Obama’s Promise to Unemployed “I expect to be held accountable” Reaches Expiration

A scant two days ago Obama gave his assurance to the unemployed he expects to be held accountable for their continued joblessness:

“We are going to be doing everything we can to create the environment where the private sector can come in and start creating jobs. But, I’m not any more satisfied than they are and until they can find a job, I expect to held accountable.”

As with all of Obama’s promises, his assurance had an expiration date.  In the scheme of things, this promise was particularly short-lived as Obama used his weekly address to point fingers at Republicans for filibustering recovery and obstructing progress:

“But again and again, a partisan minority in the Senate said “no,” and used procedural tactics to block a simple, up-or-down vote. Think about what these stalling tactics mean for the millions of Americans who’ve lost their jobs since the recession began. Over the past several weeks, more than two million of them have seen their unemployment insurance expire. For many, it was the only way to make ends meet while searching for work – the only way to cover rent, utilities, even food.”

Obama  doubles down on the counsel of Nancy Pelosi that unemployment insurance will jumpstart the economy:

“The fact is, most economists agree that extending unemployment insurance is one of the single most cost-effective ways to help jumpstart the economy. It puts money into the pockets of folks who not only need it most, but who also are most likely to spend it quickly,”

There you have it folks, the entire recovery is hinged on those unemployment extensions.  Who knew?  Those nasty Republicans are filibustering and obstructing all the hope out of Obama’s “Recovery Summer 2010.”   Never mind the fact that  every blessed aspect of Obama’s agenda has stifled private sector investment and job growth; it is all about Republican efforts to give tax cuts to the rich, take food from the poor and kick a few kittens while they’re at it.

That Obama repeats Nancy Pelosi’s laughable economic construct  “unemployment insurance will jumpstart the economy” should be all the proof anyone needs Obama hasn’t a clue about the economy or job creation.  Nevertheless, it serves as a useful deflection from his short-lived promise he “expects to be held accountable.”  Rest assured Mr. President, accountability is coming –  like it or not.   I can see it from my house.