Members of the Obama Campaign really love to use the three year-old tactic of blaming somebody else for their failures. Take for instance Jesse Jackson’s latest rant:
“President Obama tends to idealize — and rightfully so — Abraham Lincoln, who looked at states in rebellion and he made a judgment that the government of the United States, while the states are in rebellion, still had an obligation to function,” Jackson told TheDC at his Capitol Hill office on Wednesday.
“Jackson added that his $804 billion stimulus plan is the only way to solve the unemployment crisis. “I support the jobs plan. I support the president’s re-election. I support Barack Obama,” he said. “But at this hour, we need a plan that meets the size and scope of the problem to put the American people to work.”
No Jackson, the only way to solve the unemployment crisis is to get the government out of the economy. Starting immediately the government needs to repeal every rule, regulation, and control they’ve placed on economic actors and let them prosper. The Federal Reserve needs to be dismantled and this country needs to return to sound money chosen by the free market. Anybody who believes the government can produce jobs desperately needs to read Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt.
“We’ve got to go further. I support what [Obama] does. Clearly, Republicans are not going to be for it but if the administration can handle administratively what can be done, we should pursue it. And if there are extra-constitutional opportunities that allow the president administratively to put the people to work, he should pursue every single one of them,” Jackson suggested.
President Obama’s jobs bill was defeated in the Democratic-controlled Senate on Tuesday and has not been voted on in the Republican-controlled House.
Emphasis mine. Yes it’s obviously the Republican’s fault that the jobs bill failed to pass in the Democrat controlled Senate. I’m sure it had nothing to do with Democrat Harry Reid blocking the vote either.