Thursday Linkfest: Bus Tour Edition

As you no doubt know, as soon as Obama finishes counting his birthday money, he’s doing a hard pivot (for the umpteenth time) towards jobs, and is launching a bus tour throughout the Midwest at taxpayer expense! Jim Hoft asked a very good question: If Obama Administration Really Expects to Create Jobs Why Is Labor Secretary Solis Speaking at Anti-Capitalist Rallies?

Secretary of Labor Solis spoke atthe anti-capitalist, corporate-hating NPA event in March. Notice in the picture that the democracy arrow is pointing in one direction and the corporation arrow is pointing the other direction.The NPA is a radical anti-capitalist community organizing group linked to the SEIU. The group holds radical rallies against US businesses and business owners. The group also terrorizes children. And, of course, the group is also directly linked to Barack Obama.

The White House was so proud of the fact that Secretary Solis spoke at this socialist rally that they posted the news on their blog.

I think Obama’s bus tour calls for a photoshop contest. Here’s my submission:

Send me your submissions.

RCP: Krauthammer: Talking About Deficit Helps Obama Hide Record On Jobs:

Video at link: Steve Hayes says the “Empathizer in Chief’s bus tour is meant to show his empathy for the American people, and bring Independents who voted for him in 2008 back into his fold. Krauthammer says jobs is not an issue Obama can win on, but then again, neither is  the debt.

As Obama launches his tour, House Republicans are still asking Obama, “where are the jobs?”:

Michelle Malkin: The Steve Urkel-ization of the economy, redux

Apropos of today’s stock market plunge, increasing concerns about a double-dip recession, continued bond market gloom, anemic jobs numbers and skyrocketing layoffs, I thought it only fitting to resurrect the graphic of Obama’s Steve Urkel-ization of the economy.

Weasel Zippers: Report: Obama Administration Added $9.5 Billion Worth Of Government Regulations During July Alone…

Many House and Senate conservatives are reviving their battle against federal regulations, claiming that the president hasn’t stopped issuing job-killing rules during the debt ceiling fight. “While Washington and Americans have been focused on the debt ceiling, the Obama administration has continued to roll out more crushing red tape,” said a spokesperson for Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso, who’s been championing the regulation fight.

American Power:Obama Isn’t Working, and He’s Only Halfway There:

Here’s an interesting news mashup. Turns out President Obama spoke to supporters in Chicago on Wednesday night, a DNC fundraiser and 50th birthday celebration. See RCP, “Obama: “We’re Not Even Halfway There Yet” (via Legal Insurrection). Added: A Memeorandum thread now.

See Mitt’s new ad at the link.

See also: Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin: Obama at Birthday Party/Fundraiser: We’re Not Even Halfway There Yet

Should we be surprised that  TOTUS made an appearance at the “Empathizer in Chief’s” birthday party?

Matthew Boyle, The Daily Caller:Obama’s 50th birthday party full of political folly, union resentments:

President Barack Obama’s decision to hire non-union workers to staff his birthday-party fundraiser isn’t sitting well with Big Labor, and Obama’s upcoming milestone has inspired a series of running jokes on Twitter.

Weasel Zippers: One Year Ago: Geither Declared “Welcome To The Recovery”…

Weasel Zippers: Pop Quiz: What do all these pics share in common?

Hint: Does the man ever sit with both feet on the floor?

Hot Air: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: “We’ve really begun to turn the economy around”

If this sounds familiar, it’s because she said the same thing — verbatim — two months ago, before we found out that “turning the economy around” means adding 18,000 jobs a month. No worries, though: Jay Carney reassured America this afternoon that there’s no threat of a double-dip recession.

How’s that auto bailout working out? Seton Motley at Big Government’s been keeping an eye on it and doesn’t like what he sees: Bailed Out GM CEO Akerson – The Taxpayers’ Worst Nightmare

If you are the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a company that has received $50 billion in federal bailout coin, there are certain things that you realistically shouldn’t say or do.

Both from a substantive policy and an optics perspective, you should walk a pretty straight line until We the People are made whole.

Behold General Motors (GM) CEO Dan Akerson – a man who obviously doesn’t adhere to this philosophy.

As we said back in March, Akerson is a foundational part of the Washington, D.C.-Wall Street crony capitalism nexus.

Akerson is not – and never has been – a car guy.  He himself said so.  What is he?  He is a DC-connected, Wall Street hedge fund big coin guy.

Akerson’s immediately preceding gig was Managing Director and head of Global Buyout for the incredibly inside-the-Beltway-connected Carlyle Group.

This hip-joined relationship with the federal Leviathan means Akerson’s a cardboard cutout for the real CEO of Government Motors – U.S. Treasury Secretary (and yet another fellow DC-Wall Streeter) Tim Geithner.

And from all we have since seen, Akerson is one giant toe on the Huge Government, Obama Administration line.

We have for the last several weeks witnessed the federal government engage in a debt ceiling debate.  The warped focus throughout has been “How will this affect Wall Street?”

Almost never has it been “How will this affect taxpayers?”

In the end, We the People are being force fed a deal that pleases Wall Street – and leaves the taxpayers on the hook for another $10 trillion.

Government Motors – under Akerson – is similarly situated.  The absolute last thing about which they seem to care is We the People.  We stand to lose between $11 and $13 billion on our generous – conscripted – GM bailout.

And we get the distinct impression that Akerson couldn’t care less.

Bob McCarty Writes:Flight 93 Memorial Still Resembles Victory Mosque As 10th Anniversary of 9-11 Attacks Draws Near

Rep. Joe Walsh has a message for Democrats, particularly, the Vice President:

10 thoughts on “Thursday Linkfest: Bus Tour Edition

  1. Hey, don’t knock it, guys, the unemployment rate went all the way down to 9.1% according to figures released today, so watch out below! The rate’s dropping like a rock!

    And the administration is keeping it a secret that 90% of the 110,000 new jobs created were in the “green” sector because he just doesn’t want a stampede of people from Dingy Harry’s state to drown the areas where those “green” jobs have been created (by government, of course.)

    Sometime, hopefully in the not-too-distant future, real investigators will find that nearly every statistic coming out of this administration was a lie, a huge cover-up, and how foolish people are to believe anything that comes from this administration.


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