Overheard on CNN.com: More of the ‘no jobs’ blame game
A jobs bill Obama has touted in a series of campaign-style speeches across the country is likely facing defeat in the Senate.
October 11th, 2011
04:44 PM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: More of the ‘no jobs’ blame game

Comments of the day:

"’Senate likely to be defeated in next election.’ Story at 6 o'clock. Want change? Vote out the scumbags and vote in people that will represent YOUR interests.” - IdahoJ

“And liberal morons everywhere will still blame the GOP for this.” - CitizenXXX

Defeat on the horizon for Obama’s Job’s bill?

The Senate will likely reject President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill Tuesday — legislation that includes a $265 billion extension of the payroll tax cut and a 5.6 percent surtax on people earning more than $1 million.

About the failure to pass the bill, CNN.com readers posted comments largely pointing fingers at a number of sources: Congress, the Republicans and Democrats and the President.

Coloradan said, “The GOP will keep trying to run out the clock and do nothing until the next election. That's a long time for the American people to wait for help. Too bad the money isn't going to Halliburton for phony construction that never gets completed in Iraq. Then it would be fast tracked by our Republican congressmen and women. Rebuild our own country though? Naaah. That might help Obama.”

sunsudo said, “Yes, yes. Blame the GOP even though Odummer and the Democrats had a supermajority for his first two years and NEVER had a passed budget. But please blame the GOP. I need a good laugh this a.m.

USATheFree responded, “sunsudo: I keep hearing people use that excuse ‘the Democrats had supermajority, why didn't they pass this and why didn't they pass that then.’ Two things: First, Republicans broke the filibuster record right out of the park during that time so it was amazing that anything got done at all. Second, why should it take one party's supermajority to do anything in this country? Shouldn't doing the right thing be the only thing that matters?”

EastCoastCat said, “There is no 'divide over economic growth.’ The Democrats really want to get the economy moving and people back to work (because it looks good to voters), and the Republicans really want to keep the economy down and people out of work (it makes Dems look bad to voters). And the Republicans are willing to burn America to the ground in an attempt to make Obama a one term President. They even stated that as their number one goal.”

starsrainlov said, “This is why there are people taking to the streets. They can't get a job out of school, they lose the job they've had for years, they don't get raises for years on end and your Republican reps. are completely out of touch. If it doesn't get fixed, those people in the streets are going to stop cleaning up after themselves and chanting peaceful protests. If it doesn't get fixed, this is going to turn ugly. People are fed up and WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK.”

manderson111 responded, “We extended the unemployment benefits and we passed the first stimulus...Where are the jobs Dems?”

noladude said, “As soon as Obama supports something, the Republicans immediately start to reconsider their support for it. Seriously, it's like a really bad joke.”

Miisa said, “Obama complains that the GOP won't let him do what he wants to do. But remember, if he hadn't rammed the healthcare bill down our throats, then we wouldn't have voted the Dems out of the house and he wouldn't be having this problem. So instead of asking: ‘Why are the Republicans blocking me?’ He SHOULD be asking things like: ‘Would things be easier if I still had a super majority? And ‘was it such a good idea to upset America by being shady about the health care bill?’"

InvsblHnd said, “Obama can't even get his own party to support his ‘jobs’ bill. Talk about failed leadership!”

JackChat responded, “There aren't 60 Democratic senators. Because the Republicans filibuster EVERYTHING, they need 60 votes for the bill.”

Mitt gets Christie’s endorsement

Having decided not to run for President, new Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday.

Some CNN.com readers cheered the backing, but others said it either didn’t matter or that Romney isn’t the right man for the job.

Wire Palladin, S. F. said, “That should pretty much wrap up the Republican primary. I wonder if Mittens told Christie he would be number two?”

Mike said, “Darn...I was hoping he'd support Cain...for some reason I like Cain more than Romney.”

The Real Tom Paine said, “Maybe someone wants to be AG?”

Cyrus said, “Who cares! The GOP platform is obsolete and obstructionist. Not going to vote for GOP even if Jesus was on that ticket.”

Billy said, “That should do it; a real game changer. Go Mitt!”

Dave from GA said, “A good choice. Don't like the rest of other candidates except Huntsman.”

Dinak said, “Now I am glad he's [Christie] not running, because I realize what an idiot he is if can choose Romney over Cain. Romney is a flip-flopping hypocrite and a liar. Cain at least is honest.”

al in calif said, “Romney is going to win hands down in '12 .... it's the lefty policies of Barney Frank and liberals who wanted to give everyone a mortgage that has us in this mess, despite the nonsense of trying to blame GWB. Oh, well. I guess you guys have to wait till '16.”

