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Are Democrats Turning Against Obama?
Human Events ^ | 5-8-09 | Gary Bauer

Posted on 05/08/2009 7:41:47 AM PDT by Wolf13

Given the media’s fawning coverage of President Obama’s first 100 days and the rock star image he projects to adoring crowds at his campaign pep rallies, er, “listening tour” events, you’d think conservatives stood alone in opposition to Obama’s agenda.

But you’d be wrong. The GOP has been labeled the party of “no,” but increasingly there are signs of dissent from within the president’s own party. Obama has a moderate demeanor. He’s cool, calm and collected, as we are constantly reminded. But his agenda is ambitiously liberal. This is just fine for the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, but it’s provoking conspicuous pushback from Democrats who represent conservative and moderate districts and states.

Last week, the Democratic-controlled Senate defeated an Obama-backed bill that would have allowed bankruptcy judges to rewrite the terms of mortgage contracts. Labeled the “cram-down” bill, the legislation was benefit homeowners who got in over their heads at the expense of homeowners who signed mortgages they could afford. If passed, the new law would have raised mortgage borrowing costs. A dozen Democrats voted against the bill, which was voted down 45-51.

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell said, “The vote today was a bipartisan rejection of an interest rate hike, which is exactly the wrong solution for jobs, homeowners and the economy.” Democrat Ben Nelson, who voted against the bill, said, “[It] sounds real good, but I don’t think anyone in the mortgage industry can determine what they have if a judge comes and changes things.”

The Democratic Party is also mired in infighting over “cap and trade” legislation.

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: capandtrade; democrats; gitmo; obama

1 posted on 05/08/2009 7:41:47 AM PDT by Wolf13
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To: Wolf13

‘Its the economy, stupid!’ is at play, and as such Democrats understand they have to distance themselves from the failing Obamanomics before the 2010 mid term election cycle begins next year.

Its now certain the 2010 cycle will feature a double digit unemployment rate folks. There is no stopping it now.


2 posted on 05/08/2009 7:43:59 AM PDT by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Badeye

Well, they do not need him anymore...

So I would not be surprised to see them dump him.


3 posted on 05/08/2009 7:47:11 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6
Park a couple Gitmo cases in your district and see how much they love the guy...
4 posted on 05/08/2009 7:50:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Wolf13

Short answer - no.


5 posted on 05/08/2009 7:53:33 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Wolf13
"Obama has a moderate demeanor. He’s cool, calm and collected, as we are constantly reminded."

"PEOPLE were satisfied," Barack Obama writes in his first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," "so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves."

Seems to me Obama and friends have published their blueprint and are trying to work it with precision.
6 posted on 05/08/2009 7:54:08 AM PDT by brownsfan (Kool aid comes in two new flavors: Hope and Change.)
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To: Wolf13

The only thing we may be able to take solace in will be the rebellious democrats will be the first against the wall when Obama strikes back at them.

Still, nothing to celebrate as we will be next in line.


7 posted on 05/08/2009 7:57:57 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Badeye

Too late. U6, according to the bureau of labor and statistics, is at 15.8%.


8 posted on 05/08/2009 7:58:01 AM PDT by benjibrowder (I keep praying for hope and change, but I open my eyes and Obama is still President.)
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To: ltc8k6
I think they do not need him any less. The Democrats in Congress are about as popular swine flu.
9 posted on 05/08/2009 7:58:37 AM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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To: benjibrowder

Here’s the link.

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t12.htm


10 posted on 05/08/2009 7:58:56 AM PDT by benjibrowder (I keep praying for hope and change, but I open my eyes and Obama is still President.)
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To: Wolf13

It’s amazing how much they have stuck together so far. In any case Obama will promote ANYTHING democrat congress sends to him, like Bush did from 2001-2006 with R congress.


11 posted on 05/08/2009 8:00:35 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama /Pelosi/Bush Theme : "A dollar borrowed or printed is a dollar earned!")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Vote them all out.


12 posted on 05/08/2009 8:01:09 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: brownsfan

“PEOPLE were satisfied,” Barack Obama writes in his first memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” “so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves.”

“Seems to me Obama and friends have published their blueprint and are trying to work it with precision.”

Bingo. This guy has realized that there are no consequences. It’s Clintonieze 2.0. You will not be held accountable, as long as you apologize. You will not be held accountable for any lies, as long as it is in the name of the Children. Etc. I think they also realized how many people are sheeple who do nothing with their lives but watch MTV and eat McDonalds. They just want a “cool” president. They can’t be bothered to understand the issues, much less the implications of allowing the executive offices to control the census...for example.


