This statement, I admit, raised my eyebrow: “One Democratic lawmaker, who asked not to be identified, said Mr. Obama was becoming “poisonous” to the party’s candidates.”
…Becoming? Barack Obama has been losing tight elections for his party since December 2008. Admittedly, back then it was more a case of Obama not wanting to spend any political capital on mere members of Congress, which I am sure was a great comfort to the Georgia and Louisiana candidates who could have used his help; but since then the races where Barack Obama’s presence was a net positive for the Democrats have been darn thin on the ground. And even if you ignore that: well, when your numbers go below 40 on a regular basis you aren’t exactly becoming poisonous. You already are poisonous; it’s just that nobody on your side wants to tell you that, because after all you probably mean well and are trying your best.
Yes. I am laughing at the superior intellect. Despite the best efforts of various sorts to get me to stop, mind you.