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Hey, Earnest: Are ANY Democrats Digging Obama These Days?

Asked on Monday whether he could identify any Democrats who have campaigned with President Obama during this election cycle, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was only able to come up with two measly names: Al Franken and Gary Peters. Impressive!

The question came from ABC’s Jon Karl. “We are eight days out from midterm elections that could be highly consequential for this president,” Karl pointed out. “Why is [Obama] here without any public schedule at the White House? Why did he spend the entire weekend completely outside of public view? How come he is not out campaigning with and for Democratic candidates in these races?

Those who are interested in seeing the president campaigning will have ample opportunity to do so over the course of this week,” responded Earnest. “There are so many stops that I have to look up exactly where the president’s traveling … I think any examination of the president’s schedule would indicate a serious commitment to supporting Democratic candidates on the ballot.”

Prodded for examples of specific candidates, it was at that point that Mr. Earnest highlighted Obama’s campaign events with Franken and Peters. Because, you know when you think of prominent Democrats, those two names always have top-of-mind awareness.

You don’t agree the president’s been considered politically toxic to many of those Democrats running?” asked Karl.

Earnest did not agree.

Reports that Obama has locked himself in his bedroom and is weeping over his unpopularity among his own party have gone unconfirmed. Others may have given up on him, but the president is believed to still love himself profusely.

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Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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