Rumors are circulating of an ever widening rift between the Clinton and Obama camps, most recently worsened by the president’s State of the Union address last week. Clinton operatives repeatedly asked to be allowed input into the SOTU messaging in the weeks leading up to the address. These requests were ignored – entirely, by the Obama White House. Now with dissatisfaction regarding the general tone and content of Barack Obama’s SOTU, the Clinton Machine is said to be preparing a “talk right over them” offensive, which will further minimize the importance and influence of the now fading Obama presidency as the Clintons prepare to launch their 2016 campaign in earnest later this spring.
“They hate each other and it’s getting worse and worse between them every day.”
So says a Capitol Hill source with ties to political operatives from both parties in Congress.
“They (the Clinton camp) wanted input, or at least a chance to review, the details of the State of the Union. Those requests were ignored. I’m told a direct call was made to Jarrett’s office within days of the president’s speech. No return call was made. This has the former president (B. Clinton) repeatedly reminding staff how disrespectful the Obama White House has always been to “…all of us. Not just me, but all of us. Congress, the whole thing. They sh*t on everyone.”
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