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  1. #1 Obama to Senate Democrats: Don't Worry About Your Jobs 
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    WASHINGTON A feisty but occasionally frustrated President Barack Obama tried Wednesday to calm nervous Senate Democrats about their political futures and prospects for passing major legislation, as he urged them to keep pushing hard for solutions to the nation's most vexing problems.

    "The American people are out of patience with business as usual," he told a Senate Democrats' issues conference. "They're fed up with a Washington that has become so absorbed with who's up and who's down that we've lost sight of how they're doing.

    "They want us to start worrying less about keeping our jobs and more about helping them keep their jobs."

    Obama's 75-minute meeting was a combination pep talk and down-to-earth question-and-answer session with worried lawmakers. Congress so far this year has been far less eager to move forward to finish large 2009 initiatives such as health care overhaul and climate change legislation, preferring smaller, more careful steps.

    The House of Representatives plans a vote next week to strip health insurers of their partial exemption from federal antitrust laws, a small piece of the health bill now stalled in Congress. Senate Democrats are expected shortly to take up Obama's job creation package as a series of smaller bills rather than the kind of comprehensive stimulus package it passed last year.

    Obama wants the Democrats' big legislative ambitions to stay in the forefront. First, though, he had to try to defuse tension over last month's special election in Massachusetts for the seat long held by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. The winner, Republican Scott Brown, will be sworn in Thursday, reducing the Democrats' majority by one. Democrats will still control 59 seats, but 60 votes are needed to cut off debate in the 100-member Senate.

    The loss of one Senate Democratic vote should not be so jarring, Obama said. "All that's changed in the last few weeks is our party has gone from having the largest Senate majority in a generation to the second-largest Senate majority in a generation," he said.



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    ..... and I expect THAT to change when the new Congress is sworn in, Jan '11.

    The public got caught in an tidal sweep last election.... it took a good six months or so to realize that what they thought was a mudslide was actually a shit storm.

    We just have to fight the good fight until the Congress evens up a tad bit more. THEN what gets through Congress really WILL be bipartison. Usually efforts made in that manner typically don't do nearly the damage that "one way" legislation does.

    THEN we can potentially make some headway in getting the Congress from spending money like they are on R&R from a combat zone. Hopefully before the Nation goes bankrupt.

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    What O bami said;
    Obama to Senate Democrats: Don't Worry About Your Jobs.
    What Obami meant to say;
    Obama to Senate Democrats: Don't Worry About Your Jobs, theyr'e already lost.
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    If the progressives accomplish what they have set out to do there will be plenty of time for them to repay the deeds of their fallen comrades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    What O bami said;

    What Obami meant to say;
    Don't worry about your jobs. I have ACORN on it.
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    Easy for Obama to say, he's set for life, whether he does well or (continuing his current trend) does poorly.

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