Sorry, ladies: Hell has no fury like a political base scorned, and tensions are simmering among liberals, who feel spurned by President Obama, Josh Gerstein writes for Politico. With his reversals on military tribunals and releasing photos of abused detainees, and reluctance to tackle gay rights and immigration reform, some are accusing Obama of turning into—gasp!—George W. Bush.
“Change we wanted to believe in feels like more of the same,” the ACLU and Human Rights Watch said in a joint statement. But Obama could mend fences with a decidedly liberal pick for the Supreme Court. One lobbyist blames liberals, who “exaggerated” Obama. “He’s not the person people thought he was. The left is finding that out,” he said.