This strikes me as pretty rich. He’s asking the same “scorched earth” groups who got him elected to stop engaging in personal attacks … but only against Democrats. They can engage in the politics of personal destruction against Republicans as usual.
I’m sure he wants to pretend to be above it all now that these Democrats have gotten “the message” loud and clear from these various hate groups. A more accurate headline would be:
Obama Urges Democratic Groups to Stop Attacks Against Democrats