it, there is obvious angst that Obummer hasn't made very many "progressive" appointments to his cabinet. Matthews suggests that Obummer may be doing a "head fake", or trying to put a centrist front on the exterior to please America while moving the nation to the left when America isn't looking. When he said that, I thought that may have just been wishful thinking on his part, hoping that Obummer was beginning to disappoint his base by not delivering on his promises.
Then there was this article from AIM today:
Snippets from it include:
On the Rag Blog website, Mark Rudd makes some revealing remarks of his own, defending the “conservative appointments” of the President-elect and saying that they are part of a deliberate strategy to “feint to the right” and “move left.” He explains, “Any other strategy invites sure defeat.”FYI, Mark Rudd is a former member of the Weather Underground.left-wingers questioning Obama’s cabinet picks should “Look to the second level appointments. There’s a whole govt. in waiting that Podesta has at the Center for American Progress. They’re mostly progressives,