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Perhaps Democrats know something the rest of us don't about Barack Obama's political fortunes. What else explains the increasing numbers who are openly defying the president on two key election issues?
The notoriously thin-skinned Obama could not have been happy with the news last week that, as the Hill newspaper put it, "an increasing number of Democrats are taking potshots at President Obama's health care law."
North Carolina's Brad Miller, who voted for the law, now laments that "we would all have been better off" if Congress had dealt with more pressing issues "and then came back to health care."
This fear is even more evident when you look at the growing opposition among Democrats to Obama's position on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Obama may have thought he'd cleverly handled the issue by putting it off until next year, and that no one would think to defy his veto threats.
But when Republicans called his bluff with a bill to force a start on construction, 69 Democrats rushed to join them, giving the House bill a veto-proof majority. The Senate bill is just a vote or two away from overcoming a Democratic filibuster.
Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by littled16
I do hope you are right. What I see as the biggest problem is, so many Politicians who got voted into office with promises to their constituents to govern by the will of the people. . When they get to Washington, the allure of the lobbyists takes over, then they lose sight of who put them in office in the first place.
It will only be when Politicians begin to realize that the people who voted them in, can vote them out, will we begin to see any real change.