Actor Kalpen Modi, an “associate director of public engagement,” has been dispatched to various “youth roundtables” and Soros confabs on Obama’s behalf.
More recently, the well-compensated “engagers” have been busy organizing town hall cheerleading sections for Obama across the country and online to bolster his base, galvanize “community leaders” and appease the commander in chief’s left flank. On Wednesday, in an effort to “double down” on their “online engagement efforts,” as an administration aide told The New York Times, Obama will participate in a “Twitter Town Hall.”
As always, however, this administration’s problem is that it hears but doesn’t listen. It makes lavishly funded gestures toward engagement while remaining divorced from economic and political reality. The core failure of Team Obama is not a failure to communicate, but a failure to comprehend.
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