Obama’s approach: Campaign, never mind about governing

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.

There are no co-sponsors for S.1549 or S.1660 either. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is on his own introducing the president’s legislation on Sept. 12.

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?

7 replies
  1. jem
    jem says:

    “He?s always campaigning and never seems to get to the governing part.”
    Yes, because the poor guy’s only “work” experience was Community Organizer (which is constant campaigning/agitating), with ZERO administrative/Executive experience (which is more or less governing).?
    Poor O-blame-o was in “over his head” on January 20, 2009? (actually probably while acting the part of a Senator as well).? The People should help him out and get him “back to shore” come the next election!

  2. Plainvillian
    Plainvillian says:

    Of course it will work here in Corrupticut… he’s a Democrat.? Where people think, not so much.

  3. Shared Sacrifice
    Shared Sacrifice says:

    That’s kind of disturbing- I hope his personal physician gives him a check-up from the neck-up! I think the man is as delusional as Captain Queeg.

  4. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Why do we keep doing the prez’s bidding and calling it a “jobs” bill??? Let’s call it what it is: “The reelect ?bama by deflecting blame for the lousy economy to the Republicans Act”.?
    Or maybe the “What?? Me worry?” bill…

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