Greg Sargent:

White House doubles down: Pass the WHOLE jobs bill, Republicans

Yesterday, after the President finished up his speech last night, House Republicans responded by signaling an openness to passing parts of Obama’s new jobs bill, while signaling disapproval of Obama’s vow to barnstorm the country to get the American Jobs Act passed in its current form.

“The message was: either accept my package as it is, or I will take it to the American people,” Eric Cantor said. “I would say that that’s the wrong approach.”

Today, the White House offered its answer: Sorry, we want the whole bill passed. Nothing less.

The First Rule of Loaves vs. The First Rule of Holes.

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert… Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear —
“My name is Obamandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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26 Responses to Obamandias

  1. crawdad says:

    So what, is Mr. Pissypants gonna go OG on them?

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Obama’s using the Jobs Plan to pay for his campaigning……


    This is really so annoying. Obama is campaigning on your dime again.

    Ostensibly, he’s headed out into the hinterland to “discuss the bipartisan proposals to grow the economy and create jobs as part of the American Jobs Act he unveiled in an address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday,” as the White House puts it.

    But really he’s using this new “jobs” bill as an excuse to campaign in key swing states. Since the travel is billed as “official business,” taxpayers pick up the tab. So all expenses get added to the national debt.

    The SOJA – or the Save Obama’s Job Act, aka The American Jobs Act – now serves two main purposes: to put Republicans on the spot to support the bill or risk being stigmatized by Obama as job killers; and to help the president reach voters. It’s effect on the economy will be marginal at best.

    Virginia + Ohio + North Carolina = 46 electoral votes Obama desperately needs in states where the presidential hand to hand combat will be brutal.

    • myiq2xu says:

      A billion dollars in campaign donations doesn’t go as far as it used to. Ya gotta do what you can to stretch it.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Most of us are keeping our powder dry for donations. So I think the frustration for Team WTF AND tje Eveeeel GOP, is to push Sarah in declaring to release that gazillion dolllars into someone’s war chest. 😉

  3. ralphb says:

    A GOP Debate, an Obama Speech, and Sarah Palin

    Color this writer unimpressed, except by Sarah Palin.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Good read and as one of the commenters said “a spark of old fashioned logic”.

      • Yes, and the comments are good too. One of them thinks she’s going to announce FROM KOREA, thus getting world publicity. Also talks about her waiting till the very last minute, October, so the establishment has to play all their cards (Christie etc) first.

        One comment talks about her basketball experience. I bet they played poker in Alaska, too.

        Well, the October thing looks more like bridge than poker, but poker sounded better.

    • I liked the image of the GOP debate as a circular firing squad of dwarves with Snow White above the fray.

  4. DandyTiger says:

    Obama and his courtesans do not want this bill passed. I think the Republican’s figured it out. Pass most of this bill and Obama has nothing. He’s toast. Them signaling that they would pass parts of it scared the shit out of Obamadias. So now they’ve switched to all of it only. Such baby shit. Such an obvious ploy. And a losing strategy.

    • DeniseVB says:

      That is if there is a bill ? Written down and not BO’s speech transcript. 🙂

    • WMCB says:

      Yep. I think Boehner is smarter than they think. I have no doubt that the House will pass parts of it, and then the shoe will be on the Dem Senate’s foot, and Obama’s.

      When the House passes chunks of what Obama asked for, and then the Senate and/or Obama try to block that, who looks like the petty obstructionist then?

      They have pretty much gambled his entire re-election strategy on this plan, and if it comes back to bite them in the ass, they got nothin’. And while the media is still largely on Obama’s side, I don’t think he can count on complete and total propaganda from all of them this time around. At least some of them are going to point out the other side’s position, no matter how weakly.

  5. Jadzia says:

    Obama transition team allegedly feared coup if Bush officials were prosecuted for war crimes: http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/Obama-Team-Feared-Coup-If-by-Andrew-Kreig-110907-156.html

    I wonder who they thought was going to come get them if they stood up to the banksters? I think DandyTiger is right–the Obama administration doesn’t want even this crappy bill to pass.

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