democrats in full revolt against their leadership

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Earlier this year it became clear that democrats would be running away from Obama as the election neared:

Vocal opposition to the administration’s policies has been another tactic used by Democrats. In his post-speech comments, Arkansas’s Mark Pryor criticized the president for his stances on gun-control and the Keystone XL pipeline. Natalie Tennant, who is trying to hold West Virginia’s Jay Rockefeller’s seat for Democrats, has urged the president to “rethink” his stance on energy and called him “wrong on coal.” “I will fight him or anyone else who wants to take our coal jobs,” she said.

But hesitancy to be associated with Obama is not limited to Republican-leaning states. After Tuesday’s speech, Mark Udall from the purple state of Colorado refused to say whether he wanted the president to stump for him. Wisconsin’s Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke, who is challenging Republican Scott Walker, skipped out on the president’s visit to the state on Thursday.

The ensuing months have seen matters only get worse. Joe Trippi says Obama has become a drag on the democrat party:

MEGYN KELLY: David Axelrod comes out and says that was a mistake. Was it and how big of one?

JOE TRIPPI, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: I agree with him. Big mistake. I mean — the president is a drag on Democrats. It’s the case. He can’t run away from it. Democrats are trying to localize these elections, make it between them and their opponent, not between them and Obama and their opponent. And this just walked in a gift to the Republicans. It really was.

It’s gotten to the point that democrats called on a white President to save them from the black President.

It may be too late for running away from Obama now:

Likewise, a lot of conservative Democrats — including about half the House’s “Blue Dog” coalition — who had voted against Obama’s main priorities got swept out in a huge Republican wave in the 2010 midterm elections.

When a candidate tries to separate himself from his party’s leadership, he’s assuming that the party’s core supporters will understand that he needs to do it — that the checks will keep arriving and the activists will keep knocking on doors. But there’s always the risk of demoralization.

Obama is so toxic that democrats in Hawaii abandoned a plan to name a park after him:

Two Honolulu city councilmen have dropped plans to rename a popular beach for President Barack Obama.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Councilman Stanley Chang and Council Chairman Ernie Martin decided to withdraw the proposal after hearing from the public.

The councilmen last week introduced a resolution to change the name of Sandy Beach Park to President Barack Obama Sandy Beach Park.

The beach is a popular for bodysurfing on Oahu’s east side. It was a favorite for the president as he grew up. He bodysurfed there while on vacation during his 2008 campaign.

Martin says in a statement that he heard historic and cultural sensitivity concerns from the community about the name change.

A President is frequently unpopular in his sixth year, but what makes this year interesting is that democrats are now turning on both Pelosi and Reid. “Centrist” House democrats (you know, the kind who vote with Obama and want you to forget that) have adopted an anti-Pelosi message:

Facing tough election contests in November, a handful of centrist Democrats are targeting Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in hopes the message will resound with voters put off by the polarizing House minority leader.

Pelosi, a San Francisco liberal who has led the Democrats since 2003, is no stranger to demonization efforts, as Republicans have long used her image in bids to undermine Democratic opponents on the campaign trail.

Some Democrats have adopted a similar strategy this election year, highlighting the degree to which Pelosi’s national prominence and left-leaning politics are seen as a heavy liability in some swing districts with a heavy conservative bent.

But they’re still taking the cash from Pelosi:

Republican strategists have a decidedly different take, accusing Pelosi’s Democratic critics of hypocrisy for attacking the minority leader while simultaneously accepting campaign funding from the party apparatus she represents.

“These Democrats are complete hypocrites,” Daniel Scarpinato, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said Wednesday in an email. “Unless they are willing to give up the millions in outside spending Nancy Pelosi is dumping into their races, then these ads are a complete lie.”

Harry Reid has also become a target for desperate dems:

At a debate Tuesday, Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner was asked by moderator Chuck Todd if Harry Reid is the best person to lead the Senate Democrats.

A central argument of Warner’s campaign has been that he has been a bipartisan senator, willing to take shots at Republicans and Democrats.

“Listen, I think we could perhaps do better in both parties moving forward,” Warner replied, essentially dodging the question.

“I take that as a ‘no,’” Todd quipped.

Warner isn’t the only Democrat who has been recently unwilling to offer support for Reid as leader.

The Washington Free Beacon reported last week that Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, one of the most vulnerable Democrats running this year, told donors during a closed-door event that he would like to see Reid replaced as leader.

