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Obama: If you love me, pass my jobs bill
US President Barack Obama told fired up supporters Wednesday that if they loved him, they must help pass his jobs bill, injecting more urgency into his push for key legislation. Obama hit another key 2012 electoral swing state, North Carolina, to hike pressure on Republicans over his $447 billion American Jobs Act which is designed to jolt the economy and ease 9.1 percent unemployment.
One supporter from the raucous crowd shouted to Obama that they loved him, and in a standard response from his 2008 campaign he replied "I love you back" then added a new twist.
"If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill," Obama said, repeating the line to more cheers.
Obama's appeal may work with his supportive political base, but will cut little ice with Republicans seeking to exploit his diminished job approval ratings which are at 44 percent in a RealClearPolitics average of recent polls.
The president, on the latest leg of what aides say will be a months-long tour to promote the bill, also complained that some Republicans were against the legislation because they wanted to deprive him of a political victory.
"Give me a win? Give me a break" Obama said, during his pared down stump speech which is peppered with demands that Republicans "pass this bill."
Originally posted by applebaum
Come on folks, like it or not he is our president. He has a dismal mess on his hands. I am not sure anyone could do as good of a job. Our political system is broken. It is ran by a bunch of bullying children on either side of the party line. I think Obama is doing the best he can. No, it isn't perfect but it is what we got. Rather than moaning and complaining, I wish people would come together to find some workable solutions.
Yah, I know...we might just be too broken for fixing. Give the dude a break. If you cannot just muster a twinge of civility and respect. Please keep your flames somewhat bearable. Thanks