The Heritage Foundation's web page has this item: Liberals have boldly proclaimed that Barack Obama's victory represents a progressive mandate. Obama campaigned on conservative policies, however.
Is he a Pragmatic Centrist or Progressive Ideologue?
Whatever can be said, and the Heritage says a lot, one can insist on assertions presented as facts being accurate. Witness this nonsense: Will Obama give in to his leftist base and pass a stimulus bill closer to the $300 billion Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been asking for, or the $150 billion Obama campaigned on?
The President doesn't pass legislation; he merely proposes it. Congress legislates.