So much for that strategery

Via Hot Air:

White House works to quell Dem dissent

Senior administration officials met with Senate Democrats for an hour and a half on Thursday to answer their complaints about President Obama’s jobs bill.

Democratic lawmakers voiced objections to several of the president’s proposals to pay for the $447 billion stimulus package, including an elimination of tax breaks for the oil-and-gas industry.

David Plouffe, a senior adviser to the president, acknowledged after a marathon meeting in the Senate’s Mansfield Room that not all Democrats are sold on the plan.

Plouffe said officials hope to “convince the American people this is the right way to go to create jobs [and] convince as many Democrats here as we can.”


Obama’s plans to pay for the jobs bill, which he unveiled this week, met a cool reception from some Senate Democrats.


Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday morning that Obama should abandon his jobs plan, given bipartisan opposition.

“The White House probably expected stronger support from Democrats than it’s gotten so far,” McConnell said. “After all, this bill’s top selling point, according to the president, was both parties should like it. Yet, so far, the only thing both parties in Congress seem to agree on is that there’s got to be a better way.

“It seemed like the only Democrats who were even willing to talk about it here on Capitol Hill were tearing it apart,” he said.

The real plan was to propose a bunch of stuff that sounded good but that Republicans would never vote for. That way Obama could run for reelection blaming them for obstructing a recovery.

Looks like Democrats are realizing those aren’t coat-tails attached to Obama, they’re anchor chains.

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18 Responses to So much for that strategery

  1. votermom says:

    Where’s the love?

  2. Looks like Democrats are realizing those aren’t coat-tails attached to Obama, they’re anchor chains.

    LOVE IT!

  3. Mary says:

    So, the next time The One is speechifying, implying that those eeeevil Repubs are blocking him, let’s all remember that the blocking is bipartisan, and that Dems don’t like his plan either.

    NYT editorial today is bashing Dems who aren’t supporting this President in passing the plan, complete, as is.

    I say, tough titty.

  4. DandyTiger says:

    Clearly the Dems in congress are racists.

  5. ralphb says:

    Shelby Fluffy strikes again… 🙂

  6. ralphb says:

    Top Dem: Obama Plans to Run Against Bush Again in 2012

    From reading the article, this isn’t a horrible general election strategery. It has some chance of working.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Obama has always said Bush left such a big mess he’ll need two terms to clean it up. How’s the first term going? 😉

      I’m starting to feel I want to see Perry debate him just to go cowboy on his ass. (if Sarah doesn’t jump in, she knows how to field dress a donkey!)

    • votermom says:

      How does that work? He applied for the job of cleaning up W’s mess. If he can’t do it he should quit and give us a full refund.

      • ralphb says:

        The only way I can see it working is if he can convince people that Bush had 8 yrs to screw it up and it’ll take more than 3 to fix it. To some degree, that’s true but he isn’t doing anything to fix it.

        It has a chance to work only on those who are not paying attention. I don’t know what percentage that is now. ???

        I would like a full refund myself.

  7. HELENK says:

    this story made me laugh
    backtrack is running around screaming ” if you love me pass my bill”
    Reid brings a bill about bike paths to the floor of the senate.
    I guess Reid doesn’t love backtrack anymore
    Priorities, Priorities

    unemployment needs to start in DC asap

  8. Three Wickets says:

    In ThinkProgress. Gov. McDonnell: When Perry Says ‘Ponzi Scheme’ He Means ‘Preserve This Valuable Safety Program’

    MCDONNELL: I think what he was trying to say and what all the Republicans were trying to say is to be honest with the people and say if you want to preserve this valuable safety program for our senior citizens for our future generations, we’ve go to reform it.

  9. ralphb says:

    Oopsie Rick Perry vs. Rick Perry in Iowa

    Tea Partier talk show host unimpressed with his truthiness.

    On Friday morning, our very own Rebekah Maxwell got an opportunity to do something few in the media have had the chance to do at one of Rick Perry’s presidential campaign stops — ask him a serious question about his own record.

    Given Perry’s answer, it calls into question either Perry’s truthfulness or whether or not he even knows his own record.

    More WPRM?

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