President Obama isolated ahead of 2012 - Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei - POLITICO.com
roger simon's professional leftists and journo listers are surprisingly objective (they really can't help it, their observations are all undeniably obvious)
"CONGRESSIONAL DEMS consider obama DISTANT and BLAME him for their HISTORIC DEFEAT"
state dem leaders "SCOFF at the INATTENTIVE and HAPLESS political operation"
SUPPORTERS feel "MALIGNED by his HOLIER THAN THOU take"
his own CABINET is "MARGINALIZED"
"relations with the biz community COULD HARDLY BE WORSE"
"ICY RELATIONS with republicans, THE MEDIA and MOST VOTERS"
"it's easy to understand why insiders LEAKED to politico that the white house needs a SHAKEUP and NEW APPROACH"
but "many DEMS say privately they are SKEPTICAL that obama is SELF AWARE enough to make the changes needed"
he "swept to power on a wave of adulation and LEARNED THE WRONG LESSONS from that"
they're describing him as if he's a SCHOOL KID
"he needs someone to KICK HIS ASS on things large and small and TEACH him to be a politician"
he's completely unaware of how AMERICAN POLITICS are played
he's "thoughtless," he routinely neglects the little tokens and remembrances most normal, feeling humans extend to GRANDKIDS, GUESTS, LOYALISTS
it's as if he's totally ALIEN
DEMS are "FUMING"
"CONSENSUS among DEM consultants is obama has allowed his political infrastructure to ATROPHY by NEGLECT"
he's TONE DEAF, OUTTA TOUCH, DOESN'T GET IT
he "hasn't FULLY GRASPED the political DAMAGE done by his health care push"
he has OFFENDED the very people he needs to RAISE MONEY, ORGANIZE, TURN OUT
"big dollar DONORS and INTEREST groups feel USED"
he has "VILLIFIED" his ENEMIES as well as his SUPPORTERS, he's "FROZEN THEM OUT of discussions on key issues"
"biz leaders, even the FEW who continue to be obama-friendly, say they are convinced he is HOSTILE to free markets and the private sector"
they "don't TRUST obama's INSTINCTS for growth"
he used "anti corporate, confrontational rhetoric," long after doing so became "gratuitous"
the "bad, evil hospitals," the "fat cats, greed and corruption"
conclusion: the white house is ISOLATED and marked by a SIEGE MENTALITY
is POLITICO spinning?
all but the FRINGE recognize
party on, paltry progressives