President Obama urged Democrats not to be defeatist about the loss of their supermajority in the Senate, declaring: “If anyone is searching for a lesson from Massachusetts, I promise you, the answer is not to do nothing.”OBAMA IS DRIVING THE DEMOCRATS OVER A CLIFF YELLING FULL SPEED AHEAD!
In an appearance today at a retreat for Senate Democrats, the president reminded his former colleagues that they still held one of the party’s largest majorities in Senate history. While he implored Congress to press forward on health care legislation, he said initiatives to create jobs should also take priority.
Mr. Obama sought to lift the spirits of Democrats who are facing a difficult political climate in this midterm election year. But he warned against retreating from pursuing their priorities, saying: “I think the natural political instinct is to tread lightly, keep your head down and to play it safe.”
“We’ve got to finish the job on health care. We’ve got to finish the job on financial regulatory reform,” he said. “We’ve got to finish the job, even though it’s hard.”
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
NYTIMES: Obama to Democrats: Don’t ‘Play It Safe’
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