New RNC ad hits Obama for not meeting with his Jobs Council

posted at 1:21 pm on July 19, 2012 by Dustin Siggins

Today the RNC came out with a solid ad hitting President Obama for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s comments yesterday related to the President’s lack of public meetings with the Council. Specifically, the ad hit Carney for these comments (via the White House’s official transcript of yesterday’s press briefing):

Q    So there’s no reason they [the Jobs Council and the President] haven’t met publicly?

MR. CARNEY:  No, there’s no specific reason except the President has obviously got a lot on his plate.

The ad then notes Obama has had 10 golf trips and 106 fundraisers in the last six months. Given that the President had, as of last week, held about 73% as many fundraisers as Bush and Clinton held in their combined respective re-election campaigns, this should be a pretty effective method of showing the President’s lack of seriousness when it comes to actual governing. Check out the ad in full below:

In the interest of fair commentary, I do have to note that the ad cherry-picks Carney’s quotes regarding the President’s interactions with the Council. If one believes Carney, the President is doing a lot of work with and without the Council to try and get people back to work. From the same White House transcript, with the ad’s quoted section emphasized:

Q    I just had one quick one.  On the Jobs Council, obviously who haven’t met formally or publicly for six months — why exactly is that?

MR. CARNEY:  Look, the President solicits and receives input and advice from members of his Jobs Council and others about economic initiatives all the time.  And I would point you to the numerous initiatives put forward by the Jobs Council that this administration, under the President’s direction, has taken action on, including a presidential memorandum in August of last year that selected 14 job-creating, high-priority infrastructure projects for expedited review — four of those are already under construction; in March of this year, just a few months ago, an executive order launched an interagency effort to cut red tape and improve outcomes for infrastructure projects; new federal plan that will require timelines concurrent instead of sequential reviews; early coordination among federal, state, and local agencies to reduce duplication and adoption of other best practices.  There are numerous initiatives that have been proposed by the Jobs Council that this administration has acted on, and that will continue to be the case.

Q    So there’s no reason they haven’t met publicly?

MR. CARNEY:  No, there’s no specific reason except the President has obviously got a lot on his plate.  But he continues to solicit and receive advice from numerous folks outside the administration about the economy, about the ideas that he can act on with Congress or administratively to help the economy grow and help it create jobs.

Unfortunately for Obama, even Carney’s extended commentary does not really help him make the argument that Obama should be re-elected based upon economic success. It definitely doesn’t excuse all the time the President spends fundraising. In fact, if he’s really pushing for jobs policies as much as Carney claims, it means we have a President who spends a lot of time worried about his own job instead of the jobs of his constituents and whose ideas on job creation are so poor that even when he’s pushing them forward at his own pace they don’t really do much.

Conservatives have bashed Mitt Romney as too moderate and/or too liberal on a myriad of issues, and given his “tinker around the edges” promises on spending reductions and his center-right tax proposals, we are right to do so. However, with his wide experience in business, governing, and general management, Romney is far more qualified than Obama when it comes to proposing what it takes to get people back to work, no matter what the President says. This is especially true when it comes to how each man views businesses and the importance of entrepreneurial spirit, in light of Obama’s view that “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Keeping the pressure on Obama regarding both his lack of seriousness on job creation and his lack of ability in the same area will highlight that important difference, especially as the economy continues to crawl to a recovery.


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In other words, he’s too busy worrying about his own job to get you back to yours.

Golfing, eating and singing too

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2012 at 1:24 PM

did the Jobs Council member fail to send gifts to his Bridal Registry????
/snubs

ted c on July 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I don’t care for Rombama or Obamney but this is an awesome add because it’s true.

MoreLiberty on July 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Several million on his repeated Hollywood and NY plates, for just a couple of examples…

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I mean really, how am I suppose to succeed if the President isn’t meeting with the government council designed to create my success for me?

Flange on July 19, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I actually like that ad a lot. Could have had better music though. But I’ll give it an 84, because it has a good beat and you can dance to it.

JohnGalt23 on July 19, 2012 at 1:26 PM

RobbingHood™

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Sidebar – Opie is such a believable Press Secretary. He’s the best available, other than Wasserman-Schultz.

Now, on to my point – why would a Socialist give a damn about jobs? Everybody knows that, with Socialism, comes an increase in unemployment.

I ask you, then – why bother with a Jobs Council?

We are on the road to Utopia – enjoy it!

OhEssYouCowboys on July 19, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Doin’ the slow jam. All the cool kids liked it.

a capella on July 19, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Why would bho bother to meet with his jobs council? He wouldn’t do what they suggested if he did meet with them! Afterall, bho knows just how he/team are going to crater our Republic, and NO ONE can suggest otherwise? bho thinks he is dictator/king and thinks he will be so forever!
L

letget on July 19, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Nice Ad. Was it scheduled ahead of time? …Just kidding.

kingsjester on July 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Excellente

Keep hammering away… the lsm is besides themselves …highlarious

Waaaaaaaa

cmsinaz on July 19, 2012 at 1:31 PM

i have no words. none.

