February 6th, 2014
12:49 PM ET
10 months ago

Source: Obama offers to stay away from some Senate races

(CNN) - President Barack Obama has told Senate Democrats that he's willing to stay away from election battles where his presence would not be helpful, a Democratic source said - an apparent nod to his poll numbers.

Obama's comments came when he and former President Bill Clinton attended the Senate Democrats' issues conference at Nationals Park on Wednesday.

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  1. Bill from GA

    For those claiming Obama will hold a CongressPerson back, you do know, I hope, that Congress has ratings numbers below 10% approval, compared to Obama's near 50%, and rising.

    He's a shining star compared to Congress.

    And, furthermore, Tea Party ratings are going downhill faster than an Olympic Bobsled!!

    February 6, 2014 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    simplyput

    When 2016 rolls around and there are still no jobs, remember Bill Clinton and Al Gore sent your jobs, your futures and your parents' retirements overseas many, many years ago.
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    This is a failed attempt at an historical rewrite. While the trade agreements were passed under every president who has served the office in the past 50+ years, it was only through the tax law changes under Bush-41 that incentivized companies to move their manufacturing operations overseas. As a result, we saw 50,000 factories and manufacturing sites close during the 2000s.

    What could they have possibly done to the tax laws to provide a catalyst for such a dramatic shift? They created a loophole, or a deduction, that allows corporations to deduct their foreign tax debts off of their U.S. debts, IN FULL. In other words, We the taxpayers, pay for the income taxes that U.S. based multi-nationals pay to foreign countries.

    February 6, 2014 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  3. Obama - The new DemocRAT poison

    Dominican mama 4 Obama
    In states like Georgia where blacks make up a large part of the Democrat voters, his presence might help turnout.
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    Hate to break it to you Bill from GA, but A LOT of Whites and Latinos, and Asians, oh and women, don't forget the women of all colors, and everything in between turned out to vote for the President.
    I do believe that his presence would crank up the turnout period, not just that of Blacks, or as you put it "the Blacks".
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    Problem is Obama's numbers are down, WAY DOWN, in all the demograhics. He's even lost support with many Blacks (did I get that right?). The Liar of the Year just doesn't get the trust he used to get. A majority think he is dishonest. And they are right.

    February 6, 2014 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  4. Silence DoGood

    "President Barack Obama has told Senate Democrats that he's willing to stay away from election battles where his presence would not be helpful, a Democratic source said – an apparent nod to his poll numbers."
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    So from all the blah-blah anti-Obama rhetoric here, you have an issue with the president being open, honest and frank about his poll numbers. Would you rather that he whine, blame and cry like the GOP in adversity?

    February 6, 2014 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  5. Bill from GA

    Wake up People! Bill from GA.... Is that your way of looking down on the POTUS by calling him Barry

    You should hear what I called, Bush/Cheney, Clinton, Reagan, Nixon, LBJ., ...
    Sue Me:)

    I like Barry, Support Barry. He Ain't god!

    February 6, 2014 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
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