We’ve chronicled what it is that Obama is doing to the oil industry and how those policies are doing great harm to the employment picture in this country.
Which makes the following Reuters headline and ensuing story simply laughable:
Obama urges Republicans to help him revive economy
President Barack Obama appealed to Republican congressional leaders on Tuesday to put politics aside and work to revive the U.S. economy.
Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on his way back to Washington from a vacation in Hawaii, Obama said “we’ve started to make good progress” on the economy, adding: “I expect to build on that progress when I get back.”
“You know, I think that there’s going to be politics. That’s what happens in Washington — that they (Republicans) are going to play to their base for a certain period of time,” Obama said aboard Air Force One.
“But I’m pretty confident that they’re going to recognize that our job is to govern and make sure that we are delivering jobs for the American people and that we’re creating a competitive economy for the 21st century, not just for this generation but for the next one.”
Obama appealed to the two top Republicans in Congress, incoming House Speaker John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader. McConnell has said his main objective is to deny Obama a second term as president.
“And so my expectation, my hope is that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell will realize that there will be plenty of time to campaign for 2012 in 2012, and that our job this year is to make sure that we build on the recovery,” Obama added.
Complete and total poppycock.
Let’s hope like hell the Republicans don’t fall for the snakeoil this charlatan is selling.