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Democrats' Disgust With Obama
How long before they go public?


The compromise that Obama struck last week with Boehner and Harry Reid to keep the federal
government running contained steep cuts to some of the party’s most cherished programs—nutrition
for poor women and children, long-stalled transportation projects, funding for community health centers
—as well as language barring the District of Columbia from using its own tax dollars to finance abortions.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, warned that the $38 billion
in promised cutbacks would hurt the most vulnerable Americans. “We don’t have enough time to talk about
the ways it violates our values,” he told The Daily Beast.

Nancy Pelosi voted against the budget measure Thursday, she did little to hide her anger with the
White House over the fact that Obama, for the first time, had left her out of the negotiations on a
major deal. Instead, he chose to work directly with Boehner and Reid.

For many Democrats, the budget bill was only the latest in a string of disappointments served up from
Obama since 2009, when Obama swept into office on a tide of goodwill and a platform of base-pleasing
promises they say he hasn’t lived up to. On the list are his pledges to close Gitmo, pass comprehensive
immigration reform, and end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

"I’m embarrassed that I endorsed him,” one senior Democratic lawmaker said. “It’s so bad that
some of us
are thinking, is there some way we can replace him? How do you get rid of this guy?”

The member, who would discuss the strategy only on the condition of anonymity, called the discontent
with Obama among the caucus “widespread,” adding: “Nobody is saying [they want him out] publicly,
but a lot of people wish it could be so. Never say never.”

I got my wish when I said "Obama needs new advisors," but it looks like the new advisors are giving
him the same advice as the old advisors: "It doesn't matter what your base wants."

Obama seems to want to be a Republican - what's up with that?

Who is telling him to move to the right?
Who's telling him tax cuts for the rich are better than nutrition for poor kids?
Why did Obama agree to cut his own budget?

Is he still trying to get Republicans to like him?



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