13 posted on 05/08/2009 8:02:54 AM PDT by villagerjoel ("Income tax is involuntary servitude" - Ron Paul)
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To: Wolf13

The fact is, if Obama keeps it up, the Republicans could field The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, The Keystone Kops, and The Marx Brothers, and still kick Democrat butt in 2010, then retake the White GHouse with Charlie Chaplin in 2012. The Democrats may be Leftist imbeciles, but they’re sufficiently Machiavellian to know that their survival lies farther toward the center than Barack Lenin is steering them.


14 posted on 05/08/2009 8:10:51 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: Badeye

That’s true, but as long as the people on unemployment are making $24-$30k take home on unemployment...why would they want to go back to work? I don’t think high unemployment is going to be a problem for them, those unemployed workers are happy as hell and they’ll be promised even more...as a business owner, I’m scared as I don’t see an end to this madness.


15 posted on 05/08/2009 8:14:08 AM PDT by Paco
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A RINO to us is a DINO to them. Eventually some of these moderate wishy washy people on both sides have to worry about getting re-elected, and getting the money they need to run.

A lot of the Blue Dogs Dems in the house are going to have a lot of problems in the next 2-4 years.

The GOP focus should be more on the Blue Dogs in the house IMO.


16 posted on 05/08/2009 8:14:35 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Wolf13

Demonrats will not turn away from Obalmy in significant numbers. Most of them are socialists like he is.


17 posted on 05/08/2009 8:28:30 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Wolf13

“Dreams From My Father,”

Plow as many young women as you can get away with , then take no consequences for your actions.


18 posted on 05/08/2009 8:29:38 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Jack Hammer

It won’t be easy to dislodge the Demonrats and Obalmy no matter what happens in this country. Members of a cult are not easily dissuaded to abandon their cult leader no mater what the facts dictate. They were not swayed by facts when they elected “the one.” The would rather continue drinking the Koolaid. I don’t think that will change. This is not the US of the ‘50s, or the ‘80s for that matter.


19 posted on 05/08/2009 8:33:43 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: benjibrowder

Help us out. What’s “U6”, (except presumably some sort of unemployment stat from the context and the “U”)?


20 posted on 05/08/2009 8:41:51 AM PDT by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - Sean Connery to Honor Blackman in "Goldfinger".)
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To: benjibrowder

Never mind... Just went to your link. :)


21 posted on 05/08/2009 8:43:33 AM PDT by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - Sean Connery to Honor Blackman in "Goldfinger".)
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To: Wolf13

two things working against him

- blue-dog and moderate Dems worried his policies will sink them back home

- every member of the Senate thinks he/she is actually the President

That being said, I have the sinking feeling that somehow cramdowns will be baaack....


22 posted on 05/08/2009 9:21:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: luvbach1

I have the feeling that many of those who voted for Obama didn’t really know quite what he was or what he would do; you’re right - he’s the focus of a personality cult, and, as such, I think a great many people projected their fantasies onto him.

In the event, many Marxists and Utopian Socialists on the Hard Left are disenchanted because he’s not going far enough, while those who want something more moderate, just to maintain their hold on power in 2010 and later, will attempt to pull him toward the center, and become impatient as he declines to go there.

To my (admittedly flawed) way of thinking, he’s an example of Lincoln’s famous maxim, “You can please all the people some of the time, and you can please some of the people all of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”

American society has never been more sharply divided, and he’s not looking like a uniter of factions. Thus, I don’t think he can maintain his popularity at current levels, and, let’s not forget, he won with only about 51% or 52% of the vote.

Moreover, in view of the horrors of incompetence and socialist folderol he’s perpetrating on the nation, Republican opposition, and even the opposition of middle-of-the-road Democrats, will harden. I could be wrong (and THAT’S certainly been known to happen), but it’s my belief that the Democrats will lose seats in both houses of congress in 2010 and lose the White House in 2012.

Just my view.

On the other hand, in the highly unlikely event that his Marxist manipulation of the economy leads to Boom Times - or even a halfway respectable recovery - he could win a second term. Most voters vote with their wallets and little else. I think, however, that, given the track record of socialist regimes, this latter eventuality is highly improbable.

The one Wild Card is the outbreak of a MAJOR war somewhere in the world, involving the United States. Then all bets would be off.


23 posted on 05/08/2009 10:47:49 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: Wolf13
Clinton was a B-lister who stepped up at the right time and dethroned Bush 41 when he stumbled. Congress saw him as weak and they tried to push him around. Clinton (and his wife) pushed back harder.

Obama is a rock star. A savvy political giant, he is not. Congress will try to push him around and see if he pushes back, and how hard. He will, in the words of Joe Biden, be tested.

24 posted on 05/08/2009 11:05:04 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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