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  •  In his own words: "I am a New Democrat." (1+ / 0-)
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    Which means a 'corporatist or centrist' Dem.

    Here's an excerpt from a Politico piece, and a link.

    Obama: 'I am a New Democrat'

    President Barack Obama firmly resists ideological labels, but at the end of a private meeting with a group of moderate Democrats on Tuesday afternoon, he offered a statement of solidarity.

    “I am a New Democrat,” he told the New Democrat Coalition, according to two sources at the White House session.

    The group is comprised of centrist Democratic members of the House, who support free trade and a muscular foreign policy but are more moderate than the conservative Blue Dog Coalition.

    Obama made his comment in discussing his budget priorities and broader goals, also calling himself a “pro-growth Democrat” during the course of conversation.


    "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson


    by musiccitymollie on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:33:35 PM PDT

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