Obama heads West to campaign, push jobs bill
October 24th, 2011
09:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama heads West to campaign, push jobs bill

Las Vegas (CNN) - President Barack Obama visits Las Vegas Monday, part of Western trip that will mix campaigning with presidential business - and an appearance on "The Tonight Show."

A campaign event was scheduled at The Bellagio hotel and casino on Monday afternoon. Obama then will meet with homeowners at a private residence and will deliver remarks, according to an official schedule released by the White House.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    I know these campaign style trips are going to drive the president's critics nuts because they want to accuse him of campaigning on public dollars, instead of his own. Too bad, neo-cons. He's out discussing legislation currently before the Congress, which means he's not campaigning for office despite all appearances to the contrary. It's called leadership and using the bully pulpit.

    October 24, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Wow. CNN is finally admitting that he is campaigning.

    Still he has no "jobs" bill, so you still need to call it, what it is......stimulus.

    October 24, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  3. diridi

    I shall vote for this president. Obama2012.

    October 24, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  4. Debra from Georgia

    All hail to President Obama, the leader of this country. He kil bin Laden, He brought down Arcadia, He defeated Kaddaffy, He is ending the war in IRAQ, he gave us universe health care. And if it was not for that "do nothing congress". he would have created more jobs.

    October 24, 2011 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  5. Tired of the nonsense

    Campaign if you want while you're pushing the bills that will make things better for us, Mr. President. You keep trying to make things better for us, you work for the American people while the power-hungry GOP want to destroy America, you're trying to put us back to work, and you have no idea how much we appreciate everything you're doing.

    You've got my vote.

    October 24, 2011 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Rick McDaniel wrote:
    Wow. CNN is finally admitting that he is campaigning.
    Still he has no "jobs" bill, so you still need to call it, what it is......stimulus.
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    He's out campaigning for jobs. And yes, the jobs bills are a form of stimulus. Haven't you noticed that we are currently living the Republican jobs plan for economic growth? And have been ever since before Sen. Kennedy passed?

    Almost all of those "destructuve" policies that neo-cons like to point at were passed prior to Sen. Kennedy passing. Republicans in Congress have been sticking to the clause in the Nordquist pledge that the media never seems to talk about. That would be the line that says to *force* a liberal President to behave like a conservative, which is achieved through the Senate filibuster.

    October 24, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Rick, Rick, Rick. . .Let me help you. It appears that President Obama can wage a war on terror and keep us safe without any help from your party. He can come up with a jobs bill that will put 2 million people to work, and your party won't help. Obama can bring the needless war in Iraq to a close, and your party is opposes him. The president saved 2 million auto industry related jobs, and your party opposed him. President Obama gave hope to 50 million people who are uninsured and cannot see a doctor, and your party fought him. Obama gave us the lowest tax rates in 50 years, and your party voted "NO!." The 'stimulus' was responsible for creating 3 million jobs, and your party fought him every step of the way, but took credit for the jobs it brought in their own districts. Don't you think the president is entitled to meet with a grateful public?

    October 24, 2011 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  8. gt

    i am sure the home owners in california and around las vegas are real happy the president finally come to there are towns to hunt for votes .. he has done such a good job helping these folks keep there homes....not ...he is lucky they dont run him out of town on a rail..

    October 24, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  9. Sniffit

    Cry more, GOPers. Polls show that his outreach to the American public on his jobs plan is working and it's scaring the crap out of you. The proof is in your desperate efforts to distract from it and pretend that he's "just campaigning"...when it is, in fact, the POTUS's job to go to the American people and inform them and get their support for his ideas and proposals and measures that will improve their lives.

    October 24, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  10. Joey

    We sensible people in Colorado will welcome our President with open arms. He is one of the "Most calm,intelligent,sensible Presidents in our history. Why would anybody want to hand the keys over to the likes of Bohner,McConnell,Cantor and their Tea Party Corp??? America will "Crumble" if these "Obstructionist" Radicals get a hold of anymore power in Washington??? 2012 will be your political demise! Hail to the Chief! Obama-Biden 2012

    October 24, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  11. Four and The Door

    On Tuesday night, he will be in Denver to push his jobs agenda.
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    If he really wanted the "Jobs" bill passed, he would be in Washington working it out with Senators and Representatives. They are the ones that will be voting on it. Again.

    But it still is obvious this was created to fail. His only intent was to fly around the country lecturing about the Republicans who will not pass his half-hearted attempt at looking like he gives a damn about unemployment. He has no plan, no strategy and no idea. And not much time left.

    October 24, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  12. james Miller

    Although I`m not real happy with Obama, I`m very unhappy with the Republicans and their obstructionist ways. They have put their party OVER the country.----- It would be great to see politicians again cooperate and put country over party.

    October 24, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  13. Fair is Fair

    Knock it off, Rudy. That's 100% spin and you know it... can you can honestly look yourself in the mirror and say the same thing were it a Republican doing what Obama is?

