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Frustrated liberals want more from Obama


The Democratic Party's most passionate voters are struggling to hide their frustration with President Barack Obama.

Some 2,700 liberals met Thursday in Rhode Island at NetRoots Nation. The annual convention is described as a family reunion for the left. Many of those who attended argue that Obama hasn't fought hard enough for progressive priorities on taxes, health care and the economy.

And with the election just five months away, some are threatening not to give money, time or even vote for Obama in November.

Obama continues to face criticism from the left even after his recent decision to support gay marriage and his ongoing push to scale back military action in the Middle East.

Despite the concern, polling suggests that Republicans may face a larger enthusiasm gap than Democrats.

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