Personally I don’t think he is. But, IF he was shouldn’t this scare you a bit? Yes, Presidents always will support their parties…but working against his own party candidates is a very Authoritarian move.
Again calling members of an elected body obstructionist and targeting them for replacement since the don’t support the President’s agenda is a strong arm tactic to circumvent the consitutianal checks and balances designed to avert autocratic rule. Elected officials should have the ability to vote with their conscience, not a powerful master’s (finances; powerful groups that can smear them, especially nationally; etc.) agenda who will drop them at a hat to find another toddy who will do their bidding. How would you feel if the opposite were true?
My point really was that how many people think of him has ineffective or unqualified and yet revel in watching other Republicians and the Democrats squirm dealing with him.