Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bill Clinton Will Probably Be Pissed

The democrats saw another Hosue member announce his retirement earlier this week, in Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry (I feel sorry for the guy for having to be a Democrat and have that name). Berry apparently granted an interview to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which Glenn Thrush excerpts at Politico...
Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.

“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”
The big difference? Is that supposed to reassure Dems, or frighten them?

The State of the Union speech looks to be bigger and bigger for Obama's chances of turning things around. Unfortunately for him, I'm not sure anyone could do it, but he certainly can't if this is the attitude coming in to the situation.

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