January 26th, 2014
01:56 PM ET
10 months ago

Frustrated progressives start to look beyond Obama

Washington (CNN) – "I am not a member of any organized political party," Will Rogers once joked. "I am a Democrat."

Plenty has been written on the current fight for the soul of the Republican Party. But as President Barack Obama unofficially rings in the sixth year of his administration with Tuesday's State of the Union address, another intriguing struggle may be emerging - between moderates and progressives on the Democratic side.

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  1. truth hurts but reality bites

    There is no fight in the Democrat Party. The far left extremists in the party have been in control of it for years now. Obama, Reid, Pelosi??? Hardly centrists. They are all far left ideologues that have forced Obamacare on a country that didn't ask for it and by a large majority doesn't want it. And if the far left Democrat Party takes control of the federal government again in 2014 & 2016, you can expect more of the same far left agenda. As it is it will take many years to recover from the failed Obama decade. Must more of this far left insanity and the country may never recover.

    January 26, 2014 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  2. Harold Read

    Obama lost what is let of his credibility when he declared over and over again that:

    "You can keep your policy. Period."

    Now he has threatened everyone by his is willing to "rule" by executive order like a banana republic dictator.

    January 26, 2014 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  3. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    The irony is that President Obama is a moderate, like Bill and Hillary. The Repugs just hate him because he is black.

    January 26, 2014 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  4. Hector Slagg

    Humm,
    Same old story isn't it. Liberal's-Progressives want to do big things, they just want to do it with other people's money.

    January 26, 2014 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Jerry Brown ?

    January 26, 2014 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Bill from GA

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz for President, 2016

    January 26, 2014 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  7. Thomas

    @truth hurts but reality bites
    There is no fight in the Democrat Party. The far left extremists in the party have been in control of it for years now. Obama, Reid, Pelosi??? Hardly centrists. They are all far left ideologues that have forced Obamacare on a country that didn't ask for it and by a large majority doesn't want it. And if the far left Democrat Party takes control of the federal government again in 2014 & 2016, you can expect more of the same far left agenda. As it is it will take many years to recover from the failed Obama decade. Must more of this far left insanity and the country may never recover.

    =========

    What about the failed GW Bush 8 years , don't forget to make your bed !

    January 26, 2014 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    There is NOTHING progressive about Dems.........on the contrary, they are returning us to the days of the wild west, outlaws, racial divide, and all the rest of the social ills of this country.

    Liberalism, is destroying America, and turning it into something unrecognizable.

    January 26, 2014 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  9. Just

    The DC government looks just like any other third world dictatorship.

    January 26, 2014 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  10. Hector Slagg

    Well, Lessee,
    Welfare, Food Stamps and Obama Care. That's what the Progressives have given you. 100 Years of what? A 17 Trillion Dollar Federal Debt, and Foodstamps? Why is nothing any better than the 1930's?

    January 26, 2014 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  11. S. B. Stein

    The problem is that they wanted more out of Obama. The thing is that they go what they could because Congress didn't and won't work with him. If they were, there would have been more to happy about.

    January 26, 2014 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  12. rs

    Mr. Obama is hardly a liberal, and so I get the disatisfaction. However- he cannot run again, and given the ultra-radical social warrior positions most members of the GOP have staked out, the Democratic vote will largely remain safely with Democratic candidates. The real measure is the satisfaction with Congress- the GOP has an approval rating south of 20%- the President doubles that.

    January 27, 2014 10:17 am at 10:17 am |