Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott (Wash.) called out President Obama for his poor political acumen, particularly as it relates to the recent $1.1 trillion spending bill Monday on MSNBC’s The Ed Show.
“The president is going to have to listen to some people other than the little group of people around him now,” McDermott said. “He is all by himself. He doesn’t have the Senate to save him as they have in the last six years. He is really in danger of really doing some awful things because he really doesn’t understand.”
Is that supposed to be better or worse than the awful things Obama did which he understood completely? I’m not sure we have the political math to make that call.
And this next bit was especially rich:
McDermott was baffled by Obama’s move announcing his intent to sign the bill if passed, comparing it to a bad move in poker.
“But he got into it way too early and put his cards on the table face up. You could see what he had,” McDermott said, and because of that Obama and congressional Democrats lost political leverage.