Skip to comments.The President is 'keeping score' (Chicago thug politics is alive and well in the White House)
Posted on 04/01/2009 8:37:16 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
"Don't think we're not keeping score, brother." 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.
A few weeks ago, Mr. DeFazio voted against the administration's stimulus bill. 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. 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.
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. And robocalls are urging voters in key districts to pressure their congressman to get in line.
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Thug. Bully. Beast.
We are ALL keeping score you little punk.
I hope he keeps it up. Congress has always had an uneasy relationship with the Executive, and right now they’re getting along too well. A little bad blood like Clinton had with the Democrats in Congress would be nice.
Sounds like there are a few Democrats who could use and deserve a thanks for their votes on the stimulus. [Did my hands really type those words?] Divide and conquer, you now.
Where is the GOP leadership? Obama and the dims are on the ropes...it just hasn't crystallized in the minds of the greater electorate yet.
The train is now moving in OUR direction.
I wonder if President Unicorn realizes that the public is keeping score also??
Bingo. These autocrats have no idea how thin the ice is getting.
What good is power if you’re just a big baby about it?
The official Republican Party stance is not to criticize Obama in any way, shape, or form.
No, I'm not making this up.
“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.”
Hmmmmmm could be this will backfire on the WH. Seems to me the reason these targeted Dems would be skeptical is their constituency is. These people want to be reelected.
Bring on the Robo-calls to those constituents Americans United.
That’s nice, Bacrock. I also keep score, and I’m just getting warmed up, punk.
Talk about urinating in your own Wheaties. Pete DeFazio is one of the most liberal dudes in Congress and is relatively senior. I don’t know what his motivations were for voting against the stimulus, but DeFazio will definitely be in the TOTUS’ column for the vast majority of votes.
"Hey, we got your score right here ya figlio di puttana."
DeFazio voted no since he didn’t think it went far enough. Amazing.
Pray for America and Our Troops
Hmm, sounds like a threat to me, old zeroooo.