Obama is something of an anamoly on the left since he has the temprament of a conservative - not given to rashness or hyperbole or hatred. And so far his appointments have been mostly sane.
But not so his fellow travellers. It's interesting to see that the hatred on the left continues apace even as George W. Bush's term in office fades. With Pavlovian consistency, Frank Rich in the NY Times produces a Bush tirade every time a column is due. And many of his ilk are begging Obama to prosecute Bush and administration officials, presumably on the charge of not liking his politics. (Cue creepy Stalinesque show trial music.)
It's also instructive to hear Tavis Smiley whine on C-Span today about the lack of blacks in the media and how he wants the press to "look like America" (though surely not sound like America, that is with more conservative voices; he's interested in superficial skin-deep characteristics presumably as a trojan horse that will further his ideology).
Now we'd all like more diversity in the press so I'm only dissing his timing. Most Catholics would love it if there were more Catholics in the media who "got religion" (to paraphrase the title of a well-known blog). But it displays the leftist mentality that even with the ascension of Obama it's never enough: It's like if Sen. Sam Brownback, a pro-life conservative Catholic, won the presidency and I called for more pro-life conservative Catholics in the media. Maybe I should reflect on the victory and be grateful for, say, half a minute? But shamelessness is in the liberal activist's gene, and gratefulness not in their vocabulary since it renders them momentarily impotent. Gratitude is, after all, reactionary.