Friday, November 28, 2008

Obama Tilting to Right on Taxes, other issues?

Democratic strategist Bob Beckel and former Republican senator Rick Santorum on FoxNews this a.m., claiming that Obama has tilted right on the Bush tax cuts, and on cabinet positions (he's kept Robert Gates as Defense Secty). While Santorum sees this as strategically shrewd and correct, many on the left will be less than pleased with Obama's "shrewdness".

Already, some gays are more than a little perplexed and bewildered on his appointment of Rahm Emanuel, and his caution with regard to the military and "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays ( I for one think such caution is a sign of strength in him).

For all of this, he has a decidedly left-leaning ideology and philosophical foundation, and I view his "tilting right" as mere political expediency.

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