Pres. Obama “Joiner-in-Chief”
Yesterday, President Obama gave a press conference to discuss the NATO summit in Chicago. Among the questions, one reporter asked him about Bain Capital and Governor Romney’s involvement in the private equity industry. The President took the opportunity to claim that a background in private equity does not prepare one for the presidency (I guess that somehow a background in community organizing does?):
“And so, if your main argument for how to grow the economy is I knew how to make a lot of money for investors, then you’re missing what this job is about. It doesn’t mean you weren’t good at private equity, but that’s not what my job is as President. My job is to take into account everybody, not just some. My job is to make sure that the country is growing not just now, but 10 years from now and 20 years from now.” (emphasis added)
So, President Obama claims his job is to tack into account the entire country, not just a few favored special interests? Well, he’s done a great job of making sure everyone is treated equally:
Except young Americans…half of college graduates cannot find a job.
Except the unemployed…millions have stopped looking for work.
Except those who work in the financial industry…in between fundraisers, the President constantly lambasts the industry
Except those who work in the oil and gas industry…the President only wants “green” energy
Except those who create jobs…the President singles them out for tax hikes
Except those who work at religious-affiliated organizations…they must pay for medical services that violate their religious beliefs
Except women who don’t want the government to run their lives…one word: condescending
Except non-union workers…the auto bailout saved union jobs while laying off non-union workers
Except Republicans…the President, from the beginning, refused to listen to any Republican ideas
Except Independents…just 43% approve of the President’s performance
Except anyone whose views are different than his…those who speak out against the President are neutralized (Democrats) or vilified (Republicans)
Did we forget anyone?