Reports suggest that President Obama is embarking on a strategy of undermining some of the most influential conservative voices in Washington, including Fox News and the Chamber of Commerce.
Call it a Summit of the Disgruntled.
For those of you not keeping score at home, the Obama administration has:
1. Declared repeatedly that Fox News is not a news organization.
2. Made AHIP its long-sought-for enemy in the healthcare-reform battle.
3. Tried its best to undermine the authority of the US Chamber of Commerce.
Not surprisingly, the tone of the panel was a bit bitter, decrying the Obama administration’s “name-calling."
A vast left-wing conspiracy?
Yet it appears there is more than just the ordinary partisan frustration at work. Since August, the Obama administration has undertaken a clear strategy of seeking to discredit and marginalize some of the most influential conservative voices in Washington, according to a report in Politico.
The result is a Washington turned even more antagonistic. It took President Bush – the self-styled compassionate conservative – hardly more than a year to lose that moniker, and President Obama – elected as a great uniter – is now reportedly embarking on a strategy to emasculate the political right.