July 9, 2010

ARE THEY THE LAST ONES TO FIGURE OUT HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THEM?:

Obama may have worn out his welcome on Capitol Hill: The president's threat to veto a war funding bill is an 'unwelcome message' to House Democrats, many of whom face a tough midterm election after yielding to the White House's agenda. ( Lisa Mascaro, 7/09/10, LA Times)

Then, last week, the president asked them to bend yet again — this time to approve more money for his troop buildup in an Afghanistan war that many Democrats oppose.

And once again, lawmakers went to work. On the eve of the vote last week, Democratic leaders compiled a complicated $82-billion package of war funding, disaster aid and domestic spending that achieved the seemingly impossible — meeting the president's request while accommodating the needs of its politically diverse members.

Obama responded with a one-word message that sent shudders through his party on the Hill: veto.

In that exchange, the tension between the White House and the president's Democratic allies spilled over.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 9, 2010 5:11 AM
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