Seeking the largest possible audience Monday the failed president joined his good buddy, the racist Al Sharpton, to wax nostalgic on how awesome he is and how much Democrats support his failed agenda. Which explains why Democrats across the nation would rather come down with Ebola than be seen in public with him.
President Obama delivered a blow to Democratic Senate candidates looking to distance themselves from his flagging approval ratings Monday, saying lawmakers avoiding him on the campaign trail were “strong allies and supporters” who have “supported my agenda in Congress.”
The president said that Democrats faced a “tough map” and noted that many Democrats in crucial races “are in states that I didn’t win” during a radio interview with Rev. Al Sharpton.
“And so some of the candidates there — it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turnout,” Obama said.
“The bottom line is though, these are all folks who vote with me, they have supported my agenda in Congress, they are on the right side of minimum wage, they are on the right side of fair pay, they are on the right side of rebuilding our infrastructure, they’re on the right side of early childhood education.”
None of those issues are even remotely near the top of anyone’s radar these days, which probably explain the reticence of endangered Democrats to be anywhere near this loser. And if he actually wanted to reach an audience, he might try going where there are listeners or viewers.
Instead he sidles up to one of the most vile racists in America knowing he’ll never face a legitimate question. But the final stretch run this cycle is all about stirring up the base, and the Democrats are desperate:
As I’ve mentioned before, there’s maybe nothing that cheers me more about Republican prospects that Democrats acting so very, very desperate. You’ll hear not a thing about a tone of “unprecedented negativity” in this year’s ads because the worst examples are coming from endangered Democrats. But just because the press doesn’t report the pattern doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. If one sticks to only the most obvious examples, one has a negative ad prominently featuring the empty wheelchair of a disabled man, suggesting he profited from his injury, and an ad implicating a Republican Senate candidate in Alaska in a double murder and sexual assault, which Democrat Mark Begich didn’t even bother to clear with the victims’ family, which is still awaiting the trial of the accused. Good, inspiring stuff. Not solely fear like Republicans rely upon.
The GOP is so graciously running this clip. Put it on an endless loop: