Obama: Republicans haven’t “lifted a finger” for job creation

posted at 12:31 pm on June 16, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Some of our politicians have taken to providing us with “weekly addresses” to lock down their messaging on recent events. The number of views attached to these vids on YouTube doesn’t exactly suggest that most Americans are eagerly rushing to their computers on Saturday mornings to watch these things (er, it actually looks like pretty much nobody watches them), but I found President Obama’s weekly address just a little too aggravating to let slide completely.

“We have the answers to these problems. We have plenty of big ideas and technical solutions from both sides of the aisle. That’s not what’s holding us back. What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington,” Obama said in his weekly address.

Obama said that when it comes to most ideas that would boost hiring and the economy, Capitol Hill Republicans “haven’t lifted a finger.”

“They’d rather wait until after the election in November,” Obama said. …

“Every problem we face is within our power to solve. What’s lacking is our politics. Remind your Members of Congress why you sent them to Washington in the first place. Tell them to stop worrying about the next election and start worrying about the next generation,” Obama said.

The economy faces “serious headwinds” (no, guys — seriously), it’s not my policies that aren’t working but rather our darn Constitutional government that is failing us, we need to pad public payrolls to put people back to work, more green energy investments, blah blah blah.

Enough already with this blatant lie that Republicans haven’t been doing diddly-squat to try and get America moving again. The House GOP has put together and passed gobs of legislation that would spur our economy, and while Democrats accuse them of doing so for the sake of mere political stuntsmanship (yes, I just made that word up) that makes it look like they’re doing something, President It’s-Never-My-Fault Obama is doing the exact same thing.

He calls the Republicans uncompromising, but he keeps going back to his horrible jobs bill that won’t pass. That plan is dead, Mr. President — either let it go and move (ahem) forward, or stop calling everybody else except you an obstructionist. It takes two to tango. Republicans aren’t waiting until after Obama is out of office to bother fixing the economy — they’re preventing the economy from getting worse by blocking Obama’s big-government agenda.

And why does nobody like your jobs plan, Mr. President? Because it’s a terrible idea. The government can’t spend itself into prosperity, and increasing expenditures isn’t going to accomplish anything in paying down our monstrous debt. Ahh, but cops! firefighters! and teachers!, you say — how could anybody argue with providing more of those wholesome, all-American occupations? To that point, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was the GOP’s pick for their weekly address, and he provides an excellent rebuttal:

“The president and many of his allies seem to measure success by how many people are dependent on government programs,” said Walker. “Those policies have failed. In contrast, I and many other Republicans define success just the opposite way, by how many people we can free from government dependency, by growing the private sector.”

“That doesn’t mean we want to throw folks off of unemployment, instead we want people no longer dependent on government, because they have a job,” he said. …

“More big government is not the answer as the president contends, instead we need to confront the powerful special interests in Washington and put the hard working taxpayers back in charge of our government,” he added. “We need to think more about the next generation than we do about the next election.”


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Obama said that when it comes to most ideas that would boost hiring and the economy, Capitol Hill Republicans “haven’t lifted a finger.”

WOW, he’s just breathtaking.


Worst president in American History!

PappyD61 on June 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Landslide.

Tim_CA on June 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Regulations have increased threefold under Obama. True story. I’m sure that has had no effect on job creators though.

Kataklysmic on June 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Obama said that when it comes to most ideas that would boost hiring and the economy, Capitol Hill Republicans “haven’t lifted a finger.”

YOU LIE!

Showing Our Work for Jobs

Laid out on his desk, Speaker Boehner notes, are “practical, common-sense proposals to help small businesses create jobs and build a stronger economy for all Americans.” Among them: bills to cut taxes for small businesses, rein in excessive regulations, and fully repeal to the health care law that’s making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers. All part of Republicans’ Plan for America’s Job Creators, these proposals remain blocked by the Democratic-controlled Senate, which has shown no urgency to act on jobs bills or even pass a budget.

Flora Duh on June 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Obama: Republicans haven’t “lifted a finger” for job creation

You’ve had your boot on everyone’s neck, you malevolent retard.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Please, Mr. Romney – win the election in November.

I want to see Obama cry like Jimmy Carter on election night.

Timothy S. Carlson on June 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I can think of finger I’d like to lift right now.

bgibbs1000 on June 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

“The president and many of his allies seem to measure success by how many people are dependent on government programs,” said Walker.

“Those policies have failed. In contrast, I and many other Republicans define success just the opposite way, by how many people we can free from government dependency, by growing the private sector.”

“That doesn’t mean we want to throw folks off of unemployment, instead we want people no longer dependent on government, because they have a job,” he said. …

“More big government is not the answer as the president contends, instead we need to confront the powerful special interests in Washington and put the hard working taxpayers back in charge of our government,” he added.

“We need to think more about the next generation than we do about the next election.”

If only Walker was a minority like Rubio or Martinez he’d be a great pic for VEEP (alas, we all live in IdentityPoliticsville).

PappyD61 on June 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM

The communist mfer only knows.alinsky

tom daschle concerned on June 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Oh really? Why don’t you get your thumb off the economy?

Red Creek on June 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Obama: Republicans haven’t “lifted a finger” for job creation

The pot calling the kettle black comes to mind, but I immediately dismissed that thought because I’m not racist.

timberline on June 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Republicans have proposed and passed solutions in the form of bills from the House, which the Democrats of the Senate have duly tabled and the President has warned that he will not sign.

When Mr. Obama points the finger at the Republicans, three fingers point back.

unclesmrgol on June 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Small-business owners just aren’t trying hard enough. It’s like they want him to look bad.
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hoosiermama on June 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Please, Mr. Romney – win the election in November.

I want to see Obama cry like Jimmy Carter on election night.

Timothy S. Carlson on June 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I’m voting for the GOP candidate in Nov, because I’m a hostage (as Barky HAS to be removed) but I’d prefer to have the Convention throw his sorry azz out and just pick anyone else who actually respects our Constitution and is willing to defend the Rule of Law. Mittens is the worst.

If he’s the candidate he has my vote, but I’ll want his sorry azz impeached as soon as possible. He’s an idiot.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 12:39 PM

for the sake of mere political stuntsmanship (yes, I just made that word up)

Apologies for the pedantry, but I think the word for which you were searching is ‘theater’.

chimney sweep on June 16, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I wonder what happened to all those *Infrastructure Jobs*,
er, Shovel Ready!!

canopfor on June 16, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Tell them to stop worrying about the next election and start worrying about the next generation,” Obama said.

ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME?!?!?!

This from a guy who has been campaigning for the last 3.5 years and who has no compunction about saddling our children and grandchildren with massive debt.

We need to get this pathological slimeball out of the office.

OneVision on June 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I know what finger I want to lift!!!!

gullxn on June 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Maybe Obama should just write an Ex Order giving everyone a job.

Worked in the old USSR didn’t it?

Betenoire on June 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM

The house of cards is starting to wobble. The lies will get larger and larger in an effort to keep it from totally collapsing.

WisRich on June 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM

This clown is such an obnoxious liar I think it’s safe to assume Michelle occasionally slaps the sh*t out of him. I wish I was there to high five her afterwards.

Mitch Rapp on June 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Speaking of not lifting a finger,

Hopey gave the Keystone Oil Pipe Project,
the Progressive Finger!!!!!!

canopfor on June 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM

I can think of finger I’d like to lift right now.

bgibbs1000 on June 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Thread winner right there!

LeftCoastRight on June 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM

We’re too busy drinking our slurpees, right?

thebrokenrattle on June 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Don’t you have to lift your whole hand, which includes your fingers, to drink a slurpee?

Flange on June 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM

We’re too busy drinking our slurpees, right?

thebrokenrattle on June 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM

We finished the Slurpees and moved on to steak dinner and martinis – not wagyu beef or whatever but some sort of steak.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I think I’d like to see him “grilling” at the White House.

