Skip to comments.Pelosi: Obama won't drag down Dems
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."
He can drag them all the hell were they belong for all I care.
She’s probably wholly correct on this. Tragic but true.
Does anyone else think she sounds a bit desperate?
What does Debbie Wasserman-Test say?
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.
Translation:” Obama is burying us to annihilation.”
The only way he won’t drag down dems is if he
“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.
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.
Have you seen the 50th Anniversary Mustang yet?
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.
You seem awfully 'concerned' for a newbie.
Nope she is right, the polls are rigged and no justice dept,
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 falls elections.
We shall see—obama will sink the Democrats in 2014.
Time to inset photo of Baghdad Bob....
whatever Pelosi says, the opposite is true.
You’re right. He won’t drag down dems.
He ALREADY has! LOL!
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.
and Nancy why arent you speaker of the house right now?
Dementia has set in on Pelosi.
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.
Sure, Pelosi....and the Titanic was unsinkable.
<><> Pelosi saying everything Obama said about keeping your plan was accurate .......
<><> then Obama saying everything he said about keeping your plan was INaccurate.
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."
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 youve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All Im going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. Youll 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, were 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 whats in it." Tick, tock, tick tock,......we must now wait 1-2 decades for its "goodness" to rollout.