Dear Obama

So Obama denies that he’s moving rightward towards the middle. Sorry, but I just don’t buy it. 

Unlike Obama’s ardent primary campaign supporters, I never thought he was especially liberal.  But Obama’s  positions on FISA, abortion rights, gun control, faith-based initiatives, and the death penalty are even worse than I suspected. (So far, he’s pretty much where I thought he’d be re ending the war in Iraq — way too slow.)

And now it’s time for a limerick:

Dear Obama
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dear Obama, your flight to the right
Is making me feel quite uptight.
It’s alarming how fast
You’re forsaking the past
And converting to GOP-lite.

(Don Davis weighs in on being “stuck in the middle with Obama.”)[tags]Obama the Centrist, FISA, Abortion Rights, Gun Control, Faith-Based Initiatives, Death Penalty[/tags]

2 Responses to “Dear Obama”

  1. Pam says:

    Love the limerick– it mirrors what I heard in the break room at lunch yesterday. Sad.

  2. Josh says:

    Love the limerick. I wouldn’t take it too personal, though. Impressing moderates is sort of the idea of partisan politics. Deviating from the middle of the political spectrum too far costs candidates votes… in which case he or she can never make a difference.