BO’s parade keeps getting smaller. Steve Hildebrand, Puffington Post:

I could go on and on. The point I’m making here is that our new president, the Congress and all Americans must come together to solve these problems. This is not a time for the left wing of our Party to draw conclusions about the Cabinet and White House appointments that President-Elect Obama is making. Some believe the appointments generally aren’t progressive enough. Having worked with former Senator Obama for the last two years, I can tell you, that isn’t the way he thinks and it’s not likely the way he will lead. The problems I mentioned above and the many I didn’t, suggest that our president surround himself with the most qualified people to address these challenges. After all, he was elected to be the president of all the people – not just those on the left.

Qualified, for what, on what planet.  For example Mrs. Clinton’s foreign policy credentials were so weak, the BO was openly mocking them during the campaign.   Now Mrs.  Clinton is slated to be BO’s secretary of state.    I, for one, am not buying it, and neither is Jane “I love Joe LIeberman” Hamsher, Firedoglake:

People on the left are not looking at Obama’s appointments with a jaundiced eye because they think he needs to apply some liberal orthodoxy litmus test.   They have legitimate concerns that people like Geitner, Summers and other Rubin acolytes created this mess, and it’s reasonable to ask why they’re being appointed to get us out of it.  While some of us want to give Obama a chance to fulfill the promises he campaigned on and work with the staff of his choice in order to do so, we’d have to be a bunch of intellectually dishonest kool-aid swilling freaks to pretend  his economics team didn’t have some troublesome baggage.

And after the past eight years, it’s a bit much to stomach someone saying “just shut up and trust me, because I know better.”

McQ, Q and O, sums up BO and the left:

Nope – they’re not happy and the reason they’re not happy is what they projected on to the Obama “change” mantra isn’t turning out to be what they “hoped” for, is it? Can Obama screw over the extreme left?

Yes he can.

On the subject the basic rights of free men, BO says, via Whizbang:

“I believe in common-sense gun safety laws, and I believe in the second amendment,” Obama said at a news conference. “Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear. I said that throughout the campaign. I haven’t indicated anything different during the transition. I think people can take me at my word.”

I do take BO at his word, for what is word is worth, a Bongo Buck twenty-five.   Common sense and common law says that free citizens have the right to carry arms.   Serbs do not   Are we to be citizens or serfs?

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