June 10, 2014

RICHARD FERNANDEZ: A Sudden Realization. “On closer inspection the real reason for the low-level Democrat fever is the unease from the growing suspicion that Obama doesn’t listen to them — listen to people who fancied themselves influential in the Democratic party. One of the foundations of insider self-esteem is to imagine you are a player. If all of a sudden you find the steering wheel through which you imagined yourself exercising influence proved actually like one of those child’s toys which only allow the user to pretend he’s driving — then you realize that you’re not an insider after all. . . . I expect Fournier to keep getting emails from disgruntled Obama confidantes. All I can say is: I hope they encrypted it.”