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Could Distancing himself from Congressional Democrats HELP Obama?

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.).

“The point is the House and Senate [leadership] has proven they are incapable of getting things done,” the official said.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 1:14 PM on Dec. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (44)
  • I'll see what my magic 8 ball says

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:15 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??

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:17 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • LOL, Sweets!!!
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 1:18 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • He is trying to emulate Republicans....he is putting his faith in the Repub Mitch McConnell.
    That's because last week Dick Cheney asked the Pres. to go hunting with him.............
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 1:21 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • The President of The United States called the Republicans(who make up a good majority of Americans) Hostage takers... LOL That would only be considered mature and pragmatic by the likes of sweet or kerp.... ;o)
    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:22 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • He has to do something to distance himself from what Nancy and her bully pulpit speaker position has done for him. He is not capable of making any decisions regarding economic issues on his own and his party has obviously failed him.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:22 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/vice-president-shoots-hunter/2006/02/13/1139679502642.html

    LINK , in case you didn't catch on......
    kerp1960

    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....

    sweet-a-kins

    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.............


    sidesplittinglaughter

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:28 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Sweet, independents are tired of the partisan banter in DC... THEY are the ones who got him elected... Obama made himself look like an ass yesterday. <--- My opinion.. I am sure you disagree....  If you still think highly of Obama, even after Pelosi had her hand up the ass of the Obama Puppet and his ratings went DOWN and she lost the House. ~ Then good on ya.. ;o) 

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:31 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

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