September 14th, 2011
03:46 PM ET

Obama takes jobs bill push to North Carolina

President Obama took his jobs push to North Carolina Wednesday, another swing state that he won in 2008 but is in danger of losing in 2012. Here's the report from CNN Wires:

Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) - President Barack Obama took the push for his $447 billion jobs plan to the politically pivotal state of North Carolina Wednesday, telling an enthusiastic college crowd that it's time to "finally get Washington to act."

"If you're in favor of America's job creators, this is your bill," Obama told an audience in a campaign-style setting at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. "The time for hand-wringing is over. ... We've got to pass this bill right away."

The president made a similar plea during visits to Ohio on Tuesday and Virginia on Friday. All three states - Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia - were carried by Obama in 2008 but are considered up for grabs in the 2012 presidential race.


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. molleja

    This guy is a FIRST CLASS joke and a liar. All he cares about is re-election. I certainly hope he takes the advice of the puppet masters he works for and does not run again.

    September 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm |

    A quitter never wins, unless of cours it's Ms. Palin........No, President obama is a good man w/ good principles. Much has been accomplished despite the bad news. He has my vote in 2012, and he should definitely run for re-election.
    By the way the NY-9 election was a real local election...Mayor Koch (who has big sway in that district) endorsed the republican, and the ground zero mosque, as well as standing up for Israel, were the issues being used as political tools to win the election.
    Jack just endorse Romney, or Perry already, sheesh.

    September 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  3. Obama - sucks!

    This guy is ridiculous! I voted and for an idiot!!

    September 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
  4. Fancy433

    President Obama has gotten to the point, where today he claims that his jobs bill is in response to a Nation Emergency. Well, that's a new one. Since Obama and the Democrats had the majority for the first 2 years of his term they pushed and shoved through just about everything they could. Most of their legislation was not what the American People wanted and said that they didn't want any of it. Well we got that stuff anyway now jobs are a emergency? Where have they been? Jobs is what the American People wanted them to go after 3 years ago. Now they are 3 years to late for millions upon millions of families. Just think of all the families they could helped in those 3 years but their agenda was more important than anything else.

    September 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
  5. mkjewel

    don't forget to pass this now- guess where the funding is coming from- after reading the jobs act at it is being funded and I quote "offsets from the Treasury intended for the Federal Old Age and Survivors Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund- Social Security

    September 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Fancy433; Oh you claim Obama and the Democrats 'pushed and shoved through just about everything they could'? What legislation was it that THE AMERICAN PEOPLE said they didn't want? What American People? Do you speak for The American People? Oh I know..the GOP/Teaparty/Cons. How can you say Obama hadn't addressed the jobs issue until now? What about all that money he allotted to the banks 2 years ago, for them to loan businesses, so they'd be more able or apt to hire people? Did the banks loan it out? NO!

    September 17, 2011 at 7:51 am |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @Obama – sucks!; 'I voted and for an idiot'!? Oh! So was the first time you EVER voted for John McCain? LOL! Are you on that BIG OLD HAY RIDE with the rest of those 'HEE-HAW HATERS' whose ONLY goal is to make OBAMA a 'one termer' or do you care to give YOUR legitimate reasons for your claims? OBAMA sucks, he's ridiculous and is an idiot, huh? Why? What's the basis of your assumptions? Are you just on the back of that big old raggedy wagon full of hay and haters, going along with what they say for the ride?

    September 17, 2011 at 8:25 am |
    • Jay in NC

      "whose ONLY goal is to make OBAMA a 'one termer'", are you serious? What do you think Barry is doing? He's working hard to keep a Conservative from being president. Oh, but God forbid anyone from running in opposition. Liz, there are serious issues at hand and you keep defending this guy on the strangest ideas.

      Face the facts, Barry's polices have failed.

      September 17, 2011 at 9:53 am |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    That IS and has been the GOP/CONSERVATIVES goal since he stepped into the OVAL OFFICE, Jay. He hadn't even tried to do a thing yet! McConnel and Boehner made that pact! Ever since he stood up there and was 'tricked' by that judge into partially stumbling through the oath! Are you serious or do you take me and all of us DEMOCRAT/LIBERALS as fools?

    September 17, 2011 at 10:09 pm |