According to Politico, President Obama is “isolated” and it’s all his own fault. The evidence is all around us:
In June, during an East Room reception for top supporters at Ford’s Theatre, several of the attendees were disappointed that they didn’t get to shake the president’s hand and take a photo, as they had in the past. Instead, Obama greeted a few people down front, reaching over a rope line.
And delicate lobbyists feelings were also hurt:
Democratic lobbyists say they’re upset that the president had not only vilified their profession, but frozen them out of discussions on key issues. By one light, this is precisely what Obama promised to do in an effort to restore faith in government. By another, it simply enhanced the Congress-K Street power nexus because most of the horse-trading was done on Capitol Hill with White House control.
While the lobbying community is usually covered by the media like a crime beat, most lobbyists are policy experts who often provide input on commissions and other advisory boards. So lobbyists argue that the White House shunning has cost the president valuable advice, political intelligence and institutional backup.
The narrative demands that Obama be all by himself, isolated and shedding salty tears over his repudiation by the American people. After his season in the wilderness, where he goes though a soul-searching, searing self-inventory and recognizes the error of his ways, he’ll reach out to those he so unwisely rejected, shake their hands, mend their broken hearts, and we’ll all walk in the sunshine again.
Did we just have a midterm election, or will Obama be starring in the next Twilight sequel? I can’t really tell from this piece of Politico emo trash.