The left despised President George W. Bush for his intransigent allegiance to certain ideologies (supply-side economics, evangelical Christianity, neoconservative foreign policy), an allegiance that compelled him to take controversial, stubborn, sometimes disastrous policy positions. To paraphrase Stephen Colbert, "W" was not one to let facts undermine his convictions. Early on, Mr. Obama's pragmatism seemed a refreshing change from all that. The Democrats don't find the president's brand of pragmatism refreshing anymore. Consider the mounting indignities.