Huffington Post journalist Sam Stein appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program on Wednesday and made a statement that although true, few of his comrades are willing to admit. Barack Obama has destroyed the democratic party. The party has lost nearly 1,100 seats in the federal and state elections and his personal record is putrid at best. Remember in 2009, there were 4 races of consequence. Three lost and one won. The only candidate to win was also the only one Obama didn’t campaign for. His record hasn’t gotten any better.
This was as much a dig against [Democratic nominee Hillary] Clinton as it was Trump from President Obama, and you know, to a certain extent, you have to say OK, the Democrats are maybe overanalyzing their loss a tiny bit because they did end up with 2.9 or 2.8 million more votes for their candidate — it was 80,000 in three states that really cost her.
But then on the other hand, you look at the destruction of the Democratic Party under Barack Obama’s leadership and you have to wonder, you know, what was the political — what were the electoral benefits that he gave to the party?
He leaves them under a much worse position — the states are decimated, they lost control of the House and the Senate, the governorships are decimated. So yeah, he is obviously a gifted candidate. He did won [sic] election twice by substantial margins, but you know, his legacy as a politician is a bit muddied by all of that.