His presidency in ruins and left to aimlessly wander the country in search of burgers, photo ops, fundraisers and tee times, the failed Barack Obama today slipped into standup comedian mode to remind us his economy is blazing along. It’s almost as if he reads a teleprompter without knowing the script.
President Obama used his weekly address to the nation on Saturday to tout a growing economy and push his economic policies even as foreign policy concerns dominated his agenda.“Over the past 52 months, our businesses have created nearly 10 million new jobs,” Obama said. “The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point since 2008.
Our businesses? Two years ago you didn’t build that. Now it’s “our” economy.
Obama’s push on the economy comes as his attention is being diverted to a range of foreign policy issues, most notably the conflict in Ukraine.The White House has sought to keep a focus on the economy ahead of a midterm election where the economy is likely to be a driving issue.
Actually the top issue according to Gallup is Obama’s illegal alien invasion so it’s no wonder he wants to quickly change the subject.
Besides raising the minimum wage, Obama called for support for polcies to increase spending on roads and infrastructure as well as education. He also made a pitch for immigration reform.“We should fight for fair pay and paid family leave,” he continued. “We should pass commonsense immigration reform that strengthens our borders and our businesses, and includes a chance for long-time residents to earn their citizenship.”
Family leave, minimum wage, blah blah blah. So much failure, so little time. Helpfully, Arizona Rep. Trent Franks has been compiling Obama’s lengthy list of failures. It’s so difficult keeping track. A sampler:
— Rep. Trent Franks (@RepTrentFranks) July 18, 2014
Ouch. There are many, many more.