White House attacks worry some Dems

A White House effort to undermine conservative critics is generating a backlash on Capitol Hill — and not just from Republicans.

“It’s a mistake,” said Rep. Jason Altmire, a moderate Democrat from western Pennsylvania. “I think it’s beneath the White House to get into a tit for tat with news organizations.”

Altmire was talking about the Obama administration’s efforts to undercut Fox News. But he said his remarks applied just the same to White House efforts to marginalize the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a powerful business lobby targeted for its opposition to climate change legislation.

“There’s no reason to gratuitously piss off all those companies,” added another Democrat, Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia. “The Chamber isn’t an opponent.”

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  1. woody188

    If the American people don’t want cap and trade and American business doesn’t want cap and trade, just who does want cap and trade other than Al Gore, Obama, Congress, and the United Nations and why are we being saddled with it?

    Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain

  2. Sandra Price

    Cap and Trade won by default. We are saddled with it because there was no alternative action from any political party. Hell, I don’t care what the opposition was called I would have supported the LP but I would have preferred the GOP. Woody, there is only one party in America and a lot of whining hate spewing members of the lost generation of freedom lovers.

    Even at CHB we are professional whiners and know what destroyed us. It will take a set of steel balls to stand up to our one party which looks to be worse than the last two Administrations.

    I’ve got to get out of here before I blow again. I saw the crap that President Bush brought to the government and I saw nothing any better coming from President Obama. I did not vote for either but had hoped that this great site could be a team to plan something better. Damnit! we have both sides of our government found here and we sit back and watch our nation fall into a pit of hell. I blamed the religious right and I blamed the redistribution of wealth on the other side and all I managed to do was piss off most of the CHB’s members.

    A long time member of CHB is over at another forum explaining why I was banned from RR. It is not my point of view but I dared to question the status quo of the two parties. I dared to ask people to get off their lazy butts and take action with their Congress. I’m an uppity old bitch and I’m taking a month off the internet. I respect Doug enough not to blow again on his site.

    I have no warnings left. We have gone past the point of no return to sanity.

  3. woody188

    Yeah I’m stressed out too. Hang in there. Spend time with family and friends and talk. You are not alone and might be surprised who thinks like you do about current events.

  4. RichardKanePA

    I worked for Obama’s election but dreaded that he would be torn apart like Jimmy Carter was.

    Then Obama began fighting back, and I was hopeful.

    But not only Rep. Jason Altmire, and Doug Thomas on this blog, but also David Corn who is a real radical complained. Only MoveOn.Org, is defending fighting back.

    Daily Kos’s comments avoiding the issue by saying people can talk to who they want, even the President, is a disgrace.

    Jimmy Carter ignoring all the smears, Obama is fighting back and people who should know better are complaining.

    Somehow most only complain about Israel trying to manipulate things. The Rupert Murdock, Washington Times, Dick Cheney alliance is trying to change this country and change the world. The next US President may actually be proud of torture and human right’s abuses.

    The shrillest Washington Times attackers get rewarded by getting on Fox News. See Scoobie Davis online,

    Why are those petrified by the Israeli Lobby, which doesn’t hide behind trickery, don’t also worry about what Rupert Murdock, and his partners are up to.