Accuracy in Media

Huffington Post senior politics editor Sam Stein told MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday morning that President Barack Obama deserves much of the blame for large Democratic Party losses across the country during the course of his presidency.

Stein was commenting on remarks Obama made in an interview with his former senior adviser, David Axelrod, earlier this week.

“This was as much a dig against Clinton as it was Trump from President Obama,” Stein said. “To a certain extent, you have to say, okay, the Democrats may be over-analyzing the loss a tiny bit because they ended up with 2.8 million more votes for their candidate.”

Stein then said what the liberal media is loathe to admit about Obama:

“But then on the other hand, 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?

He leaves them in a much worse position. The states are decimated, they lost control of the House and the Senate, the governorships are decimated.

Maybe he is a gifted candidate; he won election twice by substantial margins. But his legacy as a politician is a bit muddied by all that.”

That legacy includes the loss of nine Senate seats, 62 House seats, 12 governorships and a whopping 958 state legislative seats, which has sent the Democratic Party to depths that will take years, if not decades, to recover from.

 




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Comments

  • bill dollar

    Recovery?It is only going to get better with every passing day, week, month,year,and DECADE for the America First Party , the Party of TRUMP!!! ….WATCH!

  • boldaq

    Obama has willfully and methodically did as much damage to the U.S. as he possibly could. He created chaos and genocide in the Mid East then sat back and watched it burn. This monster belongs in Gitmo more than any devil he turned loose.

  • bill, u r absolutely correct. obama reminds me of diaper too contaminated to put into the garbage.

  • The Sleep of Reason

    Now that Democrats have embraced a neocon foreign policy, there is no way I would vote for them.