Barack Obama-- I've always envisioned him as a cigar smoker
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I'm curious how you're feeling about our president, Barack Obama, lately.
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Warren slams Obama for "untrue" statements about trade deal http://bit.ly/1HEiGLX28 retweets16 favorites
"What I am averse to is a bunch of ad hominem attacks and misinformation that stirs up the base but ultimately doesn't serve them well. And I'm going to be pushing back very hard if I keep hearing that stuff," Obama told a small group of reporters on the call.
Of all the criticisms, "The one that gets on my nerves the most is the notion that this is a secret deal," he said. "Every single one of the critics saying this is a secret deal, or send out e-mails to their fundraising base that they're working to stop a secret deal, could walk over and see the text of the agreement."
Obama didn't mention Warren by name, but he didn't have to. Two days ago Warren sent her supporters a fundraising email to whip up opposition to fast-tracking a trade deal. "The government doesn't want you to read this massive new trade agreement," Warren wrote. "It's top secret."
"Liberal groups are assailing a Democratic political consulting firm founded by former President Obama staffers, accusing the outfit of falsely suggesting support among progressives for the White House's trade agenda.
Last month, 270 Strategies launched a website dubbed "Progressive Coalition for American Jobs" that argued there are progressives who support Obama's efforts to build a bipartisan trade coalition.Neil Sroka, spokesman for Democracy for America, told reporters on a conference call that 270 Strategies was an "astro turf group" and said there is "literally zero support" for TPA or the TPP among progressives."