Relations between President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats have never been worse, but it’s a feud that many in the White House quietly welcome.
Obama’s advisers insist he didn’t go out of his way to pick a fight with fellow Democrats when he cut his highly controversial deal with Republicans to temporarily extend all Bush-era tax cuts earlier this week. But if the deal served to distance Obama not only from them, but the entire partisan culture of Washington, all the better, they say.
Differentiating Obama from congressional Democrats “was a positive byproduct” of the tax cut deal, a person close to Obama told POLITICO. “Compared to these guys, the president looks mature and pragmatic,” added the official....
..... One administration official told POLITICO that Obama was so dispirited after his Nov. 18th meeting with the Democratic leadership that he decided, then and there, to place his faith in direct talks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).Answer Question
I'll see what my magic 8 ball says
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:15 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by kerp1960 at 1:18 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by kerp1960 at 1:21 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 1:22 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by kerp1960 at 1:23 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
o) Good.. Then Come back and say if you think Obama's low ratings correlate to his ties with Congressional Democrats??
I'll ask my 8 ball if people who don't like him now...may like him better after he fights with congressional dems..even though repubs in congress have a LOWER approval rating. Then I'll ask if it will change people that DO like him now....
Anything else you'd like to know....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:27 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
That's because last week Dick Cheney asked the Pres. to go hunting with him.............
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:28 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
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