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Obama Grapples With Growing Dissent From Democrats on Capitol Hill
Wall Street Journal ^ | Carol E Lee

Posted on 05/18/2014 1:19:56 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

...Obama is encountering an increasingly resistant Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers in his party break with him on a series of issues in the run-up to the November elections.

On issues such as judicial nominees, the Keystone XL pipeline, taxes and trade, the fraying party unity is a sign that individual Democrats have reached a point where their own re-election needs take precedence over Mr. Obama's goals.

It is a common election-year posture for lawmakers from the same party as the sitting president, especially one whose popularity has waned, as Mr. Obama's has. But Democrats' recent moves to demonstrate their independence are forcing Mr. Obama to compromise on an agenda already largely opposed by Republicans. And it comes at a point in his presidency when time is running short to accomplish his goals.

In the past week, Democrats have diverged from the White House over its insistence that the cost of extending certain tax breaks due to expire should be offset with tax increases and other measures, so as not to add to the deficit.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014; cult
Posing. Pure posing. They're all little dictators, yearning to crush freedom as soon as they have the chance.

This is pretend dissent.

They worship the Clown and his Alinsky ways. Same with Cankles.

1 posted on 05/18/2014 1:19:56 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

If people knew what they are about to lose they would be camped out in front of the white house until this creep is gone.


2 posted on 05/18/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The two sides of the undocumented First Moslem by Fraud.


3 posted on 05/18/2014 1:23:12 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SoFloFreeper

Democrats are hard liners. They are letting King Obo lead the charge. They agree with him 100 per cent, every poisonous belief he has. The press is trying to give them cover, while downplaying the unpopularity of his agenda.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 1:23:21 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: SoFloFreeper
Obama is encountering an increasingly resistant Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill

obvious racists (snark)

5 posted on 05/18/2014 1:25:33 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: SoFloFreeper

Grapples?

That’s a strange word to use.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 1:26:39 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Who cares about the Lame Duck POTUS?

Let his whine be his legacy.

7 posted on 05/18/2014 1:28:17 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who are they kidding. This is the Democrat media trying to sell the lie that these Democrat office holders will stop slavishly following Barack’s Communist agenda after the election. What BS. The whole Democrat apparatus is slobbering over the prospect of Hillary carrying the Marxist torch for eight more years after BO’s term.


8 posted on 05/18/2014 1:29:12 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SoFloFreeper

They’re not showing dissent, they’re just coming up for air.

After all, their mouths have been continuously attached to his posterior for the last five years.

Even scum sucking democrats need to breathe once in a while.


9 posted on 05/18/2014 1:30:53 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not a real grappler.

10 posted on 05/18/2014 1:31:32 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They are all dumbass clowns, but it would really be fun if they had a fist fight with their dumbass clown in chief.


11 posted on 05/18/2014 1:37:13 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: SoFloFreeper

We sure have quite a number of WSJ subscribers on FR. Since I am not, and therefore cannot read the article, I cannot comment and find the thread of no value.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 1:38:03 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: SoFloFreeper

My heart is bleeding purple piss. . . . .


13 posted on 05/18/2014 1:39:22 PM PDT by DeaconRed (# GIVE US OUR COUNTRY BACK- NOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! !)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What if Obama s done? What if H!beast is moving in?

She’s already running. And to the right of Jeb, which is easy, still, he’s the chamber of commerce front runner.

She’s not the smartest person but she is probably the most shameless politician since Shakespeare wrote Macbeth, someone will know which life characters he modeled that on

The dems are sick of Obama. But they’ll run to her like an abused but lazy stupid freeloading woman would run to a worse but shameless, so seemingly virtuous but more evil abuser


14 posted on 05/18/2014 1:41:48 PM PDT by stanne
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To: SoFloFreeper
He is embarassing shameless people, a significant accomplishment, LOL
15 posted on 05/18/2014 1:43:22 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama is the purest Progressive Socialist to come along since FDR, maybe ever. He’s the dream of the Democratic Socialist Party and the secret dream of many in the DemoPublican Socialist Party. The only thing either one cares about more than their political agenda is keeping their cozy political posts. Keeping themselves on the political take would be the only source of grumbling complaints by these opportunists.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 1:45:23 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew
DIMocRATs are shameless liars and socialist criminals. A significant number of them are perversion worshippers. Believe nothing they say. Always doubt them. Always resist them.
17 posted on 05/18/2014 1:54:00 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: All

actually, I think it’s true that they are dissenting. there are two facts that lead to that conclusion.
one, we have seen our reps in action, and they are a selfish and greedy lot. and two, being a congressman or senator is the most cushy job in the world. they are not going to give that up for some lofty ideal.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 1:56:22 PM PDT by willywill
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To: SoFloFreeper
Obama Grapples With Growing Dissent From Democrats on Capitol Hill.

