Rush Limbaugh: Obama Flubbed Jobs Pledge

Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 02:11 PM

By Amy Woods

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Candidate Barack Obama promised Detroit jobs, but President Barack Obama has delivered unemployment, talk-show host Rush Limbaugh says.

So even Democrats are lambasting the president, Limbaugh said on his radio show today. As an example, he played an audio of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters speaking in Detroit, decrying Obama’s performance on jobs.

The audio featured the California Democrat asking the audience at a “For the People Jobs Tour” town hall in Detroit whether they would allow her to “go after” the president for an “unconscionable” 9.2 percent unemployment rate. Not to be confused with Obama's own jobs bus tour in the Midwest, the Congressional Black Caucus is sponsoring the “For the People Jobs Tour.”

“Maxine’s asking permission to go after the president,” Limbaugh said. “Sad. Pathetic.”

Limbaugh juxtaposed the Waters audio with audio from Detroit voters two years ago who gushed, “We love Obama” for promising money to the city and its public school system.

Obama can’t run on his record, and that’s why Waters peppered the town hall with pointed remarks, Limbaugh said.

“Maxine is the one who wants to unleash,” he said. “But she doesn’t have the guts to do it without an imprimatur.”

Limbaugh shifted gears when he accused Obama of hypocrisy as the president stepped off his Canadian-made campaign bus and addressed an Iowa crowd about the “Made in the U.S.A.” pledge.

“He owns two car companies, and he goes to Canada to get buses made,” Limbaugh said.

Obama’s “40-vehicle caravan” has a “conspicuous absence of crowds” this time around, Limbaugh observed.
“Have you seen this?” he said. “This is so unlike 2008.”
He continued, “That’s just not a carbon footprint, that’s a carbon boot print from our first green president. This is the kind of hypocrisy that makes Al Gore blush.”

Limbaugh also ripped U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for saying “food stamps create jobs.”

“Next, they will try to tell us that higher taxes will stimulate the economy and create jobs,” Limbaugh said.

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