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Obama Stimulus: Designed to Fail

President Obama’s New Stimulus Bill ‘Is More About Campaigning Than Governing,’ ‘He Knows It’s Not Going To Pass’




PRESIDENT OBAMA: “If Congress does something, then I can’t run against a do-nothing Congress.” (President Obama, Press Conference, 10/6/11)



WASHINGTON POST: “…Obama’s national jobs tour is quickly becoming the electoral swing state tour in advance of the 2012 election.” (“Obama Resumes Jobs Tour With Eye On 2012 Battleground,” Washington Post, 10/11/11)



ASSOCIATED PRESS: “‘He knows it’s not going to pass. He’s betting that voters won’t pick up on it, or even if they do they will blame Congress and he can run against the “do-nothing Congress,”’ said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning and Development.” (“SPIN METER: Obama’s Disconnect In Jobs Sales Pitch,” AP, 10/11/11)


Senior WH Aide Calls Effort ‘First Act Of A Long Term Play’


MSNBC’s CHUCK TODD: “WH senior aide pre-spinning the Jobs bill defeat in senate: ‘first act of a long term play.’” (@Chucktodd, Twitter, 10/11/11)


POLITICO: “public theater … they know it’s going nowhere.” “Democrats may not vote on President Barack Obama’s jobs bill just once. They could hold several votes on it, even though they know it’s going nowhere. But that’s just the public theater.” (“Democrats’ Plan B On Jobs Bill: Go Smaller,” Politico, 10/10/11)


ASSOCIATED PRESS: “In President Barack Obama’s sales pitch for his jobs bill, there are two versions of reality: The one in his speeches and the one actually unfolding in Washington.” (“SPIN METER: Obama’s Disconnect In Jobs Sales Pitch,” AP, 10/11/11)


·         “John Sides, political science professor at George Washington University, said Obama’s approach on the jobs bill is ‘more about campaigning than governing.’ ‘He’s mostly just going around talking about this and drawing contrasts with what the Republicans want and what he wants and not really trying to work these legislative levers he might be able to use to get this passed,’ Sides said. ‘That just suggests to me that he is ready to use a failed jobs bill as a campaign message against the Republicans.’” (“SPIN METER: Obama’s Disconnect In Jobs Sales Pitch,” AP, 10/11/11)

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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