Democrats Ignore Reality And Play Blame Game on Coakley’s Defeat, Even Before the Polls Closed
Olbermann blamed the racists in Mass. Yeah, the ones who voted for Obama.
Team Coakley blamed Obama and the DNC.
Obama blamed everyone except himself.
Congressman Weiner blamed the administration for not having health care passed yet.
Washington (AP) – A few months ago, the question was not who would win Massachusetts’ open Senate seat, but which Democrat. Now it’s which Democrats get blamed for losing it.
Unfriendly fire engulfed the party long before the polls closed Tuesday and Republican Scott Brown had defeated Democrat Martha Coakley. Washington insiders a week earlier began blaming Coakley, while her campaign fired back that national Democrats didn’t help her soon enough.
There wasn’t much somber analysis of what drove independents from Coakley to Brown in the race for the Senate seat once held by Edward M. Kennedy. Democrats were too busy sniping in the classic Washington way: under cover of anonymity.
But President Barack Obama’s senior adviser took precise, public aim at Coakley’s camp as Brown closed in on the prize.
"I think the White House did everything we were asked to do," David Axelrod told reporters before the polls closed Tuesday. "Had we been asked earlier, we would have responded earlier."