The liberal left in the Democratic Party is worried that Obama isn't liberal enough. While the far, far GOP right is still contending Obama isn't an American citizen, hence he can't really be president. (Do they really want to go through
presidential election!) Here's the latest, courtesy of
Just Monday the Supreme Court
one legal challenge to Obama's citizenship:
"The Supreme Court Monday rejected one case contending that Obama is not a "natural born citizen," as the president is required to be under Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. The case, referred to the court by Justice Clarence Thomas after Justice David Souter had rejected it, argued that because Obama's father was a citizen of Kenya, at the time a British colony, the president-elect was born with dual citizenship.
Another case, filed by Attorney Phillip J. Berg, effectively contends that Obama has outright lied about having been born on American soil. The high court has yet to rule on that argument."
Meanwhile, the Democratic near-left is
that Obama is reneging on his pledges to eliminate the Bush tax cuts and tax the oil companies "windfall" profits.
"Obama has reversed pledges to immediately repeal tax cuts for the wealthy and take on Big Oil. He’s hedged his call for a quick drawdown in Iraq. And he’s stocking his White House with anything but stalwarts of the left.
Now some are shedding a reluctance to puncture the liberal euphoria at being rid of President George W. Bush to say, in effect, that the new boss looks like the old boss."
for Philly.com's politics page.