Walker grills for lawmakers as helicopter circles

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker donned a white apron to man the grill at a bipartisan picnic that had the air of an international peace conference, with a news helicopter circling overhead, protesters yelling outside the gates and lawmakers ushered onto the grounds under tight security.

Walker didn’t allow the media into the cookout he hosted at the governor’s mansion just a week after winning a recall election spurred by anger over his push to eliminate most public employees’ union rights. He billed the bipartisan gathering as a way to heal political wounds created during his first 18 months in office, which saw massive protests and multiple recall efforts targeting lawmakers of both parties.

Some of the nearly 100 state lawmakers who attended the picnic said later that it was a good first step, but Walker needs to do more to show he’s serious about bringing the parties together.

“The question is not what happened today, but what’s going to happen tomorrow,” said state Rep. Brett Hulsey, a Madison Democrat who emerged from the two-hour picnic carrying a souvenir bottle of Sprecher root beer with a special label that said “Moving Wisconsin Forward.”

The so-called brat summit featured the local sausages whose name is pronounced “brahts,” cheese and many other Wisconsin-made products.

Well played Governor Walker.

Maybe 2016 or 2020.

PappyD61 on June 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I hope Romney wins by ten points – minimum!

OldEnglish on June 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM

We finished the Slurpees and moved on to steak dinner and martinis – not wagyu beef or whatever but some sort of steak.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Leg of dog sounds appetizing.

timberline on June 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

BO knows he can tell whatever lie he wants and the MSM will never let anyone know. Only us wingnuts will find out on websites like this. He’s known this for a long time.

If you see jobs as something that you must force people to give because it’s a nice thing to do, you can’t compromise with people who understand legitimate job creation.

I read an article recently about some college kids that invented a low cost pothole repair method using non-Newtonian fluids. A person could easily go into business selling that to budget-strapped municipalities. That’s job creation.

Transpo on June 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

This is pretty funny. Over the last 3 + years we have frequently heard about how Mr. O “pivots” towards jobs. Once he made the move, you never heard anything about it, nor saw any improvement. They must’ve been just “rhetorical” pivots.

ted c on June 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

“The president and many of his allies seem to measure success by how many people are dependent on government programs,” said Walker.

“Those policies have failed. In contrast, I and many other Republicans define success just the opposite way, by how many people we can free from government dependency, by growing the private sector.”

“That doesn’t mean we want to throw folks off of unemployment, instead we want people no longer dependent on government, because they have a job,” he said. …

“More big government is not the answer as the president contends, instead we need to confront the powerful special interests in Washington and put the hard working taxpayers back in charge of our government,” he added.

“We need to think more about the next generation than we do about the next election.”

If only Walker was a minority like Rubio or Martinez he’d be a great pic for VEEP (alas, we all live in IdentityPoliticsville).

PappyD61 on June 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM

GOP should let walker reply on this.

Giving Barack both fingers.

the_nile on June 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

He has no plan.

Obama and the Dem’s made the political calculation back in 2009 that the economy would go through its normal recessionary cycle and be on the upswing by 2012. Therefore, the stimulas was going to go for political payoffs and not into productive uses.

They miscalculated.

WisRich on June 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

He seems to keep forgetting that the citizens of this country sent him a message back in 2010. Voters gave Congress a MANDATE to STOP Obama’s big government ways.

Those voters were the true ultimate arbiters of which direction this country should go.

ButterflyDragon on June 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM

If only Walker was a minority like Rubio or Martinez he’d be a great pic for VEEP (alas, we all live in IdentityPoliticsville).

PappyD61 on June 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Rubio and Martinez are bad picks for VP – too unproven.

Walker too for different reasons – lots of Americans will resist the idea of voting a college drop-out to VP. It’s completely idiotic IMO but it is what it is.

joana on June 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM

That HAS to be the worse weekly address bho has ever done for the sheer amount of lies in it! Gads to goodness I am so sick of this forked tongue snake, I mean it!

