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President Obama to Democrats: 'Keep your powder dry'
Politico ^

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 it’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; abortion; deathpanels; election2014; election2016; harryreid; nevada; obamacare; zerocare
Another inspiring moment of Dear Leader........
1 posted on 02/05/2014 4:53:49 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder is any of them understand that analogy.


2 posted on 02/05/2014 4:54:40 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama should be on the 8 million person watch list!


3 posted on 02/05/2014 4:56:23 PM PST by jetson
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To: Sub-Driver
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4 posted on 02/05/2014 4:56:56 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Sub-Driver

These morons are going to follow him over the cliff.


5 posted on 02/05/2014 4:56:58 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: USNBandit
Wonder is any of them understand that analogy.

Well sir, consider the source and yes, they do!


6 posted on 02/05/2014 4:57:02 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: USNBandit

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.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 4:57:52 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Sub-Driver

The better to blow themselves up with. (May I offer them a light?)


8 posted on 02/05/2014 4:58:19 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good thing he didn’t mention anything about “crosshairs.”


9 posted on 02/05/2014 5:00:03 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s imagine the screams if a Republican were to say that in his campaign.


10 posted on 02/05/2014 5:00:18 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Sub-Driver; USNBandit

11 posted on 02/05/2014 5:00:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Sub-Driver

and your leg makeup fresh


12 posted on 02/05/2014 5:02:50 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Sub-Driver

Barry thinks it’s macho to use combat terms.


13 posted on 02/05/2014 5:03:16 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Keep your powder dry and the blue ointment close at hand.Sandra Fluke may be joining us in Washington.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 5:04:18 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 5:12:38 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Sub-Driver

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....


16 posted on 02/05/2014 5:13:20 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Steely Tom

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.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 5:14:30 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrats like their powder dry too.

18 posted on 02/05/2014 5:16:20 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Suckers!


19 posted on 02/05/2014 5:21:44 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Barry thinks it’s macho to use combat terms.”

Here’s an all-purpose military term for him: “Un-ass that White House!”


20 posted on 02/05/2014 5:25:13 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Sub-Driver

What a hoot! He must mean coke.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 5:26:31 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your lid on; don't let anyone dump garbage on you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Every combat veteran in this country would be very pissed off to hear those words come out of his mouth, especially since the pantywaist pansy has no idea what they actually mean.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 5:34:23 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: Sub-Driver

And eat your peas.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 5:35:25 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Sub-Driver

"Keep your powder dry" ... I think perhaps the pres__ent has been reading FR! I wonder if he knows what the phrase means, or understands its significance? Me thinks not.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 5:49:26 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: USNBandit

They mean “face powder”.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 5:58:44 PM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Chainmail

More likely he’s thinking of Colombian Marching Powder.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 6:27:40 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sub-Driver

why aren’t libtard gun-controllers bashing him for using violent firearm terminology as cheap political rhetoric?


27 posted on 02/05/2014 6:41:25 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Steely Tom

Was thinking the same thing. Hypocrite libs.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 6:45:26 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Popman; ConorMacNessa; All

The CBO report on the millions of workers to be freed from their jobs in order to be unemployed by virtue of Obamacare, has proven what B. Hussein Obama has said many, many times over his First Five Year Plan: “My number one priority is jobs, Jobs, JOBS!”

We know now that B. Hussein wanted FEWER jobs, but none the less he WAS thinking about jobs, Jobs, JOBS !

BTW, who knew that “The 47 %” who pay no personal Federal Income Taxes really was Obama’s “Middle Class?”


29 posted on 02/05/2014 7:18:25 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ain’t gunna read the article, but I wonder if the d!psh!t even knows the meaning of “keep your powder dry.”


30 posted on 02/05/2014 9:43:46 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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