Democrats in Disarray!

 

No matter the story of the day or the D.C. political climate, journalists love one storyline above all others: “Republicans in Disarray.” This evergreen trope works with every shift in the news cycle:

  • Tea Party Loses Big, GOP in Disarray
  • Tea Party Wins Big, GOP in Disarray
  • Tea Party Future Uncertain, GOP in Disarray

A much rarer beast is the “Democrats in Disarray” story. Or it was until the Obamacare train rolled out of the station, tipped off the tracks then exploded, sparking fires at the nearby fertilizer and fireworks factories. Today The Hill published my favorite DiD story yet, chock full of disgruntled aides, anonymous quotes and censored profanity. Revel in a few excerpts, won’t you?

President Obama’s relationship with congressional Democrats has worsened to an unprecedented low, Democratic aides say.

“Here we are, we’re supposed to be selling this to people, and it’s all screwed up,” one chief of staff ranted. “This either gets fixed or this could be the demise of the Democratic Party.

“It’s probably the worst I’ve ever seen it,” the aide said of the recent mood on Capitol Hill. “It’s bad. It’s really bad.”

“There’s been an increase in frustration because people feel like they are continuing to be blindsided.”

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“Is he even more unpopular than George W. Bush? I think that’s already happened,” said one Democratic chief of staff.

“The only way he can really make it up to us is by fixing this [expletive],” one Democratic House aide said.

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Smarter folks than I can determine the best parliamentary tactics to exploit the situation or how it will affect the middle-aged female Asian immigrant turnout in CA-37. But don’t forget to take a few minutes to just look at the spectacle and mouth WOW.

There are 23 comments.

  1. BrentB67 Inactive

    Democrats in Disarray.

    No need to worry, they are opposed by republicans. All will be fine.

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    • November 21, 2013, at 1:28 AM PDT
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  2. Western Chauvinist Member
    BrentB67: Democrats in Disarray.

    No need to worry, they are opposed by republicans. All will be fine.

    No, Brent. The Democrats are opposed by the truth! Truth has a way of winning out, in the end.

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    • November 21, 2013, at 1:41 AM PDT
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  3. Percival Thatcher

    The truly sad thing is that there will be fewer slots for Democratic aides on the Hill after the 2014 election. The surplus will at that point have to sign up for Obamacare, from which they are currently exempt.

    Did I say “sad?” Should have been “delicious.”

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    • November 21, 2013, at 1:53 AM PDT
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  4. SteveSc Member
    Dan Hanson: Just wait a few years until Obama is gone and there’s no need to protect him anymore. The ‘insider’ memoirs are going to be astounding. · 1 hour ago

    Already started. Read this. I know it’s politico, but well worth the read.

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/11/locked-in-the-cabinet-99374.html

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    • November 21, 2013, at 1:59 AM PDT
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  5. BrentB67 Inactive
    Western Chauvinist
    BrentB67: Democrats in Disarray.

    No need to worry, they are opposed by republicans. All will be fine.

    No, Brent. The Democrats are opposed by the truth! Truth has a way of winning out, in the end. · 56 minutes ago

    I hope you are right Western. I haven’t seen a democrat afflicted by the truth before, but if you say there is a first time for everything I believe it.

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    • November 21, 2013, at 2:42 AM PDT
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  6. BrentB67 Inactive
    SteveSc
    Dan Hanson: Just wait a few years until Obama is gone and there’s no need to protect him anymore. The ‘insider’ memoirs are going to be astounding. · 1 hour ago

    Already started. Read this. I know it’s politico, but well worth the read.

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/11/locked-in-the-cabinet-99374.html · 48 minutes ago

    Edited 36 minutes ago

    Their new Magazine appears a cut above their daily hack reporting. I enjoyed that article.

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    • November 21, 2013, at 2:49 AM PDT
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  7. Nick Stuart Inactive

    Schadenfreudelicious

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    • November 21, 2013, at 6:08 AM PDT
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  8. Paul Erickson Member

    “The White House hasn’t indicated just how much Obama will help campaign for those who are up for reelection next year.”

    Guffaw! The only way he could help their campaigns would be to resign.

