This entire jobs bill debacle is really working my last nerve. Obama wanted the full dog and pony show, requesting a joint session of Congress, and demanding that Congress “pass this jobs bill…RIGHT AWAY!”
Now, here we are, six weeks later, with no jobs bill. Of course, I’m fine with that, given the fact that it will be paid for by higher taxes and basically only includes jobs for unions, i.e. teachers, first responders and construction workers. Also, let’s not forget the fact that this would be, once again, a temporary fix. But the political rhetoric and partisan bickering, along with the completely un-presidential behavior of Obama is truly beyond the pale.
Not only are Republicans against this bill, but so are some Democrats. When Obama complained about the bill not being passed quickly enough, Senator Mitch McConnell suggested the Senate immediately bring it to a vote. However, Harry Reid refused to do it. Why? Because it didn’t have the votes to pass! Did Obama get upset at the Democrats? Nope. He blamed Republicans. Finally, Reid brought it to a vote, and it didn’t pass. Why? Because there were Democrats who voted no. Yet, all we hear is Obama blaming Republicans. I haven’t heard one word about Democrats not voting for it. And let’s be clear. Obama doesn’t just make a point that Republicans won’t pass it. He’s snide, sarcastic, mean-spirited and rude, calling Cantor out by name, and claiming that Republicans don’t want to put people back to work, which is completely disingenuous. Does that sound presidential to you?
So, I’m wondering….why is he doing this? Rush Limbaugh recently made the point that if Senate Democrats are only a few votes short, why isn’t Obama going to these people, and convincing them to pass the bill? Isn’t that how the Democrats passed the health care bill?? Doesn’t that make more sense than for him to travel all over the country, making speeches about Republicans not passing it? Clearly, Obama doesn’t care if this bill passes or not. If the bill does pass, he wins over voters who benefit from the bill. If the bill never passes, Obama can forever blame Republicans. He thinks that will get him re-elected. That’s a strategy??? These trips around the country are nothing more than campaign stops, and his strategy is to blame everyone else for his failures.
Liberals are always claiming that Republicans don’t want to put people back to work, which is, on it’s face, utterly ridiculous. However, they don’t seem to care that Obama is using the American people as pawns in his bid for re-election.
VP Biden is just as bad. He has repeatedly claimed that more rapes and murders will occur, if the Republicans don’t pass this bill. Really? Is that really the language a vice president should be using? What is wrong with this administration? I just don’t understand their mentality on this. That is not a way to lead!!
And let’s not forget Harry Reid. He claimed that private sector jobs are doing just fine, and that the public sector needs all the help. Tell all of the private sector unemployed Americans that! He has also proposed a 5.6% surtax on millionaires. Please, please tell me how this is, in any way, shape or form, Constitutional! We all know it is not. Yet, who is calling him out on this?
When are Americans going to stand up and speak out against this administration? They are dividing this country more and more, and no one is calling them out. Obama claimed to be a uniter, but has done nothing but divide. He promised transparency, but has been one of the most secretive in history, with clear signs of corruption and scandal all around him.
We cannot withstand another 4 years of this president. Enough is enough.