Why Obama Isn’t Likely to See a Primary Challenge in 2012

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(Wall Street) — President Barack Obama has mediocre poll numbers and is facing a revolt on Capitol Hill from dissidents within his own Democratic Party who think he is giving away too much to the Republicans to get a deal on taxes.  One liberal group is running TV ads against the president’s tax deal, and the head of the Congressional Black Caucus is against him on the issue.  Outside the Beltway, the largest ideological group of Democrats – the same bloc of liberals that nominated him just two years ago — is angry with him for a variety of reasons beyond taxes: sending more troops to Afghanistan, failing to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and not making a serious push for a comprehensive immigration overhaul.

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