Obama To Netroots: Keep Up The Pressure

July 21, 2009 9:14 a.m.

During an conference call yesterday evening with progressive bloggers, President Obama told activists to keep up the pressure. “It is important just to keep the pressure on members of Congress because what happens is there is a default position of inertia here in Washington,” Obama said. “And pushing against that, making sure that people feel that the desperation that ordinary families are feeling all across the country… People have to feel that in a visceral way. And you guys can help deliver that better than just about anybody.”

Though Obama didn’t mention particular members, and didn’t specify party, bloggers themselves have been aiming their fire at congressional centrists. Which is to say, this stands in stark contrasts to earlier reports, sourced to conservative Democrats on Capitol Hill, that Obama disapproved of progressives and progressive groups targeting Democrats.

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