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September 13, 2011

Obama Is Lost, Incapable of Changing Course

September 13, 2011

By Cal Thomas

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.” — Bill Clinton

Nearly every time President Obama delivers a speech about the economy or jobs, something bad happens. The day after his speech to Congress Thursday night, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 303 points, a decline replicated in other indexes in the U.S. and overseas.

This president is such a prisoner of his leftist ideology he seems incapable of pulling a Clinton and triangulating to get something done that motivates the private sector to hire workers and spur economic growth.

How many more of these speeches must we endure before everyone realizes his ideas and proposals aren’t working? In his Thursday speech, the president repeatedly appealed to Congress to “pass” his “jobs bill.” From the White House Rose Garden Monday, he announced that the bill was on its way to Congress. Let the political posturing begin!

The president claimed to have signed within a month of taking office “the biggest middle-class tax cut in history.” Washington Post Fact Checker columnist Glenn Kessler called his claim “ridiculous.” Kessler gave him four Pinocchios, his highest award for dissembling.

The president’s approval numbers continue to fall because the public is slowly getting it. In 2009, in another speech, the president promised his stimulus policies would create 3 million to 4 million new jobs by the end of 2010. They didn’t come close, and they still haven’t. In fact, jobs were lost, leaving a net deficit of 6.7 millions jobs since the recession began, according to Heritage Foundation calculations and Bureau of Labor Statistics figures.

via RealClearPolitics – Obama Is Lost, Incapable of Changing Course.

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