Remember when Barack Obama turned liberals’ hearts into pure love-burst chambers during the 2008 campaign?
That now is so yesterday’s news.
Liberals who used to genuflect on the rose petals they threw at Obama’s feet from here to Portland now wear expressions usually reserved for folks wearing sandpaper underwear when discussing the president.
The budget deal has made Obama as popular as gout with some Democrats.
The most visible symbol of Democratic disgruntlement yesterday was Nancy Pelosi when she voted against the budget measure and did little to hide her anger with the White House over the fact that Obama, for the first time, had left her out of the negotiations.
And now some liberals are pushing for a primary challenge to the president, whose lock on the Oval Office suddenly may be as safe as a discounted parachute.
“I have been very disappointed in the administration to the point where I’m embarrassed that I endorsed him,” one senior Democratic lawmaker said. “It’s so bad that some of us are thinking, is there some way we can replace him? How do you get rid of this guy?”
The member termed the discontent with Obama among the caucus “widespread,” adding: “Nobody is saying [they want him out] publicly, but a lot of people wish it could be so. Never say never.”
Now that, my friends, would be change.