Recently, liberal HBO talk show host Bill Maher took a stab at President Barack Obama:“We see your name in the paper a lot, but we’re kind of wondering when you’re going to actually do something. Sorry folks, but this president is not fighting for real health care reform, it’s nibbling that leaves insurance companies still running the show.” (Real Time with Bill Maher)
Liberals in the media are becoming louder in their criticism of Obama.
On June 18, Newsy.com covered the anger from the gay community and liberals over a recent move by the president that in their eyes fell short. Radio host and gay activist Michelangelo Signorile spoke out on MSNBC:“We’ve got a whole different world not and people are ready to accept basic equality. ... There is absolutely no question that we are winning and winning very fast and very big. The administration is way behind.” (MSNBC)
Now, liberals are voicing displeasure with Obama’s progress on health care reform. Daily Kos'
most popular blog on June 22 has the perspective that Obama is caving on the issue.“…[In 2008] We knew we'd found a politician who'd fight for us. A “New Bobby Kennedy”… So what's going on, Mr. President?... Lead, Mr. President. Lead. And keep your promises.”
Liberal blogger Nate Silver writes the following on his site - FiveThirtyEight -
about the health care debate:“This has been an extremely cautious White House to date... But as Neville Chamberlain learned long ago and as Spock learned in the latest version of Star Trek, caution does not always equate with safety. It is time for the White House to take hold of this debate and not let go.”
But The Huffington Post
hints liberals should layoff. It points out pragmatic compromise maybe the most effective way to achieve liberal objectives, such as health care reform:“…Taken too far, these progressive voices can become an impediment to progress. This happens when some leftists start to see the center-left compromise-to-get-the-deal-done style Obama represents as an adversary of progress rather than as a means to achieve it.”