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Democrats to Obama – Stop trying to help us!

Democrats to Obama – Stop trying to help us!

“The ineptitude of the White House political operation has sunk from annoying to embarrassing.”

It’s remarkable to watch Democrats scrambling to get away from Obama just six years after they and the media declared the death of the GOP.

The latest example comes from Josh Kraushaar of National Journal:

Senate Democratic Officials Start Lashing Out at White House

The relationship between the White House and Senate Democrats hit a new low Tuesday evening after the administration’s press office released a transcript of first lady Michelle Obama’s appearance in Iowa on behalf of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. The problem: The subject line of the e-mail referred to Braley as the “Democratic candidate for governor.”

The botch came after the first lady repeatedly referred to the Democratic Senate nominee as “Bruce Bailey” in a campaign appearance earlier this month—and it took an attendee in the crowd to correct her mistake…

Indicating the sensitivity of the mistake, top Senate Democratic officials wasted no time lashing out at the Obama administration’s political team in response, suggesting it was acting like a junior varsity operation two weeks before the midterms. The slipup comes one day after President Obama told Rev. Al Sharpton on his radio show that Senate Democrats keeping their distance from him are still “folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress.” That alarmed Senate Democrats up for reelection this November, most of whom are working hard to distance themselves from an unpopular president.

“The ineptitude of the White House political operation has sunk from annoying to embarrassing,” one senior Senate Democratic aide told National Journal. Another Senate official told the Washington Post that Obama’s comments were “not devised with any input from Senate leadership.”

The problem for Democrats is Obama’s ego. He just can’t stand not being part of the story.

Erick Erickson of Red State offers more insight:

The End

The public has tired of Barack Obama. More and more polling is beginning to reflect that and, given the latest Associated Press and Reuters polling, I wonder if some pollsters showing very close races are actually overcompensating because of 2012…

Several pollsters I have talked to, who do not see the closeness some pollsters are seeing and who called 2012 right, think other pollsters may be over-correcting to try to avoid their own 2012. In the process, these pollsters may be getting 2014 wrong. It does seem, at the state by state level, there are a few races that look a lot closer than they should be — particularly now that we know Democrats have missed their voter registration targets significantly in a number of states.

That leads us back to the President…

Perhaps there is some over-compensation and over-correction that is, ironically, going to cause a lot of pollsters to repeat the mistakes of 2012. There is no evidence that the voters who vote for Barack Obama are the Democrats’ voters. They are Barack Obama’s voters.

They did not show up for him in 2010 and the hysteria and race baiting the Democrats have stooped to in these final weeks suggests they know these voters will not show up for him in 2014 either.

The problem for Democrats is that Obama is on the ballot this fall.

Whether they like it or not.


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Henry Hawkins | October 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Policies and rhetoric have consequences, Pooky.

This is entertaining.

I love to see the dragon eating its tail…!!!

“You need any salt…???”

    Anchovy in reply to Ragspierre. | October 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    From the thumbs down I am guessing you have attracted your own personal troll. So, with that in mind, please follow these simple rules for troll ownership:

    1) Do not feed.
    2) Neuter them.
    3) Don’t let them roam without a leash.
    4) Clean up after them.

2nd Ammendment Mother | October 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm

For once I’ll suggest sending him on down to Texas…..

Wendy really wants to campaign with him and I’d be interested to see if he can make her already bad numbers even worse – Just think of the gaffes those two could commit together.

In my favorite fantasy, I see Dems who voted in early asking to get their ballots back….. hey… it’s my fantasy life – live with it!

Obama to Atlanta Radio Station: A Michelle Nunn Win Means We Keep the Senate and Keep Passing My Policies

Heh! Nunn can kiss her ass goodbye…!!!

Let’s give the guy some credit.
At least this time he’s telling the truth:

“…folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress.”

Henry Hawkins | October 23, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Clint Eastwood is America’s best psychic. Boy, did he nail it.