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political October 21st, 2014 5:55pm

Is President Obama Democrats' worst enemy in winning close elections?

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skinner Wisconsin
10/21/14 6:46 pm

Worst enemy? Probably not. Although there's no question that in most states it is politically damaging to associate with the president.

RINOTom Peoria, IL
10/21/14 5:05 pm

Depends on where.

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Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/21/14 2:17 pm

He's about as popular as bush was in his 6th year

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/21/14 4:58 pm

I'm doing good. I wrote a rant to my local news station about Mitch McConnell that was aired on the 6:00 news. You would've been proud of me.

RINOTom Peoria, IL
10/21/14 5:06 pm

Good point, Abo, but totally irrelevant haha ... Obviously Bush was a liability in the '06 midterms. Tons of New England Republicans lost their seats.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/21/14 5:08 pm

How is it irreverent? I was illustrating how what's going on is common for 6 year presidents

chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 5:50 pm

Good for you Ab. I am not a fan of him either

chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 12:17 pm

The best thing he can do for them now is shut up. We would all be better off actually.

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madeit Houston Area
10/21/14 8:57 pm

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

MFDOOM natural selection
10/22/14 6:16 pm

he won't shut up for 2 reasons.

everyone who isn't a delusional liberal thinks he is a nut.

it's his "last" term, so he doesn't have to give a fuck

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/21/14 12:08 pm

No. Their worst enemy is when their own base becomes complacent with the level of freebies that they're getting from the government.

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Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/21/14 2:16 pm

Kentuckians will vote republican and they get more freebies than almost any state. So who's base gets more complacent with freebies?

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/21/14 2:30 pm

Democrat of course. It's the Kentucky democrats that are the cause.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/21/14 2:33 pm

Remember that it's those evil republicans that are always wanting to shut down the gov and starve all the kids, at least that's what the dems always claim.

RINOTom Peoria, IL
10/21/14 5:08 pm

Abo, you have a Democratic governor, a Democratic legislature and quite possibly a Democratic Senator soon ... It's not like KY is this ultra-conservative state like Utah, especially fiscally. It's very CULTURALLY conservative.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/21/14 5:26 pm

While having a democrat governor and house might seem like something to point at, Ky democrats are California conservatives. We had republicans in the US senate since I can remember and have only one democrat congressmen. It's a conservative state

RINOTom Peoria, IL
10/21/14 6:27 pm

Say what you will, your governor has been one of the most aggressive in implementing Obamacare in the country. Just going off of your borders, Tennessee and Indiana are much more fiscally conservative states.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/21/14 6:38 pm

Because our health is the worst in the country and he always refers to it as KYnect, not obamacare. He has criticized Obama more than praises him. If you think Steve beshear is a liberal democrat, you really don't know our governor.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/21/14 6:39 pm

And we aren't fiscally conservative as Tennessee or Indiana because like I said, it's still a strong union state.

RINOTom Peoria, IL
10/21/14 6:59 pm

That's fair, I'm just saying: you can't call a state a solid red state or solid blue state purely on social issues or on how they vote for POTUS. States like WV, KY and AR aren't fiscally conservative. They're culturally conservative and...

RINOTom Peoria, IL
10/21/14 6:59 pm

... socially conservative and fiscally moderate to liberal. As we all know, politics ain't simple.

MJSeals J.D.
10/21/14 11:29 am

If Maryland goes republican Id say yes. Did you see what happened to Obama during a campaign speech here for Democrat Anthony Brown?

hrankta
10/21/14 11:23 am

Lack of turnout will be their biggest problem most likely.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/21/14 10:58 am

No, but voters who hate Obama and associate them with him might be.

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political Georgia
10/21/14 10:59 am

Obama keeps giving the GOP gifts. The GOP will probably return the gift though.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/21/14 11:19 am

Hahaha you could argue it's the media giving those "gifts." But again, a gift only has value if the people concerned think it does.

political Georgia
10/21/14 10:57 am

Now, Obama is saying that all democrats support his policies even if they are distancing themselves from him.

Thank you Obama! It would be really sad if Republicans can't pull this election out, especially with your help:

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EarlyBird Portland
10/21/14 2:16 pm

Stop giving me false hope, poli!

political Georgia
10/21/14 7:43 pm

If I was an owner for a NFL team, I wouldn't want the coach to be a republican campaign manager.