Seventeen times in his post Labor Day speech the President said “Pass this jobs bill now” or words to that effect. Problem one – there was no jobs bill. There was just a speech.
A bill was presented a week later. It was introduced in the Republican controlled House by a Republican, Rep. John B. Larson (R CT). The bill was introduced in the Democratic controlled Senate by Sen. Harry Reid (D NV). There are 193 Democrats in the House. Not a single one has stepped forward to add his name as a co-sponsor of the bill. There are 51 Democrats in the Senate. Not a single one has stepped forward to add his name as a co-sponsor of the bill. Barack Obama has lost the support of his party.