Sign "O" the Times


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.