Is President Obama not liberal enough for progressives? If one CNN report is correct, that could in fact be the case. Hailed by MSNBC’s Ed Schultz as the “top progressive group in the country,” The Progressive Change Campaign Committee isn’t too keen on supporting President Obama in 2012 — that is if he decides to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.
And according to CNN more than 160,000 of the 700,000 member PCCC have already pledged to withhold support for Obama’s 2012 campaign if he does in fact make such concessions.
The group, whose stated mission is to help “elect bold progressive candidates to federal office” doesn’t seem to think Obama fits into that category.
PCCC co-founder Adam Green theorized that if Obama doesn’t fulfill the requests of his supporters during debt negotiations, he may be more poised to run as an independent in 2012 instead of in the Democratic primary.
An overwhelming majority of Democratic voters oppose cutting Social Security to deal with debt, according to PCCC polling.
“If he’s running as a Democrat, antagonizing the base like that is a pretty bad strategy,” Green told CNN.
However, earlier Monday The Blaze reported House Speaker John Boehner stood his ground with Obama, maintaining that the government’s entitlement spending is “unsustainable.” If Speaker Boehner prevails and entitlements are cut, progressives’ disenchantment with the President could soon reach critical mass.