White House kept Democratic senators hanging on the phone
President Obama’s relations with Senate Democratic leaders are deteriorating along with his poll numbers.
Obama, focused on winning a second term, has distanced himself from Congress altogether, at times not making the distinction between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill.
There have been recent flare-ups between the White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his deputies. This comes 13 months before the 2012 elections, when control of the Senate is up for grabs.
He’s focused on relection.