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    • November 21, 2013, at 8:30 AM PDT
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  9. Dan Hanson Thatcher

    Just wait a few years until Obama is gone and there’s no need to protect him anymore. The ‘insider’ memoirs are going to be astounding. 

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    • November 21, 2013, at 12:05 PM PDT
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  10. Jerry the Bastage Inactive

    Democrats in disarray, United States hopeful.

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    • November 21, 2013, at 12:07 PM PDT
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  11. Marion Evans Inactive

    “the Obamacare train rolled out of the station, tipped off the tracks then exploded”

    This really exposes the whole BS about politicians who sell dreams and illusions of changing the world. The ‘transformational figure’ can’t even make a website work. How about we start by solving that, and very gradually work our way up to solving the Middle East?

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    • November 21, 2013, at 12:11 PM PDT
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  12. Jerry the Bastage Inactive

    The most entertaining part is the Obama administration feverishly straightening out the bent cow catcher while doing their best to obscure the fact that every wheel on every car is square.

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    • November 21, 2013, at 12:22 PM PDT
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  13. Profile Photo Member

    I’ve been thinking about this. We’ve spent a lot of time attacking Democratic politicians, which is good and important. But I think we are also missing an opportunity to open a front against the MSM. The Right has been saying from the very beginning Obama couldn’t manage a popsicle stand and after all these years, the press is only beginning, still pretty slowly, to wake up to that fact. That is a catastrophic error on the part of the press and they would not be allowed to act like bystanders as all this is happening. Individual reporters should be called out by name for their failings. (I don’t mean the MSNBCers. I mean the ones pretending to be objective.)

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    • November 21, 2013, at 12:36 PM PDT
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  14. Done Contributor

    Want proof that this isn’t going to get better for them?

    But the senior officials say the most important thing the White House can do right now is to get the implementation of the healthcare law right. The feeling in the West Wing corridors lately is that once the rollout is fixed, the public will see all the positives behind ObamaCare.

    “The policy will take care of the politics,” one senior administration official said.

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    • November 21, 2013, at 12:40 PM PDT
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  15. Peter Robinson Founder

    Beautiful.

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    • November 21, 2013, at 12:49 PM PDT
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  16. Solon Inactive

    We need public figures with names, not just ‘aides’ and ‘chiefs of staff’, to go on record criticizing President Obama. That hasn’t really happened yet. I hope Bill Clinton opened that door. 

    The MSM can’t help themselves but to make it about mocking Republicans. This Saturday Night Live clip finally really makes fun of Obama in a stinging way …. but watch till then end. They get a jab in at the Tea Party. They just can’t help themselves. 

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    • November 21, 2013, at 12:49 PM PDT
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  17. Dan Hanson Thatcher
    Quinn the Eskimo: I’ve been thinking about this. We’ve spent a lot of time attacking Democratic politicians, which is good and important. But I think we are also missing an opportunity to open a front against the MSM.

    Absolutely. I’m already getting tired of reporters acting shocked by all these revelations, when those same reporters were completely ignoring all the warnings many on the right were screaming from the rooftops for years before.

    None of this would have happened if the media had taken its oversight role seriously when it mattered. Now that the failures are obvious, they’re all jumping on the bandwagon in hope that we’ll forget their complicity in covering for this administration when they should have been asking hard questions.

    Democrats in the House and Senate are doing the same thing. They’re acting all incredulous that this could have happened when they all knew it was coming, or should have. This is especially true for the insurance cancellations – Democrats who drafted this monstrosity have no right to act shocked about their constituents losing their coverage, since they wrote it into the bill. They knew Obama was lying, and said nothing.

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    • November 21, 2013, at 12:55 PM PDT
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  18. Solon Inactive
    BrentB67: Democrats in Disarray.

    No need to worry, they are opposed by republicans. All will be fine. · 23 hours ago

    I am still afraid Republicans will blow this. I am scarred by the 47% thing, and the senator that said raped women could get rid of the fetus, etc. etc. I saw that a Republican from Florida got busted in a cocaine deal, for example.

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    • November 22, 2013, at 1:34 AM PDT
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