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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

It's All Obama's Fault ... Once Again.

Bay Buchanan, an adviser to the Romney campaign, puts responsibility for public sector job losses (700,000 in the last 3 years) on President Obama.  Why?

"He's the president of the United States, the most powerful man in the world," Bay Buchanan told CNN's Soledad O'Brien. "He had to take some responsibility for the economy that his policies have created after three and a half years. Take a little responsibility. Show a little leadership."

He may be President, but there’s little he can do to create jobs without the help of Congress and, as we all know, action in the House on the President’s job bills has been stymied by the GOP’s intransigence.  And then Buchanan added, "If Barack Obama could just do half the kind of job that Mitt Romney did [as governor of] Massachusetts, this country would be thriving". Um, Bay,  take a look at Mitt's Mass Mess.

Obama is to blame again
For losses in the public sphere
Just hear the news on CNN
The loss of jobs has been severe.

But tell me why is it his fault?
Because, says Bay, he’s President!
He should bring this downturn to a halt
The loss of jobs he should prevent.

But it takes two to tango, Bay.
Obama’s got a thoughtful plan
To increase jobs, but there’s no way
The GOP will lift their ban

On doing anything that might
Allow Obama’s bill to pass.
The blame falls squarely on the right
For this Congressional impasse.

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