Up for some Dem on Dem action? I knew that you were. Yesterday, I told you there were some angry voices over healthcare after Obama’s dog and pony show with the Dems. Well, it turns out that the most irate Senator was none other than Stuart Smalley himself Al Franken. Apparently, Franken flipped out on David Axelrod because Obama won’t lead on healthcare reoform.
Sen. Al Franken ripped into White House senior adviser David Axelrod this week during a tense, closed-door session with Senate .
Five sources who were in the room tell POLITICO that Franken criticized Axelrod for the administration’s failure to provide clarity or direction on and the other big bills it wants Congress to enact.
The sources said Franken was the most outspoken senator in the meeting, which followed President ’s question-and-answer session with Senate Democrats at the Newseum on Wednesday. But they also said the Minnesotan wasn’t the only angry Democrat in the room.
“There was a lot of frustration in there,” said a Democratic senator who declined to be identified.
“People were hot,” another Democratic senator said.
Democratic senators are frustrated that the White House hasn’t done more to win over the public on health care reform and other aspects of its ambitious agenda — and angry that, in the wake of Scott Brown’s win in the Massachusetts Senate race, the White House hasn’t done more to chart a course for getting a health care bill to the president’s desk.
I hate to be the one to say, I told you so, but when Franken was sworn in, I knew he would be trouble for the Dems. Reap what you sow guys, reap what you sow.
We should all be thankful they are fighting themselves that means there is less time for them to ruin the nation further. As for leadership, these Democrat senators are dense. They haven’t figured out that Obama has every intention of leaving them with holding the dead corpse of ObamaCare. That is why there is no leadership. He threw the entire process to Congress and let the chips fall where they may, once it got totally botched Obama simply “pivoted” on to destroying jobs and wrecking the economy. Obama was never a leader, he was simply a senator who voted present, and right now he is voting present by moving on to something else.