Is this a threat or a promise Mr. President?
President Barack Obama has threatened Democrats that he will not campaign or help raise money for any Democrats who vote against Obamacare. How is that “Hopey, Changey” thing working out for you Democrats? Talk about your great bills for “We the People”, Obama has to bribe and threaten Congress for its support.
So what Democrat with receive a fish in a box or a horse head in their bed?
The president will refuse to make fund-raising visits during November elections to any district whose representative has not backed the bill.
A one-night presidential appearance can bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds which would otherwise take months to accumulate through cold-calling by campaign volunteers.
Mr Obama’s threat came as the year-long debate over his signature domestic policy entered its final week.
Mr Obama is personally telephoning congressmen who are still on the fence this week, in between several personal appearances devoted toward swinging public opinion.
This from the President who campaigned on the notion that he would change the way DC conducted business. Obama stated that he would act in a bipartisan manner and reach across the aisle to Republicans. Instead, Obama threatens members of his own party.
One would have to ask them self if it may not be a benefit to have Obama stay away from their Senate or House race in 2010. Just ask former governor John Corzine in NJ, Creigh Deeds in VA and Martha Coakley in MA, all who went down to terrible defeats as Obama campaigned for them. Face it, Obama’s poll numbers are tanking and are presently in the mid-40′s. There is opposition in every poll to Obamacare. The smart play for Democrats may be to vote against Obamacare and distance them self from the President. Not because it is the smart political play, but because it is the will of the people.
Here’s the thing: What good would any of this do? To preserve your seat in an anti-incumbent, anti-Washington, anti-big government year, you have to distance yourself from Obama and the national Democrats anyway — which is why you want to vote No in the first place!
The Obama WH has put deadline after deadline in place to pass Obamacare, all have been ignored by Congress. Let us not forget that Obama wanted this health care government take over sign, sealed and delivered before the last August break in 2009. The way it appears now the vote may take place after the Easter recess.
Obama has always asked for bipartisanship in Washington, DC. Now that he has it Obama brings out his Chicago-style politics of threats. There is bipartisan support against Obamacare. There are Democrats that do not support this bill yet The One insists they vote yea for it either by hook, crook, bribe or threat. As The NRO states, just how many Democrats will there be this coming 2010 midterm election that hope that Obama stays away from their district?