Thursday, April 02, 2009

We're keeping score

Karl Rove Says Barack Obama Has Moved Chicago Politics to the White House - WSJ.com reported "Don't think we're not keeping score, brother."
So are the American People, and you have struck out many times.
That's what President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio in a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, according to the Associated Press.
Obama does not have enough opposition from the Republicans, now he is targeting Dems.
A few weeks ago, Mr. DeFazio voted against the administration's stimulus bill.
Good for him.
The comment from Mr. Obama was a presidential rebuke and part of a new, hard-nosed push by the White House to pressure Congress to adopt the president's budget. He has mobilized outside groups and enlisted forces still in place from the Obama campaign.

Senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett and her chief of staff, Michael Strautmanis, are in regular contact with MoveOn.Org, Americans United for Change and other liberal interest groups. Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina has collaborated with Americans United for Change on strategy and even ad copy.
Is that legal?
Ms. Jarrett invited leaders of the liberal interest groups to a White House social event with the president and first lady to kick off the lobbying campaign.

Its targets were initially Republicans, as team Obama ran ads depicting the GOP as the "party of no." But now the fire is being trained on Democrats worried about runaway spending.
We are all worried.
Americans United is going after Democrats who are skeptical of Mr. Obama's plans to double the national debt in five years and nearly triple it in 10. The White House is taking aim at lawmakers in 12 states, including Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad, Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. MoveOn.Org is running ads aimed at 10 moderate Senate and House Democrats.
That should make it easier for Republicans to take their seats in 2010.
And robocalls are urging voters in key districts to pressure their congressman to get in line.

2 comments:

Democracy Lover said...

Like Republicans haven't been pressured to get in line. Republicans in the House vote in absolutely 100% lockstep - so much for independent thought.

The Americans voted for Democrats because they want Democratic Party policies to become law. If conservative Democrats are blocking that legislation or causing it to be watered down to get their support, the party better get on the right side of the issue because the voters have had it with conservative rule.

Don Singleton said...

Like Republicans haven't been pressured to get in line.

Some RINOs, perhaps, but most realize what a disaster Obama is

Republicans in the House vote in absolutely 100% lockstep - so much for independent thought.

They just know what is good for the country. And it isn't socialism.

The Americans voted for Democrats because they want Democratic Party policies to become law.

You are insane. They voted for Dems because the Republicans acted like Dems, and they wanted to get rid of them.

If conservative Democrats are blocking that legislation or causing it to be watered down to get their support, the party better get on the right side of the issue because the voters have had it with conservative rule.

You are insane.