By Carole on Jun 8, 2012
Presidential candidate Barack Obama took a break from his jam-packed fundraising schedule this morning to squeeze in a special guest appearance as President of the United States. Almost a week after the most recent round of dismal employment reports, Mr. Obama took to the podium to make what was advertised as a statement on the economy. Not surprisingly, the event was just another stump speech from our Campaigner-in-Chief.
Arriving 25 minutes late, the president delivered the same old excuses and called for the same old non-solution - specifically that Congress pass the "jobs plan" he's been pushing for almost a year.
Of course that jobs plan is nothing but more wasteful government spending just like the $800 billion stimulus which failed to produce the promised results. Yet today the president claimed that had this latest scheme been approved by Congress, "we'd be on track to have a million more Americans working this year. The unemployment rate would be lower. Our economy would be stronger."
Not able to stop at one incredulous statement he went on to say, "The private sector is doing fine" and "if Republicans want to be helpful" they should "be thinking about how do we help state and local governments."
Expect to hear that particular sound bite again and again for the next 5 months as presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and every other Republican candidate in the country quotes it in their stump speeches and includes it in their campaign ads. In fact, the Republican National Committee has already produced the first such video:
You just can't make this stuff up. And thanks to President Obama's ignorance and/or arrogance, his political opponents don't even have to.
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