We now have further indication that Obama is absolutely NOT going to move to the center; if anything, he is going to continue moving left. A George Soros funded group is actually claiming that it was progressives who won the election because so few of them got defeated. As a consequence of that, Soros' Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is basically calling this a mandate for Obama to use as many Executive Orders as he needs to in order to further the progressive agenda.
No, really. Via Aaron Klein at WND:
NEW YORK – It was progressives who won the mid-term elections, particularly incumbents in a socialist-founded congressional caucus that emerged from last week's ballots virtually unscathed, boasted an article published by the George Soros-funded Institute for Policy Studies, a Marxist-oriented think-tank in Washington, D.C.This is actually something that the newly elected Republicans can benefit from. The leftwing playbook has just been dropped into their lap. This administration gets its marching orders from Soros-funded groups. Here is what this should tell Republicans:
The article recommends that President Obama govern from executive order to push through a progressive agenda.
"Progressives won in the 2010 mid-term elections," wrote Karen Dolan, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, or IPS, and director of the Cities for Progress and Cities for Peace projects based at the radical organization.
"The Congressional Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus in the House Democratic Caucus at over 80 members, emerged virtually unscathed, losing only three members," she wrote, in the piece published on the IPS website.
"By contrast, the conservative Blue Dog Democratic caucus was more than sliced in half from 54 members to only 26. Further, of the 34 conservative Dems who voted against Obama's Healthcare Reform, a mere 12 won re-election," she wrote.
1.) 'Reaching across the aisle' should be off the table. Any attempt to do so will only help further the progressive agenda.
2.) Congress needs to watch very closely, any attempts made by this White House to go around it with Executive Orders.
3.) The fact that so many progressives won the election should be a cue to state legislatures - which Republicans won big on November 2nd - that re-districting should be a major priority. Corrupt incumbents like Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, Barney Frank, and many others won by wide margins. The reason why is not because of any 'progressive ascendancy' espoused by the whack jobs over at IPS but because of gerrymandering.
Read it all.