While Obama Spends The Week Partying, Democrats Run From Own Party

It’s nice to be the king

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have a packed social schedule this week, with two major galas and a reception for college athletes.

On Wednesday the First Couple will don black tie for the annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala, one of the more entertaining political galas of the Washington fall season.

Hopefully the Obamas get some rest Thursday or Friday, because they will be back in formalwear on Saturday night for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) annual Phoenix Awards dinner. The dinner will mark the culmination of the foundation’s 40th Annual Legislative Conference.

Also mentioned in the story was a reception for collegiate athletes on Monday, which shouldn’t be a problem for anyone. But, I doubt Obama will get much rest on Thursday, as he travels to Connecticut for DNC and Richard Blumenthal campaign events. Finally, on Friday, he actually has meetings at the White House. And while all that is going on, the New York Times tells us the story of three Democrats, culminating with

The advertisements from these three vulnerable Democrats offer a window into the party’s strategy to try to keep control of the House in November at a moment when Republicans and their allies are substantially outspending Democrats and their backers.

Two years after arriving in Washington on a message of hope and change, Democratic candidates are not extolling their party’s accomplishments, but rather distancing themselves from their party’s agenda.

They furthermore do not want to be linked with President Obama, who is the proverbial broken mirror. I wonder if Democrats are wearing garlic to keep him away?

But, if you thought the Times would really stick with the subject, sorry, wrong. After the first six paragraphs, it turns into one more about Republicans outspending Dems, and how mean that is (cough Obama 2008 spending cough), leading to this humorous bit

The images of Mr. Obama and Ms. Pelosi appear with more frequency than those of any other political figures – but nearly always in Republican advertisements. They have been mentioned so many times that in their advertising some Democrats have started calling out their Republican rivals, including Representative Roy Blunt of Missouri, who is running for the Senate.

“Congressman Roy Blunt seems to think he’s running for the Senate against Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi,” says Robin Carnahan, the Democratic candidate, standing in the middle of a cow lot on her farm. “Hey Roy, you’re running against me!”

?????? Obama ran against Bush 43, who was not running, and is still campaigning against him. But, hey, you won’t find the images of Pelosi or Obama in many Carnahan’s ads. And Carnahan has actually skipped Obama visits this year. And the ad mentioned above? Carnahan fails to mention that she supports Obama’s agenda. Funny that.

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