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Obama's gall

We've chronicled what it is that Obama is doing to the oil industry and how those policies are doing great harm to the employment picture in this country.

Which makes the following Reuters headline and ensuing story simply laughable:

Obama urges Republicans to help him revive economy

President Barack Obama appealed to Republican congressional leaders on Tuesday to put politics aside and work to revive the U.S. economy.

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on his way back to Washington from a vacation in Hawaii, Obama said "we've started to make good progress" on the economy, adding: "I expect to build on that progress when I get back."

...

"You know, I think that there's going to be politics. That's what happens in Washington -- that they (Republicans) are going to play to their base for a certain period of time," Obama said aboard Air Force One.

"But I'm pretty confident that they're going to recognize that our job is to govern and make sure that we are delivering jobs for the American people and that we're creating a competitive economy for the 21st century, not just for this generation but for the next one."

Obama appealed to the two top Republicans in Congress, incoming House Speaker John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader. McConnell has said his main objective is to deny Obama a second term as president.

"And so my expectation, my hope is that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell will realize that there will be plenty of time to campaign for 2012 in 2012, and that our job this year is to make sure that we build on the recovery," Obama added.

Complete and total poppycock.

Let's hope like hell the Republicans don't fall for the snakeoil this charlatan is selling.


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Comments (9)

Jeff Mason's Reuters' White... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Jeff Mason's Reuters' White House guy, and he's always wanted to have Obama's baby. He fits well with Reuters' "100% pro-Obama puffery" policy.

Obviously the way to revive... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Obviously the way to revive the economy is to stifle any industry that has the potential for growth - aside from government, that is - and have our ever-so-efficient government agencies micromanage all aspects of the economy that they've formerly left alone.

I'm not against some goverment regulation, but as the saying goes - "The dose makes the poison" - and the dose has been way, way too high on government regulations. You don't get a vibrant, healthy economy by starving it of energy and loading it down with restrictions.

"But I'm pretty confident that they're going to recognize that our job is to govern and make sure that we are delivering jobs for the American people and that we're creating a competitive economy for the 21st century, not just for this generation but for the next one."

We need something more than government jobs - and government CANNOT deliver jobs in the private sector long-term. Of course, if all you're concerned with is re-election in a couple of years you can always boost the economy with stimulus packages...

Oh, wait. Obama already tried that.

"But I'm pretty confident t... (Below threshold)
914:

"But I'm pretty confident that they're going to recognize that our job is to govern and make sure that we are delivering jobs for the American people and that we're creating a competitive economy"


Delivering jobs? Barry cant quit dumb.

Barry is setting the Republ... (Below threshold)
DaveK:

Barry is setting the Republicans up with this; he knows that his idea of "creating jobs" and the Republicans idea are asymetrical, so he spouts off this "they know" and "everyone realizes" nonsense (much like AlGore did in his An Inconvenient Truth) in order to put the Republicans on the defensive, so that when they balk at his ideas, Obama can point that self-righteous finger at them and blame them for his failures.

And just where the hell has... (Below threshold)
clearmind:

And just where the hell has the smartest president been for the last 2 years? Oh, 172 trips on AF-1... must be getting whacky from lack of oxygen! That's more flight crews work in 2 years. Is he trying to earn his "passenger wings"? The airlines used-to give these wings out to little kids, and that's what he's acting like - a spoiled child!

My first thoughts were the ... (Below threshold)
Hank:

My first thoughts were the same as DaveK.
A lot of melifluous rhetoric designed to put the onus on the repubs. Normally wouldn't work except that the LSM will run with it.

Other than that, I seem to be reading a lot of stories about Obama that start with:

"Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on his way back to Washington from a vacation ..."

Obama said "we've starte... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Obama said "we've started to make good progress" on the economy

Maybe he means he's drafting his letter of resignation.

This coming from a guy who ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

This coming from a guy who took up just about the whole legeslation calender to pass Obamacare including campaigning. You lefties are so in denial if you still support this clown. ww

I think we would all be hap... (Below threshold)
LiberalNitemare:

I think we would all be happier if Obama stayed on vacation.




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