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The Threat That Isn’t

Obama says he’ll withdraw his support of wavering Democrats on Health Care, and not campaign for them. It would seem to me that this isn’t exactly a threat. In fact, if I were one of those wavering Blue Dogs, I think my inclination would be to ask the White House if they would put it in writing. Perhaps Obama could twist more arms by threatening to show up at key campaign events. You can’t say “no” to the President, after all.

3 Responses to “The Threat That Isn’t”

  1. JKB says:

    “You can’t say “no” to the President, after all.”

    Well, they can now since he put it in play.

    Still, I think Obama would have better luck with the police blackmail tactic, where the informant either cooperates or they’ll put the word out he is cooperating.

    Vote for my healthcare bill or I’ll make sure your people see us together.

  2. Ian Argent says:

    Well, he’s lost 3 in the post-season already (I’d say 0 for 3, but I don’t know what he did for the NY special election). So I dunno what value he has for campaigning right now anyway

  3. Drang says:

    Lines from American Folklore regarding being thrown in a briar patch come to mind…

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