Please, put politics aside, the president lectures Republicans. This “jobs package” of mine is too important to be about politics, he insists.
AND THEN HE DECIDES TO TRAVEL TO THREE PRESIDENTIAL BATTLEGROUND STATES TO PROMOTE IT.
And now, the Democratic National Committee – which doesn’t have lunch without Obama’s permission – is urging people to get Congress to support the jobs plan BY RUNNING ADS IN PRESIDENTIAL BATTLEGROUND STATES while claiming all it wants to do is try to get this necessary piece of legislation passed.
HOW STUPID DO THESE PEOPLE THINK WE ARE?? HOW STUPID?
Sorry, I’m going to try to calm down. Okay, I’m working at home right now, I can pet the dog. Nice doggy. Petting the dog. Nice doggy.
Here’s how the Associated Press erroneously begins a report this morning on the new DNC ads, suggesting this might be a sincere attempt to help the nation WHEN THE DNC IS CLEARLY BEING INSINCERE AND ONLY WANTS TO HELP OBAMA.
Nice doggy. Petting the dog.
From the AP:
The Democratic National Committee is launching an ad campaign in politically key states to try and rally the public behind President Barack Obama’s new jobs plan and pressure a divided Congress to act.
The television ads show portions of Obama’s speech to Congress last week promoting the $447 billion package of tax cuts and new spending. They urge viewers to “Read it. Fight for it. … Pass the President’s Jobs Plan.”
The spots were to begin airing Monday and are the first round in an effort that will last several weeks, said DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse.
To its credit, the AP does make clear that the ads are going up in “politically key states.” But the DNC doesn’t exist to “pressure a divided Congress to act.” The DNC doesn’t give a shhhhh . . . . schmidt whether or not Congress passes Obama’s legislation.
Especially when it’s probably politically best for Obama if Congress does nothing and the president gets to try to blame Republicans for the crummy economy.
The proposals are not likely to help much, so it’s best to pretend they will and then blame the Republicans for not helping.
The DNC only cares about convincing voters in swing states that the jobs bill is a good idea and to get them exercised about it and supportive of the president.
As the AP points out:
The DNC ads don’t target any specific lawmakers, or make any reference to the looming 2012 presidential campaign. But they’re airing in key markets in some of the most critical swing and early voting states: Denver; Tampa and Orlando, Fla.; Des Moines, Iowa; Las Vegas; Manchester, N.H.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; and Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke, Va.; as well as Washington, D.C.
So we’re targeting lawmakers, but we’re not targeting lawmakers. That’s because we’re really targeting voters.
Please, Mr. President, PUT POLITICS ASIDE AND TRY TO HELP THIS COUNTRY!!
Petting the dog, petting the dog.