Absolutely! But, only until after the Nov elections. Then, back to business.

19 posted on 05/18/2014 1:57:32 PM PDT by Know et al (No one has ever choked to death on a raw oyster.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

. And it comes at a point in his presidency when time is running short to accomplish his goals.

Who are they trying to kid, the damage he has done won’t
be repaired for decades, if at all.

Worst president EVER!


20 posted on 05/18/2014 2:09:07 PM PDT 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: hal ogen
I also cll them something similar: the DEMOgogue bureauCRATS
21 posted on 05/18/2014 2:14:52 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: SoFloFreeper

Exactly.


22 posted on 05/18/2014 2:17:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: willywill
That's why I don't get the GOP suicide wish on amnesty.

Do they not grasp that the GOP is DEAD if they pass it? No more "cushy jobs" for them.

They'll be out on their a$$es.

23 posted on 05/18/2014 2:18:23 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Didn’t read the article. Did they happen to mention the Obamacare, Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious debacles? Those are the main reasons Bambi is losing his supporters.


24 posted on 05/18/2014 2:18:55 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: boop

Better be pre election posturing just like dems in this article ‘breaking away’ from Obumbo. Otherwise yeah, they are all toast.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 2:23:21 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: centurion316
Wait... you're supposed to read the article before commenting?
26 posted on 05/18/2014 2:39:35 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Frauds to the left of me, frauds to the right, here I am stuck in the middle of fraudville.


27 posted on 05/18/2014 3:08:09 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Rio

I used to believe that it was a rule because everyone did it. However, the fashion these days is exactly the opposite, reading the article would spoil the character of the nonsensical threads that have become quite the thing.


28 posted on 05/18/2014 3:18:31 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

Try the ol’ google trick.
Google has an agreement with some sites to be accessible via a google search.

Simply highlight a key phrase; click for google...should be there?

Your milage may vary!

As a subscriber it always comes up for me!


29 posted on 05/18/2014 3:32:13 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: ClearCase_guy

Rump grappler


30 posted on 05/18/2014 3:36:04 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: centurion316

You didn’t click the link, as it is a free article on wsj.com


31 posted on 05/18/2014 4:18:19 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Nice trick. However, for WSJ, it just takes you to the login page. It also popped up Foxnews which had a much longer excerpt than we are allowed to post on FR.


32 posted on 05/18/2014 4:19:28 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: SoFloFreeper

You must be special. I clicky the linky, both of them from FR, clickly several other linkies from other sites. No workie. Wants subscription. Perhaps I have exceeded my allotment of free stories.


33 posted on 05/18/2014 4:23:06 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: boop
No so. Some of them keep their jobs as token "opposition," which is necessary to preserve the illusion the government is regulating itself. And many if not most in the GOP could run as DEMs.

The ideal personal condition is to get the perks without any risk of accountability, and that is best obtained by being in the minority party.

34 posted on 05/18/2014 4:26:59 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: stanne

The dems were so exited and proud that they were making history electing the first black president. Now they want to be the first to elect a woman president. Character and experience are not a factor


35 posted on 05/18/2014 4:36:44 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: ArmyTeach

Character and experience? That’s for the GOP.

Anyway, why would they start now?


36 posted on 05/18/2014 4:45:28 PM PDT by stanne
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To: centurion316

I accessed it via Drudge.


37 posted on 05/18/2014 5:03:47 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

The dumb-o-crats do not relise that he could care less about them, he has used them to get what he wants and after november will not be able to use them or need them anymore.


38 posted on 05/18/2014 6:51:15 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: SoFloFreeper

Agreed. It’s all an act to make it look like the “legislators” care and will break with their boss in the interests of the constituents they “serve”.


39 posted on 05/18/2014 6:53:28 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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