Republicans began attacking President Obama as soon as he was sworn in, writes Jed L, who notes that Rush Limbaugh has said he wants him to fail, that Fox News highlighted the Dow's drop on Tuesday, and that Senate Republican stalled Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's confirmation vote for one day. Though the appointment of centrist Rep. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandSchumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana Navy, Marines chiefs say no morale issues with transgender troops Dem senators call on FCC to protect against robocalls MORE (D-N.Y.) to the Senate will initially disappoint some on the left, Gillibrand will likely become more liberal so she can win state-wide, writes brownsox.