Jon Stewart makes a very good point about Democrats who thought it was smart to distance themselves from the president. Who in the world would ever think that was a good idea? And why did Obama play along with it? Distancing themselves from Obama seems to have made the Democratic loss far worse.
If there is one message that the Democrats should take home from this election disaster is that they have to support each other. Throwing Obama under a bus was complete chicken-shit. With the Republicans attacking Obama right and left, they should have taken a cue from Paul Krugman and pointed out Obama’s successes, along with the total lack of ideas coming from the Republicans, especially on healthcare, financial reform, immigration, education, climate change, the environment, social issues, and economic growth.