Skip to comments.Obama reaches out to liberal groups to shore up Democratic base after tax deal (Hussein swings?)
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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What costs $858 billion?
“Don’t worry. I’ll figure out some other way to screw those rich b@astards!”
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.
“Suddenly, they say that Obamas greatest accomplishment is the extension of the Bush tax cuts.”
Yes, like they gave Clinton credit for Reagan’s economy....100% losers.
The snarling zombies might bite his hand off. He should be careful.
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.