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Creepy, revealing quote from White House staffer
Salon ^ | 7/2/09 | Glenn Greenwald

Posted on 07/02/2009 11:37:19 AM PDT by Nachum

Jane Hamsher details the extremely aggressive tactics the White House and House leadership used to coerce liberal environmentalist members to vote for the cap-and-trade bill despite their belief that it helped polluters more than it did anything else (and remember their ability to do that the next time they claim that a bill they ostensibly support simply couldn't pass because it lacked the necessary votes). Jane quotes from a Politico article reporting on White House anger towards environmentalist Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett, due to an impassioned floor speech he gave arguing that the bill was so industry-friendly that it would do more harm than good. That article contains this quote:

(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; creepy; doggett; quote; revealing; staffer
Everytime I post this stuff, I think that things just can't get worse...
1 posted on 07/02/2009 11:37:19 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 07/02/2009 11:37:46 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

It’s funny to read their comments. They are disillusioned with his tactics from the Left!! One comment was “Just who the [leftist-blog-accepting f-word] does Obama think elected him??”

Rolling, floor, laughing.


3 posted on 07/02/2009 11:41:13 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Excerpt:

Jane Hamsher details the extremely aggressive tactics the White House and House leadership used to coerce liberal environmentalist members to vote for the cap-and-trade bill despite their belief that it helped polluters more than it did anything else (and remember their ability to do that the next time they claim that a bill they ostensibly support simply couldn't pass because it lacked the necessary votes).

Jane quotes from a Politico article reporting on White House anger towards environmentalist Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett, due to an impassioned floor speech he gave arguing that the bill was so industry-friendly that it would do more harm than good. That article contains this quote:

The White House is smoking mad at Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), who says he's voting against the climate bill — despite the lobbying of the entire First Family in the Oval Office last night.

If the bill goes down, Obama won't forget Doggett's role, Democrats say.

It's "stunning that he would ignore the wishes not just of his president, but of his constituents and the country,” said an administration official...

4 posted on 07/02/2009 11:44:03 AM PDT by nutmeg (Sarah and Todd Palin and the Deadliest Catch captains should run this country)
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To: Nachum

This administration defines creepy.


5 posted on 07/02/2009 11:44:58 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Cut n Shoot Texas: Mayberry for rednecks)
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To: Nachum

Chicago Politics as Usual Ping!


6 posted on 07/02/2009 11:45:16 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Nachum
— despite the lobbying of the entire First Family in the Oval Office last night.

That one is pretty creepy if you asked me.

7 posted on 07/02/2009 11:46:27 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Nachum

Isn’t this just hardball? I think all presidents must do this even though his threats may be worse.


8 posted on 07/02/2009 11:46:47 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: Nachum
If the bill goes down, Obama won't forget Doggett's role, Democrats say.

It's "stunning that he would ignore the wishes not just of his president, but of his constituents and the country,” said an administration official.

Even the "progressives" are feeling the heat of The Annointed One's dictatorial tendencies.

When they voted for a socialist tyrant, what did they expect?

9 posted on 07/02/2009 11:48:14 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Nachum

I thought he voted for cap and trade tax.


10 posted on 07/02/2009 11:48:52 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Nachum
Everytime I post this stuff, I think that things just can't get worse...

Never say never........... :-(

11 posted on 07/02/2009 11:49:00 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (It is impossible to convince someone of facts or truth if they don't want to believe it.)
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To: Nachum
The money quote:
If the bill goes down, Obama won't forget Doggett's role, Democrats say.

It's "stunning that he would ignore the wishes not just of his president, but of his constituents and the country,” said an administration official.


12 posted on 07/02/2009 11:49:21 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Luther's phrase "faith alone" is true, if it is not opposed to faith in charity, in love" - BXVI)
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To: Nachum

White House Chicago dirty politics as usual.


13 posted on 07/02/2009 11:49:36 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Nachum

Of course, BO and his enforcers knew that this squishy little lib from Austin, Lloyd Doggett, would fold like a cheap umbrella. He did not disappoint them. Now he posts on his laughable website that he voted “yes” in order to “improve the bill.” He counts on the abject ignorance of the Austin/UT crowd who doesn’t know that the bill goes to the Senate now with no such “improvements.” All Dog-face Doggett did was to cave to BO and his lobbyist friends at GE and Goldman Sachs.


14 posted on 07/02/2009 11:52:21 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Alex Murphy

“the wishes not just of his president”

In Germany, Furhrer, and Chancellor were normal words. Like president is to us. Obama is a despotic thug.


15 posted on 07/02/2009 11:52:35 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: Nachum
Note to General Petreaus:

Lead by example, sir...

as demonstrated by recent events....

16 posted on 07/02/2009 11:52:43 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: Yaelle

That article contains this quote:

The White House is smoking mad at Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), who says he’s voting against the climate bill — despite the lobbying of the entire First Family in the Oval Office last night.

If the bill goes down, Obama won’t forget Doggett’s role, Democrats say.

It’s “stunning that he would ignore the wishes not just of his president, but of his constituents and the country,” said an administration official.

