Obama Campaign Says GOP Blocking Jobs Bill--After Reid Blocks Jobs Bill

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Max E., Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Max E.

    Max E.

    More games from the worst president in history. He doesnt even have the votes within his own party to pass his bill, so he turns around and blames republicans. Obama had no intention of this bill passing. He simply wanted to throw it out there so that he could use it as campaign material, to demonize the rich.

    The Obama campaign sent out an email today asking supporters to urge Congress to at least vote on the president’s jobs bill almost immediately after Democratic majority leader Harry Reid blocked a vote on the bill in the Senate.

    On the Senate floor today, Republican leader Mitch McConnell asked for unanimous consent to proceed on voting on the bill. Reid, who has struggled to find enough votes for the bill in the Democratic caucus, objected to the motion and killed the opportunity for a vote.

    About ten minutes later, Jim Messina, Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, emailed this message to supporters:

    President Obama is in Dallas today urging Americans who support the American Jobs Act to demand that Congress pass it already.

    Though it's been nearly a month since he laid out this plan, House Republicans haven't acted to pass it. And House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is out there actually bragging that they won't even put the jobs package up for a vote -- ever.

    It's not clear which part of the bill they now object to: building roads, hiring teachers, getting veterans back to work. They're willing to block the American Jobs Act -- and they think you won't do anything about it.

    But here's something you can do: Find Republican members of Congress on Twitter, call them out, and demand they pass this bill.

    So will the Obama campaign be asking its supporters to "call out" Harry Reid and "demand" he and Senate Democrats pass the bill?
  2. 377OHMS



    Reid thinks its more important to piss off the chinese so badly by legislating penalties for their currency "manipulation" that they don't show up at the next treasury auction. That is how an economic depression turns into a war.

    Does the US government think that printing trillions in fiat dollars isn't currency manipulation?

    The hypocrisy and stupidity at work these days makes a guy want to move to Hong Kong. Yeah, rent a small apartment, take a one-year language course and chase a few chinese girls. :D
  3. The mind is a terrible thing to waste... But it does make becoming a republican much easier once it's gone..

    McConnell just pulled a made-for-headlines trick on the Senate floor, challenging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to allow an immediate vote on President Obama's jobs bill -- not as a stand-alone measure, but as an amendment to the China currency legislation the Senate is currently debating.

    Obama's been demanding that Congress pass his jobs bill day in and day out for weeks, so the tactic had an obvious allure. It wasn't done in the spirit of debating the jobs bill, or even giving it an up or down vote. It was to generate headlines like, "McConnell demands vote on Obama jobs bill" or "Reid blocks vote on Obama jobs bill." Or if Reid had allowed the vote, the headlines could've read "Dems Join Republicans In Rebuffing Obama Jobs Bill."

    Pretty clever. But it's not the whole story.

    Reid's plan is to set the jobs bill up for a test vote later in October, but as a stand-alone proposition. That vote, if successful, would allow the Senate to debate the legislation -- argue about it on the floor, offer amendments. But it will likely run headlong into a GOP-led filibuster. If it does, Dems will be able to claim Republicans won't even allow debate on the jobs package, and try to win the battle for public perception.

    McConnell tried to short circuit that plan Tuesday by offering the Senate a chance to tack Obama's jobs bill, unamended, on to the China currency legislation -- a bill that already enjoys broad bipartisan support. As McConnell predicted, Reid objected. And he got his headlines.

    But that's not the end of the story. Or rather, the story's not in those headlines. Reid also offered McConnell several options, including to delay debate on the China currency bill and hold the first test vote on the jobs bill today, but as a stand-alone measure. But of course, that woudn't have given McConnell what he wanted -- either to have Reid obstruct Obama's jobs bill, or for Obama's jobs bill to fail on a bipartisan basis. So he wasn't exactly keen on it. Thus, no vote for Obama's jobs bill today, unless it's on McConnell's terms.
  4. pspr


    That's Obama's re-election plan. Blame the Republicans for his failings because supposedly "they" won't pass his economic bills. I think Americans are smarter than that and Obama will get the boot next year. Assuming he makes it that far.

    We may need to call the Sheriff to physically evict him, though.
  5. Max E.

    Max E.

    Here is the link to the article you just posted.


    Now tell me something "Free Thinker" do you actually believe Obama had any intention of this bill being passed, or that Obama actually thought the bill would be passed?