Skip to comments.Obama plans campaign more to pressure Republicans in Congress rather than win their loyalty,
Posted on 02/15/2009 8:20:36 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama plans to travel and campaign more to pressure Republicans in Congress rather than trying to win their loyalty, sources say.
Now that a mammoth, $787 billion economic stimulus bill has been approved virtually without Republican support, White House advisers have determined that Capitol Hill horse-trading with GOP opponents wasn't successful and that Obama should instead tap his immense popularity and public salesmanship skills to push legislation in the future, the Washington publication Politico reported Saturday.
"We've got to get him out of that White House," a unnamed top White House adviser said, listing "some very valuable lessons" learned from the stimulus fight. "He's happier, he's better, he's more effective. The inside game is important, but it's actually not where the success of his presidency is going to come."
Obama plans to use the tactic in upcoming pushes to pass New Deal-style plans to rescue struggling homeowners and rewrite regulations on the financial markets, plus a budget proposal that lays the groundwork for sweeping healthcare reform, Politico said.
U.S. President Barack Obama plans to travel and campaign more to pressure Republicans in Congress rather than trying to win their loyalty, sources say.
Actual title was too big.
“Immense popularity.” What a crock.
Time to organise protest rallies to confront Jugears everywhere he goes. C’mon conservatives, it’s time to start taking one for the team and giving up your precious time, if even just a little.
May he rot in hell for the damage he is going to cause to this country.
“We’ve got to get him out of that White House,” a unnamed top White House adviser said,...”
At least they agree with us here at FR. Get ‘im out.
Politicians and their advisers are an untrustworthy lot.
I intend to stay in daily contact with my two Senators to let them know that there are still Americans out here.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
What stimulus “fight”??
Let 0bama see what he can manage solely with his ‘immense popularity’. But Republicans have to make sure they are heard by the people.
BTW, I thought he wanted IN the White House.
What horse trading? Pelosi, Reid and their close advisors wrote the bill. All the Republicans got was a nice meal with Obama and pressure to support the Dems' bill. What trading was there?
Goodness, that's the exact same thing I say to myself all the time.
LOL less than two weeks and he and whatsername “escaped”. Couldn’t take the pressure apparently.
Works both ways. When he pushes unpopular stuff it will also take a toll on him.
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