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Pelosi: Obama won't drag down Dems
The Hill ^

Posted on 02/06/2014 4:38:20 PM PST by Sub-Driver

February 06, 2014, 06:18 pm Pelosi: Obama won't drag down Dems

By Mike Lillis

President Obama won't be a liability to Democratic candidates in this year's midterm elections, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday.

Obama's approval ratings have dipped below 50 percent in most polls, leading the president reportedly to tell Senate Democrats this week that he'd avoid those places where a visit could harm a candidate's standing.

But asked if the president might be "a drag" on the Democratic ticket, Pelosi didn't think twice.

"Absolutely not," she said during a press briefing in the Capitol. "We're very proud of our president and what he stands for."

Pelosi said time restraints will inevitably require Democrats to use Obama's star-power strategically on the campaign trail. But the notion that they would discourage his participation -- even as Democrats work to defend a fragile six-seat Senate majority -- was quickly dismissed by the former speaker.

"We have to prioritize. There are only so many days in the week and only few of those that the president might be available," she said. "But, no, we're very, very proud of our president. We're very proud of the record we had with him when we had the majority."

Obama's standing in public opinion polls has ticked upward in recent months, but his approval rating remains at just 45 percent, according to the latest CNN/ORC International poll, while 50 percent of respondents disapprove.

The figures have not been overlooked by Obama, who told Senate Democrats Wednesday at a retreat in Washington that he'd be willing to avoid districts where he's unpopular for fear of undermining Democrats, CNN reported this week.

House Democrats, who would need to pick up 17 seats to retake the majority, are not expected to do so in a midterm cycle with a lame-duck president. But, ignoring the prognosticators, Pelosi and the Democrats have far outraised the Republicans in campaign funding, and insist they have a good shot at the gavel.

"We're in a very positive place," Pelosi said. "There's so much at stake. And our members know that the American people have a lot to lose unless we make this fight vigorously."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014election; demsobamacare; pelosi
Laughable...........
1 posted on 02/06/2014 4:38:20 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

He can drag them all the hell were they belong for all I care.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 4:40:55 PM PST by funfan
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s probably wholly correct on this. Tragic but true.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 4:41:16 PM PST by freedom462
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To: Sub-Driver

Does anyone else think she sounds a bit desperate?


4 posted on 02/06/2014 4:41:37 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Sub-Driver

What does Debbie Wasserman-Test say?


5 posted on 02/06/2014 4:42:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Positive!


6 posted on 02/06/2014 4:47:01 PM PST by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s easy to say when you represent a hammer and sickle district in California. Piglosi wouldn’t say that if she represented a red or even purple district the way some of her ‘RAT comrades do.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 4:48:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: basil

Translation:” Obama is burying us to annihilation.”


8 posted on 02/06/2014 4:48:34 PM PST by GilGil
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To: Sub-Driver

The only way he won’t drag down dems is if he
Resigns


9 posted on 02/06/2014 4:52:18 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?d)
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To: Sub-Driver
"We're very proud of our president and what he stands for."


10 posted on 02/06/2014 4:57:20 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Sub-Driver

“We have to prioritize. There are only so many tee times in the week and only a few of those that the president might
not be available,” she said.

There fixed it for her.
The rats will avoid him like the plague, he will
only appear with dems who have a lock on the race.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 4:59:14 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whatever the dreary truth is to upset the constantly delusional Democrats, they proclaim the opposite In part they think by blatantly denying the obvious some will be fooled. But in another part, they actuallyl think that declaring a reality makes it so. In this respect Stretch Pelosi actually thinks she Tinker Bell.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 5:01:09 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

Have you seen the 50th Anniversary Mustang yet?


13 posted on 02/06/2014 5:01:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: GilGil

Bingo.


14 posted on 02/06/2014 5:05:51 PM PST by Fungi
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To: Sub-Driver
The Obama machine has been working quite well but it is about time for a major hiccup or scandal or something.
15 posted on 02/06/2014 5:12:46 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: Sub-Driver
"President Obama won't be a liability to Democratic candidates in this year's midterm elections, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday."

If she has to pre-emptively deny it, then it's a sure bet that he's already a liability to Dems running for re-election.

Dumb twit.

16 posted on 02/06/2014 5:14:37 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: freedom462
She’s probably wholly correct on this. Tragic but true.

You seem awfully 'concerned' for a newbie.

