Custom Search

Friday, August 07, 2009

Team Obama Want Liberal Groups To Stop Targeting Moderate Democrats

The groups are refusing to cease and desist, as per Politico:

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel warned liberal groups this week to stop running ads against Democratic members of Congress.

The powerful top aide to President Obama made his feelings known at the weekly closed-door strategy session of an array of progressive organizations, according to two sources who were there.

Emanuel’s request came on the same day that Obama himself told a meeting
of Democratic senators that he didn’t like seeing dollars used by liberal groups to target congressional Democrats.

Some on the left believe administration officials are making such statements only as a favor to Democratic legislators whose votes they’ll ultimately need.

But the White House indicates to POLITICO that it truly believe the ads aimed at Democrat are counter-productive and largely ineffectual. There is no winking and nodding when Obama and Emanuel deliver their message, say West Wing officials.

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.)says the ads make it "less likely" that Obamacare would pass.

They certainly know how to shoot themselves in the foot, don't they?