We’ve spent the last few months together watching Ron Fournier fall madly out of love with Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom, but he might just have been the snowflake that starts the avalanche. Here he is once more in the National Journal:
The email hit my in-box at 9:41 p.m. last Wednesday. From one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, a close adviser to the White House, the missive amounted to an electronic eye roll. “Even I have had enough.”
Another Democrat had quit on President Obama.
The tipping point for this person was the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl case—not the soldier-for-Taliban swap itself as much as how the White House mishandled its obligation to communicate effectively and honestly to Congress and the public. More than that, Obama’s team had failed once again to acknowledge its mistakes, preferring to cast blame and seek cover behind talking points.
“DC is hard, and depressing,” the Democrat wrote. “I still believe good comes from government (e.g. 8 million in ACA). But that Politico story is a cautionary one: good reminder that you can’t go so in the bunker [and] no longer identify legitimate criticism.”
Any criticism of this President is by definition illegitimate, and probably also racist. That’s what we were told before he was even elected, and it’s what we’re told still. But it is good to see that the circle of people telling us that is shrinking.