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blazerunner Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:48 PM
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b*sh tax cuts got more votes in Dem House (277) than in rep house (230) D's-139 r's-138
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Hes done a damn good job selling, as good as anything hes ever sold, Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), said with a chuckle, a few hours before the measure headed to Obamas desk after passing with a 277-to-148 vote.

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During the run-up to the health care, stimulus and financial regulatory reform votes, Obama and his staff twisted arms, telling reluctant Democrats that a no vote would doom Obamas presidency.

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Hes laser-focused on getting this deal done, as focused, really, as hes been on anything else during his presidency, said Cummings, who still opposed the package.

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The president called or met with dozens of Senate and House Democrats, his staff said, including unpublicized face-to-face meetings with McCaskill, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

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Imagine what he could have done to sell a position he wholeheartedly believed in, Begala said, adding that it confirms my own belief that if President Obama had chosen to fight, he would have won.

He could have forced the GOP to cave, created more jobs and done less damage to the deficit. First shotgun wedding I ever saw where the groom held the gun to his own head.

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The game is rigged in there, he said, pointing to the door leading to the House floor. Were walking into their trap.

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=F2380C08-E4...


Obama knows how to fight, for what he believes in.
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