Thank you Gov. Walker for your great gop weekly address.
L

letget on June 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM

I know what finger I want to lift!!!!

gullxn on June 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Hahaha! Awesome!

thebrokenrattle on June 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Joe Wilson can be the GOP response with both fingers.

bgibbs1000 on June 16, 2012 at 12:47 PM

We’re too busy drinking our slurpees, right?

thebrokenrattle on June 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM

While fiddling with the radio… from the back seat…

SWalker on June 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM

WOW, he’s just breathtaking.

PappyD61 on June 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM

..maybe we should all e-mail the WH the picture of Boehner behind the desk full of jobs bills that the House passed and that were stalled in the senate?

http://media.hotair.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/boehner-jobs.jpg

The War Planner on June 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Awful hard to lift a finger when you’re standing on them dumbarse.

Bmore on June 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Leg of dog sounds appetizing.

timberline on June 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

And we get to absorb the “spirit of the dog” :)

It is beyond amazing that America decided to put a Third World retard in the most powerful office in the land in 2008 (thanks, McShame, you miserable piece of sh!t) … but America wanted Suicide By Indonesian and that is certainly what we got. This nation hangs by the thinnest of threads. It’s still hard to believe what America did itself. Future history books will not be kind, and they shouldn’t be. The people who voted the Third World Retard in are among the worst people to ever have walked the face of this Earth.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Its always someone else’s fault with this guy, Im beginning to think communists have something against personal responsibility..

MrMoe on June 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

New Republican Salute to President Obama:

“Lift Your Finger!”

I like it.

beatcanvas on June 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

WOW, he’s just breathtaking.

PappyD61 on June 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM

..maybe we should all e-mail the WH the picture of Boehner behind the desk full of jobs bills that the House passed and that were stalled in the senate?

http://media.hotair.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/boehner-jobs.jpg

The War Planner on June 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Or maybe somebody should re-edit this video and splice in scenes of Bonehead Boehner talking about those 15 bills.

SWalker on June 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Um Keystone, you key-stoner.

Husker_red on June 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Obama: Republicans haven’t “lifted a finger” for job creation

…when that puke POS has his lips moving…he’s lying…shouldn’t people from the media be laughing in his face by now? JugEars needs to have some respect for his office!

KOOLAID2 on June 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Just in………………………

In claiming,that the GOP,never lifted a finger,
an award is on its way,to Hopey/Changey,and its
the prestigious…..

…..The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award!!
(sarc).

canopfor on June 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM

You can see the defeat in Barry’s eyes. :-)

Punchenko on June 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Can anyone remember any President or challenger making a hard pivot AWAY from the center as they got closer to the election?

His actions of late reek of desperation. He’s basically giving up the middle, likely because he knows there’s zero chance he can run on any kind of economic message.

He’s going to try to cobble together as many left wing groups as possible to pull himself across the finish line.

BadgerHawk on June 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM

If only Walker was a minority like Rubio or Martinez he’d be a great pic for VEEP (alas, we all live in IdentityPoliticsville).

PappyD61 on June 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM

1/128 Kiowa, if I’m not mistaken. Will that do?

spiritof61 on June 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM

But that’s a good thing, right? Because during the campaign he said everything the Republicans have ever done or would ever do about the economy was and would be all wrong and he, Obama, knew what to do to fix it if they would just butt out, right…right?

Knott Buyinit on June 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Walker too for different reasons – lots of Americans will resist the idea of voting a college drop-out to VP. It’s completely idiotic IMO but it is what it is.

joana on June 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Really? Walker is about the best thing we’ve got going. I’m not saying your wrong (heaven knows the electorate are ignorant, fickle, fools) but with college drop outs like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates to point to, one would assume a individual could be judged on his or her accomplishments.

Kataklysmic on June 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Obama is a rogue President who will not work with Congress, but prefers governing by decree.

In the last year how many times did the leaders of Congress meet with Obama in person?
Slim and none.

albill on June 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Let’s see, wasn’t it the Republicans that tried to get the preezy to sign on to the Keystone Pipeline that would have provided scores of thousands of good paying jobs that would have reverberated in the economy? Yes. Wasn’t it this pipeline that would have provided the low cost energy we needed to help get this economy buzzing again?
But wasn’t it O that stopped the pipeline in its tracks? Why? That’s what the “climate change” advocates wanted.

