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Obama Listens to Rich Liberals, at His Own Peril

PV Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 4:50 PM
yankette, I agree but also think how they acquired their wealth is an important driver of their attitude. Those who built companies over many years and expended great effort are not probably going to feel guilty about their good fortune. However, those who come into a great deal of money quickly (ie actors, musicians, media types) realize that there was a great deal of luck in their good fortune and think that all others who become wealthy also are just life's lottery winners. I think these types are the ones who feel guilty.

Who does Barack Obama listen to?

Not Republican politicians. Evidently weeks go by between his conversations with Speaker John Boehner, who determines what legislation comes to the House floor.

Not Democratic politicians. We have it on good authority that he seldom talks to Democratic members of Congress. Lyndon Johnson used to be on the phone constantly, cajoling and inveigling but also on the alert for shifts in opinion.

Speaker Tip O'Neill walked around the Capitol, asking member after member, "What do you hear?" In contrast, Obama, a former adviser told Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum, "is a total introvert. He doesn't need...