The invitees fall more under the rubric of ideological or issue-oriented activists as opposed to online reporters, though the names are familiar to most political junkies. An administration official confirmed that Joe Sudbay of AMERICABlog; Duncan Black ("Atrios"), who runs the site Eschaton; Barbara Morrill, who writes for the DailyKos; Jon Amato, who is the founder of Crooks and Liars; and Oliver Willis, who runs an eponymous site, spoke with the president on Wednesday. [. . .]Emphasis added. Obama continues to make his priorities clear. And they don't mesh well with the priorities of the majority of Americans.
Obama's outreach on Wednesday could be about ginning up enthusiasm in the closing days of the election. But it also seems likely to be an effort at pre-scripting the online narrative about the election's fallout.
What was that John Thune said on Saturday?
President Obama has been running around the country trying to reelect Democrat members of Congress.Obama's not listening. He's too busy trying to mitigate and spin his own political failures. (H/t: J-Ru)
But if the conversations I’ve had with voters are any indication, the president should spend less time campaigning to save the jobs of Democrats in Congress, and more time trying to create jobs for the American people.
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