Panicked Dem Senators Held Hush-Hush Meeting With WH: “These guys are nervous as hell. It’s a nightmare”

Posted by on Dec 05, 2013 at 8:23 am

We love the smell of abject fear in the morning.

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough held an unpublicized meeting with Sen. Michael Bennet (Colo.), chairman of the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm, amid anger and anxiety that ObamaCare’s botched rollout could cost the party its majority next year.

In the meeting, requested by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), McDonough and Bennet discussed what the White House could do to help vulnerable Senate Democrats and “talked about developing a stronger relationship with the White House,” according to one senior Democratic aide familiar with the conversation.

A stronger relationship? How about any relationship? Don’t these boobs realize they’re on their own?

Democratic senators fear the White House is not sympathetic enough to their plight. After the government shutdown, they were confident they would retain the Senate, but optimism vanished as problems with the healthcare law mounted.

“I know these guys are nervous as hell,” said a second senior Democratic aide. “I mean, all of their jobs are on the line because this is the thing making the biggest waves lately. It’s a nightmare.”

They signed on with ObamaCare. They own it and they realize their political careers are likely over by this time next year. Sorry folks.

The aide said the meeting, which took place late last month in Bennet’s Senate office, was aimed at making sure the White House communicated more with the committee.

Asked if it would have been better if the White House had reached out to the DSCC rather than the other way around, the aide familiar with the meeting expressed satisfaction with the way things played out.

A third aide said of the White House: “They get it.”

So, they’ll be running on the joys of ObamaCare? Uh, not likely.

Anger among Democrats over the rollout of ObamaCare is deep.

The third aide, who works for a senator up for reelection in 2014, said the White House had “s–t the bed.”


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10 Responses to “Panicked Dem Senators Held Hush-Hush Meeting With WH: “These guys are nervous as hell. It’s a nightmare””

  1. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX on 5/05/13 at 10:02 am

    Ummm……these guys do realize that THEY are the reason Obamacare came into being, right?

    They didn’t have to vote for it, but they were all perfectly happy to perform all sorts of legislative gymnastics to fast-track this monstrosity through all the channels.

    We tried to warn them that Obama only cares about Obama.

    We tried to warn them that when this thing came to pass, Obama would leave them all high and dry.

    In the end, no matter how much pressure may have come to bear on them, there wasn’t a one of them who was brave enough to stand up and say “Stop”; no, they were all chortling with glee when Obama signed the bill into law.

    This is all on them.

  2. Barkow on 5/05/13 at 10:30 am

    I understand why they’re worried now, but there’s still plenty of time for the media to rehabilitate them before the midterm elections.

    Republicans will need to be on top of their game to pull out a decent showing in 2014. Unfortunately, history shows us that this isn’t likely to be the case.

  3. VoteOutIncumbents on 5/05/13 at 11:07 am

    The mainstream media is already at work. ABCBSNBC have moved on. Not one mention of the potential security problems on the Obamacare net. Not one. It’s a story only Fox is covering.

    The media has moved on now that the website is “fixed”.

    Nothing to see here…move on. Their credibility is shot. But only the low information voters tune in anyway…so as long as the MSM can keep the “don’t-knows” in Obama’s camp…all is well.

    We’ll see how this turns out in November.

  4. Johnnie on 5/05/13 at 11:28 am

    “anger and anxiety that ObamaCare’s botched rollout could cost the party its majority next year”

    But notice: an extreme LACK of anger or anxiety over what it will cost the rest of us….

  5. bitterclinger on 5/05/13 at 11:28 am

    *breaks out world’s tiniest violin*

    Cry me a river. I’ve never seen such single-minded, intense, driven ideologues like the demunists of the past 20 years. They, Are. Relentless.

    Yeah, they might be bummed about their electoral chances next year (with vote fraud down to a science? not likely), but Bart Stupak and Ben Nelson were interviewed by Neil Cavuto recently and both refused to trash ZeroCare. Stupak said he would vote for it again in a heartbeat, and Nelson wouldn’t admit to so much as having a qualm about voting for it!

  6. mom2ads on 5/05/13 at 12:09 pm

    I don’t get how they still don’t seem to get that the botched roll out is all that is saving them right now?? Dems all along keep saying “the people will love this”, but the more the people see about it, um.. .no, HATE is the better description. Once the true rate shock, worse or not much better coverage shock, doctor shock and hospital shock are really known without the website to take the focus away from the true horror? F’d. Truly and royally F’d. And they deserve it.

  7. STW on 5/05/13 at 1:27 pm

    A pleasant diversion is to periodically update your Senator(s) on how Obamacare is playing out. I’m sure mine appreciate the status updates because, that way, they know someone remembers them. It also let’s me tell them that my insurance is still cancelled.

  8. Beelzebubba on 5/05/13 at 2:02 pm

    No refunds on your pact with the devil democRATS. Relinquish your position at the taxpayer money feeding trough for dear leader before an IRS audit begins.