In case the White House needed a reminder of the current state of their strained relationship with Democrats on the Hill, NBC’s Mike Viqueira summed up the Obama Administration’s terrible week. Viqueira explained that Democrats have been increasingly hostile toward the White House on topics ranging from foreign policy to budget talks.
NBC’s Mike Viqueira On President Obama’s Week: “There Are A Lot Of Criticism From Democrats Over The Course Of The Week That’s Really Been Mounting.” VIQUEIRA: “There are a lot of criticism from Democrats over the course of the week that’s really been mounting. Starting last weekend: Hey, Mr. President, from Democrats, tap the strategic petroleum reserve to bring gases down. Mr. President, you’ve got to do more in Libya. … Mr. President, you’ve got to get more involved in this budget negotiation. We don’t know where we’re going. We don’t know the way out. You’ve got to come and save us on this.” (MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” 3/11/11)