Democrats have been complaining all week that the White House is out of touch with their difficulties on the campaign trail. So now the White House is pushing back:
White House officials are preemptively spinning a midterm defeat, and they’re using their own fantasies to do it. They’re starting to blame candidates for not supporting President Obama enough. As a top White House official told The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty, “He doesn’t think they have any reason to run away from him. He thinks there is a strong message there.”
This is pure delusion: Obama is the main reason Republicans are well-positioned to win control of the upper chamber next Tuesday.
I haven’t seen intraparty sniping this ugly since 2006, and the election hasn’t even been held yet.