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I'm sure many of the rest of you got this same email in the last hour:

Today I asked for a joint session of Congress where I will lay out a clear plan to get Americans back to work. Next week, I will deliver the details of the plan and call on lawmakers to pass it.

Whether they will do the job they were elected to do is ultimately up to them.

But both you and I can pressure them to do the right thing. We can send the message that the American people are playing by the rules and meeting their responsibilities -- and it's time for our leaders in Congress to meet theirs.

And we must hold them accountable if they don't.

So I'm asking you to stand with me in calling on Congress to step up and take action on jobs:

http://my.barackobama.com/...

No matter how things go in the weeks and months ahead, this will be an important challenge for our organization.

It's been a long time since Congress was focused on what the American people need them to be focused on.

I know that you're frustrated by that. I am, too.

That's why I'm putting forward a set of bipartisan proposals to help grow the economy and create jobs -- that means strengthening our small businesses, giving needed breaks to middle-class families, while taking responsible steps to bring down our deficit.

I'm asking lawmakers to look past short-term politics and take action on that plan. But we've got to do this together.

I will deliver this message to Congress next week, but I'm asking you to stand alongside me today:

http://my.barackobama.com/...

More to come,

Barack

update:update: first time visit to the rec list. Thanks.

I didn't want this to turn into another pie fight - just venting frustration. This comment from CT Hank below is the more important thing to focus on:

This is what actually bothers me: (1+ / 0-)

"I'm putting forward a set of bipartisan proposals."

That probably means they will be already pre-compromised into nothingness.

Why doesn't he put forward "a set of proposals commensurate with the scale of the crisis and based on approaches that have worked in the past?"

Does he have some kind of obsessive-compulsive disorder where everything has to be "bipartisan" even though the other partisan is stark raving nuts?

As for switching the date? Whatever. A tempest in a teapot although it certainly just makes him look once again like a patsy. But what I care about is substance not little schoolyard games like that.

my response below the fold
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Sorry, but caving to Boehner's demand on the timing of the speech does not inspire me to contact Congress as requested. They told you to shove your request to speak on Wednesday and then they're going to tell you to shove your jobs plan. It's time you take off the gloves with these clowns.
how utterly frustrating.
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