On Thursday, political strategist and CNN contributor Donna Brazile suggested on Twitter that Republicans are demons from hell sent by Satan to block Barack Obama. She also said everyone should either get out of Obama’s way or run for office in 2016.
“If we don’t want him to lead, then move out of the President’s way or run for the office in 2016,” she tweeted. “Until then,” she added, “lock up the gates of hell.”
Who, exactly, does Brazile want kept in hell? Brazile specifically named Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, and “others” in another tweet, saying they “can run for Mr Obama’s job in 2016.” Until then, she added, they should simply step aside and let Obama enact the rest of his agenda without offering any opposition whatsoever.
“It’s doesn’t matter where President Obama stands in the daily tracking polls,” she said in another tweet. “Let him finish the job we elected him to do and then move on.”
The tweets received a great deal of criticism on Twitter, Twitchy said. One person, for example, characterized her tweet demanding everyone get out of Obama’s way as “by far one of the dumbest” things he had ever read on Twitter.
“He’s not doing the job he was elected to do,” another person told Brazile. “That’s why the polls are where they are. I figured that would be common sense.”
According to the Rasmussen daily tracking poll posted Thursday, 46 percent of likely voters approve of Obama’s job performance while 53 percent disapprove. The Real Clear Politics average showed very similar results as of October 29. Things are going so bad for the president that Anthony Brown, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Maryland dropped nine points after Obama visited the state.
Others pointed out that Republicans were elected in large part to stop Obama’s agenda. At least one person asked if Brazile felt the same way when George W. Bush was president.
“You had your chance in 2008 and 2012, this Election Day is about the future, not the past,” Brazile said in another tweet. Twitchy pointed out that Obama himself has said his policies are on the ballot and wondered if she was calling the president a liar.
Brazile wasn’t finished, however, and claimed the economy would “heal faster” and create more jobs if Obama is allowed to complete his agenda. In response, one person said Obama has had six years to complete the task so far, with solid Democratic control of the House and the Senate for the first two. Another critic said Brazile should continue peddling her propaganda as her base will “swallow anything.”