Senate Democrats Rip Into Obama During Closed-Door Meeting...

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    (Politico)- Senate Democrats – including typically mild-mannered Bill Nelson of Florida – lit into President Barack Obama during an unusually tense air-clearing caucus session on Thursday, senators and staffers told POLITICO.
    Nelson told colleagues Obama’s unpopularity has become a serious liability for Democrats in his state and blamed the president for creating a toxic political environment for Democrats nationwide, according to two Democrats familiar with his remarks.
    “It was a raucous caucus,” said one Democratic senator, who spoke on condition of anonymity because closed-door sessions are not supposed to be discussed with outsiders.
    Nelson declined to respond when asked about the incident Thursday night, saying he was in a hurry to leave the Capitol to catch a flight. His spokesman didn’t return a request for comment.
    In interviews after the marathon three hour meeting, several senators and senior aides told POLITICO that Nelson was just one of several senators to express anger at White House missteps – and air deep concerns about their own political fates if Obama and the Democratic Party leadership can’t turn things around by 2012.
    Added one veteran senator: “It was the most frank exchange of views I’ve ever seen.”
    Several senators expressed the opinion that Obama needed to show more passion, while party liberals renewed their complaint that Obama should abandon the pretense of bipartisanship in the face of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s intransigence and what they consider the Kentucky Republican’s blatantly political tactics aimed at making Obama a one-term president.
     
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    THIS coming from the fucksticks who couldn't pass a single piece of legislation with a super majority. Yeah, I am sure Obama is to blame for their infighting....
     
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    Can you really blame them. O hung em all out to dry with all of his funky policy.
     
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    You think this was a fake story meant to placate Liberals in the Democrat Party?
     
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    They very well should have a huge case of the willies at the prospect of backing Barry's schemes for the next two years. Look what just happened to Dims in D.C. and all across the country. The voters revolted and if the remaining clowns didn't get the message this go-round they'll be packing up their offices in '12.
     

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