President Obama has figured out his approach to winning the 2012 election. Run against Congress.
That’s exactly what he’s doing now, he’s taking the easy route and blaming the countries issues on Congress … since it’s a bit difficult to blame the Bush 43 administration anymore. This guy is not governing, he’s campaigning. He’s always campaigning and never seems to get to the governing part.
From the Associated Press.
In President Barack Obama’s sales pitch for his jobs bill, there are two versions of reality: The one in his speeches and the one actually unfolding in Washington.
When Obama accuses Republicans of standing in the way of his nearly $450 billion plan, he ignores the fact that his own party has struggled to unite behind the proposal.
When the president says Republicans haven’t explained what they oppose in the plan, he skips over the fact that Republicans who control the House actually have done that in detail.
And when he calls on Congress to “pass this bill now,” he slides past the point that Democrats control the Senate and were never prepared to move immediately, given other priorities.
There is no way Republicans or Democrats will allow the president’s jobs bill to pass as is.
H.R. 12, the American Jobs Act of 2011, has one sponsor in the House. John Larson (D-Conn.) is in what’s considered a “safe” seat in a blue state, so he either volunteered or was drafted to introduce the bill on Sept. 20.
Where are the Democrats who are expected to line up to co-sponsor the president’s legislative efforts?
Why is the media letting the president get away with continuous demands for Congress to “pass his bill” when his own supporters laugh at his claims the bill is fully paid for and won’t add a dime to the deficit?
What say you? Will this campaign approach work or fail?