Skip to comments.Quoth Obama, "Pass This Bill"
Posted on 09/11/2011 1:52:15 PM PDT by CaroleL
Even President Barack Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett admits the so-called American Jobs Act has not been fully written yet. That fact would have been impossible to ascertain by listening to the president's recent address to a joint session of Congress. His rhetoric delivered before an actual plan even exists and, of course, Edgar Alln Poe have inspired the verses below.
Once upon a summer evening, while the Congress was convening
Hoping they would get to witness oratory skill
In strode a familiar fellow, who before had seemed so mellow,
Now began to speak in tones bordering on shrill
Perhaps in an attempt to bring to legs another thrill
Quoth Obama, "Pass this bill"
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That's a shame. You might have posted the whole thing here.
You want fries with that?
Obama's "I know things are hard' theme..
You’re right. Even though it is very well done, you are right.
As soon as I hit the post button I thought, wait, what am I condoning here?
Q: Is Barry a socialist?
A: Does a bear pass the bill in the forest?
But you really should have posted the whole thing here, in the body of the thread.
You have no idea how much better you would look doing that, rather than playing the “click to read more” game.
It’s not appreciated here, it’s really not.
I still have to ask the question...what was all the big rush about that they HAD to have the grand speech on the night of the republican debates.
His grand plan is not written. Nobody really has much of a clue what’s really going to be in it, not even Obama.
What was the big rush to claim it’s all paid for, when nobody knows what the plan is, OR how much it’s really going to cost (it went from $300 billion to $447 billion all in one day).
What was the rush of necessity to make a grand speech about plan that Obama hasn’t done anything about, more than even scratched out on a notepad that his speechwriter flashed up on the teleprompter?
I hate being rushed out to buy something if I don’t have all the information I think I need to make a purchase.
Posted Thursday night about 40 minutes after the speech ended: Mr. President, Where's the Bill?
I had an interesting observation. While The Won was admonishing the Congress to "Pass this Bill" 17 or 18 times during his speech, a Google search for the phrase "american jobs act" on the whitehouse.gov website returned no results at all. I wish I had made a screen capture of it. It was about 15 minutes after the speech ended that they added the title, "American Jobs Act" to the "Economy" page on whitehouse.gov. Since then, there have been lots of pages pop up with that phrase on them.
However, a Google search for the phrase "cited as the american jobs act" in the entire .gov domain space returns no results. When the bill text is available online, that search should return a new result.
You can use Google alerts to send you an email when the results for that search change (I have one already set for my email). I'm wondering when (if ever), there will be an actual bill.
I still think that Boehner missed a great opportunity by not offering to have the first reading of this bill immediately as Obama was leaving the podium at that joint session. He could have seized the moment, made it clear that the Republicans aren't obstructing this bill (yet), and exposed Obama as one of those, “You have to pass it to see what’s in it” kind of elitist Democrats, like Pelosi.
Unfortunately, Boehner is a Ruling Class Republican, and is also in the “You have to pass it to see what’s in it” category sometimes.
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