Representative Dennis Cardoza (D-California) has a must read piece in The Hill. Cardoza describes Obama as “arrogant” and and out of touch with not only the general public, but also the Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill. http://thehill.com/blogs/congr…
As for Obama’s arrogance, Cardoza writes:
Early in his administration, President/Professor Obama repeatedly referred to “teaching moments.” He would admonish staff, members of Congress and the public, in speeches and in private, about what they could learn from him. Rather than the ideological or corrupt “I’m above the law” attitudes of some past administrations, President Obama projected an arrogant “I’m right, you’re wrong” demeanor that alienated many potential allies. Furthermore, the president concentrated power within the White House, leaving Cabinet members with no other option but to dutifully carry out policies with which they had limited input in crafting and might very well disagree.
He also writes that Obama only listens top a small group in his inner circle and members of his inner circle never talk outside their group.
One former administration official told me directly that the people in the White House “NEVER TALK TO REAL PEOPLE.” Another former Obama staffer confided to me that it was clear to him that the president didn’t mind giving speeches (lectures), but really avoided personal contact with members of Congress and folks outside the Beltway.
Read the whole thing.
This is an incredible piece coming from someone like Cardoza–a liberal Democrat from a district that Obama carried handily in 2008. He has no reason to run away from Obama to preserve his seat in 2012. He’s clearly had enough with the floundering, isolated, self-absorbed President.
It’s more evidence of what I had previously blogged about here: http://redmassgroup.com/showDi…