Jun 7, 2012

Who Are "Some Democrats"? … For 1,000, Alex

Apparently, “some Democrats” are disappointed President Obama has dropped his ‘theme” of blaming Congress for his failed record on the economy and jobs.

“Some Democrats” Think President Obama Should Never Have Dropped The “Theme” Of Blaming Congress For His Failed Leadership. “With a new TV ad, the Obama campaign confronts its biggest vulnerability—high unemployment and a tepid economy recovery–by returning to a theme some Democrats think President Barack Obama never should have dropped: urging Congress to pass an ambitious jobs program.” (Laura Meckler, “Obama Ad Presses Congress On Job Plan,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/7/12)

Who are these Democrats…? They certainly can’t be Senate Democrats… who are already on fire today contradicting their own failed leadership (See “Re: Mr. Jentleson’s Email Earlier Today). They don’t even know what his agenda is, nor do they care.

Senate Democrats Confess They Don’t Even Know What President Obama’s Agenda Is. “In the meantime, several Senators confessed to Roll Call that they don’t know what is on the to-do list anyway, despite several speeches in which Obama has urged his followers to tweet, call, write and email lawmakers urging them to take it up.” (Steven T. Dennis, “Obama’s ‘To-Do’ List Finds Few Takers,” Roll Call, 5/29/12)

Sen. Mary Landrieu Asks Reporter If They Have A Copy Of President’s “To-Do” List Because She Doesn’t Know What’s On It. “Didn’t we do some things he wanted us to do?’ asked Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). ‘[Export-Import] Bank, that doesn’t count? That wasn’t on the to-do list?’ No. The president wanted that, too, but it’s not on the list. “Do you have a copy of the to-do list?’ Landrieu asked.” (Steven T. Dennis, “Obama’s ‘To-Do’ List Finds Few Takers,” Roll Call, 5/29/12)

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) … Wait, He Wants It Done Now? … What Does Now Really Mean? “I don’t have a copy of it; I’m sure my staff does,’ said Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), when asked when the Senate might get to it. ‘We’ve got June, July. We’ve got some time. What time frame did he put on that to-do list?’ When told the president said the to-do list could be done “now,” Casey joked, ‘Now is a very expansive term. It’s not even the summer yet.’ (Steven T. Dennis, “Obama’s ‘To-Do’ List Finds Few Takers,” Roll Call, 5/29/12)

Sen. Carl Levin Takes Cue From The President And Blames Someone Else For Doing Nothing… That Person Being His Own Leader – Harry Reid. “’Didn’t we just try to move on student loans. Wasn’t that on his list?’ asked Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.). No, that’s a separate priority. “You’d have to ask Harry Reid” why the list hasn’t moved, Levin said.” (Steven T. Dennis, “Obama’s ‘To-Do’ List Finds Few Takers,” Roll Call, 5/29/12)

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