Skip to comments.Obama seeks to ease election-year strains with Democrats (sharing some VD love)
Posted on 02/14/2014 2:49:38 AM PST by Libloather
This year, Democrats face a new problem.
Traditionally, the party of a president loses seats in the mid-term election of the president's second term, largely due to some voter fatigue with the incumbent.
According to the Gallup polling firm, since 1946, when presidents were above 50 percent approval, their party loses an average of 14 House seats in mid-term elections, When the president's approval is below 50 percent, like Obama's is now, his party loses an average of 36 seats.
Since Obama's first term, Democrats have complained that he often seemed more interested in placating Republicans than his own party, such as in negotiating parameters of his healthcare plan and agreeing to deep spending cuts in 2011.
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Why listen to that idiot? He's quitting. Writing on the wall and all that.
There’s what the media would have us believe, and there’s a reality. This meeting was probably very contentious, not the love fest depicted to cover for Obama.
Democrats see what’s coming, evidenced in the non-forced retirements.
Obama has lost his credibility even with Democrat pols. They can’t trust him either. Rock, hard place.
Yeah, I feel so placated.