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Obama “Jobs” Bill Creates More Senate Bipartisanship

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/20

The AP article from Hot Air Headlines:

Obama’s three-day bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia — states crucial to his re-election race next year — didn’t change any minds among Senate Republicans, who filibustered Obama’s latest jobs measure to death just as they killed his broader $447 billion jobs plan last week.

The 50-50 vote came in relation to a motion to simply take up the bill and fell well short of the 60 needed to break a filibuster. Democrats Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut broke with Obama on the vote. Two Democrats who voted with the president, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, however, said they couldn’t support the underlying Obama plan unless it’s changed.

Obama’s demagoguery of his “jobs” bill campaign tactic — which he created specifically for the campaign and not to actually pass muster — fails miserably as even Democrats are voting against taking it up for discussion in the Senate. So, yes, Obama is in fact creating bipartisanship: the bipartisan rejection of his campaign-tactic false “jobs” bill.

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More Bad Polling News For Obama

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/20

Ed Morrissey has the news. Illinois voters barely give Obama over 50 percent in approval, and while he still retains a lead against each Republican Primary contender, Obama cannot get up to 50 percent re-elect numbers. In Illinois, his adopted home state. In Illinois, the state with more dead people voting per capita than any other state in the union. This does not bode well for Obama’s re-elect chances.

Do I expect Obama to lose in Illinois? No. But there are other ramifications involved. If Obama is currently incapable of reaching a 50 percent re-elect number in Illinois (and any incumbent under 50 percent is in dangerous territory), his numbers outside deep-blue Illinois — especially those in the purple states — will be worse. And Obama will have to spend large amounts of cash to ensure an Illinois win, money he would rather spend in purple states like Ohio and Florida, in other states he won last time like Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire.

Obama’s polling numbers in New York and New Jersey are also alarming — to Democrats. Many Democrats have already made it clear they do not want to be seen with Obama for fear their being tied to Obama could cost them their own elections. And with tax-raiser Illinois Democrat Governor Pat Quinn polling horrible approval numbers in Illinois, Obama might not want to be seen with Illinois’ Democrat Governor in Illinois.

The Obama campaign had been talking about their billion-dollar-campaign plans, but the money isn’t rolling in like it would need to be. In fact, this time in George W Bush’s re-election bid, George W Bush had brought in more campaign donations than has Obama. And Obama’s big contributors — those Wall Street businessmen — aren’t all that into him this time around, for some odd reason (heh). And with the Unions losing Union dues at the same time they’re spending very large amounts of cash on other issues in multiple other states (Wisconsin and Ohio to name two), the big Union money will be harder to come by for the re-elect Obamanation campaign at a time when Obamanation is hurting for polling numbers and votes.

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