Petulant President Gets Petulant After Another Vote Goes Against Him

Mr. Obama had one hell of a day Thursday. First, he saw yet another piece of his pork barrel “scratch some campaign donors backs” stimulus plan go down

(Politico) The widely anticipated defeat of the Democrats’ Rebuild America Jobs Act, which would have provided $60 billion for transportation infrastructure projects, marked the third blow to President Barack Obama’s jobs agenda. His sweeping $447 billion jobs package was blocked by all Republicans and two Democrats last month, while a smaller piece of that legislation – $35 billion to pay the salaries of teachers, cops and firefighters – suffered the same fate.

Senate Democrats on Thursday came up nine votes short of the 60 needed to advance their infrastructure bill past a key procedural hurdle. The vote was 51-49, with all Republicans and two members of the Democratic caucus – Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) – voting no.

Obama, who has infuriated some Democrats on Capitol Hill for attacking a “do-nothing” Congress, aimed his fire this time squarely at Republicans. He said it “makes no sense” for the entire 47-member GOP caucus to block three of his jobs proposals, especially when polls show an overwhelming number of Americans back infrastructure spending.

“The American people deserve to know why their Republican representatives in Washington refuse to put some of the workers hit hardest by the economic downturn back on the job rebuilding America,” Obama said in a statement. “They deserve an explanation as to why Republicans refuse to step up to the plate and do what’s necessary to create jobs and grow the economy right now.”

Orrin Hatch (RINO-Utah), who offered a competing transportation bill which was killed by Senate Democrats on Thursday, as well, had this to say

“It is not about creating jobs. And it is not about engineering a more efficient and fair tax code. No, this is the same tune, different song – a bill for more spending, financed with new taxes,” Hatch said. “It remains baffling to me that this is all that the other side has to offer.”

That’s a nice way of responding to President Petulant. Obama thinks that everyone who is unemployed is either a teacher, cop, fireman, or blue collar road paving professional. Those “shovel ready” jobs were not as readily available as he thought after the Democrats passed their Stimulus in 2009. What makes him think they will be around now? He doesn’t care about the spending: he wants his tax increases, which make his unhinged liberal base happy. Obama’s “jobs” bill is simply fodder for his perpetual campaign.

Many of those same road workers were put back to work: then, the money from the Stimulus ran out, the economy was still a dinosaur poop sized mess, States still had no money, so, they were laid off, and back on unemployment. These short term gimmicky tricks do no work. That’s the explanation for why his jobs bill is being shot down.

This president doesn’t seem to care one whit about the American People: it’s all about himself. No matter what criticisms one may have about George W. Bush or Bill Clinton, at least they cared (especially under desks. Yeah, cheap shot. Note: I voted for Clinton in 1996). There was a visible connection. Even when they might have cared less, at least they faked it well. Bush 41, Reagan, Carter, Ford, even Nixon (read his biographies) cared about the American People. Obama seems to care only about himself, that everything is about himself, and all you people should thank Him. January 20, 2013, can’t get here soon enough.

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