In 2008, Time named Barack Obama their "2008 Person of the Year." Now, Time Magazine finally been forced to face reality and call the Obama White house, "In over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless." That about sums it up.
Barack Obama is being politically crushed in a vise. From above, by elite opinion about his competence. From below, by mass anger and anxiety over unemployment. And it is too late for him to do anything about this predicament until after November’s elections.
With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters.