As the presidential campaign heads into the fall, I assume President Obama will be out campaigning for Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. And I assume he will spend a lot of time complaining about the “dysfunctional Congress” that he has had to deal with and that has frustrated his efforts. Except, I am not sure it is only Congress that is dysfunctional. It might be the President, too.
President Obama likes to say he was elected twice by the American people to deal with our problems. It is certainly true he was elected twice. And the first time he was elected, a Democratic Congress was elected, too. The problem for him was it didn’t last long.