Dave said, “Everything Mitt has worked with was successful. I see no reason why it couldn't happen with the country, which is desperate for some good change by the way.”

Do you feel your views align with these commenters' thoughts? Post a comment below or sound off on video

Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.

soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    It would have been better to write, "one little burning candle."
    I didn't really mean, "one little candle's burning."
    I'm watching my grammar: one never knows which Watchbird is watching You!
    Et...j'ai eu raison.

    October 11, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Fed v Uncle Sam

    The federal government dumped 580 billion on the banks. Your children will pay this tab, plus interest...lots of it. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve dumped 3 TRILLION dollars on our open market. (not really dumped though. The Fed owns trillions worth of our property) So, is it Uncle Sam or the Fed who controls our economy the most? The Fed! Simple math. So why do so many argue over democrats or republicans doing a better job with the economy? Why aren't we even asking about the Fed? (yes, I know ron Paul introduced a bill that would make way for auditing the fed. What of it?)

    October 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Bon soir, Philip.

    October 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. How the economy will recover

    1.) The CIA will move it's domestic affairs div. to Denver, and set-up to investigate domestic fraud. 2.) oopsy...they already did that. 3.) cont. [hay dare Joey!]

    October 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    That's exactly why I said it was a rhetorical question.
    I think Zzzz at least attempted some answers.
    And that's good.
    I'm used to reading people on this blog saying to ask more questions; I'm realizing there isn't any one pat answer...you are correct in what you said last night.
    I'm weary of the partisan pov that says, essentially, "it's my way or the highway".
    That hasn't worked out that well so far, has it?
    Everyone will stay in their same old rut if that's the way one feels...without change, and that includes changing our *minds* about some things, it's going to be same as it ever was, same as it ever was...

    Ah, I'm tired.
    My M-I-L was rushed to the hospital last night with chest pains, and we're all still here.
    She's ok, I think; but we're trying to find out what happened in the first place.

    October 11, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jj

    hey banZ Ive already defined the solution: personal responsibility. wake up america and quit living beyond your means. get rid of cable tv, get cell phone bill to around 70 bucks, quit signing loans that you know you will default on, cancel your internet service at home and use your phone, and last but not least quit feeling sorry foR yourselves. 20 to 25 years ago we didnt have half the stuff i just mentioned and my parents did just fine

    October 11, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. It's a fact

    Nothing is going to get done until Obama is out of office. The people who really run the country have made that clear. No more welfare programs. Work to earn your way through life friends. The American Dream is at stake. Obama wants to give it to you for free but in America, you have to earn it.

    October 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ banasy:
    Sorry about your M-I-L's ordeal, but she'll probably be fine.
    My mother lived many decades after the same hospital-rush for angina.
    When I had the episode of heart failure that I brought up a few days ago, I had an ejection fraction of 13%. They shocked me back into rhythm. I got completely well and take not even one Rx now. It doesn't show at all on an EKG. A Russian doctor weaned me off meds one at a time, and new doctors that I meet now are amazed.

    October 11, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sirlafolat

    plant based meds would have done the same thing Joey, don't you think?

    October 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    That's all well and good, but there are about a kajillion people living like that right now; it's called poverty.
    There are some who milk the system, this is true; we need to find a way to get these lazy ass kind of people *out* of the system...
    I get that there are a lot of people who live beyond their means; there are also more who have done everything right and wake and say, "well, how did we get here?"

    October 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ jj:
    Yes! Personal responsibility.
    However, a lot of citizens need a patient explanation of those words, because it has become an exotic concept.

    October 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jj

    oh lets not forget about the newest game system that we just gotta have, the i pods, the book readers, the 200 dollar shoes, i gotta get my nails did, the high def flat screen tvs. dam i could keep goin and goin! now all you people sayin how bad you have it off i want you to stop and think how many things on this list do you have......

    October 11, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. @ JIF

    JIF-are you the gayest guy on the whole planet? Sure sounds like it.

    October 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Sirafolat:
    I don't know anything about plant-based meds.
    Maybe so.
    I had to have what I took at the time, and I don't now.
    No meds are best!

    October 11, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jj

    Banz yes there are people who do live within their means and do wake up sayin what could i do better and it never does get better. all i can say is try and try again. perseverence is part of the american way of life. dont give up! me and my life are very very far from even perfect or utopian but i do wake up feeling hopeful. what other choice do we have? i for one will not complain or blame the govt for my many blunders in life

    October 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
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