GhoulAid on July 19, 2012 at 1:31 PM

He’s got waffles on his plate and don’t bother him.

hepcat on July 19, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Script:
This election is about Mitt Romney’s tax returns.
… … NO it isn’t. It’s about…

anotherJoe on July 19, 2012 at 1:33 PM

held about 73% as many fundraisers as Bush and Clinton in their respective re-election campaigns

Dustin – that should read Bush and Cliton combined.

BacaDog on July 19, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Here’s the archive of Obama schedules from the White House Dossier.

If you’re not engaged in the current fad of Road Worship, you might enjoy picking through these:

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/category/obama-schedule/

Cody1991 on July 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

He’s got waffles on his plate and don’t bother him.

hepcat on July 19, 2012 at 1:31 PM

and a side of pooch?

ted c on July 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Obama is working too hard to the policy right…
That’s why you are out-of-work….
Focus…
Laser…
Something like that.

Electrongod on July 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Marco Rubio really dropped the hammer on this on Fox this morning. He said it didn’t surprise him at all and is totally in keeping with this President’s M.O., which is to react to a big problem by appointing an advisory group and then completely ignoring its findings. This is what he did with the Simpson-Bowles Commission and it’s the same thing with this Jobs Council. Rubio tied all of these things together in a nice package that is easy for voters to understand. Obama is all about the show and not about the substance.

rockmom on July 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

…why haven’t the Jobs Council members dragged JugEars from the golf course and bring him into the room…like the team members did… that got Osama bin Laden?

KOOLAID2 on July 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Obama is working too hard to get the policy right…
That’s why you are out-of-work….
Focus…
Laser…
Something like that.

Electrongod on July 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Fixed

Electrongod on July 19, 2012 at 1:35 PM

The Jobs Council was merely created to give the impression that he gives a shizzat about jobs. It was a stalling tactic, a shot of dope, a painkiller, if you will, for the MSM and the masses to just get the high that “yes, the president is pivoting/laserfocused on jobs”…..when the converse is true.

ted c on July 19, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Obama is working too hard to the policy right…
That’s why you are out-of-work….
Focus…
Laser…
Something like that.

Electrongod on July 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

…JugEars is studying to get the ‘story right’…and trying to focus on the Kiss Cam!

KOOLAID2 on July 19, 2012 at 1:38 PM

No, there’s no specific reason except the President has obviously got a lot on his plate.

A lot on his plate? You mean like $25,000 a plate fundraisers?

weaselyone on July 19, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Don’t forget basketball games and kiss cam do-overs.

rogerb on July 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Maybe too busy doing rails of coke and smoking choom?

2lbsTest on July 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM

BacaDog, thank you for the correction.

Dustin Siggins on July 19, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Don’t forget basketball games and kiss cam do-overs.

rogerb on July 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM

And daily workouts with his man servant, Reggie Love.

Cody1991 on July 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Dunce in Chief

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM

and kiss cam do-overs.

rogerb on July 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Wouldn’t anyone need a do-over to kiss his beard?

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2012 at 1:43 PM

This is what he did with the Simpson-Bowles Commission and it’s the same thing with this Jobs Council. Rubio tied all of these things together in a nice package that is easy for voters to understand. Obama is all about the show and not about the substance.

rockmom on July 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Same thing to a Latino/Catholic leadership group where the group head resided in San Antonio and made it clear Pres. Dipwad didn’t follow through with them…

hillsoftx on July 19, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Would you want to kiss her?

kingsjester on July 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Slow jamming, or just the plain ol blues…….?

FlaMurph on July 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Okay, that last picture of the money and golf balls on a fancy dinner plate made me laugh..
And the music, while not elegant, was probably meant to mock. It’s like cartoon music..also made me laugh.

bluealice on July 19, 2012 at 1:46 PM

MR. CARNEY: No, there’s no specific reason except the President has obviously got a lot of money on his $2,000 – $25,000 campaign plate.

Fixed it for ya, Opie.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 19, 2012 at 1:48 PM

kiss cam do-overs.

rogerb on July 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Saw that..cringe worthy. If it wasn’t reported by the MSM it didn’t happen. Does he invite them into his be…nevermind.

bluealice on July 19, 2012 at 1:48 PM

DOTUS………..Target, private sector jobs.

Mission status: Ongoing.

PappyD61 on July 19, 2012 at 1:50 PM

A waste of ad money in my opinion.

bluefox on July 19, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Become a lobbyist and milk the taxpayers, er “the gov’t”, a la Obama, the goon in chief.

Fact 1. The government gave now bankrupt solar panel manufacturer, Solyndra, nearly half a billion dollars for nothing.

Fact 2. When Harry Reid pushed through funding and sweetheart land deals for a huge solar power generating facility near his home town in Nevada, the solar panels were purchased from his good friend, and Chinese manufacturing billionaire, Wang Yusuo. You guessed it, the panels installed in Nevada were made in China! I am sure it is a mere coincidence that Harry Reid’s son, Rory Reid, is employed as a lobbyist for the solar venture!

