The president lays out his vision for a second term in pamphlet form — but critics say it's muted and not exactly groundbreaking
Long boring Yawn !!
This week, the Obama administration began handing out a 20-page booklet outlining his vision for a second term. Titled "A plan for jobs and middle class security," the publication lays out Obama's proposals to boost economic growth, raise taxes on the wealthy, protect ObamaCare, and invest more in education. The booklet, 3.5 million of which will be mailed to voters and handed out at rallies, serves as a closing argument for the president as he spends the next two final weeks trying to sway undecided voters in crucial swing states.
However, Obama's aides admitted that the booklet contains no new proposals, a fact highlighted by Republican critics. So why bother at all? Team Obama is implementing a last-minute change in strategy in the face of a late surge by Mitt Romney, says Glenn Thrush at Politico:.............................................
President Obama's economic booklet: Too little, too late?
"FIRST LOOK: Faced with persistent calls for more detail about what a second term would look like, President Obama this morning will hold up a glossy, 20-page repackaging of the plans he has announced on subjects from energy to education: 'The New Economic Patriotism: A PLAN FOR JOBS & MIDDLE-CLASS SECURITY.' Obama will unveil the booklet at a 10:10 a.m. event at Delray Tennis Center in Delray, Florida. The campaign says 3.5 million copies are being printed, with 1.5 million of those being sent to field offices.
Document: Obama second-term plan brochure
As an artifact of the diminishment of President Barack Obama, it is hard to top his newly released pamphlet, “A Plan for Jobs & Middle-Class Security.”
The plan purports, first, to be a plan, and second, to outline a second-term agenda distinct from his first-term agenda. It fails on both counts. It cobbles together his current policies with some ill-defined new bullet points to barely cover 20 pages largely devoted to nice pictures of the president.
Make no mistake: What the Obama agenda lacks in substance, it makes up in graphic design. The pamphlet has as much gloss and as many soft-focus photos as a copy of Playboy. The seriously besotted Obama fan might have to assure friends, “No, really — I only read the Obama second-term plan for the policy details.”
Obama's pathetic picture book
Originally posted by buster2010
He didn't hide it the party of no tucked it away. Funny how you complain about Obama but never complain about how the GOP constantly blocks bills that will help Americans as a whole instead of the small group of people that have bought them off.
Originally posted by Grimpachi
I am still waiting for Romney’s booklet he has taken so many positions that it would be nice to have something in writing.