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The White House was in disarray on Tuesday as President Barack Obama and his leading aides sent out a series of contradictory messages about his highly touted $447 billion jobs plan.
On the one hand Obama and his top economic adviser gave the go-ahead to Republicans to pick and choose parts of the bill and pass them while rejecting others.
But another of Obama’s top political advisers said exactly the opposite during an appearance on ABC’s "Good Morning America."
"We're not in a negotiation to break up the package,” David Axelrod told George Stephanopoulos. “It's not an a la carte menu. It's a strategy to get this country moving.
"The president has a package, the package works together. We need to do many things to get this economy moving," Axelrod added.
The hard-hitting, no-nonsense statement from one of the men closest to the president was clearly at odds with what Obama had said only on Monday, when he told a meeting of Hispanic journalists that the bill could be broken up.
“Obviously if (Congress) passes parts of it I’m not going to veto those parts,” the Wall Street Journal quoted Obama as saying.
“I will sign it but I will say then ‘give me the rest.’ And I will keep on making that argument as long as the need is there to put people back to work.”
Today Axelrod was also contradicted by Obama’s top economic adviser Gene Sperling, who told reporters that the administration will make a “strong push” for Congress to pass the plan all at once, but said that if it is approved piecemeal, the White House would work to persuade Congress to pass the remaining parts.
Originally posted by neo96
its more of the same failed policies of the last three years.
bailouts for the unions and more spending that do nothing but waste more taxpayer money
and you know the bill is trash when they want it passed tout de suite its not about doing the right thing for the country its about keep the potus and left in power and in a postivie light.
there has not been one time that this current potus has ever put country first
Originally posted by jibeho
You'd think that they had plenty of time to get their stories straight while the nation was teased into waiting for Obama's big speech. I guess vacations are far more important... This is like an Abbott and Costello routine
“Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?” said one senior House Republican aide who requested anonymity
“To assume that we’re naturally for these things because we’ve been for them does not mean we will be for them if they cause debt, if they [have] tax increases and if they take money from the free-enterprise sector, which creates jobs,” said Texas Rep. Pete Sessions, who heads up the House Republican campaign arm.
Originally posted by americanbuffalo1
reply to post by LogiosHermes27
Yes it is always racism. It has nothing to do with him being a WEAK leader. It has nothing to do with the fact he has done nothing positive in his term. It has nothing to do with the fact both parties are full of self aggrandizing nest padders who want nothing more than unchallenged power and unlimited money. It's all because of race isn't it?
Originally posted by Chance321
reply to post by LogiosHermes27
Where is it that Republicans have been doing this? obama hasn't done one thing to make things better. Okey, he had a good idea with the cash for clunkers, that was a good idea to help the American car makers and I supported him on that . . . until he caved and allowed it to cover imports too. He was all for drilling . . . until poof a few days later we have the Deep water Horizon oil rig fire (kinda odd dont you think?). Then he banned all drilling. Then HE shut down the Shuttle program putting thousands out of work and forcing the US to take a back seat to russia and china for the space program. Then the health care bill, remember the " You have to pass it to see what's in it?" Seems to me obamas doing a fine job of shooting himself in the foot.