November 23, 2010

WE SHOULD'VE GIVEN IT TO THE VOTERS WITH THE BARK ON!:

Left’s pressure moves Pelosi toward clashes with Obama (Russell Berman - 11/22/10, The Hill)

[P]elosi is facing pressure from empowered liberals in her caucus to take a harder line with the administration.

Those liberals, led by a group of four lawmakers who tried unsuccessfully to delay caucus leadership elections last week, say House Democrats were led astray by their allegiance to a flawed White House political strategy during the 111th Congress.

“We’re going to have to really push the White House and the Senate,” Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said. “I think the greatest failing in this Congress was that the House … enabled the White House, and the White House was not always right.

“We’ve got to push them harder from our position,” he added, “to do what Democrats need and what’s expected by Democrats.”

DeFazio and other House Democrats criticized Obama for spending too much time and political capital trying to negotiate with Senate Republicans on bills like the stimulus and healthcare reform. They say those talks resulted in watered-down legislation with weak public support.


A caucus stripped of all the Republicans who Rahm Emmanuel got to run as Democrats can't help but be even more deranged.

Posted by at November 23, 2010 6:18 AM
  
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