Aw. Obama Says He Didn’t Market His Vastly Unpopular Legislation Enough

Poor baby. If only he had been able to spend more time talking about how great his mostly outsourced legislation, people would love it. Sniffle

President Barack Obama told a friendly backyard gathering on Thursday that he was so focused on getting the policy right on helping the economy recover that he didn’t devote enough energy to advertising the benefits.

Asked about the negative perception many Americans have about signature legislation of his first two years in office, Obama said opponents of reform fought hard against it and he could have done more to sell it.

Right. Because we weren’t treated to daily discourse from Obama, Democrats, and their minions, including the media. As I write this, Andy Griffin is on my TV yet again telling me how great the ObamaCare legislation is.

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With provisions of the reform bill starting to take effect, people now can see the benefits for themselves and therefore understand it better, he said.

And that’s why we don’t like it.

Obama said the stimulus bill, officially titled the Recovery Act, comprises provisions that people like — such as tax cuts, infrastructure development and clean energy investments.

Yeah, those “tax cuts” which most people didn’t know about because they were a simple change to the withholding, and did…..nothing to help the economy. Jobs that weren’t shovel ready, ended up being temporary, didn’t help white collar workers, and didn’t help the economy. And those clean energy investments which are a failure and …… didn’t put people back to work.

“I think that one of the challenges we had two years ago was we had to move so fast, we were in such emergency mode, that it was very difficult for us to spend a lot of time doing victory laps and advertising exactly what we were doing, because we had to move on to the next thing,” Obama said. “And I take some responsibility for that.”

Perhaps you should have slowed down to think about what you were doing, Barry, then you might have gotten the legislation right, instead of slapping on hard left legislative ideas that have failed again and again. It is rather scary to think about people who have a vastly far left view, quite a few with no real world executive or even work experience, people who have been in academia or government for most or all of their lives, in “emergency mode,” without a clue what they are really doing in the Real World.

The attitude was to get the policy right, “and we did not always think about making sure we were advertising properly what was going on,” Obama continued.

So, he failed on both accounts, at least in terms of what was best for America. That could be the reason that 64% believe America is headed down the wrong track, why Obama’s disapproval rating hasn’t dipped below 50% for over a year, “47% of consumers say their personal finances are getting worse,” and Democrats are looking to get blown out in House and gubernatorial races very soon.

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