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President Obama under attack — from Democrats
By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 9/15/11 8:58 AM EDT Updated: 9/15/11 12:34 PM EDT
It’s open season on President Barack Obama — and that’s just from members of his own party.
With frustration and disappointment mounting from stinging defeats in Tuesday’s two special elections and over Obama’s jobs plan, the media is filled on Thursday with Democrats on the record publicly questioning and doubting the president and some of his policies, and a few even unleashing biting criticism.
Former Texas Rep. Martin Frost told the Wall Street Journal that the Republicans’ decisive victories in New York and Nevada on Tuesday make it clear that Obama needs “to get it together.”
“There was somewhat of a desire to send Obama a message that they were unhappy with the state of the economy…that he’s got to get it together, and we have to get something done here,” said Martin, who once ran the House Democrats re-election committee.
Rep. Eliot Engel, a Bronx Democrat, offered his harsh take on the party’s loss in the New York special, focusing his attack on the president’s stance on Israel.