That’ll be the White House spin on this:
Despite a campaign-style push this week by President Barack Obama, the Senate on Thursday scuttled pared-back jobs legislation aimed at helping state and local governments avoid layoffs of teachers and firefighters.
Obama’s three-day bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia — states crucial to his re-election race next year — didn’t change any minds among Senate Republicans, who filibustered Obama’s latest jobs measure to death just as they killed his broader $447 billion jobs plan last week.
This means that Joe Biden’s BS is going to be insufferable today. I’m sure this will mean yet another taxpayer-funded campaign-style “bus tour” for Obama. And that one guy who clapped for it the other day is really going to be upset.
I do think that the Republicans need to do a little better job of pointing out why the entire premise of these “jobs bills” is counterproductive to economic recovery, and remind people constantly that these same people just put the US a trillion in the hole for a “stimulus” that did little except put the US another trillion in the hole. Most people get it, but it can’t hurt to keep hammering on that point.