Fox News Sunday featured a spirited debate of whether or not the Senate is primed for a Republican takeover in November, with both the RNC chairman Reince Priebus and the DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz taking part in the discussion.
Wasserman Schultz claimed that the Senate would be held by Democrats, because voters are going to ask themselves “who has my back?”
Priebus responded thusly:
“Debbie, you guys are losing everywhere first of all. And the President hasn’t had anybody’s back. He hasn’t even had your back. And so I don’t know whose back these Democrats have, but it’s not the American people’s back.”
Watch the cutting rebuttal below …
Jazz Shaw at Hot Air writes that “Reince Preibus came back with an unscripted moment which will go down as one of the highlights of the election season.”
Indeed, a Politico report in September indicated that Wasserman Schultz was viewed unfavorably by the White House and a good portion of the colleagues who are supposed to have her back.
BizPac Review described it in slightly more colorful detail:
(The report) “relegated Wasserman Schultz to the role of rope-hanger groupie, a sad, embarrassing spectacle of a woman who pestered President Obama, wanted the party to pick up the tab for her outfits and abused the job by hitting up donors for contributions to her own campaign while she was supposed to be shilling for the national party.”
An ad released by Obama For America in 2012 featured the phrase “We’ve got your back” several times, but was criticized for being targeted toward the black community through stereotypes. It was also referred to as “more of a statement of hope than one of fact.”
Tell us – Has the President had your back since taking office?