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Thu May 14, 2015, 07:29 AM

Obama’s Warren attacks backfire

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Source: The Hill

President Obama’s sharp rebuke of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) over his ambitious trade agenda is backfiring in the House, where the personal attacks are alienating the same Democrats the president is courting for votes.

Warren, a freshman liberal from Massachusetts, has emerged as among the fiercest and most visible opponents of Obama’s trade wish list, which includes deals with countries in Asia and Europe the president is hoping to make a legacy of his White House tenure.

The tough tenor was designed to rally the backing of more Democrats, particularly in the House, where GOP leaders are struggling to find the 217 votes needed to pass the fast-track bill aimed at facilitating those pacts.

Instead, Obama’s rhetoric — he said his critics were “just wrong” in an interview with Yahoo published Saturday — seems to have exacerbated tensions between Democrats and the White House, which could make it tougher to move one of the president’s top legislative priorities through Congress this year.

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Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/242037-obamas-attacks-on-warren-backfire

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2015, 07:32 AM

1. Did it really? It looks like fast track is now going to get passed, based on a "compromise", and if

that happens, I would be very surprised if the TPP isn't a done deal

This should concern most people, because Fast Tracking is a process to push the TPP through without public scrutiny

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Thu May 14, 2015, 07:38 AM

2. Oh, we are concerned, all right. Looks like all we can do is not support any of the "Dems" who

 

support it. That's my plan.

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Thu May 14, 2015, 07:43 AM

3. Locking - not Latest Breaking News

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