Two weeks after insisting that his policies were on the ballot, President Obama tossed another hot potato to Democrats. The president told Al Sharpton
that the same candidates running away from him "are all folks who vote with me"
and "have supported my agenda."
As Politico's Ben White tweeted, "Obama could speed things up by just showing up at the NRSC and cutting these spots himself."
The DSCC is rightfully panicked that the president's approval numbers have dropped across the board.
The Obama administration’s response to the Ebola virus has been roundly criticized as inept. One of Harry Reid's former advisors told the Washington Post
that the administration's handling of Ebola feeds the "narrative that Democrats don't know how to govern and government is too large."
Meanwhile, Democratic senators and candidates have nothing to offer on the Ebola epidemic.
Several of them, like Kay Hagan
and Jeanne Shaheen
, have flip-flopped. Others are completely silent. Will a single
Democrat on the ballot argue that a partisan Washington lobbyist like Ron Klain is the best choice for White House Ebola Czar?
The administration’s clumsy and slow response to Ebola has exposed Democratic senators and candidates' refusal (or inability) to stand up to President Obama. It also reveals a lack of judgment and independence — even on matters of public health and safety.