U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio stopped by the office recently. The congressman from the 4th District (it runs from Roseburg through Eugene and Springfield and north to Corvallis) has served for a quarter century and has an opponent in November who, two years ago, came as close to beating DeFazio as anyone has.

Given this, one might think that DeFazio would embrace Obama, given that Oregon voters are most certainly going to deliver this state to the president. Not so. The famously cantankerous congressman is one of the few Democrats who openly criticize the president. Here's a short clip in which he offers his review of Obama's term in office.