SPIN METER: Obama disconnects rhetoric, reality


In President Barack Obama's sales pitch for his jobs bill, there are two version of actuality the one in his speeches and the one really unfolding in Washington when Obama accuse Republicans of standing in the way of his nearly $450 billion plan, he ignore the fact that his own party has struggled to unite following the proposal.

When the president says Republicans haven't explain what they oppose in the plan, he skips over the fact that Republicans who control the House really have done that in detail and when he calls on Congress to "pass this bill now," he slides past the point that Democrats organize the Senate and were never prepared to move immediately, given other priorities senators are predictable to vote Tuesday on opening debate on the bill, a month after the president unveil it with a call for its immediate passage.

To be sure, Obama is not the only one attractive in rhetorical excesses but he is the president, and as such, his constant remarks on the bill draw the most concentration and scrutiny the disconnect between what Obama says about his jobs bill and what stands as the following reality flow from his broader aim to rally the public following his cause and get Congress to act, or, if not, to pin blame on Republicans.

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