Can you imagine the temper tantrums the left would be throwing if a Mitt Romney cabinet were so white male dominated? Yet despite even being in the Obama administration, people are so afraid to speak up and have to whisper their grumblings to the media. Why live in such fear? If they were criticizing Republicans they’d proudly name themselves. Why are they so afraid to take on their boss?
Obama’s recent actions haven’t just offended those outside his administration. There’s also some resentment brewing on the inside.
“I work in this administration, and I have to admit that I’m slightly annoyed by the lack of women around him in those key meetings,” said one administration official. “I mean, c’mon, out of all those people, there’s one woman in the room?”
The official said the problem extended beyond the circle of his closest advisers and into the Cabinet.
“You mean to tell me there’s not one woman who [was] qualified enough to be secretary of State, secretary of Defense or even White House chief of staff?” the official added.
In a New York Times column on Sunday titled “Democrats Behaving Badly,” writer Frank Bruni wrote that Obama and Democrats should be playing “error-free ball” since they have the upper hand going into the second term and because Republicans need a “pretty thorough image overhaul.”
Instead, Obama has been offending the base, which helped catapult him to a second term.