When Politico is saying that your Presidency is a miserable failure, that is really saying something.

What is striking to me about the Obama presidency is that he seems to understand that the actions he takes are less than optimal from the standpoint of long-term recovery, legacy-building and bipartisanship, but he doesn’t care. Short-term rewarding of large constituents and ideologically “pure” choices are much more attractive to him.

Since I’m not a leader of a union, I find that displeasing.