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Obama tells Dems to pep up
The Hill ^ | 06/27/14 06:00 AM EDT | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 06/27/2014 8:27:53 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

President Obama gave a pep talk to Senate Democrats over drinks at the White House this week, telling them a rising economy and ObamaCare’s healthy numbers should give them optimism about keeping their majority in November.

Democrats are nervous about losing control of the Senate because of Obama’s low approval ratings and Republican success in recruiting candidates and beating back the Tea Party.

Obama sought to cheer them up at Wednesday night’s meeting, several sources said. Unlike the last time the president hosted a reception for Democratic senators, he served them drinks and food as soon as they arrived instead of making his guests first sit through a formal question-and-answer session.

One Democratic senator said someone "must have said something" to Obama about the arrangement last year because this time the drinks and "nibbles" were available from the start.

Also, Obama did away with the rows of chairs and mingled with the lawmakers. He spoke on a microphone while they gathered around him in the East Room.

“This time as soon as we walked in we had drinks, we had food, we had all that first and it was good. And then Obama came in and rather than having us sit we just stood around," said the source. "It was a much better format than that formal thing before. You get the drinks first, you know?"

“It was very nice, there were a couple of hors d’oeuvres and everybody was able to get a drink whether it was wine or Coke or whatever,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). “It was a good opportunity to listen. I actually think the important thing we need to do much more is more personal interactions rather than speeches.”

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1 posted on 06/27/2014 8:27:53 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone
The white house sends out a lot of really creepy tweets.

"You guys are the reason I ran. You’re who I’m thinking about every single day." —Obama
2 posted on 06/27/2014 8:30:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: BradtotheBone

“It was a good opportunity to listen. I actually think the important thing we need to do much more is more personal interactions rather than speeches.”

...while the Titanic sinks.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 8:31:12 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: BradtotheBone
President Obama gave a pep talk to Senate Democrats over drinks at the White House this week, telling them a rising economy and ObamaCare’s healthy numbers should give them optimism about keeping their majority in November. As Zero Hedge pointed out, the rising economy is in the process of being manufactured. They dumped all the bad news into the first quarter, resulting in a 2.9% decline. They'll pull all "good news" from both the first quarter and the upcoming third quarter to make the second quarter look really good going into the election.
4 posted on 06/27/2014 8:32:16 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: cripplecreek

well there are a lot of creeps at the White House


5 posted on 06/27/2014 8:32:58 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: BradtotheBone

That always helps to get the audience soused before you start with the BS.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 8:34:42 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: BradtotheBone

This is the BS administration. His fix for everything is more and more BS.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 8:37:47 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: BradtotheBone
"Obama tells Dems to pep up"

Is he recommending crank or crack?

8 posted on 06/27/2014 8:38:59 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: BradtotheBone
a rising economy and ObamaCare’s healthy numbers

Is he this completely disconnected from reality that he thinks his own party's elected officials will believe the BS that we have a rising economy and that Obamacare was a success?

9 posted on 06/27/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: CMailBag

This is the BS administration. His fix for everything is more and more BS.

That’s after he gets ‘em juiced up on booze.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 8:41:10 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Record number of people on welfare. That's the State of the Union under Obama.)
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To: BradtotheBone

-2.9% is economic growth??!!


11 posted on 06/27/2014 8:41:30 AM PDT by mylife
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To: BradtotheBone
this time the drinks and "nibbles" were available from the start.

Tells you a lot about the mindset in DC.

12 posted on 06/27/2014 8:43:42 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

This is like a lot of things liberals believe...

I have to check myself around my libinlaw on things like shrinking polar bear populations, global warming, the healthcare system, the state of the economy, etc,

because she REALLY BELIEVES the falsehoods and accepts them as a given.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 8:44:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mylife

Well, yeah, they even call it “negative two point nine economic growth”.

So, yes, it’s “growth”...


14 posted on 06/27/2014 8:45:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BradtotheBone

He could pep them up quickly, just resign.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 8:45:40 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: MrB

Lord I hate these charlatans.

They smile while they lie.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 8:47:48 AM PDT by mylife
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17 posted on 06/27/2014 8:49:33 AM PDT by mylife
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To: BradtotheBone

“a rising economy and ObamaCare’s healthy numbers”

Wow, Obama ought to be doing comedy standup on The Strip.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 8:53:14 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Mouton
Looks like the little princess is planning to retaliate for being thwarted. Some of the tweets coming out of the white house today.

"If you’re mad at me for helping people on my own then join me and we’ll do it together." —President Obama to Republicans and Congress

"We can't afford to wait for Congress...and that's why I'm going ahead without them when I can." —President Obama

"I'm never going to get cynical. I'm going to stay hopeful, and I hope you do, too." —President Obama

"Don't get cynical. Despite all of the frustrations, America is making progress" —President Obama

19 posted on 06/27/2014 8:56:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

The guy is a megalomaniac.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 9:00:22 AM PDT by mylife
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To: BradtotheBone

This is the best summer I’ve had since I was a kid! The Democrats are stumbling around like a bunch of drunks trying to play hopscotch.

One of the newspapers in the state ran an editorial that was titled something like

We Were Really Wrong About Obama

I never thought I’d see the day a Democrat newspaper apologized for supporting a Democrat.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 9:13:51 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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