And Democrats paid the price.
In the last four federal elections (and four off-year elections), Democrats lost a total of 1,030 state and national seats and offices.
The devastation is so severe that even the Huffington Post noticed it.
From the Hill:
The Huffington Post's senior politics editor, Sam Stein, says President Obama oversaw "the destruction of the Democratic Party," leaving it "in a much worse position" than before his presidency started.
"You look at the destruction of the Democratic Party under Barack Obama’s leadership and you have to wonder, what was the political — what were the electoral benefits that he gave to the party?” Stein asked on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.
“He leaves them in a much worse position,” Stein continued. “The states are decimated, they lost control of the House and Senate, the governorships are decimated.”What a change from 8 years ago when Democrats promised a new reich that would last a thousand years!
Leading from behind carries a price.
Stein also said, “Maybe [Obama] is a gifted candidate. He won election twice by substantial margins, but his legacy as a politician is a bit muddied by all that.”
Could have told them that when I saw him bogarting that joint as president of the Choom Club.
He's all about looking out for No. 1.
Stuart Rothenberg, Charlie Cook, and Larry Sabato are considered in Washington, D.C. to be experts in election forecasts. Much in the same way that the Three Stooges are expert in plumbing, as Rothenberg, Cook, and Sabato have not gotten an election right since 2008.
Rothenberg tweeted a few days ago: "Come on. Get real. That's what people said about the GOP after Goldwater. The Dem Party has not been destroyed."
Yep. Sixteen years later, Reagan came and Republicans finally took the Senate after 22 years as the minority.
Of course, in the intervening time, we got Vietnam, Medicaid, the EPA, and welfare, welfare, welfare. Oh, and Iran took 52 American hostages.
So, please, let Hillary be their Goldwater so we can undo the damage Obama did to his country, as well as his party.
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