Frustrated and Looking to Save One Job
President Barack Obama is “frustrated.” In an Obama for America email, he told supported that he “will lay out a clear plan to get Americans back to work” and urged them to hold Congress “accountable if they don’t” pass his plan.
What exactly is President Obama’s plan?
A few weeks ago, the plan was supposed to contain NEW ideas. From the AP:
The official emphasized that all of Obama’s proposals would be fresh ones, not a rehash of plans he has pitched for many weeks and still supports, including his ‘infrastructure bank’ idea to finance construction jobs.
More recently, however, it seems as though the ideas will be anything but fresh. From the WSJ:
The president has yet to provide his new jobs plan, but has vowed that it would include ideas that both parties can and have supported in the past.
Ideas cannot be both “fresh” and “supported in the past.” The contradiction leaves one wondering what exactly the President hopes to accomplish.
The Hill’s Ballot Box Blog provides a possible answer:
By forcing the GOP to take positions on such key economic issues…Obama and his team are hoping to draw out and lock down the president’s 2012 challengers.
It comes down to this: President Obama is stuck below 40% and his economic policies have failed to created jobs, so he is going to use a primetime address to the nation to jumpstart his 2012 reelection campaign.
The American people are frustrated, Mr. President. And the last thing they want to see is a speech designed to do one thing: save one job – yours.