President Obama is losing allies — and losing them even in the New York Times. Maureen Dowd skewers the President in her column.
If you click on the link below and read the entire column, you will read that Senator Claire McCaskill, who was one of his early supporters in 2008, says some rough things about him:
ALONE AGAIN, NATURALLY by NYT Maureen Down (columnist)
WASHINGTON — Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said.
When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. From his address in Berlin to his acceptance speech in Chicago, he eschewed ornaments and other politicians, conveying the sense that he was above the grubby political scene, unearthly and apart.
He began “Dreams From My Father” with a description of his time living on the Upper East Side while he was a student at Columbia, savoring his lone-wolf existence. He was, he wrote, “prone to see other people as unnecessary distractions.” When neighbors began to “cross the border into familiarity, I would soon find reason to excuse myself. I had grown too comfortable in my solitude, the safest place I knew.”
His only “kindred spirit” …