Tuesday, October 4, 2011

All In

The White House called out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for saying the jobs bill is D.O.A.

“Congress can take it up, vote on it…then if there’s a desire to take things out, we would accept that although we would not be satisfied by that… [President Obama] would say, ‘Where’s the rest of it? What about teachers and construction workers…or incentives to hire veterans?” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters during a briefing Monday.

The fact that the Republicans won’t even bring the bill up for a vote tells you something: they’re afraid that even if part of it passes, that will be seen as a victory for President Obama. Well, we can’t have that, can we?

The most important thing is not jobs or the economy or fixing the broken water mains, bridges, roads, or schools; what in the world ever gave you that idea? It’s all about winning the election, silly.