Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Does Obama listen?

Michael Barone writes that Obama doesn't listen to Republicans or Democrats in Congress and doesn't seem to listen to ordinary people at all.  He argues that he does listen to rich liberals, especially since, with all the fundraisers he does, they are the only people who spends time with.  The evidence certainly seems to support the idea that he is listening to these rich liberals and making policy moves they approve of.

But I'm not sure Barone has made the case that Obama is listening to them either.  I think that Obama's policy moves are perfectly consistent with his own thinking.  And given the enormous size of his ego and all the evidence of the last four years, I have serious doubt that he ever listens to anyone.

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