In January John Heileman wrote an article in New York Magazine reporting that President Obama has not conferred with some half dozen cabinet members during the first two years of his administration.
Obama not only eschewed reaching out to governors, mayors, or CEOs, but he rarely consulted outside the tiny charmed circle surrounding him in the White House. “What you had was really three or four people running the entire government,” says the former White House strategist. “I thought they put a pretty good Cabinet together, but most of those guys might as well be in the witness-protection program.”
“I happen to know most of the Cabinet pretty well, and I get together with them individually for lunch,” says one of the most respected Democratic bigwigs in Washington. “I’ve had half a dozen Cabinet members say that in the first two years, they never had one call—not one call—from the president.
Now we see why the President has no time for his cabinet secretaries. In the video below AFL/CIO boss Richard Trumka gushes about speaking to the White House every day and visits the president two to three times a week. Is this country being run by the unions?