Republican Writes "The American Jobs Act"

by Proof

Last Saturday, we noted the President's bad case of premature espeechulation:

The Least Serious President in the History of the Republic™ Makes the Most Irrelevant Speech in the History of the Republic

where he repeatedly asked Congress to pass a bill that hadn't been written yet. It appears that all of the Democrats, a few fries short of a Happy Meal, failed to file the bill which Obama specifically called in his speech "The American Jobs Act".

But, since there wasn't actually a bill by that name that had been filed, a Republican lawmaker has stepped into the breach!

President Obama repeatedly asked members of Congress to pass the American Jobs Act last week. But when no Democrat filed Obama’s bill after he presented it to Congress, a conservative congressman swiped the name for his own legislation.

The American Jobs Act introduced in the House of Representatives looks quite different from the version President Obama outlined in his speech to Congress. Instead of hiking taxes on working Americans to pay for another stimulus, Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) legislation offers a tax cut.

UPDATE: Gohmert’s bill now has a number. It’s HR 2911.

Brilliant! Simply brilliant! Maybe next time, Obama will actually have a bill for Congress to pass when he repeats ad nauseum, "Pass this bill"?

H/T Memeorandum

Cross posted at Proof Positive


  1. "premature espeechulation" hehehe
    Classic case of "stole his thunder"!

  2. So not only have the GOP out maneuver the One for once (As the leftist John Lennon said, "it isn't hard to do") and finally beat him to the punch with a bill that makes sense instead of another pork barrel waste of funds that's making that raise in the debt ceiling evaporate faster than boiling water, but now the GOP can claim they passed it and it was HE that vetoed it. Thus, now, they can make the ONE look even more foolish then he already have and give him one less weapon in what was obvious a campaign ploy to embarrassed and vilify the GOP. Now he can learn Karma is a real b*tch.

  3. Looks like the GOP Establishment is starting to catch on.

    "Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

  4. John: Glad you liked that. I was kinda proud of that myself!

    mm: Yeah. It's goping to be harder to run against Republicans as "obstructionists" when they're putting out better, less expensive alternatives to Son of Stimulus".

    LaS: We can only hope!


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