Obama was supposed to collectively save America; instead, he allowed Republicans to nail his plans to the cross, crucifying them and preventing him from performing his progressive miracles.
The Messiah can’t do his job, because pro-job creation Senate Republicans lack hearts. Americans should have socialist bills extending unemployment benefits for life, instead of jobs the nasty Republicans insist Americans really need.
According to Salon’s Alex Pareene, Senate Minority Republicans, or as Pareene refers to them, “A—holes,” have purposely hurt the nation and unemployed Americans by refusing to pass an extension on unemployment benefits:
Thanks to Ben Nelson…and a perverse system that gives the Senate minority both the incentive and the ability to hurt the nation prior to midterm elections, the Senate has been unable to pass an extension of unemployment benefits for two months…Obama…called on Congress to fix this [in a speech held in the Rose Garden on July 19, 2010]. All it took for Obama to act was for a successful vote to already be a foregone conclusion!
The Left never blames Obama’s hyper-inflated stimulus bills for job loss. Leftists are angry he did not ram deficit-hiking bills through the senate sooner. He allowed a perverse Constitutional system of laws, that grants “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” to vote NO!
Dean Baker of the Huffington Post blames both parties, (mostly Republicans) for high unemployment:
The unemployed have the skills, the ability, and the desire to work: they had been working until the economy collapsed. They are unemployed because the people who were running the economy— including…Republican senators with oversight responsibilities—were incompetent…telling…unemployed workers who were victims of their incompetence, that they can’t get $300 a week in benefits…This is Washington at its best.
Both sides over-spent, Bush over-spent, but Obama is a hyper-stimulus-spending president, who would rather place Americans on unemployment lines, collecting government benefits, than create jobs.
Joe Sudbay of Americablog insists Obama tries to put politics aside, but:
Unfortunately, the current crop of Republican Senators, led by Mitch McConnell, never put politics aside. They’ll sacrifice American workers who have lost their jobs, and, then totally disrespect the unemployed by claiming they don’t want to work. The President needs to keep hammering the GOPers for what they did to the economy and what they’re doing now to hurt those most affected by the economic crisis.