Hooray! With Two Weeks Left, Obama Finally Finds An Agenda

Which looks remarkably like the same old same old that has gotten America pretty much nowhere (via Hot Air)

(National Journal) After weeks of being challenged by Democrats and Republicans to lay out his second-term agenda, President Obama’s campaign is releasing a 20-page booklet called “Blueprint for America’s Future” on Tuesday and airing a new television ad to support it.

The 60-second spot, called “Determination,” outlines several policy initiatives the president will tackle if he were to get reelected. Calm and poised, speaking over soft music and images of soldiers coming home, farmers in the fields and manufacturing workers in factories, Obama makes a pitch directly to the camera in the ad.

Obama then describes his plan: “Making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting American-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. And ending the war in Afghanistan, so we can do some nation-building here at home. That’s the right path.”

Ed at Hot Air writes

People will rightly ask why Obama waited until 14 days out from the election to bother to make a positive case for a second term — and come to the proper conclusion that Obama’s arrogance led him to believe he’d never have to make that case to voters at all.  He figured he was owed a second term.

That, and that Obama is out of ideas. Platitudes based on the same old same old. What’s the point of education and training if there are no jobs? Manufacturing doesn’t work when people do not want, nor can afford, the product (hint: Chevy Volt). Reducing deficits? Oh, brother. Obama isn’t willing to cut $8 million from Sesame Street. Asking the wealthy to pay more? How does that help? All it does is put more money in the hands of government.

Regarding said “Blueprint for America’s Future”, where is it? It’s not on the URL pimped by the video. It’s not this two page thing linked by Politico. The link to his “plans” on the front page of his campaign website go to the same URL pimped by the video. What we’re getting are the same old failed policies and sticky notes, along with a healthy dose of “donate now!!!!!!” Even if you are a non-US citizen.

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Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-10-23 21:07:34

LOL.. didn’t expect him to come up with actual ideas, did ya?

pschaw. Plans are for idiots and republicans.

 
Comment by William Teach
2012-10-23 22:31:10

Plans? We don’ need no stinkin’ plans!

 

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