Far left Democrats who named George W. Bush “the chimp” are watching Barack Obama to see if he is tough enough for them…
By Jon Ward
The Washington Times
The liberal blogosphere that helped elect President-elect Barack Obama has erupted in fury over his successful push to let Sen. Joe Lieberman stay as chairman of a key committee despite the Connecticut independent’s active support for Mr. Obama’s opponent during the presidential campaign.
Many in the “netroots” — the Web-based movement of progressive bloggers and activists — had insisted that Senate Democrats strip Mr. Lieberman of his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and howled in protest when he was not.
“Apparently, the American people didn’t vote for change,” complained Markos Moulitsas, founder of dailykos.com, in an entry posted on his site that was laced with angry sarcasm.
Above: Sen. Joe Lieberman addressed this year’s Republican National Convention. Barbara L. Salisbury / The Washington Times