Welcome to Obama’s America, Andrea. It’s only six and a half years of this crap and you’re just noticing he doesn’t care about the job, just the perks?
Republicans “turned on … and weakened” President George W. Bush, costing them the 2008 presidential election, Daley suggested. “If the Democrats continue to do this sort of thing … and undercut the President, they’re only shooting themselves in the foot, cause it’s only going to weaken the party and whoever the nominee is” next year.
Obama’s “late flurry of personal activity” looked “both panicky and ineffective” said Todd, quoting from a National Journal article, before asking why Obama’s relationship with Congress “been such a conundrum for him?”
“After six and a half years, this President has met with [and] spoken to Democrats especially, over and over again,” said Daley. “I think to pass this vote off in some way because he wasn’t nice to people, or didn’t go and have a beer with ’em or go to a baseball game enough with ’em, is kind of silly — especially when you consider the seriousness of this issue!”
“You can say absolutely he hasn’t schmoozed enough with members,” said an exasperated Andrea Mitchell. The NBC journalist charged that Obama “has not done anything” with members of Congress. “The day after… the vote, instead of taking [members] golfing, he’s off with his friends on the golf course again!”