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Bryan Preston


May 6, 2013 - 9:19 am

Who had “pivot to jobs” falling on May 6? You won the pool.

President Obama will kick off a campaign-style tour to promote middle-class economic growth with a series of events this week in Austin, Texas, the White House announced Sunday.

“The President’s trip will be similar to previous ‘White House to Main Street’ events that directly engage the American people and effectively pushed Congress to act,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement. “Things are getting better, but our economic recovery is not as strong as it could be and far too many middle class families are still struggling. The question is, will Congress will join with the President to make sure the middle class is strong and secure.”

The White House said that the president planned “a series of these [day trips]… every several weeks or so,” with the goal of “trying to assemble this common-sense caucus” to pass some of the president’s priorities.

But campaign-style rallies in recent months urging Congress to replace the sequester and approve billions in new spending on infrastructure improvements have done little to move the needle. Encouraging jobs numbers and record highs on the major stock indexes could further complicate Obama’s pitch to an already reluctant Republican House.

The president could do a number of things to spur job growth, including rolling back the EPA’s war on coal, authorizing the XL pipeline, or abolishing ObamaCare. He could attract bipartisan support for all of those.

Instead, he’s campaigning again.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Shaky presidents roll out new campaigns. It's a reflex. I remember Nixon announcing his "War on Cancer" program. Worked great!
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Another series of speeches recited in front of a screened audience.

How quaint.
1 year ago
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No, the "subject" pool is nowhere near as much fun or difficult as the "fake supporting numbers" pool. At one or more places in his speech, Obama will cite numbers that appear to support his position.
They are usually fabricated and, sometimes, have absolutely nothing to do with what he is talking about.
If you need something to keep you awake while Obama is babbling, simply take a note every time he mentions a number, "90% of Americans," "1.5 million new jobs," or "very few of the guns used," for example, to support something he is taking about. You'll never find where he got that imaginary number, but you'll see/hear it often in the captive press.
1 year ago
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Oooohhh, I understand now. All those millions of people have permanently left the workforce because no one has properly explained to them that its' better to have a job. Thank god Obama is going to square all that away!
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