Sunday, December 12, 2010

Obama forced to beg for help from blue dogs he cost their jobs

President Obama twisted the arms of blue dog democrats to pass the Stimulus and Obamacare. Those votes cost up to 52 House democrats their jobs. With liberals revolting over his tax compromise, President Obama needs the blue dogs to bail him out again.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

President Barack Obama is looking to an unlikely quarter—lame-duck Democrats who lost partly because of him—to help quell a revolt by House Democrats opposed to his tax deal with Republicans.

Administration officials Friday continued to scramble to build support among the 52 Democrats defeated in November, a group that comprises a substantial number of conservatives and centrists from Republican-leaning districts who failed to withstand the anti-Obama wave of the midterm elections.

Many of these Democrats are already on record supporting an extension of existing tax rates for all taxpayers, but in recent days they have been eclipsed by an anti-Obama uproar from liberals who dominate the House Democratic Caucus. That puts the White House in a curious position of needing the support of lawmakers who lost their jobs in part because of the president.

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