Speed Reads

2014 midterms

Harry Reid's chief of staff on Obama: 'Sometimes the messenger isn't good'

Democrats are picking up the pieces Wednesday morning after getting blown out in the midterm elections. And given that President Obama's low approval rating and his administration's fumbling on a few key issues — the ObamaCare rollout, ISIS, and others — likely dragged down Democratic candidates across the board, some in the party are directing their ire at the White House.

"The president's approval rating is barely 40 percent," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) chief of staff, David Krone, told The Washington Post. "What else more is there to say?"

"I'm sorry," he added. "It doesn't mean that the message was bad, but sometimes the messenger isn't good."