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Dear Mr. President: Progressive Left Denouce Obama's Drift

Dear Mr. President...
by Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500
August 14, 2010

Dear Mr. President:

Your Press Secretary has recently been quoted as strongly criticizing those of us Democratic Party activists who feel that you have failed in some of the most important promises you made, stated or implied, during your campaign and that you are not steering our country in the right direction. He dismisses us as the "professional left" as if we were the ones making a living from politics.

We worked very hard for your election as we do for all candidates who seem able and willing to work for progressive social change, and to make a better life for our citizens and for the world. Your rhetoric often suggests that you share this goal, but your actions frequently prove otherwise. We do not simply disagree with you on a single small issue. Unfortunately our unhappiness and disappointment has a broad scope. To name a few examples: Read more.

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