Nate Silver, America's new favorite analyst of everything political, has come up with an analysis of Prsident Obama's agenda, breaking it down along political lines from "Progressive" to "Centrist." Nate finds that on the vast majority of issues, with several notable examples having to do with trade and national defense, Obama is solidly in the Progressive camp. Nate's analysis provides a clear breakdown of the direction our new President is planning to take this country.
To this blogger's eyes, the future looks bright.
I'm also going to direct your attention to another Kos diary. This diarist provides a scathing critique of the uncompromising, humorless, and ideologically rigid folks on the far left of the political spectrum, who refuse to accept that an Obama Presidency can really make some progress towards ending the kinds of injustices that said leftists claim to abhor. I know what she's talking about, because I used to be one of those people. As I said in my comment to that post, sometimes it's OK to be realistic.