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Is Obama's "specific" jobs plan now just an outline?
Washington Examiner ^ | 08/22/2011 | Philip Klein

Posted on 08/22/2011 11:43:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Last Monday, President Obama made news by promising to give a speech in September detailing, "a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control our deficit."

But has that "very specific plan" already been downgraded to an outline?

That is, at least, the impression I got watching Obama advisors Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod on yesterday's Sunday morning shows.

"The president is going to outline a short-term plan to accelerate the economy," Axelrod said on ABC's This Week, "in the face of the hits we've taken, because of the Arab Spring and oil prices, because of the Japanese earthquake, because of Europe that have slowed down economic growth.

On Meet the Press, Gibbs used similar language, "The president is going to outline some ideas, the president has outlined ideas every day he's been in the White House."

Yes, Obama has outlined ideas while in the White House, but what he has not done is produce "a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control our deficit."

Will September's speech be any different than the past? If Axelrod and Gibbs are going to be believed, apparently not.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackalypsenow; bhoeconomy; bhofascism; democrats; economy; impeach; jobsplan; obama; obamadepression; obamageddon; obamajobsplan; outline
I like the first post on the Examiner site:

The best job speech he could give would only contain 2 words ---- I RESIGN.

1 posted on 08/22/2011 11:43:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Someone needs to make a picture of Obama behind the desk in the oval office, with a desk plaque that says, "Don't blame me, I just read the teleprompter."

Obama has no specific plans. If someone doesn't write a specific plan and load it in the teleprompter, then we won't get a specific plan.

My bet is we get another campaign speech. Demonize the Republicans and blame them for the lack of jobs.

Both Obama and his teleprompters have been stuck on stupid for years now.

2 posted on 08/22/2011 11:50:18 AM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: SeekAndFind

No 0bama speech on any “plan” will be in a form that can be scored by the CBO or the OMB. A Community Organizer’s job is to cheer lead. Not to do anything of substance.


3 posted on 08/22/2011 11:51:12 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Outliner in Chief speaks.


4 posted on 08/22/2011 11:54:00 AM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: SeekAndFind

He hasn’t outlined anything. His standard operating procedure is “Hey, I gave a speech on this topic so now Congress get back to me when you have a bill”.


5 posted on 08/22/2011 11:54:13 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind
Is Obama's "specific" jobs plan now just an outline?

Obama's plan is wrapped around his ice cream cone right now.


6 posted on 08/22/2011 11:56:11 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: cc2k

Back with baraq was a candidate he was asked for specifics on something or another. He told the reporters, Hey, I’m just the idea guy, I leave the details up to others. Paraphrased, but you get the idea. NO follow up from the media. The Party and the media knew he was an empty suit and still they championed the empty phrase hope and change.
baraq gave all kinds of information willingly like spread the wealth around, but the repubs didn’t use any of baraq’s own words against him.
This speech is going to be just a speech. He and his party have no intention of turning around the economy. They are enjoying this too much to do anything different.


7 posted on 08/22/2011 11:57:31 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: SeekAndFind

As of today, thhe Prince of de Nile
doesn’t even know what the plan is.

They’ll hand it to him 10 minutes before
teleprompter time. He has nothing, he is nothing.

He can’t formulate a sentence on his own.

Tinfoil beanie on, but I sometimes I swear
they keep him drugged and only allow certain
news to enter his ears.


8 posted on 08/22/2011 11:57:44 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Voting Present again?

Leading from behind again?

Downgraded...again???


9 posted on 08/22/2011 11:58:50 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is what Obama's plan looks like so far:


10 posted on 08/22/2011 12:00:03 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama got his jobs programs idea from watching South Park!


South Park Underpants Gnomes Profit plan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBiSI6OdqvA


11 posted on 08/22/2011 12:01:39 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: KarlInOhio

“SOS” Stuck on Stupid


12 posted on 08/22/2011 12:01:47 PM PDT by RC2
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To: SeekAndFind

After all this hype, if he doesn’t come out with a true ‘plan’ of action that the people can actually grasp hold of, he’s toast................


13 posted on 08/22/2011 12:11:40 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Starting in November 2013 the new Republican President and Congress can start to chant “We inherited this mess. It is Obama’s fault.” I wonder if the media will let us repeat that excuse the way they have given a pass to Obama as he blames everyone and everything from Bush to ATM’s for his failures?


14 posted on 08/22/2011 12:12:46 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: SeekAndFind

I doubt Obama even knows what a plan is supposed to look like.


15 posted on 08/22/2011 12:20:26 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: SeekAndFind

I doubt Obama even knows what a plan is supposed to look like.


16 posted on 08/22/2011 12:20:47 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: SeekAndFind

So the specific plan has been downgraded to an outline...

Sounds about right for President Downgrade.


17 posted on 08/22/2011 12:25:27 PM PDT by LeftiesBinWhinin (Term limits now!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh boy, the president has an outline. Next he plans to brainstorm, and if all else fails cram all night before the next deadline. His lecture notes are pretty thorough, for the times he went to class, anyway. And even though he hasn’t cracked his textbooks, he’s always gotten at least a C since he’s so good at tests. Plus, he can always cheat off his crib notes, which by the way only ever say “Spend More!”


18 posted on 08/22/2011 12:25:58 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Pan_Yan

Didn’t Herman Cain say on Sunday that the president will just give another speech, that’s all?


19 posted on 08/22/2011 12:26:28 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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To: SeekAndFind

I got the outline right here.

1. This is all Bush’s fault.
2. This is all the fault of the Republican Congress.
3. Stick with me and I will bring Hope and Change.


20 posted on 08/22/2011 12:26:59 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: SeekAndFind

plan is 3 words...country before party...


21 posted on 08/22/2011 12:30:48 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: COBOL2Java

ROTFLMAO!!!


22 posted on 08/22/2011 12:39:48 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Avid Coug

4. Tax corporate jets
5. stop production of ATMs and kiosks and put real people back to work!


23 posted on 08/22/2011 1:27:11 PM PDT by Newton (If Obama is the answer it's probably a stupid question.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I created this last year. It's still appropriate today.

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24 posted on 08/22/2011 1:30:16 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: cc2k

“Someone needs to make a picture of Obama behind the desk in the oval office, with a desk plaque that says, “Don’t blame me, I just read the teleprompter.”

“The Buck Stops Over There”


25 posted on 08/22/2011 6:14:40 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: headstamp 2
This is the best I've got on short notice:



I'll see if I can get anything better knocked together.
26 posted on 08/22/2011 6:18:46 PM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: Oceander

LOL, thanks.


27 posted on 08/23/2011 9:48:48 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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