Report: Democrats Run Away From Obama

Monday, 09 Jun 2014 06:37 PM

By Lisa Degnen

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The Bergdahl case is just the latest reason Democrats are distancing themselves from President Barack Obama, a leading journalist says.

In the National Journal, Ron Fournier writes that he received an email from one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, who said: "Even I have had enough."

"D.C. is hard, and depressing," he says the Democrat wrote. "I still believe good comes from government. But that Politico story is a cautionary one: good reminder that you can't do so in the bunker [and] no longer identify legitimate criticism."

The writer was referring to a report by Politico that says the White House underestimated the reaction the public would have to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban terrorists.

"The White House has been surprised by how much attention has remained on the questions about Bergdahl, from the circumstances of his disappearance to the wild beard his father grew while he was being held that's even led to Bergdahl's hometown canceling a celebration. All this, Obama aides say, is in their minds a proxy for the hatred toward the president," Politico wrote.

Fournier says he regularly gets emails from Democratic politicians unhappy with Obama.

"He's bored and tired of being president, and our party is paying the price," he quotes a Democratic House leader as saying.

"Talented guy but no leader," he says a Democratic lobbyist and former member of Congress told him. "If he could govern half as well as he campaigns, he'd be a good-to-great president."

Hotair.com says Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, says she still hasn't been completely briefed on the Bergdahl affair.

"Feinstein also said that Obama is 'justifiably proud' of bringing Bowe Bergdahl home, but prefaced that by saying that she had no idea why Obama would have made the announcement into a Rose Garden photo-op had he known all the circumstances of Bergdahl's disappearance," Hotair reports.

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