I'm tired of hearing the right rail against Obama. I'm nearly as tired of hearing the left complain that Obama isn't progressive enough, as if he was Superman or a dictator that could just tell everybody how it's going to be. Obama's progressive, but the country isn't. Congress isn't. In fact, the country is more conservative than it is progressive. That's why Obama's pragmatic.
Finally, a story that addresses progressive whining:
So the bigger question for Democrats and liberals shouldn't be: "Why isn't Obama's presidency more progressive?" Instead, it should be: "Why isn't the country more progressive?" Read it all at First Read