An upcoming Houston fundraiser featuring first lady Michelle Obama at the home of a former Enron executive who is part of a movement to convert public pensions to 401(k)-style plans is angering some local Democrats. – Politico
This is what a movement progressive is supposed to do.
Art Pronin, a Houston Democratic activist, said, “This just got my dander up.”
“Does Obama support converting teacher pensions to 401(k)s? I doubt it,” said Pronin, president of his neighborhood Democratic club. “This is creating a lot of consternation in Democratic circles, and it’s going to make it that much harder to get the vote out next year politically.”
The White House obviously thought First Lady Michelle Obama could slip in and out of Houston without creating much noise. That no one would care what they were doing and with whom they were doing it. Art proved them wrong in a very big way.
This paints a picture of Obama reelect that is antithetical to Democratic Party objectives. This is just one reason both Republicans and Democrats are losing support from people who used to back them unconditionally.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.