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.