Gird your coins — President Obama’s is determined to help us to death by convincing Congress to pass a jobs bill to rescue victims of Recovery Summer:

President Obama will again press Congress to pass his American Jobs Act during a Rose Garden event on Monday morning.

A White House official said that the president will send his legislation to Capitol Hill on Monday evening when Congress comes back in session.

Obama has begun a full-on campaign to rally the public behind his plan in an effort to both spur the economy and put Republicans on defense.

The name is all wrong. It should be the “Pass this bill!” bill. Is this one of those bills that we need to pass to find out what’s in it?

To promote the bill at the Rose Garden speech today, Obama’s bringing along some people who probably won’t have jobs six months from now — at least that will be the case if the outcome is anything like his other jobs & stimulus bills.

Conceptually it’s not a bad Hail Mary attempt for a desperate administration: Propose a bill that looks pretty much like all the other stuff that didn’t work so you know that the opposition would never commit political suicide by passing, and then when it doesn’t pass, blame the opposition for the mess that already existed anyway. Sadly, many voters will actually believe that (the P.T. Barnum factor is a constant).

In other news, here’s the front page newspaper photo of the day.

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18 Responses to “Obama Sends ‘American Jobs Act’ to Congress, and I Think He Wants Them to Pass It”

  1. Pasadena Phil on September 12th, 2011 1:02 pm

    The bill is being distributed as we speak (I am assuming, maybe not) and yet Teh Won is demanding that Congress pass the bill TODAY! How stupid would Congress have to be to pass yet another boondoggle crony bill without reading it? Hey, we're talking Democrats and Assistant Democrats here. It's all kabuki.

  2. Doug on September 12th, 2011 1:06 pm

    Teh Won is demanding that Congress pass the bill TODAY!

    Of course, that way nobody will read it!

  3. Pasadena Phil on September 12th, 2011 1:12 pm

    "Let's pass this bill so I can get America back to work." Time to retire the presidential I/ME/MYpod.

    And now the market has tipped and is selling off again.

  4. SignPainterGuy on September 12th, 2011 1:34 pm

    From the "photo of the day" : Quite a contrast ! Obama`s Mussolini pose, nose in the air and jutting chin, always appears to me like he`s inviting a right-cross !

    If congress passes this latest "line Oblunder`s crony-union-buddy`s pockets" bill, regardless of whether they read it first of not, I`m really gonna be p!$$ed this time ! No, really ! I may even scream, "STYUUUUUUUUPPIIIIID !!!

  5. MarkJ on September 12th, 2011 1:42 pm

    Fearless Prediction:

    Congress will pass Obama's jobs bill……….through its lower colon.

  6. Hawkins on September 12th, 2011 2:09 pm

    Hey, how about the "3 days to read the bill" thing Zero?

  7. SignPainterGuy on September 12th, 2011 2:43 pm

    Two views :

    1- Obama is a liar
    2- Everything Obama says comes with an expiration date

  8. TexasMom2012 on September 12th, 2011 2:45 pm

    Wow, he announces he has a plan back before his latest big vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Then he waits until after. Then he requests a rare JSOC and waits for that. Then he waits over the weekend, another 4 days. Then he finally sends his plan demanding no debate! This is so urgent it must be passed today before anyone can read it. This is so urgent, it must be passed without delay, why? It is because the only job Obama is worried about is his own! He must get the pork to labor unions to fill his campaign war chest! Quickly!
    Heard a quote once that defines this situation: A lack of planning on your part (Obama) does not constitute an emergency on my part (Congress)! He has had a thousand days to present a proposal and NOW it is urgent. And basically it is the same failed plan as Stimulus One.
    It is laughable it the cost to our country was not so tragic… Sigh

  9. SignPainterGuy on September 12th, 2011 2:58 pm

    Add to that "emergency" (ha ha ha), the fact that nearly a $T didn`t create any real private sector jobs, we have to wonder how many jobs half a $T will create ?!

    As for money for Teh Won`s campaign war chest, $1/4 T of Porkulus 1 is still unspent ……. AND unaccounted for, Obummer could easily have his $1B for his re-election ! All he and the DNC have to do is make it look like it came from donors !

  10. clu seatoe on September 12th, 2011 3:06 pm

    What the Washington conservatives should be pushing back on Pres Zero with is the promise of the Oil industry’s 1.5m jobs to get back on the drilling sights.

    Hey, DC conservatives, take your testosterone shots, let the stones drop, and push back you bunch o’wusses!

  11. The Zoo Keeper on September 12th, 2011 3:17 pm

    Last week: "Where's the jobs bill?"
    This week: "Here's the jobs bill!"
    - Too bad the birth certificate thingy didn't work the same way.

  12. swede on September 12th, 2011 3:45 pm

    "The name is all wrong. It should be the “Pass this bill!” bill. Is this one of those bills that we need to pass to find out what’s in it?"
    Nope, that's old hat. Now Congress needs to pass a blank bill, sign it and send it to Zero. He'll fill in the details later. Like a blank check.

    What's the diff? Congress doesn't read the bills they pass anyway.

  13. Hyperfobea on September 12th, 2011 4:20 pm

    Makes me wonder if hidden somewhere in that bill he's tucked verbiage that will ensure his own employment continues through 2016.

  14. Hyperfobea on September 12th, 2011 4:22 pm

    Killer line.

  15. Dexter_Alarius on September 12th, 2011 4:55 pm

    My thought, too.
    I'm all in favor of Congress passing this bill. And if they divvied up the pages to all 535 members to eat, it won't hurt much when they do pass it.

  16. sizemorew on September 12th, 2011 7:09 pm

    A very telling front page photo right there.

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