Today on MSNBC's Politics Nation, host Al Sharpton previewed a radio interview of President Obama he'll be airing tomorrow, during which he asks the President about Democrats running away from him during the midterm elections. "I also spoke to him about those democratic politicians who haven't embraced him on the campaign trail."
"Haven't embraced him" is one way to put it. Running away from him screaming with their fingers in their ears yelling "la la la" is another way to put it. Obama claims it's not about his feelings, but recently he made sure everyone knew that even though he wasn't on the ballot, his policies certainly are. In this radio interview, he takes that sentiment even further.
Well look, here's the bottom line. We've got a tough map. A lot of the states are contested this time are states that I didn't win. And so some of the candidates there - it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turnout.
The bottom line is though, these are all folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress. They are on the right side of minimum wage. They are on the right side of fair pay. They are on the right side of rebuilding our infrastructure. They're on the right sid eof early childhood education.
So, this isn't about my feelings being hurt. These are folks who are strong allies and supports of me, and you know, I tell them, I said, 'you know what? You do what you need to do to win. I will be responsible for making sure our voters turn out.
You see, Democrat ideologues, there's nothing to worry about. It's not that they don't agree with everything the President is doing. It's just that they're big fat liars. So go ahead and support them, because they dodn't really mean what they say. Sort of like the President didn't mean it when he pretended to be open to compromise. Or when he said you could keep your insurance.
And so on.