As President Barack Obama attempts to ride out the negative approval ratings and the incredibly disrespectful distancing he has been subjected to by his fellow-Democratic politicians, he is apparently finding himself ‘rolling in the deepest’ of dis-ownership as the Nov. 4 midterm elections near, according to a multitude of media sources including the New York Times on Saturday. Not only are the vast majority of Democratic candidates refusing to be seen with the president at their side on the campaign trail, they are also turning on him like wild animals.
A good number of Democrats are publicly stating, in campaign remarks as well as in political ads, that they do not currently support President Obama on a number of major issues. The real concern is, of course, that these Democrats – should they win their elections – will most very likely be back on the Obama bandwagon supporting everything he does as soon as the last ballot is counted. It is a real fear that they will follow the lead of the president rather than the sincere desires of the majority of their constituents after the election. Case in point, Obamacare.
Leading up to the election, these Democrats talk little about how they supported the president and voted for the Affordable Care Act even though their constituents vehemently let them know that they didn’t want it. And in recent weeks, the Democrats are claiming they don’t agree with Obama on other important issues. Suddenly, he is being criticized by them for his leadership domestically and, primarily, abroad – regarding the ISIS crisis. He is suddenly being criticized for his borders’ stance of which the Democrats obviously supported the Obama administration’s open borders’ stance in the very recent past. And now, the nation’s still-challenged economy, of which the Democrat politicians have their fingerprints on, is being blasted by them.
It is obvious that the Democrats who are on the ballot this Nov. 4 are trying to make it look like they are running against President Barack Obama instead of running against their Republican opponents. One incredible example of this is the case of Alison Lundergan Grimes who is a Democrat running for office in Kentucky. She refused to say during an interview whether or not she even voted for President Obama in the last presidential election – and then during a debate she tried to defend her silence on her voting record by saying it’s her constitutional right to not tell who she voted for. One can see the transparency she will not be offering her constituents. Alaska’s Sen. Mark Begich, on the other hand, admits to having voted for Obama but added to that fact that his vote was irrelevant. He said that his vote was irrelevant because the president is not relevant. After all, he asserts, “He’s gone in two years.”
According to WND, there are many Democrats throughout the nation who expect voters to believe that they aren’t true Democrats supporting Obama in the days leading up to the 2014 midterm elections. Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado claimed in a political debate that when the White House takes a look down the front lawn, “the last person they want to see coming is me.” Yet, he openly labels himself as a Democrat serving under a Democratic president. Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas found it necessary to say during his political debate that he voted against every budget Obama has offered – but clearly offered few details on what he has supported that has been put out there by his Democratic leader in the White House.
When Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu was put on the spot as to whether she agrees with Obama’s energy policies, she immediately distanced herself by saying she does not agree with President Obama on his energy policies. She followed up with a strong statement, “I haven’t agreed with President Obama on everything,” and then giving him a 6-to-7 job performance rating on a scale of 10. Forthright, when Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat from North Carolina, was asked on MSNBC if she thought Obama had shown strong leadership, she said “no.”
Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire was asked during a debate if she approved of the president’s job performance. All she could cough up was, “In some things I approve and in some things I don’t approve.” Again, details are absent when these Democrats give a vague answer that most persons would answer with a yes-or-no response. Then there was even Minnesota’s comedian-turned-politician Al Franken, coming extremely out of “left” field, criticizing Obama recently because his administration has not developed a comprehensive strategy to address the growing threat of ISIS in Syria yet.
Naturally, the American people have to ask: Where was all of this anti-Obama sentiment in the United States’ Senate in the past four years while the Democrats had all the power, supporting Obama on Obamacare and so much more? It wasn’t there. And, naturally, the American people are asking: Won’t all of these Democrats be standing with the president again in the New Year if they should win their elections? Of course they will. As they continue to spew their unbelievable anti-Obama rhetoric, all that can be said is that they must really think the American people are a bunch of fools.