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10 Sep, 2009 20:21

“Question to Obama is ‘Can you keep the Left with you?’”

In the US, Republicans have been complaining that Barack Obama is driving the country towards socialism. But as experts note, some key posts are still held by Bush-era nominees.

Millions of Americans voted for Obama, hoping that he would be the antithesis of George W. Bush. But experts say that if you look closely, he kept some of Bush’s key appointments and made a bunch of republican appointments himself. He’s in the midst of selling his controversial healthcare plan. So, the GOP opposition is really heating up, accusing Obama of radically steering the country to the left.

But on some issues there’s little difference between the Republican and the Democratic parties, believes Chris Stirewalt, political editor for the Washington Examiner.

“The question to Barack Obama now is ‘Can you keep the left with you?’, even though you’re upsetting them on issues like escalating war in Afghanistan and expanding the aims in Pakistan”, said Stirewalt.

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