And we’ve still got the better part of a month to go.

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18 Responses to “democrats in full revolt against their leadership”

  1. 1

    Budvarakbar

    It is just a typical demo-commie-cRAT scam — the day after the election they will close ranks 100% behind obie and all their gimmie-dat handouts and the dam ACA — and the few poor demo suckers that actually strayed will be thrown under the bus before the end of the year..

  2. 2

    Bill

    Two Honolulu city councilmen have dropped plans to rename a popular beach for President Barack Obama.

    Perhaps, as loyal lap-dog Democrats they realized the fun to be had in mis-pronouncing “Barack Obama Sandy Beach” and spared him that indignity.

    It seems every aspect of the liberal agenda is falling apart. Once those insurance cancellation notices begin hitting the headlines, that will be yet another nail in the coffin. Panetta has described Obama as someone afraid to make a decision and who, when he does, makes the wrong decision. Even if there is no real Ebola outbreak, the way a guy with the disease can just waltz into the nation and potentially spread it around just so he can get his benefits exposes more of the fallacy of open borders and doing nice things for illegal immigrants just because its a nice thing to do. These Democrats are like bank robbers with blue dye all over them claiming they have never even been in a bank, much less the one just robbed. The stain of liberalism is not washed off that easily.

  3. 3

    Budvarakbar

    @Bill: Tou thought:

    Perhaps, as loyal lap-dog Democrats they realized the fun to be had in mis-pronouncing “Barack Obama Sandy Beach” and spared him that indignity.

    Didn’t you mean “Sunny Beach”? (or maybe “Sunnie Beech”!?)

  4. 4

    Budvarakbar

    @Bill:

    Once those insurance cancellation notices begin hitting the headlines, that will be yet another nail in the coffin

    The cancellations will be after the election and thus the republican’s fault! Works every time!

  5. 5

    retire05

    @Budvarakbar:

    The cancellations will be after the election and thus the republican’s fault! Works every time!

    It is open enrollment time for AT & T employees/retirees. Their health insurance is not being cancelled. It’s only going up around 350%.

    But hey, all those women now have access to prostrate screenings.

  6. 7

    Robbins Mitchell

    Well,cry me a river….all of them stuck to their “leadership” like glue all this time until it became apparent their own reelection chances were in jeopardy….let them all go down with the ship

  7. 8

    Nanny+G

    Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said that she’s “delighted” to have the support of Hillary and Bill Clinton,
    As to Obama, not so much:
    “I expect him to be in Washington.”
    An endorsement by Barack Obama would have a net negative impact on a candidate he backs.
    She has embraced Obama and all his policies at every step during her six years in Washington.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/shaheen-says-obama-should-focus-crises-not-campaign-her-n222286

  8. 9

    Budvarakbar

    @Nanny+G:

    Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said that she’s “delighted” to have the support of Hillary and Bill Clinton,
    As to Obama, not so much:
    “I expect him to be in Washington.”

    Typical dribble from a demo-CRAP — says she expects him to be in Washington – BUT does not utter a peep re all the fund raisers – etc etc etc that he is going to non-stop around the country — of course – those funds are for the general coffers of the demo-commie-cRAT party — and the millionaire contributors go to hear their Sh-tcago Jesus rail on about the rich republicans and how all the multi-millionaires are Republicans —

    God what a bunch of abject IDIOTS exist in this country!!

    As to BJ and the hildabeast — a total badger game played on the US populace!
    Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badger_game

    I have to repeat myself here!:

    God what a bunch of abject IDIOTS exist in this country!!

    Footnote: The best portrayal of the badger game was on the Centennial miniseries — this ref has a synopsis of the episodes — read “The Crime” and the two following episodes. Brings to mind dingy harry!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_(miniseries)

    In fact BADGER GAME pretty much sums up the whole dam demo-CRAP Pahtiee!

  9. 11

    retire05

    @This+one:

    Baloney.

    Are you an AT & T employee, a member of the CWA, or a retired AT&T employee? If not, how do you know what premium increases the ones who are are getting hammered with?

    And if you are, prove it by telling me when enrollment ends (give me the date).

  10. 17

    UpChuck.Liberals

    IF they were truely in full revolt, they’d toss Hairy Weed out of his chair and storm the White House with ropes and tar and feathers. Don’t see that happening so as one poster said, it’ll be back to normal after the election.

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