By Molly K. Hooper,The Hill
Thin Skinned Obama doesn’t want Conyers to criticize him
President Barack Obama recently called Rep. John Conyers Jr. to express his frustrations with the Judiciary Committee chairman’s criticism.
In an interview with The Hill,Conyers said his opinions of Obama’s policies on healthcare reform and the war in Afghanistan have not sat well with the president.
According to the lawmaker,the president picked up the phone several weeks ago to find out why Conyers was “demeaning” him.
Obama’s decision to challenge Conyers highlights a sensitivity to criticism the president has taken on the left. Conyers’s critical remarks,many of which have been reported on the liberal-leaning Huffington
Post,appear to have irritated the president,known for his calm demeanor.