Skip to comments.President Obama to Democrats: 'Keep your powder dry'
Posted on 02/05/2014 4:53:49 PM PST by Sub-Driver
President Obama to Democrats: 'Keep your powder dry' By: Manu Raju February 5, 2014 06:15 PM EST
President Barack Obama rallied Senate Democrats behind his election-year agenda on Wednesday, even privately urging senators to keep your powder dry on his push to expand international trade despite the strong opposition from many leading Democrats, according to several people at the closed-door session.
At a roughly two-hour meeting at Nationals Park, Obama repeatedly emphasized his goal to keep the Senate in Democratic control in the 2014 midterms, promising to do whatever he can to help his party stay in the majority, attendees said. He noted that his agenda stands a better chance of advancing if a majority of the Senate Democratic Caucus gets behind his proposals, whether its to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 or expand job training opportunities.
And despite the opposition of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other top Democrats to his trade agenda, Obama argued that his push would expand access into untapped markets, including in Asia, and urged his fellow Democrats to keep an open mind on the effort. But Reid has little desire to advance a proposal to fast-track the two largest trade deals in U.S. history in the Pacific Rim and European Union.
Despite the disagreement, the meeting at the annual Senate Democratic retreat was the latest effort by the president and Senate Democrats to bolster their coordination after several rocky years of intraparty squabbles and ahead of a difficult election year. Sources who attended the meeting described it as generally drama free.
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Wonder is any of them understand that analogy.
Obama should be on the 8 million person watch list!
These morons are going to follow him over the cliff.
Well sir, consider the source and yes, they do!
They all do, can’t brush wet powder on your face. I’m sure BHO is powdered every time he goes in front of the Teleprompter in Chief.
The better to blow themselves up with. (May I offer them a light?)
Good thing he didn’t mention anything about “crosshairs.”
Let’s imagine the screams if a Republican were to say that in his campaign.
and your leg makeup fresh
Barry thinks it’s macho to use combat terms.
Keep your powder dry and the blue ointment close at hand.Sandra Fluke may be joining us in Washington.
Do you think they believe him when he says, ‘I’ll do anything I can to help.’ I strongly doubt it. I bet they take it more as a threat.
I taking this as a request by Obama to the senate democrats to not back off from his agenda ....rather than throw him under the bus in 2014....
We need to keep this ready to hand for the next time Sarah Palin makes come comment about the weather and the media stsrts up with some inane, “She’s inciting violence!” meme.
Democrats like their powder dry too.
“Barry thinks its macho to use combat terms.”
Here’s an all-purpose military term for him: “Un-ass that White House!”