#1 Obama and Reid and the debt limit...10-07-2013, 12:23 PM
Is it really "president dingy reid"....
President Obama has handed over the reins of leadership on government funding and the debt limit to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
Reid is now fully in charge of his party’s negotiating strategy, a significant change from past showdowns with Republicans.
He has taken the initiative from Obama, who played the principal role in the 2011 debt-limit talks and New Year’s fiscal cliff deal. Some Democrats on Capitol Hill are relieved by the switch.
The majority leader has brought a more pugnacious style to the debate, bashing House conservatives as “anarchists” and mocking the “Banana Republican mindset.”
“There’s no question, Reid is now the quarterback,” said a Senate Democratic aide.
That became clear when Reid persuaded Obama last month to abandon an effort to set up a bipartisan meeting of congressional leaders before government funding expired.
“Reid has put himself in charge of this whole thing and Obama is a non-player,” Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said.
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10-07-2013, 01:25 PM
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Nonsense. This false "non player" narrative is about Obama's falling poll numbers. The only way he can recover his popularity is by seeming to not be involved in polarizing issues. Obama is involved like he has always been. Remember NDAA was his baby even as he claimed that it was all Congress' fault and he could do nothing. Yet, his own Democratic senators pointed out that they tried to protect American citizens' due process in NDAA, but Obama demanded the right to kill Americans on American soil without due process as well.
Don't less this fool you. Oblahblah is in this up to his scrawny neck.
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