The War on Energy Kills the Economy
Why is O shuttering coal plants en masse which is killing many areas of our economy? Because that’s what the climate change advocates wanted.
Why is O opposed to most new drilling, to shale, fracking, and why does he push for his economy-busting plan for electricity rates to skyrocket? Because that’s what the climate change advocates want.
Please, the hockey stick graph has been unarguably debunked, which means there’s nothing unusual about current temperatures, which means there is nothing wrong with our climate.
The warmists want to rework industrial civilization based on the flimsiest of contentions about CO2. The ipcc tried to make the case that CO2 affecting climate temps is “settled science” by positing a causal correlation between CO2 and temps… but this is a specious false correlation (not causal). Yes, the very foundation of the ipcc’s claim for CO2 driven climate warming has been repudiated. Yet, see algor repeat this monstrous deception in this must view and share 3 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_WyvfcJyg&feature=player_embedded
No more use of “climate change” to justify O’s economy kill war on energy!

anotherJoe on June 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I’m not saying your you’re wrong

Kataklysmic on June 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM

fifm

Kataklysmic on June 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM

plus he kills Mexicans

Slade73 on June 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Um Keystone, you key-stoner.

Husker_red on June 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Just what I was about to say.

The Job-Killer-in-Chief lives in a glass house.

OneVision on June 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM

K-E-Y-S-T-O-N-E

reddevil on June 16, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Can anyone remember any President or challenger making a hard pivot AWAY from the center as they got closer to the election?

Barky hasn’t changed anything since he first slimed into office. He’s exactly the same America-hating, retarded piece of sh!t who makes a mockery of our law and of the notion of civil society, in general, as he’s always been. Nothing has changed. He just keeps doing the same.

But we all knew this was how it was going to go, didn’t we. People can go back and read threads from when he first won in 2008 and see the predictions that this is how the next election was going to go (if he wasn’t thrown out of office before this).

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 12:57 PM

plus he eats delicious dog

Slade73 on June 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM

PBHO has lifted a finger to America… the same one he flashed at Hillary Wrought Iron Clinton in the 2008 Dem debates.

either orr on June 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM

That’s not what’s holding us back. What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington,” Obama said in his weekly address.

It’s pretty obvious to anyone paying attention that he is setting up the argument that we need to dissolve our Congress and “allow him to do things”, a la Hugo Chavez.

Any President who so willfully and repeatedly circumvents Congress as he has, and continually promotes this Orwellian level scenario wherein he is the only one worried about us, is a dangerous, dangerous man.

KMC1 on June 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM

correct me if I’m wrong barry but congress consist of 2 parts…house and senate……has crazy harry brought up any of your jobs bills for vote.

Seems I remember the house passing several bills but harry won’t bring them up for vote as they are not what YOU consider YOUR bills….if you aren’t lying go work out a compromise…..ahhh but you are just toooooooooo busy campaigning or granting amnesty to illegals…..by the way barry what do you think 800K more workers will do to the job market.

barry you are without a doubt a complete and utter failure.

DiabloAzure on June 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Does anyone really know what the rate of lay offs from the public sector compared to private industry? My experience is that in the public sector they lay off by attrition, not replacing folks who retire, in the private sector people lose jobs and businesses close.

Cindy Munford on June 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM

It’s pretty obvious to anyone paying attention that he is setting up the argument that we need to dissolve our Congress and “allow him to do things”, a la Hugo Chavez.

Any President who so willfully and repeatedly circumvents Congress as he has, and continually promotes this Orwellian level scenario wherein he is the only one worried about us, is a dangerous, dangerous man.

KMC1 on June 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Well, he did once say it would be so much easier to get thing done if he were the Chinese President.

SWalker on June 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM

“You lie” is the truest thing ever told about this charlatan.

Muenchhausen, Pinocchio, Orwell and Machiavelli all in one will not suffice to describe this impertinent being. He must and will be punished.

