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Obama reaches out to liberal groups to shore up Democratic base after tax deal (Hussein swings?)
Washington Post ^ | 12/19/10 | Peter Wallsten

Posted on 12/19/2010 7:31:15 PM PST by Libloather

Obama reaches out to liberal groups to shore up Democratic base after tax deal
By Peter Wallsten
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, December 19, 2010; 8:01 PM

In the wake of President Obama's tax-cut deal with Republicans, the White House is moving quickly to mend its strained relationship with the Democratic base, reassuring liberal groups, black leaders and labor union officials who opposed the tax compromise that Obama has not abandoned them.

On Friday morning, hours before the president signed into law the $858 billion package extending George W. Bush-era tax cuts as well as jobless benefits, White House aides e-mailed leaders of the black community to hail the compromise as a "major victory for African Americans."

Friday afternoon, Obama hosted a group of union presidents in the Roosevelt Room for what participants described as a cordial meeting in which the two sides agreed to look beyond their differences.

One participant in the 90-minute session said the group asked Obama to help establish a "formalized structure" of communication between the White House staff and the labor movement. The tax deal came up only briefly when Obama explained the benefits of the deal to workers.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: base; liberal; obama; taxes
The rookie swerves LEFTIST? Who would've thought?
1 posted on 12/19/2010 7:31:20 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

What costs $858 billion?


2 posted on 12/19/2010 7:40:46 PM PST by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: Libloather
An e-mail distributed to black leaders declared the package a "major victory for African-Americans," arguing that a series of middle-class tax cuts will give "targeted" aid to minorities.
3 posted on 12/19/2010 7:46:12 PM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather

0bama:

“Don’t worry. I’ll figure out some other way to screw those rich b@astards!”


4 posted on 12/19/2010 7:47:56 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: Libloather

The liberal media is falling in line behind him. Suddenly, they say that Obama’s greatest accomplishment is the extension of the Bush tax cuts.


6 posted on 12/19/2010 7:59:42 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Libloather
Blazin
7 posted on 12/19/2010 8:04:19 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Brilliant

“Suddenly, they say that Obama’s greatest accomplishment is the extension of the Bush tax cuts.”

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Yes, like they gave Clinton credit for Reagan’s economy....100% losers.


8 posted on 12/19/2010 8:19:12 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Libloather

The snarling zombies might bite his hand off. He should be careful.


9 posted on 12/19/2010 8:53:04 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: Brilliant; Libloather

This whole drama was just political theater to get the GOP to accept the other things in the bill.

The left was howling and giving him a big wink at the same time.

I think the GOP should simply have let the tax increase go through and revoked it with a clean bill as their first order of business. But the Dems got what they wanted, partly through this clever ploy of pretending they didn’t want it.


10 posted on 12/20/2010 3:13:26 AM PST by livius
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