Barry Honey, Let’s Do Talk About Jobs
In the debut of her PJ Steel Magnolia column, Kyle-Anne Shiver goes after the president as only a Southern woman can.
November 3, 2011 - 12:00 am
Well, my dear Mr. President, you’ve been making quite a disagreeable spectacle of yourself lately. You’ve been traveling around campaigning on that big, black, foreign-made bus that looks like a harbinger of death come riding into America’s heartland. And on every stop in every hamlet, you say you want to talk about jobs, jobs, jobs, and jobs.
So is this that “pivot to jobs” we’ve all been anxiously awaiting since the failed Mother-Load Stimulus to nowhere and the Auto Stimulus to Unions and the Obamacare Stimulus to Kathleen Sebelius’ queen-hood? Honestly honey, you’ve done the so-called “pivot to jobs” so many times over the past three years that we Americans feel like we’re living in an endless loop of jobs-pivoting déjà vu.
Now, you’re out on the campaign trail and you want to talk about your Democrat-stalled “jobs bill” – the Son of Stimulus? You’re serious about that?
Well, bless your heart.
But Barry honey, since you brought it up again, let’s do talk about jobs.
Although I must warn you up front, Mr. President, that the word “jobs” coming from your mouth has become synonymous with the now ubiquitous words “unexpected job losses” coming from the world of economy watchers. In fact, I would daresay your presidency has now come to be defined as the Obamaville that finally replaced Hooverville in the American political lexicon.
That’s not a good thing, honey.
In fact, if we citizens are to go by the facts as documented by the real number-crunchers – rather than the alternate set of “facts” that keeps issuing forth from your mouth – then we must conclude that every time you utter the word “jobs,” it is a hilarious inside joke among you and your erstwhile Marxist supporters in the Occupy Obamavilles. The rest of us, who actually prefer working to whining, really don’t get the joke.
For instance, what was the meaning of the jobs joke hidden in the Mother-Load Stimulus that your Democrat super-majority pushed through in 2009? That bill actually killed a number of good American jobs. Due to poor planning and big-government hiring regulations, some of the road construction projects meant to increase jobs actually ended up nearly destroying formerly thriving businesses.
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