Everything's looking pretty rosy, except for that national emergency thing.
At a private fundraiser last night, Obama said his proposal would create 1.9 millions jobs, while reducing the 9.1% unemployment rate by a percentage point; he also said it would add two percentage points to the Gross Domestic Product.Wow. That's a big one.
“Over the last couple of months there have been Democrats who voiced concerns and nervousness about, well, in this kind of economy, isn’t this just — aren’t these just huge headwinds in terms of your reelection?” Obama said.Imagine shelling out $35,800 and hearing that. I'd be calling the bank to put a stop on the check.
“And I just have to remind people that, here’s one thing I know for certain: the odds of me being reelected are much higher than the odds of me being elected in the first place.”
“I get fed up with that kind of game plan, and we’ve been seeing it for too long. Too long. We’re in a national emergency. We’ve been grappling with a crisis for three years, and instead of getting folks to rise up above partisanship in a spirit that says we’re all in this together, we got folks who are purposely dividing, purposely thinking just in terms of how does this play out just in terms of this election.”Setting aside the deep irony of that last sentence, you've got to wonder what he thinks he's accomplishing here. Doesn't he see how ineffectual this makes him appear? He's been in charge for thirty-two months, including twenty-four with majorities in both houses, yet he has made no headway, despite all of his self-proclaimed "grappling," with this National Emergency? The logical response from voters is to agree that he's in way over his head and give the job to someone else.
"If you love me, you’ve got to help me pass this bill.”I guess they don't, because the calls and emails he's been nagging and begging for without pause just aren't happening.
His party is getting tired of him and John Fund wonders aloud whether they might ask him to please go away quietly.
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