17 posted on 02/06/2014 5:15:25 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

18 posted on 02/06/2014 5:28:53 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nope she is right, the polls are rigged and no justice dept,


19 posted on 02/06/2014 5:29:07 PM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: Sub-Driver
Nancy might want to run that by the big boy himself:

Obama to Senate Dems: I’ll stay away from your re-election campaigns

President Obama, struggling with low approval ratings after a dispiriting year of setbacks, conceded in private remarks Wednesday that some fellow Democrats might not want his help in this fall’s elections.

20 posted on 02/06/2014 5:33:28 PM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

We shall see—obama will sink the Democrats in 2014.


21 posted on 02/06/2014 5:37:49 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Sub-Driver

22 posted on 02/06/2014 5:47:23 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Time to inset photo of Baghdad Bob....


23 posted on 02/06/2014 5:48:49 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Sub-Driver

whatever Pelosi says, the opposite is true.


24 posted on 02/06/2014 5:50:05 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: Sub-Driver

Nan,

You’re right. He won’t drag down dems.

He ALREADY has! LOL!


25 posted on 02/06/2014 5:55:31 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Dems are running scared and are coming up with all kinds of bizzare things to say hoping we’ll buy it. Sorry Nancy, Harry, and Ozero, your titanic is sinking. People are seeing through all your B.S.


26 posted on 02/06/2014 6:20:10 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Sub-Driver

and Nancy why arent you speaker of the house right now?


27 posted on 02/06/2014 6:32:20 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Sub-Driver

Dementia has set in on Pelosi.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 6:36:15 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, I like it. OTOH, me youngest son, 22, who now is the Stang driver of the family, doesn’t. But that may change after he test drives one.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 6:52:06 PM PST by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Agreed. I was replying with a joke to the Debbie Wasserman-Test joke. A positive Wasserman test means the person has syphilis.
30 posted on 02/06/2014 6:58:00 PM PST by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: Sub-Driver

Sure, Pelosi....and the Titanic was unsinkable.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 7:06:21 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: All
Fox's Megyn Kelly did a really fun simulcast-----

<><> Pelosi saying everything Obama said about keeping your plan was accurate .......

<><> then Obama saying everything he said about keeping your plan was INaccurate.

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THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD: Pelosi keeps swearing the Dems are gonna run and win on the glories of Obamacare....but a PAC associated with Nancy Pelosi financed a TV ad for a candidate who slams the White House for “the disastrous healthcare.gov website”.....then boasts that the candidate “voted to let you keep your existing health plan.”

NOTE Obama's "Keep Your Plan promise" has been cited as The Lie Of The Year."

32 posted on 02/12/2014 10:00:46 AM PST by Liz
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Yoo. Hoo, Nancy---better call home. Nancy has apparently not heard the news that a (gasp) Republican won the San Diego Mayor's race by a nice margin.

THAT SUCKING SOUND YOU HEARD Feinstein, Boxer and Obama all endorsed the Democrat loser Alvarez. An omen of things to come? Could this be the reason why (cackle)?

As far back as 2008, at the presidential debate in Nashville, Democrat candidate Obama advanced his signature healthcare plan---ultimately enacted, by an historic straight Democrat party-line vote, into the "Affordable Care Act"

QUOTING 2008 OBAMA: "No. 1, let me just repeat, if you’ve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All I’m going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. You’ll still have choice of doctor.”

Repeated over and over again---- with his promise that every American family would be saving $2500.00 on healthcare costs.

Significantly, Obamba NEVER corrected lock-stepping Democrats, all reading from the same Democrat talking points, all of them repeating the same Democrat promises---over and over again.

LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1930-40's ERA EUROPE Obama And the Dems marched in lockstep.....the persistent Dumbocrat drumbeat ---- in obeisance to Obama ---- kept ringing reassuringly in our ears: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-CALIF): “So we Democrats want people to be able to keep the health care they have. And the answer to that is choice of plans. And in the state exchange, we’re going to have lots of different plans, and people will be able to keep the health care coverage they need and they want.” (Sen. Boxer, Press Release, 2/8/11)

SEN DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CALI): “I listened to the president and I believed him when he said, 'if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.' I believed he was correct. I didn't realize there were all these codicils attached to it. President Obama should never have promised that people would be able to keep their health plans. I think he was done a disservice. Someone should have stopped him and said – on his staff. There's this condition and that condition."

THEN-HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI (D-CALIF): "We must pass the O-care bill so we can find out what’s in it." Tick, tock, tick tock,......we must now wait 1-2 decades for its "goodness" to rollout.

33 posted on 02/12/2014 10:09:25 AM PST by Liz
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