it just reminds me that no election has really gone quite as expected since Reagan-Mondale 1984. With expectations this high, one Iowa loss and Hillary suffers an awful weeklong news cycle that can seriously put a dent in her already paper-thin armor.
Ironic that you point to a National Review article, then start talking like you're some time of liberal purist about DINOs and the DLC. Seriously, if you think Obama is in bed with that crowd, I feel sorry for you.
You COULD have pointed out that Obama has never said any such thing, and clearly has a different style, approach, and set of values than does the person who originally uttered those words, but that would do great harm to the 'point' you tried to make, wouldn't it?
Hard to know how long it takes that many troops to leave a country unless you've personally done it before. We don't have the ability to pull out overnight even if we wanted to. Once again, Obama tells the truth, and someone distorts it for political gain.
And no doubt about it, if Obama were NOT giving money to candidates around the country, there would be plenty of hit pieces just like this one, only accusing him of not stepping up to help Democrats get elected.
If you don't actually pay attention to what Obama is saying, and are only capable of seeing things in the most dumbed-down form(the way many Republicans do), then I suppose it is possible to draw the conclusion that you have.