Podium not included

Daily Caller:

The teleprompter script for tonight’s speech by President Barack Obama is still a secret, but the White House’s script for spinning reporters, bloggers, and their audiences has been leaked to The Daily Caller.

White House officials distributed a set of talking points early Thursday to guide Democratic legislators and advocacy groups who will be filling up the airwaves, Internet message boards and printing presses before and after Obama’s speech tonight to a joint session of Congress.

The talking points repeat Obama’s favored campaign-trail themes, depicting the economy as a victim of President George W. Bush; the Republicans as unpatriotic and greedy partisans; and Obama as an optimistic, fair-minded, reformist, bipartisan, fiscal moderate.


The White House talking points, as leaked to TheDC, are below:

The American Jobs Act is:

based on bi-partisan ideas;
it is fully paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes and asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share; and
it will have an impact on job and economic growth NOW — just as soon as Congress acts.
Every day, people in this country are working hard to meet their responsibilities. The question now is whether Washington will meet theirs.
The time for obstruction and gridlock is over. Congress needs to put country ahead of politics.
The American people know that the economic crisis and the deep recession weren’t created overnight and won’t be solved overnight. The economic security of the American middle class has been under attack for decades.
That’s why President Obama believes we need to do more than just recover from this economic crisis.
The President is rebuilding the economy the American way — based on balance, fairness and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street where hard work and responsibility pay and gaming the system is penalized.
It’s an American economy that’s built to last and creates the jobs of the future, by forcing Washington to live within its means so we can invest in small business entrepreneurs, education, and making things the world buys, not outsourcing, loopholes and reckless financial deals that put middle class security at risk.

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17 Responses to Podium not included

  1. Dario says:

    The upside is that those who are willing to use Obama’s talking points are shrinking in numbers.

  2. ralphb says:

    Antiwar song He’s sure no Dillon but at least the message is right for a change.

    The host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and former Florida congressman, Scarborough is no John Mellencamp and he’s certainly not the Dixie Chicks — he’s a Republican, after all. Yet the host, also a songwriter and Beatles fan, told The Huffington Post that his new song, “Reason to Believe,” has a purpose that would have resonated with earlier critics of Vietnam.

    “It’s critical that we remember the heroes of 9/11 and those who are still fighting in an endless war,” Scarborough said. “They need to come home. It’s time.”

    OT but politically it’s one of the few things I really care about anymore.

  3. votermom says:

    From the bambi-speech article

    To downplay any impression that Obama is acting in a partisan fashion, the script also declares that all of Congress — not just Republicans — is at fault.
    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/08/white-house-releases-talking-points-to-liberals-ahead-of-speech/#ixzz1XOVnV26m

    He’s always doing this – getting people into a room and then berating and/or embarrassing them. There was SCOTUS scolding during his State of the Nation speech, there was the Trump-roasting at the Correspondents dinner… it’s obvious he was never a leader because this is piss-poor leadership style.

    • Mary says:

      Don’t forget the Paul Ryan slap-down after Obama et al specifically invited him to the speech.

      This president is a thug and a bully. Ugh.

  4. votermom says:

    Hah. This is pretty funny. Agent Orange strikes again.

    Speaker Boehner to Host Private-Sector Job Creators in House Gallery for President Obama’s Address
    Speaker’s Guests Include More than a Dozen Job Creators Who Have Run Into Government Barriers in Their Efforts to Create New American Jobs

    Includes Gibson Guitar CEO. Also the CEO of White Castle, which strikes me as unintentionally funny since Obama’s bff Kal Penn starred in Harold & Kumar go to White Caste …

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Myiq: I totally respect your sandbox and will join in the NFL festivities, can we talk about Oblahma in the morning? I’ll hold off posting the link to Vodkapundit’s “drunkblogging” transcript til then 😉 If there is one, sometimes he just doesn’t think there’s enough booze…..

  6. Mary says:

    Apparently this Stimulus II monstrosity is up to $400 billion now……Obama et al claiming “it’s all paid for” by tax reform (closing loopholes) and asking the wealthy (defined as anyone making over $250,000 a year) to pay more.

    Isn’t that the responsibility of the Committee of 12?

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