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Obama Listens to Rich Liberals, at His Own Peril

PV Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 4:56 PM
Dan, isn't it a shame that it seems most of the time we are in a position of voting "against" someone? Wouldn't it be great to have a candidate you were really for?

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...