[Ed. – The beast is devouring its own tail.]
Sen. Harry Reid’s chief of staff openly criticized President Barack Obama, suggesting he was largely responsible for heavy Democratic losses in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
“I don’t think that the political team at the White House truly was up to speed and up to par doing what needed to get done,” David Krone, Reid’s chief of staff, told the Washington Post in a story published late Tuesday.
Krone described a March 4 meeting in the Oval Office where Senate leaders pleaded with Obama to fundraise for an outside group, as well as transfer them millions in party funds, to help Democrats in the midterms.
“We were never going to get on the same page,” he told the Post. “We were beating our heads against the wall.”
According to the Post, tension between Senate leaders and the White House extended beyond fundraising dollars. Democrats felt they were paying the price for Obama’s glitch-ridden rollout of HealthCare.gov, his handling of the Islamic State and, most recently, Ebola.