The Hill reports that President Obama kept leading Democratic senators assembled for a conference call waiting for 20 minutes, only to hear an excuse from one of his flunkies, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling.
"President Obama’s relations with Senate Democratic leaders are deteriorating along with his poll numbers.
"With Obama’s approval ratings at record lows and the 2012 electoral map favoring Senate Republicans, the president and Senate Democrats are, in many ways, on divergent paths. Vulnerable Democrats from red states see Obama as impeding their chances of winning reelection, while the president often seems aloof to their concerns.
"Obama, focused on winning a second term, has distanced himself from Congress altogether, at times not making the distinction between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill...."