Has the Barack Obama we elected finally showed up?

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Is the Barack Obama we elected finally showing up?

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That’s the question many Obama supporters are asking after a series of proactive policy announcements by the White House have the President pushing back on Republican recalcitrance and standing up for strong progressive values.

Here are just a few examples from Twitter when we searched for Barack Obama and progressive:

Notably, most every one includes “finally.”

Will the new progressive President Obama inspire progressive voters who turned out in droves for him in 2008 (and to a lesser extent in 2012) but stayed home in 2014? Only time will tell. But in the meantime, we can enjoy watching conservative leaders go ape sh*t over the president’s new found enthusiasm for governing.