March 7, 2009

THE TROUBLE WITH BORROWING REPUBLICAN SEATS:

Obama may have trouble keeping Democrats on his track: Many have qualms about his plans for spending and taxes -- and about his push to change so much so quickly. (Peter Nicholas, March 7, 2009, LA Times)

President Obama is facing misgivings about his policy agenda from inside his own party, with prominent Democrats objecting to parts of his taxation and spending plans and questioning the White House push to do so much so fast. [...]

Obama's party is peppered with legislators from conservative districts who are wary of a budget proposal that includes tax increases and deficit spending, even if tax cuts are also part of the plan. Already, Republicans have targeted some Democrats with advertisements pressuring them to reject Obama's plans.


Nominating guys conservative enough to win in Red districts means they either can't vote with you or can't be re-elected.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at March 7, 2009 9:06 PM
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