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February 16, 2009

THE STORY SO FAR: OBAMA & THE RIGHT

Obama's moves to the right

Pushed for what appears to be the largest tax cuts in American history in order to placate the right. He is also only the second president in American history to institute tax cuts during a war. George W. Bush was the other one.

Named the most conservative cabinet of any Democratic president of modern times.

Plans to expand the failed war in Afghanistan.

Has come out in support of the right wing approach to public education.

Is expanding Bush's so-called faith based programs.

Obama's retention of rightwing programs

Refuses to end renditions

His Attorney General plans to continue secret searches of library and bookstore data files.

Will not prosecute Bush administration members for war crimes

Refuses to object to Karl Rove's claim of executive privilege in refusing to cooperate with a congressional investigation.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

missing citations

March 13, 2009 6:36 PM  

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