The left wing of the Democratic party is frustrated that Barack Obama, judging from his appointments and announcements, is not handing them a bunch of victories. Obama seems to be going slow in withdrawing from Iraq, making corporate free market types his economics advisors, and reaching out across party and ideological lines. He even forgave Joe Lieberman for supporting John McCain, letting him stay in the democratic caucus and keep his senate committees. Many on the left are angry because they were his most ardent supporters, and they expect payback.
I consider this to be encouraging good news. Let’s see how Obama handles his extremist supporters. Also, everyone should remember that he hasn’t taken office yet.