February 2nd, 2010
03:46 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama to address, take questions from Senate Dems

(CNN) - President Obama will address Senate Democrats and take questions Wednesday morning at their Issues Conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office announced.

The event will be open to television cameras and follows a similar appearance the president made before House Republicans last week.


Filed under: President Obama • Senate Democrats
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. D.U.T.C.H.

    Mr. President, how about telling those centrist democrats to get on board or to ship out. I got a few in mind that can go.

    February 2, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. Texas Jack

    Obama said he was a man of change and he was going to be bi-partisan. So far I have seen none of this. I see a dictator who along with his henchmen, Pelosi, Biden and Reid trying to push sorry programs down tax-payers throats. It is time for all God FEARING Americans to take back America. Do away with the ones who voted to destroy God from our system. If the ACLU does not like it kick them out of this country we have fought to keep America free and above socialism. Start now during 2010 elections vote all incumbents out and if the incoming do not believe in God do not vote for them. Write in if there is no one else a God fearing person. AMEN.

    February 2, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. Ed

    Oh boy, another photo op/speech. Can't wait to miss it.

    February 2, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  4. Average American

    I bet this won't be as much fun to watch as the smack-down President Obama gave the Repugs the other day.

    February 2, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    President O"bama this is exactly what happened to President Clinton when he tried to get health care. I am 74 years old, I remember. You will have to toss out the pork and somehow get the vote thru, the sooner the better. The Pubs are ganging up on you.

    Rita Spikech

    February 2, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  6. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    I hope he handles the Democrats the same way he did the Republicans
    (Oh, I'm a DEMOCRAT).

    February 2, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. southerncousin

    I am sure Barbara Boxer will ask to sit on his lap.

    February 2, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  8. Average American

    uh oh, texas jack forgot to take his medication today.

    February 2, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  9. Finally

    This President is as good as it gets. I never saw Bush take open questions like that unless it was from his own party.

    Bush was a retard, we all know that, but Obama can take the heat and he should get those lazy good for nothing Dems out of Congress. I am a democrat but if they are not going to preform then be done with it.

    I bet he handles them more than he handled the GOP of C. That's C for crap by the by.

    February 2, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  10. Finally From Dallas Texas

    OH, and Texas Jack, take another hit of crack!

    February 2, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  11. Clinton Voter

    Obama's gunna have a harder time with the Progressive Democrats than he did with those dim-witted Republicans because he has no excuse for all of the National Security policies that he continued on from the Bush Administration. (rendition, warrantless wiretapping, indefinite imprisonment without charges, never-ending foreign wars in Muslim countries, not prosecuting torturers and war criminals, Gitmo, bombing foreign Muslim countries without a war declaration, blind support for Israel, to name a few.)

    February 2, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  12. Tom

    Here is a question that I am sure Senate Democrats are going to ask, "Why did you force us to commit political suicide for you?"

    February 2, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  13. Biased

    I bet there isn't one democrat who will have the nerve to ask him anything controversial when they all know it will be televised. They will all bend over backwards to give him a wonderful bit of airtime where he can take the hour or so to be critical of republicans again. c And as for his discussion and wanting to be on a more bipartisan footing after his republican appearance, he has done nothing but be be critical and demeaning every speech has given since. Say one thing yet always do another – would some democrat at that meeting remind him he is OFF the campaign trail and he has 3 more years to go!

    February 2, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  14. TCM

    boy that'll be a room full of Anti-American dimwits....

    February 2, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  15. phebes

    What's your problem, trolls? Did you watch the republican conference, or did you just watch the lies from Boenher and McConnell the next day? Seeing Obama engage in no-bs dialogue is a breath of fresh air! More, please!

    February 2, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  16. TCM

    "Finally," shows what's wrong with this country in a nutshell...check out the post...yada..yada....Obama's as good as it gets?!!??? ROFLMAO! And "Average American?" calling yourself American, and supporting OBama and his bloodthirsty quest to destroy our country is the most anti-American and immoral thing a citizen of this country could do....obviously, Liberals are much more ignorant than first reported....

    February 2, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  17. Fed Up

    I can just predict that there will be some hardball questions thrown at him. NOT!!! A lot of kissing, maybe, but no questions of substance.

    February 2, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  18. Stacie

    Calling others anti-American is soooo 2007. The party of no still wants to hold tight to their sad little view of patriotism. Americans are a diverse group who love this country and will fight for it! The Republicans had eight years of running this country, and you ran it into the ground. Now, get out of the way while we clean up the mess you made!

    February 2, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  19. Obama mama

    Please, I want to see more OBAMA! More facetime on TV. Hope he is a guest on this season of LOST!

    Wait, shouldn't he be leading the country?

    February 2, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  20. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    TCM Wrote:
    "boy that'll be a room full of Anti-American dimwits...."

    No, that was LAST week when the President took Republican questions. Mr Obama came off as the ONLY American Patriot in the room.

    February 2, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  21. Obama mama

    Aren't Liberals (democrats) the real "Party of NO"?

    NO NEW IDEAS: The progressive movement has failed over and over for the past 100 years (see Russia, Germany, Itally, Cuba, Venezuela...).

    NO COMMON SENSE: The policies being pushed make us feel good, but aren't based in reality (see: free college, free healthcare for all, free housing...). Social Security, Medicare, many public schools are proof of this.

    NO FREEDOM: Expanding government reduces American's individual freedoms. We don't need to be told exactly how to live, how to run an honest business....

    NO MONEY: Taxes, fees, penalties, debt, expensive programs...

    I'm glad there are people standing up to Obama's ideological agenda.

    February 2, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  22. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    Fed Up Wrote:
    "I can just predict that there will be some hardball questions thrown at him. NOT!!! A lot of kissing, maybe, but no questions of substance."

    Be sure to find a way to apologize for being so wrong... Democrats are actually ALLOWED to disagree with this President – Notice President Obama didn't get a Health Care bill, and SOME Democrats came out pretty strong against it.

    February 2, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  23. Eugene, Tampa

    Is anyone else wondering why the Senate is always the problem. May not like what the House does but at least they do something, unlike the Senate which, regardless of which side you support, does nothing except make excuses to CYA.

    Best bet we all have is to vote out any incumbent and show that being a senator is not a life time job.

    February 2, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  24. Caesar the Great

    I dare even 1 Senator to stand up to Obama and truly question him. Just 1. Too bad none of them have a backbone to do it.

    February 2, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |