For more than a month, President Obama and other liberals have been uncivilly attacking Republicans for not supporting his new $447 billion stimulus plan. They would be wise to start by cleaning up the mess in their own house and getting some Democrats, any Democrats, to back the president’s proposal.
On Oct. 4, Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to call up President Obama’s jobs plan for an immediate vote in the upper chamber, according to The Hill, a publication that covers Congress.
However, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked the vote using a procedural maneuver. If the president’s plan is such a great one, why doesn’t Reid want a vote?
And here’s another question or two: How many Democrats in the entire Senate have signed on as co-sponsors of the Obama jobs bill? As of Oct. 4, there were zero. How many Democrats in the House have agreed to become co-sponsors of the Obama jobs bill? As of Oct. 4, the number is the same — zero.
That’s the same number of jobs that the Obama economy created in August this year, something that happened for the first time since 1945.
The first $800 billion Obama stimulus — Porkulus I — was supposed to prevent the national unemployment rate from rising above 8 percent, and it’s now been above 9 percent for 27 of the past 29 months.
The American people, victimized by the policies of ObamaCare and choking regulations, are mad as hell. And Democrats are running from this president like scalded junkyard dogs. Do you blame them?