Diverting attention from his poor job performance the President, in North Caroline, knocked Republicans while trying very hard to get re-elected. President Obama on Monday used tax payer money to make a campaign stop and acted like he was trying to push a jobs package, he knows is dead. Senate Democrats planned action on what looks like a plan to help the president cover up his campaigning and make it look like a plan to hire more state worker, "or so it seems." In campaign mode on the road, Obama accused Republicans senators of saying no to helping Americans when he knows members of his own party are also against the plan.
With the President's plan for one big bill now dead, the Senate began moving to take up parts of it. Yet given that the Senate is likely to spend the week with an overdue spending bills then taking a vacation who know when they might get to the pieces parts bills.
Senate Leader Harry Reid planned to announce on Monday that the chamber would move first on the aid to states. Obama, campaigning through the politically crucial states of North Carolina and Virginia, acted as if he was making a coordinated push for the "pieces part" bill and mocked Republicans for forcing a piece-by-piece approach to his jobs legislation. He left out the fact there were democrats against his, "all or nothing" plan.
We can all thank Republicans in the Senate for rejecting consideration of his whole $447 billion plan last week.
"Maybe they just couldn't understand the whole thing at once, so we're going to break it up into bite-size pieces," a smart aleck Obama said from his first campaign stop in Western North Carolina before getting on his $1.1million taxpayer funded black-tinted bus and heading across the state.
Obama is trying to get voters to fall for a $35 billion scheme or bribe to "aid to states," one slice of his overall bill. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the White House anticipated action "very soon." What kind of action is unclear, now voters know the President is trying to get re elected. All Americans know what he promised the last time he was trying to get elected.North Caroline voters aren't stupid and hopefully won't get duped.
The, so called, state aid package has a dim future on Capitol Hill.
It is a non-starter in the House and most likely will face a filibuster in the Senate. Last year, when Senate Democrats controlled 59 votes, 3 moderate Republicans voted with Democrats to pass a $26 billion state aid package. But with their numbers down to 53, Democrats appear stuck and Americans could be spared.
In western, N.C. a supportive crowd broke into a chant of "four more years". The president in response said: "I appreciate the four more years, but right now I'm thinking about the next thirteen months."It seems clear" to many Americans 4 more years and 13 months is what he is after. Too bad he didn't stay in Washington, saving the American people millions of dollars. On second thought, the country might be better off if he stays away from Washington.