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So President Obama’s “pass it right away” jobs bill can’t even get the Democratic votes it needs to clear the Senate, but that’s no problem. “Winning in Congress was never really part of the plan.” The objective isn’t to actually pass a jobs bill but to obtain an electoral advantage over the GOP. Politico reports:
In a shift for the White House, the relentless focus on the American Jobs Act wasn’t about racking up a legislative win. It was always about laying the foundation for the only real argument Obama has in 2012: I have a plan to create jobs now and Republicans don’t.
Along the way, a president who hates to lose — on the basketball court, in the voting booth or on Capitol Hill — realized it was his surest strategy for winning.
It was obvious from the president’s speech introducing the then-incomplete American Jobs Act that inflicting political damage on Republicans was the primary goal. It would have been nice to think that creating jobs was at least a secondary concern.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?