Obama phones supporters to defend GOP deal
December 8th, 2010
11:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama phones supporters to defend GOP deal

WASHINGTON (CNN) -With anger mounting from liberals over his compromise on extending all of the Bush-era tax cuts, President Obama joined a phone call with progressive activists Tuesday evening, and said he was "absolutely convinced" he got the best possible deal.

"We put up the best possible fight under the circumstances," the president said on a phone call arranged by 'Organizing for America,' the organization behind his presidential campaign that is now part of the DNC."

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  1. Chris

    "We put up the best possible fight under the circumstances," – what fight? You just rolled over and gave everything the Republicans wanted and got almost nothing in return.

    December 9, 2010 06:17 am at 6:17 am |
  2. Name king

    Lesson, dems I know your mad and I am too but you have to weigh the consequences, the repugs don't give a about those poor souls that voted for them, because they know the have the powerful rich to scare them when election time comes around. So they are free to do any thing to these fools and get their support, don't believe me, look at the crisis two years ago and look at the elction result. You have to takes the moral road again like the dems, that got slaughtered in the election,
    and do what will support these people even though they will punish you again to help them. We've got to find a way to stay united, because you see the disaster that happened when we are divided, can you understand blue dogs.

    December 9, 2010 07:55 am at 7:55 am |