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Dems to Obama: Lay off the Washington bashing

By Capitol Hill Blue
May 3, 2010

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: Enough already (AFP)

President Barack Obama’s Washington-bashing could boomerang on his party in Congress if he’s not careful, House Democratic leaders have warned White House senior adviser David Axelrod.

The fear — raised by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, campaign chief Chris Van Hollen and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn in a closed-door meeting Thursday — is that Democrats have more to lose if anti-Washington sentiment is not directed at one party or the other.

“If the president is going to go out and talk about how Washington’s broken, he’s got to include a strong contrast with congressional Republicans, or else we’re going to get blamed for it,” one meeting participant said later.

But Axelrod gave no indication that he plans to alter the president’s course, sources told POLITICO. White House aides did not reply to requests for comment.

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2 Responses to Dems to Obama: Lay off the Washington bashing

  1. woody188

    May 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Pelosi, Reid, & Company sealed their own fate by making promises in 2006 then abandoning them. Then they voted against the popular will of US citizens on TARP, stimulus, mandatory health care insurance, and coming soon, cap and trade. But it sure is easy to stamp one’s foot and cry, “it’s not my fault!”

    1000:1 calls against TARP ignored!

  2. woody188

    May 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Obama jokes about summary executions via Predator Drone:

    The Jonas Brothers are here; they’re out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans; but boys, don’t get any ideas. Two words for you: predator drones. You will never see it coming. You think I’m joking?

    No sir, I know you are not kidding. You can find that speech here. The quote is about 4:17 minutes in. But there are some real knee slappers in there so it’s worth a listen to the whole speech. Reminiscent of the Bush speech looking for WMD under the podium.