Oh well, you own him, folks. These hapless twits have suddenly realized Obama is in legacy-building mode and they’re basically on their own to face an angry public come November. Obama’s many scandals, with now the Bowe Bergdahl fiasco imploding in their faces, sure doesn’t help their chances. What a pity.
President Obama’s second-term focus on legacy building is coming into direct conflict with the Democratic Party’s pursuit of victory in the midterm elections.
While Obama has been fundraising for his party at a steady clip, some Democrats fear the president is more concerned about the history books than in helping his party in 2014.
“I think he’s always been concerned with his legacy,” said one Democratic strategist who has consulted with the White House.
A megalomaniac like Obama concerned with his legacy? Whodathunkit?
“One of the big misconceptions is that the president is concerned about short-term politics. I think he’s focused on what it will look like to the next Robert Caro,” the strategist said, referring to President Lyndon B. Johnson’s biographer.
Democrats point to Obama’s announcement last week about removing troops from Afghanistan by the end of his presidency as an example of the White House’s focus on Obama’s legacy.
Others point to Monday’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency of sweeping new climate change rules aimed at cutting carbon emissions.
Green groups hailed the rules as a historic effort to tackle global warming, but it could hurt a number of coal-country Democrats running for election in the fall, including Alison Lundergan Grimes, the party’s prized candidate against Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).
“There is the sentiment that he’s doing whatever it takes to put points on the board for his second term, emphasis on his,” said one top Democratic House aide.
Another Democratic strategist said the latest moves haven’t been “particularly helpful right before the midterms.”
“It’s putting these candidates in a really bad spot,” the aide said.
With more Benghazi hearings coming, the massive VA scandal and now the blowback from the Bergdahl swap for the Taliban monsters, it isn’t exactly a good time to be a Democrat. Now wonder, like Bergdahl, they’re going AWOL. Meanwhile, despite pathetic attempts at spinning this disaster, it’s only getting worse by the hour. PR-wise, can it get any worse than this?