Today President Obama “pivoted” back to the economy for something like the 11th time. Paul set out the embarrassing history of Obama’s pirouettes here:
“Obama Pivots to Jobs Tour at End of Scandal Filled Week” (ABC News, 5/18/13)
“Obama’s Texas Trip An Attempt To Refocus On Jobs, Economy” (Washington Times, 5/8/13)
“Obama: State Of The Union To Focus On Jobs” (USA Today, 2/8/13)
“Obama Turns To Congress For Jobs Help” (The New York Times, 6/1/12)
“Obama Turns Attention To Economy After Fundraising Pitch (Associated Press, 5/11/12)
“Fresh Off Debt-Ceiling Brawl, Dems Pivot To Talk About Jobs” (The Hill, 8/3/11)
“Obama To Focus On Jobs” (San Jose Mercury News, 1/23/11)
“Obama To Focus On Jobs, Spending In State Of The Union Speech (The Tennessean, 1/27/10)
“Hill Democrats Set To Pivot To Job Creation” (Washington Times, 1/25/10)
“Obama Pivots To Jobs As Key Theme” (Politico, 1/8/10)
“Obama Turns Focus To Job Creation” (Associated Press, 12/5/09)
So what did Obama tell us in his speech today? “Washington” has taken its eye off the ball by failing to focus on the economy!
But with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball. And I am here to say this needs to stop. This needs to stop.
So after 4 1/2 years in office, Obama is still campaigning against “Washington,” as though his administration’s failures have nothing to do with him. In recent speeches, Obama has taken to counting down the number of days he still has to serve as president; the number now stands at somewhere around 1,200. We can be sure of one thing: on not a single one of those 1,200 days will Obama ever take responsibility for the consequences of any act or omission he has committed in office.