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM

This POS can kiss my LILY WHITE ARSE! I know, R-A-C-I-S-T!!!

Sasha List on June 16, 2012 at 1:02 PM

plus he eats dinner with Anna Wintour

Slade73 on June 16, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Does anyone really know what the rate of lay offs from the public sector compared to private industry? My experience is that in the public sector they lay off by attrition, not replacing folks who retire, in the private sector people lose jobs and businesses close.

Cindy Munford on June 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Sometimes the public sector does it by attrition but at least as often in the union shops they do it by seniority as opposed to the private sector that dumps the less productive workers first.

Betenoire on June 16, 2012 at 1:04 PM

I’m beginning to believe that the Obama Administration is 100% scripted, and has been from the beginning.

The evidence is that no matter what the facts are around the world, Obama and his crew continue to spout off statements that are so unconnected with current events it is simply bizarre.

Wednesday: House Speaker Boehner lays out a dozen+ jobs bills passed by the Republican-led Congress not taken up by the Democrat-led Senate.

Friday: Obama says Republicans haven’t lifted a finger to create jobs.

BobMbx on June 16, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Small-business owners just aren’t trying hard enough. It’s like they want him to look bad.
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hoosiermama on June 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Seems to me the old Soviet communists took this tack when they were consolidating power: they would issue edicts and rules that were crippling, then penalize business owners when those business owners acted to maintain solvency while complying with the politburo orders.

/all those years we heard about this in grade school, it was always with the “it can’t happen here, because you know about these tactics” viewpoint

AZfederalist on June 16, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Hmmmm. Does this ring a bell, Mr. President?

Geithner to Ryan, “You are right to say we’re not coming before you today to say ‘we have a definitive solution to that long term problem.’ What we do know is, we don’t like yours.”

You don’t like the Republican’s solution for our debt problems, and you don’t like the Republican’s solutions (15 House bills) for job creation.

Clearly, a leader, would put country first, set aside his partisan politics and work towards establishing a bi-partisan solution. But that’s kinda hard when you lead from behind.

November can’t come soon enough.

Hill60 on June 16, 2012 at 1:05 PM

New Republican Salute to President Obama:

“Lift Your Finger!”

I like it.

beatcanvas on June 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

What a great bumper sticker:

Republicans:
Lift a finger for Obama! [graphic goes here]

AZfederalist on June 16, 2012 at 1:05 PM

That’s not what’s holding us back. What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington,” Obama said in his weekly address.

He might be right.

Time to get rid of him and put Reid as the minority leader.

joana on June 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM

the first 1″15 of the clip is a re-hash of every speech he has given in the last 2 years….what a joke this nimrod is.

DiabloAzure on June 16, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Demonstrably false! I am a Republican and I have lifted a finger to Mr. Obama countless times.

Mason on June 16, 2012 at 1:08 PM

I’m surprised bho didn’t say Bush told the r’s to not ‘lift a finger for job creation’.
L

letget on June 16, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Walker = a real man, a mensch and a true leader

Obama = an eunuch, a blamer and an inexperieced puerile teenager

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Obumbo now has the great distinction, a real Nobel Prize worthy distinction, of being the biggest liar in the Universe!

aposematic on June 16, 2012 at 1:09 PM

“We have the answers to these problems. We have plenty of big ideas and technical solutions from both sides of the aisle. That’s not what’s holding us back. What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington,” Obama said in his weekly address.

So “plenty of big ideas and technical solutions from both sides of the aisle” and a “stalemate in Washington”. Does this jerk even listen to the words coming out of his mouth?

If it’s any consolation Mr. President, I am ‘lifting a finger’ to you right now.

ghostwalker1 on June 16, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I smoked weed as a teen…I even did a little blow. If I’d only been half black I’d have the qualifications of our current president.

Slade73 on June 16, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Here, you Liar i Chief

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2012 at 1:10 PM

The only jobs he recognizes are PEU jobs. the private sector is fine.. time for a change!

