(Bloomberg) One of most intriguing storylines to emerge in messy aftermath of the midterm elections is the level of animosity between the White House and the Democratic Senate. Though much Internet ink has been spilled about the dysfunctional relationship between Obama and his Democratic congressional colleagues, those tensions seem to be at an all-time high as Democrats try to sort through the reasons behind their electoral shellacking.
The best tidbit to emerge recently comes from a report in the Washington Post on Nov. 5 where soon-to-be former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s top aide, David Krone, publicly slammed the White House for what he saw as the president’s failure to adequately fundraise for the midterm elections:
At a March 4 Oval Office meeting, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and other Senate leaders pleaded with Obama to transfer millions in party funds and to also help raise money for an outside group. “We were never going to get on the same page,” said David Krone, Reid’s chief of staff. “We were beating our heads against the wall.”