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 GillibrandSenate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk The Hill's 12:30 Report Don't discriminate against vets who want to serve new administration 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.