I have to go do something, thinking about this makes my blood boil.

Happy Fathers day to all.

MrMoe on June 16, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Sometime he might want to tell the public what his ‘jobs’ bill really is for a change. It means tax payers must fund hundreds of thousands public employees, more IRS auditors, and free internet. I can’t think of a better component to business destroying Federal regulations, tax increases, and wasteful green spending to really destroy the USA.

pat on June 16, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Obama: Republicans haven’t “lifted a finger” for job creation

steveegg: Obama has “lifted a middle finger” to job creators

Steve Eggleston on June 16, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Liar in Chief

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I smoked weed as a teen…I even did a little blow. If I’d only been half black I’d have the qualifications of our current president.

Slade73 on June 16, 2012 at 1:10 PM

You’d have to lower your IQ by 55 points, too. Then you’d be all set for the office.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Wednesday: House Speaker Boehner lays out a dozen+ jobs bills passed by the Republican-led Congress not taken up by the Democrat-led Senate.

BobMbx on June 16, 2012 at 1:04 PM

To be precise, it was 24 bills: a full two dozen that dingy Harry promptly consigned to the Senate circular file without either assigning them to committee or bringing them to the floor.

/But it’s the Republicans in the House who are the obstructionists. Mind boggling

AZfederalist on June 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

PappyD61 on June 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Walker just won and the dems want him to cave them, what up?

tim c on June 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM

The contrast between what Governor Walker accomplished in Wisconsin with his 3 years and the damage Obozo has wrought in his 3 years could not be any starker.

Right before the excerpted words from his rebuttal, Governor Walker states: “There have been men and women of courage who thought more about the future of their children and grandchildren than they thought about their own political detiny. We need leaders like that today.” At least Wisconsin has one.

Alas, no such leader sits in the Oval Office – instead, it is precisely the opposite. That wretched excuse for a human being must be defeated at all costs.

OneVision on June 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM

You’d have to lower your IQ by 55 points, too. Then you’d be all set for the office.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

hahaha

believe me, I did my best but I still didn’t get proglodyte level stupid

Slade73 on June 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Tell them to stop worrying about the next election and start worrying about the next generation,” Obama said.

Project much?

CorporatePiggy on June 16, 2012 at 1:17 PM

“Tell [your Members of Congress] to stop worrying about the next election and start worrying about the next generation,” Obama said.

Barry, if, in the next election, we fail to get rid of you and your Congressional think-alikes, then the next generation is completely f-ing doomed. Worrying about the next election is worrying about the next generation.

86 on June 16, 2012 at 1:17 PM

“Republicans haven’t lifted a finger”.

And Obama just added 1.4 MILLION (that’s the latest number I’ve seen) more workers to an economy that has an 8.4% unemployment rate.

Dude – you need to shut _your_ mouth and stop lifting _your_ finger.

Timothy S. Carlson on June 16, 2012 at 1:19 PM

That’s not true at all. I was lifting one of my fingers through most of the video.

29Victor on June 16, 2012 at 1:19 PM

The contrast between what Governor Walker accomplished in Wisconsin with his 3 years and the damage Obozo has wrought in his 3 years could not be any starker.

OneVision on June 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Tiny correction that will actually increase your point somewhat- Walker hasn’t even been in office as Governor for 2 years yet. He was elected in 2010 and has managed to turn the mess in Wisconsin in a better direction by quite a bit.

Betenoire on June 16, 2012 at 1:19 PM

“Tell [your Members of Congress] to stop worrying about the next election and start worrying about the next generation,” Obama said.

I don’t see a distinction. The next election will remove you and your cabal from power, and that improves the fate of the next generation in innumerable ways.

BobMbx on June 16, 2012 at 1:20 PM

You’d have to lower your IQ by 55 points, too. Then you’d be all set for the office.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

hahaha

believe me, I did my best but I still didn’t get proglodyte level stupid

Slade73 on June 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM

proglodyte? BWAHAHAHAH……… I am soooooo stealing that…… ;)

SWalker on June 16, 2012 at 1:20 PM

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