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Democrats Are Jumping Ship
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/20/2012 | Masthead Editorial

Posted on 04/21/2012 6:11:04 PM PDT by neverdem

Politics: Perhaps Democrats know something the rest of us don't about Barack Obama's political fortunes. What else explains the increasing numbers who are openly defying the president on two key election issues?

The notoriously thin-skinned Obama could not have been happy with the news last week that, as the Hill newspaper put it, "an increasing number of Democrats are taking potshots at President Obama's health care law."

North Carolina's Brad Miller, who voted for the law, now laments that "we would all have been better off" if Congress had dealt with more pressing issues "and then came back to health care."

Barney Frank complained that the Democrats "paid a terrible price for health care." And Virginia's outgoing Sen. Jim Webb said the law would be Obama's "biggest downside" in the election and had cost him "a lot of credibility as a leader."

Meanwhile, stalwart Massachusetts liberal Elizabeth Warren is now calling to repeal a piece of ObamaCare — the 2.3% tax on medical devices — because, she says, it "disproportionately impacts the small companies with the narrowest financial margins."

Warren, by the way, is running for the Senate seat occupied by Republican Scott Brown, whose victory in 2010 was a result of the public's intense opposition...


This fear is even more evident when you look at the growing opposition among Democrats to Obama's position on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Obama may have thought he'd cleverly handled the issue by putting it off until next year, and that no one would think to defy his veto threats.

But when Republicans called his bluff with a bill to force a start on construction, 69 Democrats rushed to join them, giving the House bill a veto-proof majority. The Senate bill is just a vote or two away from overcoming a Democratic filibuster...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: keystone; keystonexl; obama; obamacare
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Thanks neverdem.

81 posted on 04/22/2012 7:54:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time --
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!

82 posted on 04/22/2012 9:18:42 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Artcore
It is interesting that on another thread a poster linked to a family photo of them at Christmas time. The comments under the photo positively drip with syrup and honey all about what a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful family they are. It really proves my point about how his major campaign directive is to constantly paint him/them as the perfect family, nearing, if not, gods. This is all flying under the Republican's radar, as Republicans don't think this way, so they are not relating to how he is actually campaigning for the American heart, not the mind, and it has been largely working. We MUST address this major issue if we do not want to risk losing the election and not even have figured out why. (Read the comments, but be prepared to barf as they are so syrupy.)

83 posted on 04/23/2012 2:09:06 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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