    By the way Rudy, I personally cannot think of a single thing that this president has done for me in the past 3 years that would warrant him earning my vote. Not a single thing. I'm certainly not alone either. Recent reliable polling has shown a 55% disapproval among independent voters. It was those independents who put him in office, and unless something dramatic happens (highly unlikely), those same independents will vote him out of office.

    October 24, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  14. Bill from GA

    If trying to bring jobs and financial success (growth ) to America is 'campaigning' for our Democratic President, then 'campaigning' for repugs must be trying to block job and economic growth. When repugs succeed, they then blame our President for failure, as McConnell did Sunday.

    October 24, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  15. Fair is Fair

    "All hail to President Obama, the leader of this country. He kil bin Laden, He brought down Arcadia."
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    Well, I guess I can't top this.

    October 24, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  16. Independent Voter

    Ah, the Snakeoil salesman heads west.

    October 24, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:
    Knock it off, Rudy. That's 100% spin and you know it... can you can honestly look yourself in the mirror and say the same thing were it a Republican doing what Obama is?

    By the way Rudy, I personally cannot think of a single thing that this president has done for me in the past 3 years that would warrant him earning my vote.
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    Since when are the facts spin? Neo-cons have been accusing Pres. Obama of campaigning on taxpayer dollars, have they not? Listen to your ally, Rick. He's the one spinning the facts. I merely present the facts. Are you saying there are no jobs bills before Congress? Because that is all that I wrote.

    You cannot think of single thing Pres. Obama has done for you because all of his efforts have been stymied with the filibuster for the past 3 years. Thanks for pointing that out. We are living through conservative policies, not liberal ones.

    October 24, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  18. mikle

    Where is YES WE CAN? Where is change? Where is 1/2 debt cut in his first term ? Where is promise JOBS? What he got is kva=kva=kva , vacations and $32.450 PER DINNER WITH RICH PEOPLE.GTMO, ALL B.S. i VOTE FOR HIM, AND i SAY SORRY

    October 24, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  19. estanislao

    unemployment figures don't include those who get dumped off it (among other things)... like this months drop in unemployment... that was the sound of thousands becoming homeless.

    If you don't cut spending, you're just moving money around... usually from the middle class and poor to the bankers.

    October 24, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  20. Dazed and Confused

    @Joey – "Obstructionist" Radicals" ?
    @Bill " repugs"
    @Rudy – "destructuve" policies that neo-cons "
    @Tired – "GOP want to destroy America"

    Do you people smell what youve been cooking yet ?
    You offer nothing to the debate except name calling. Time to grow up and get a real job.

    October 24, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  21. Lynda/Minnesota

    @gt:

    Considering that Barack Obama did not create the mess you harp on, and considering that not one job bill has been approved by the Republican controlled House who ran on Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and considering that the Republican controlled House has not introduced one bill aimed at the foreclosure bubble, one wonders why you and others are so hell bent on bringing us back to the brink of disaster by continuing to support Republicans and their exact same policies which created the downturn in the first place. In fact, Mitt Romney is now on record stating that he would like to see the foreclosure rate increase by allowing "investors" (banks) to take back all the homes of those who lost jobs and are now having a difficult time making mortgage payments. Jobs are gone. 401Ks were wiped out. Housing market collapsed. But, yes, indeed, let's vote ALL them GOPers back into office, because if anything, we are a consistent group of fools too wrapped up in GOPer corporate head talking points to see the folly of our own actions (and votes).

    October 24, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  22. diridi

    Deb, it is not universe health care, it is universal health care. Hats off to Obama. It is needed for long tome...o.k, Obama2012.

    October 24, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  23. ST

    It seems some are taking the word "campaigning" as a bad thing. Infact it is not. Literally, campaigning is selling your ideas of what you want to do and if they are good ones people do accept them. Here the President is selling his ideas of the Job Bill. This is not a bad idea, isn't it?

    October 24, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  24. Alwin

    Let’s face it, STIMULUS is a good thing. We need more. We cut taxes and regulations for the uber wealthy (job creators) right before the Great Depression (under a Republican president). The stock market tanked and all working people in the US were hurt for ten years straight.
    Luckily a strong democrat named FDR pushed STIMULUS through via the form of various public works projects, which lessoned the impact of the Great Depression and helped move us back toward solid financial footing.
    Maybe we need smart people in Congress who sign less pledges to millionaires and adhere more to pledges they make about defending the US Constitution.

    October 24, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  25. Rudy NYC

    Four and the Door wrote:
    But it still is obvious this was created to fail. His only intent was to fly around the country lecturing about the Republicans who will not pass his half-hearted attempt at looking like he gives a damn about unemployment.
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    What is becoming obvious is that the President's *entire* agenda is being filibuster in the Congress. What is becoming obvious to the American people is that we are currently *living* the Republican economic policy. Because the only legislation that can get past Republicans are tax cuts, which have been passed in abundance during the Obama administation. Don't forget that during the lame duck sesion in 2010 that Speaker-elect Boehner bragged about how he got "98%" of what he wanted. That means we are experiencing failing Republican policies, not Democratic policies.

    October 24, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |