Skip to comments.Colleagues tell Barack Obama Down Under trip threatens health reform
Posted on 03/16/2010 6:51:08 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
US PRESIDENT Barack Obama is under pressure from colleagues in his own party to ditch the revised trip to Australia, Indonesia and Guam because they fear it will torpedo their landmark healthcare bill.
After eight months of struggle, Mr Obama and backers in his Democratic Party are battling to gain enough support to pass the healthcare legislation.
Friday is viewed as a crucial deadline, but with 26 House Democrats still wavering on the reform there is talk a final vote may not take place until early April.
Mr Obama summoned some of the wavering lawmakers to the White House yesterday for face-to-face discussions.
"For the first time in eight months the President is finally getting his hands dirty, and now he's going to hop on the plane? Please," a Democratic congressman, requesting anonymity, told the Politico.com website.
Another unnamed Democrat said: "This trip is really getting in the way of things."
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Just go home already and don’t come back!
They don't have the votes!
Let's keep stretching it out. The more time that is spent on this, the fresher it will be in the voters minds in November and the less damage that can be done with the other ideas in the pipeline.
If they vote for this pos; they will be living in a hell hotter than th real one.
Sounds like they are looking for an excuse for their failure.
I see the problem here...’tain’t the man’s trip threatening “healthcare” reform...earth to Dems...where you been for the last year?!!!!
I'm sure he is seething at PM Rudd, who has dissed him but good...and succinct. The best put down ever.
(apologies to Mel Brooks)
What is the purpose of this trip anyway?
Another fling in Air Force 1 ....with no appreciable results for the USA?
He hasn’t left the USA since December. That is a record for him. Three months took a toll on him. I don’t think he can stand much more time here.
Maybe hotter, but the real hell is more tortuous that anything we can imagine.
I wonder how many actual days this fool has worked (not campaigned) since taking office.
>>>>”Another unnamed Democrat said: “This trip is really getting in the way of things.”
Which ‘trip’ is that?
If Australian one, I’d say don’t “break a leg”!
This is all very odd.
Indonesia is welcoming him and he is going to take this trip at the critical moment of the healthcare debate.
He’s looking tired and drawn, is smoking and drinking too much.
He’s screwing Israel over, thus doing us in.
Where’s the indication that Aussies want him to go there? Obama seems the anthesis of everything good about that countryand the aborigines there seem infinitely more admirable.
I can’t imagine the Aussies, who have taken some pretty tough stances on Muslims and immigration, are all that interested in welcoming him anyway.
We’re not. We have no idea what he’s coming here for - and don’t really care!
The Aussies aren’t cowards—I love and admire them!! It’s these American Congresscritters knuckling under to Obama’s threats I despise!
we’ll be better when we get rid of KRudd later this year!