It would probably be better for all of us if Barack was as much a leftist as Freepers believed. Then he would be trying to pass a bunch of very leftist legislation and getting pounded thoroughly.
Instead it turns out he is not an ideologue, but a typical opportunist like Bush and all the Republican RINOs that shift with the winds of public opinion.
Instead of getting nothing of a leftist agenda through, he will get some of a watered down left leaning agenda through. The pot of water will be heated a bit more, and the frog will continue to sit there waiting to be slowly boiled.
I fear that if we ever got a true rightwinger into office, he or she would end up doing the same dance toward the middle that Bush and now Obama are doing.
If by some miracle Palin gets elected in 2012 I fear she will surround herself with the same set of characters that helped Bush get into trouble.
Which other president has nationalized entire industries; committed to TRILLIONS in unfunded mandates, pushing for more; seeks to nationalize health care; is having the US withdraw from being able to count Russian ICBMs as they are produced (for verification); is pushing the AGW lie; is rabidly, fanatically pro-abortion; and has had members of his administration refer to Tea Party attendees as "terrorists"; and speaking of terrorists, has treated the war on terror as a matter for civilian courts only?
As for Sarah, buy and read her book. She will NOT surround herself with RINOs.