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.

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  1. Jj

    i know right mad ole lady! completely assinine! stuff like that happens on a daily basis in every town in america. its now accepted as the norm. sad sad sad and the very same people who get the hand outs are the very same people whining how bad life is. JIF you have money saved and can afford those thing in life. great more power to ya my man! not talkin about people who make responsible decisions. why is there not one person on here disagreeing with me??? just a thought

    October 11, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Oh, btw, chrissy, thank you.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ chrissy:
    You know you're right about the unemployment rate. They don't count those whose benefits expired and those who weren't eligible. Also, those with expired benefits multiplies with time.
    Nice to run into you–I'm just about to force sleep onto myself.
    Good night.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Why aren't we disagreeing with you?
    Because we AGREE with you! 😉

    October 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Good night, darling JIF.
    Sleep well.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Came by again...
    Good night banasy, Mad Ole Lady.
    @ jj: I don't know what posts of mine you've read, but I work many more hours a week than most others would. I don't live on savings. Have a pleasant evening.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jj

    i know. lol just love being right for once hee hee and way to go banz for correcting lynn. oh man that was truely funny as all get out! im off work now. gonna go enjoy my rabbit ear antenna and a cold one.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    @Jj: 😉

    October 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    good nite jif sleep well and quit working so hard. you push urself way to much. and i 4got what text u were talking about banasy

    October 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    @ jj dont worry girl they are sAving it up the disagreeing thangy

    October 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    @ jj dont worry when these bleeding heart liberals want to argue You have a friend in me Im conservative also

    October 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. s kel

    jj I guess the party of NO will keep being the party of NO untill it gets one of its kind into pres. Office. No matter what the NO is doing to the country.......... G Damn Shame, A True G Damn Shame. Gung ho you still my bro. We dont see eye to eye , but I still have a Heart Felt Hello to u.

    October 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lee Fong Lumberyard (R-Ohio)"2x4 studs cheap"

    They spen $4.47 on a grade A stud. Wid a 10 footer you can make and sell bootiful wood cahvings $22ea.. You can fick you ant Jennys broken underwear drawer. 2×4 fick anything. Hol up u. make cruch. make 1000 toof pix. train u dog. U make Occpy wahstreet torch..see at night. Oh I liv 2×4 stud..it the shiznit.

    October 12, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. fernace

    In my half century I've not seen such a divide between the 2 parties! The fact that the GOP-TP is actually 2 parties, is amazing enough & both want Obama out of office! It's incredible to watch, because no1 is doing anything to stop it! Every1 saying he hasn't upheld his promises can look to the right!Whatever he has managed to pull off, saved the nation from major disaster! What we're going through now is the game the GOP-TP are playing! That tells you right there how much they care about the citizens of this nation! All their pseudo-Christian soundbites wont help their agenda from being transparent! Last year their rallying call was jobs! jobs! jobs! & now they want to pick apart the Presidents plan! They are continuing in the footsteps of the Bush administration, with the "cater to the rich, throw the poor a bone now & then!" agenda! This is not the America I used to know! We need to bring it back to the successfull nation it used to be, that cared about it's hardworking citizens!!

    October 12, 2011 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
    • AZpatriot

      Thank you fernace, that was perfect!

      October 12, 2011 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I'm up and off to the gym, then to work. I finish work a little after 7:00 PM tonight, 8:30 tomorrow night.
    One conservative trait is to work very hard. Eating snails is more expensive than grabbing BigMacs, or whatever one calls them. I almost never eat anything like that.

    October 12, 2011 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
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