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Dear Leader probably didn’t like what the council had to say so he had just ignored them…

d1carter on July 19, 2012 at 1:52 PM

One word is the reason the Jobs Council hasn’t met for six months: Trumpka.

Back in January, per Politico, Trumpka “filed a stinging 1635-word dissent to the “Road Map to Renewal” adopted by the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Trumka also charged that the 27-member panel Obama appointed, which is dominated by business and finance leaders, isn’t diverse enough to be making “balanced” policy proposals to the president.”

In other words, it was too pro-business (e.g. pro tax-cuts) for Obama’s union-thug BFF.

Nichevo on July 19, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Good ad, especially showing Obama sitting with his feet on the desk. It really annoys me when he does that! Hope the RNC keeps these ads coming!

GrannySunni on July 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Love this ad :)…its slaps barry vigorously on the back of his head…wish I could see carney-i-know-3-hillary-rosens ‘s face when he wtaches this :)…

jimver on July 19, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Conservatives have bashed Mitt Romney as too moderate and/or too liberal on a myriad of issues, and given his “tinker around the edges” promises on spending reductions and his center-right tax proposals, we are right to do so.

Thank you for saying this.

Mittbots seem to want us to lay down and worship Mitt. Ignore his working only with Democrats in Mass and all his ultra liberal policies there then working to get Obama Care into law with Opt Eds and TV. They want us to ignore his Marxist leanings much like Obama praising Communist China on forcing thousands from their homes to build the Olympic Facilities that are all now abandoned. All of this is well documented.

They want us to believe the world will end if Mitt loses. Well that reminds me of Chicken Little and the sky is falling. Personally I believe the Republican Party will be much stronger in 2016 if Mitt loses. That will galvanize the base and increase our numbers in the House and Senate. If Mitt wins it is very doubtful he will turn the economy around thus be a one term disaster. For all the reasons stated in this quote.

Steveangell on July 19, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Unless you are paid by the # of words you write.

After showing the actual RNC ad, just another sentence or two should do. You would have made your point.

The second half of the essay is totally unnecessary, and it disracts the good points you just made.

Stop imitating AP and Ed, i.e. “In the interest of fairness, …..”

Sir Napsalot on July 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Obama is working too hard to get the policy right…
That’s why you are out-of-work….
Focus…
Laser…
Something like that.

Electrongod on July 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

You forgot one of my favorites;

it’s the first thing I think about when I get up each morning and the last thing I think about before going to bed, or some such BS like that. I’ll look for the exact qoute.

D-fusit on July 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM

The first camera was actually an A$$ Cam, it focused on the two biggest ones in the stadium.

hip shot on July 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Found it, HT Gateway Pundit

Here

D-fusit on July 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Sir Napsalot,

I almost didn’t write anything after the ad, since it would have been a solid, pithy post. However, it would have been intellectually dishonest of me to not point out the rest of what Carney said.

I didn’t know Ed and AP do the “interest of fairness” thing a lot…

Dustin Siggins on July 19, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Barry has HIS priorities. The jobless and the economy are not at the top of HIS list. If you want your business to succeed today, you obviously need the help of the government. So get out your checkbook and write Barry a campaign fund check. It will do wonders for your bottom line.

Just ask George Kaiser.

GarandFan on July 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Good ad content, bad music. The frivolous tune trivializes it.

obladioblada on July 19, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Well, when these meetings produce tragic comedy gold like “I guess shovel-ready wasn’t quite as shovel-ready as we thought,” it’s understandable why no one in power wants to have another meeting.

Marcola on July 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

But he continues to solicit and receive advice from numerous folks outside the administration about the economy, about the ideas that he can act on with Congress or administratively to help the economy grow and help it create jobs.

If I gave my boss an answer like that after he asked for a status report I’d be fired on the spot.

RobertE on July 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Oh great a RINO ad complaining about the White House commie not using a government created BS board to talk about job creation. Tell me how this helps defeat the White House commie?

bgibbs1000 on July 19, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Would you want to kiss her?

kingsjester on July 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM

when could you kiss her? She’s always way too busy stuffing
lobsters, prawns and other various crustasceans into her mouth.

acyl72 on July 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

New RNC ad hits Obama for not meeting with his Jobs Council

Wouldn’t have done a darn bit of good if he had…but I guess he could have claimed that he was “trying”. So the Romney team got one handed to them it looks like.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 19, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Eye-opening stats here:
http://www.bizpacreview.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.details&ArticleId=753712&returnTo=michele-kirk

Obama believes that leaders/executives form committees, which have break-out sessions, in order to achieve some semblance of doing a job. He relies on the academic model of reaching a consensus, a ploy that results in no demonstrable success. The committee makes a plan to make a plan, and Obama calls it good.

onlineanalyst on July 19, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Very poorly done ad. Could have been far more intelligent.

paul1149 on July 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM