Why doesn’t President Barack Obama listen? Forget trying to get him to listen to Republicans, that hasn’t worked since his first days in office. From the discussions on the stimulus to healthcare to the debt ceiling, President Obama has continued to blame the Republicans in Congress for not being cooperative while giving them the silent treatment when actual bipartisanship was possible.
Now, it has gotten to a point where he isn’t listening to his fellow Democrats, including the ones appointed by him.
The problem is, once elected president, there is no higher office to reach for. Unlike campaigning, leading and governing have proven to be a challenge for which President Obama is not well suited.
President Obama has tuned out Democrats, Republicans, and the American electorate alike and sitting on a small boat with his group of friends sailing toward Jimmy Carter land.