Consider this a companion piece to the previous post as the Hoffa "call for civility" happened to take place right before the President's speech on jobs on Labor Day.
Priceless... simply priceless:
President Obama sent a warning shot across the bow of congressional Republicans in his Labor Day speech in Detroit this afternoon, pledging to hold them accountable publicly if they fail to support the job-creation plan he puts forth later this week.
The proposal he’ll outline in his address to Congress on Thursday is filled with “bipartisan ideas,” Obama said, and Republicans can either get on board or explain their refusal to the American people.
“I’m going to propose ways to put people to work [that] both parties can agree to,” Obama said. “We’re going to see if congressional Republicans will put country before politics.”
Obama held back specifics of his plan as he addressed the crowd of union activists, many of whom want to see him propose a bold spending plan that would create jobs and spur the economy. The Democratic president suggested he will call for road and bridge construction, but he did not hint at its scope or cost.
Bridges! Again with the bridges! Is there a Freudian component to bridges within redistributionist statists that we are unaware because they simply cannot stop talking about the damn things whenever it relates to jobs and/or "stimulating" the economy which along with "Hussein" has been stricken from the vocabulary of polite company.
But good to know it's come to this for our post-partisan economic illiterate in the Oval Office: The President will hold accountable and question the patriotism of congressional Republicans who don't agree with his jobs plan which if the leading indicators are correct will simply be a rebranding of the same old failed Keynesian gimmickry that the President himself acknowledged a couple of months ago didn't work.
We don't think he sounds very patriotic, do you?
While we were out of pocket last week, we missed the dust-up between Speaker of the House, John Boehner and the White House with respect to this dreaded jobs speech before a joint session of Congress and the Republican primary debate in California on Wednesday evening.
Everyone thinks Team O got rolled by Boehner because Team O backed down and agreed to do the jobs speech the following night on Thursday but that's not the real story. Whether or not the White House got rolled is beside the point because guess what the President is going up against Thursday evening?
That's riiiight. The NFL kicks off Thursday evening with "America's Team", the New Orleans Saints taking on the other "America's Team" and defending Super Bowl champs, the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Sorry. No one beats the NFL and no one is beating them opening night in the primetime, especially. Doesn't anyone at the White House own a calendar? This one has been on the schedule for a while... this potential schedule conflict should have come as no big surprise.
And speaking of putting country above politics, we would gladly offer our services to any Presidential administration, Republican or Democrat to keep them out of these types of needlessly ridiculous situations. It just doesn't speak well of the leader of the free world and this great country when he thinks he is going to take on this veritable Colossus of Rhodes and believe that anyone is actually going to care.
But go ahead and give that speech, Mr. President and let us know how that all works out for you.