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House Democrats: Don't Blame Us (tea party's fault)
Roll Call ^ | 09-06-2012 | Daniel Newhauser

Posted on 09/06/2012 8:13:20 AM PDT by bronxville

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— President Barack Obama has had harsh words for Congress, and no doubt there are more ahead as the campaign unfurls. So House Democrats have a simple message this week: Don’t blame us.

House Democratic leaders have been trumpeting their accomplishments in an effort to inoculate themselves from attacks on Congress and to set themselves apart from the dismal pubic perception of the institution as a whole.

In fact, Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (Calif.) said, there is a distinction to be made.

“I don’t think the president is running against Congress,” he said. “The president is running against a Republican do-nothing Congress that tried to stop and thwart everything that he tried to do.”

Republicans are quick to point out that Democrats control the Senate and the White House, and that several bills they have passed have languished in the Senate. And there is a bit of branding going into the House Democratic effort, too.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen echoed Pelosi’s sentiments in a sit down interview with Roll Call on Wednesday afternoon.

“The president’s absolutely right,” the Maryland Democrat said. “The American people have clearly identified this Congress with the tea party obstructionists, because the reality is Republicans have effective control over what … cannot pass through the majority of the House and the veto-proof Senate.”

READ MORE: http://atr.rollcall.com/house-democrats-dont-blame-us/

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: pelosi; teaparty; vanholen

Rep. Chris Van Hollen echoed Pelosi’s sentiments in a sit down interview with Roll Call on Wednesday afternoon.

“The president’s absolutely right,” the Maryland Democrat said. “The American people have clearly identified this Congress with the tea party obstructionists [TEA PARTY OBSTRUCTIONISTS, because the reality is Republicans have effective control over what … cannot pass through the majority of the House and the veto-proof Senate.” http://atr.rollcall.com/house-democrats-dont-blame-us/

Obama tutorage...not my fault...look over there.

1 posted on 09/06/2012 8:13:25 AM PDT by bronxville
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To: bronxville

What a witch. It’s obvious that she’s on drugs, especially when she speaks.


2 posted on 09/06/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: bronxville

VIDEO -

http://atr.rollcall.com/house-democrats-dont-blame-us/

PS: tutelage not tutorage.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 8:16:35 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: txrefugee

They appear like halfway decent people when they first hit congress and within no time at all they become robots. It’s a copied mantra of blame game strategy. I’d no longer have a job if I said some of the things they sprouted. They don’t even have good commonsense lies but really stupid idiotic nonsense.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 8:21:00 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville
One simple statement: 2007-2010
5 posted on 09/06/2012 8:25:49 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: bronxville
dismal pubic perception of the institution

Yep, it's in the original article.

6 posted on 09/06/2012 8:37:05 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: bronxville

Tea Party Obstructionists, the new targets for the US National Socialists. Pretty soon, after they collapse the economy and the dumb masses (say it fast) will come looking for revenge the ‘progressives’ will offer a safe haven for conservatives because it will be too dangerous for us.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 8:48:29 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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