October 18th, 2011
12:40 PM ET

Obama steps up jobs push in North Carolina

President Barack Obama continued hammering Republicans over their opposition to his $447 billion jobs plan Tuesday, casting the GOP as handmaids of the rich unwilling to support fair sacrifices in order to help a struggling middle class.

Visiting a school and community center in Jamestown, North Carolina, Obama said "folks in Washington don't seem to be listening" to calls for help.

"I want to work with Republicans," the president insisted. But political leaders need to "focus less on trying to satisfy one wing of one party," he said - an apparent reference to populist tea party conservatives.

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  1. Occupado

    This administration only cares about the public sector unions. All the bailout money went to prop up the failing pension system - the next big bubble to burst.

    Obama outta there in 2012. You betcha.

    October 23, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      1000000% correct, the man is pure trash

      October 31, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Without_hate

    Why can Obama quit lying?

    October 24, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Without_hate

    That is not true. Obama has put all his focus on jobs. I should say saving his job. He spends zero hours governing and 24/7 campaigning. As far as the rest of America he could care less. One phone call to turn the tap on in the gulf and thousands would be hired. One phone call to The EPA and the road construction projects could begin. He has the power. He just don't care.

    October 24, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Yeah he is.... just lik Beacon and Solyndra. He is doing great.. Keep it up Obama you loser.

      October 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kris Becker

    ahhh....why does this remind me of Bush reading the story to the children during the 9/11 thing? Will someone Pleeeaase tell President Obama about the protesters and the police problems? Pretty please?!

    October 27, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      He knows about them, remember he was a community orginizer... this stuff is right up his ally, he is happy and loves what they are doing. what a goof this so called president is.

      October 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    Yeah Obama your on a roll look at Beacon and Solyndra.. Keep it up loser. Obama needs to go, it was just anounced ( on non-State run media sites like this one) that annother energy company that received a $43 million loan guarantee through the same federal program that backed Solyndra has followed the path of the failed solar firm and filed for bankruptcy. Beacon Power Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware

    October 31, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jill Patton

    Spending 447 billion taxpayer dollars too create jobs????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    November 6, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Daniel 66

    Throw it against the wall, see what sticks. Every throw costs billions and billions. Yes he can. When?

    November 8, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. joe

    If O is all for jobs, then why did he just stop 20.000 jobs from being created by the canadian oil pipeline.

    November 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
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