This has become an emerging theme among both the White House and House leadership: that progressive members of Congress have an obligation to carry out “the wishes of the President” even when they disagree (now, apparently, it’s “stunning” when they defy his dictates). That was the same subservient mentality that led House Democrats who admitted they opposed the war supplemental spending and/or the foreign bank bailout to nonetheless vote for the bill: because they President favored it. The duty of Congress is not to obey the wishes of the President.

Note, too, that the sort of bullying tactics that were used for the war supplemental bill and now for the cap-and-trade bill are only directed towards the House progressives who want legislation to be less beholden to corporate donors; those tactics are never invoked against Blue Dogs who play a vital role in impeding progressive legislation and thus supply the perfect excuse for Democratic leaders as to why such legislation does not pass. Let’s see if these tactics are used against Blue Dogs who impede a public option for health care, the repeal of DOMA and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and various issues relating to the closing of Guantanamo. Will we hear condemnations from Rahm Emanuel’s underlings about how stunning and outrageous it is that conservative Democrats are “ignoring the wishes of the President?”

Wow. I never thought I would see something like this covered in salon.


17 posted on 07/02/2009 11:52:56 AM PDT by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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To: cajungirl

e.g., Tom Tancredo.


18 posted on 07/02/2009 11:53:43 AM PDT by Betis70 (Keep working serf, Zero's in charge)
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To: Yaelle
I like the one that says that the President is their boss as if their representation of the people who elected them is secondary to what the “boss” wants.

People are so uninformed that they don't even realize these are two of the three separate but equal branches of the federal government. It isn't a hierarchy that you can turn into an oligarchy, though Obama thinks it is.

19 posted on 07/02/2009 11:54:08 AM PDT by auntyfemenist (Fetch the royal iPod...no, really!)
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To: Nachum

Rules for Radicals. They playbook has been gathering dust on your local library shelf for more than forty years.


20 posted on 07/02/2009 11:54:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Texas resident
This administration defines creepy.

Look in the dictionary under 'creepy' and you'll see his picture.

21 posted on 07/02/2009 11:55:27 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

“Eithuh yuh vote iz gonna be on dat bill...or yer brains. It’s an offuh yuh can’t refuse.”


22 posted on 07/02/2009 11:57:40 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum

How can anyone be surprised that he wants to re-install a treasonous would-be dictator in Honduras? 0bama is a Chavista Marxist from his jug ears right down to his toothpick ankles.


23 posted on 07/02/2009 12:03:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Nachum

Some day, you’ll be right.


24 posted on 07/02/2009 12:05:36 PM PDT by Monkey Face (RUN, SARAH, RUN! ~~ [Borrowed from redhead])
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To: Chickensoup

The Salon is a creepy left wing . . . (words fail me) who ae pissed that the cap and trade bill passed because (they believe) that it is not harsh enough against industry. They are not crying because they are opposed to Cap and Trade.


25 posted on 07/02/2009 12:08:06 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: Nachum
Carbon Credits = Permits to Pollute (and a better source of revenue than a speed trap)

Even a cave man would understand that. I guess it's beyond a DUmmie though.

26 posted on 07/02/2009 12:09:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: jennyjenny

Same here...has he got the dang kids in there sprouting a tear to get people to do what daddy wants??


27 posted on 07/02/2009 12:17:13 PM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: Nachum

Jane Hamsher is Leftist scum.


28 posted on 07/02/2009 12:18:40 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 07/02/2009 1:11:56 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Nachum
Nice [select from list: family; teeth; job; house; business;] you have there... Wouldn't want anything bad to happen to it, would you?

Not only do we have a dangerous idiot in the White House, but we also have a common street thug as well...

30 posted on 07/02/2009 1:23:46 PM PDT by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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To: Zeppo
Not only do we have a dangerous idiot in the White House, but we also have a common street thug as well...

Welcome to Chicago, and thank you for your donation.

31 posted on 07/02/2009 1:25:25 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: jennyjenny

Uncle Lloyd, Uncle Lloyd, why aren’t you signing this bill.
Do you really hate us?


32 posted on 07/02/2009 1:26:05 PM PDT by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: jennyjenny

Did their dog growl at him and threaten to pee on his leg if he didn’t cave?


33 posted on 07/02/2009 2:45:57 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: Nachum

You should have just posted it from Politico and not given slimy leftist Salon and Greenfield the hits. Did you read her garbage? I need a bath.

Politico broke it any way.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0609/White_House_pressing_Doggett.html


34 posted on 07/02/2009 2:56:11 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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You should have just posted it from Politico and not given slimy leftist Salon and Greenfield the hits

True. My bad.

35 posted on 07/02/2009 3:07:26 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: nutmeg
It's "stunning that he would ignore the wishes not just of his president, but of his constituents and the country Fuehrer and King,” said an administration official...

There. I fixed it.

36 posted on 07/02/2009 3:44:14 PM PDT by Gritty (Hitler designed cars, why should our Fuehrer be denied the pleasure? - Bob Lonsberry)
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To: Chickensoup

Well, it enabled them to get in a kick at Bush.


37 posted on 07/02/2009 3:56:25 PM PDT by firebrand
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