Below is passage in the book that describes how angry Caroline became at the Obamas and that Ethel Kennedy, the Kennedy family matriarch, was furious with the Obamas. Klein mentions Ethel did not talk to Bobby Kennedy Jr. for a period of time for his lack of support for Obama in 2008:(bolding is mine)
“It really annoyed Caroline when comparisons were made by the media between Michelle and Jackie. Caroline had a word for such comparisons; she called them ‘odious.’ She really got annoyed. And when she began to fall out of love with the Obamas, love was replaced by outright scorn. Now she says things about Obama like, ‘I can’t stand to hear his voice any more. He’s a liar and worse’”
Ethel Kennedy, “the matriarch of the family,” similarly felt scorned, according to Klein. He tells a story of her invitation — extended to the First Family — being ignored by the Obamas. She got so upset “that she went on a rampage inside her house, cursing the president and turning over furniture.” And to top it all of, Caroline, the family source tells Klein in the book, believes “that as a loyal Democrat, she has nowhere to go, no one else to possibly support except Obama.
Obama appears to be treating a number of his major and base supporters in the same fashion. After treating them shabbily, he essentially poses the question to them, “Where are you going to go?…Romney?” Given Oprah Winfrey’s lackluster response of an endorsement (and Klein writes how both the first lady and President Obama snubbed her badly too, when he reached the Oval Office) and taking union support for granted while blowing off the union pushed Wisconsin recall election, 2008 Obama supporters may very well just stay home. As for Caroline Kennedy, she may just be going through the motions or the Obamas made her promise, if he wins, she could not refuse.
It must be nice to be a cockroach liberal jerk like Barack Obama. You get to treat your supporters like they’re an even lower form of life than YOU are knowing that, being liberals, they are therefore utterly devoid of any semblance of self-respect or dignity and therefore they will either come crawling back to you so you can snub them yet again or be intimidated into doing the equivalent of a hostage video for your campaign.