And the pivot man is going to pivot to jobs in the State of the Union address. After all, the unemployment rate is higher than when he took office over four years ago.
President Obama has spent this year talking about debt reduction, gun control, climate change, and immigration, but Tuesday’s State of the Union address is expected to focus on the issues that brought him to power: Jobs and the economy.
“I’m going to be talking about making sure that we’re focused on job creation here in the United States of America,” Obama told House Democrats last week.
Does that sound at all familiar to you?
August 2, 2011: “President Obama said Washington should quickly pivot to job creation efforts…”
February 4, 2011: “Obama’s pivot to jobs seemed attainable in the wake of his well-received speech to Congress.”
September 7, 2010: “President Barack Obama will signal he is making a long-promised pivot to jobs…”
January 8, 2010: “President Obama pivots to jobs as key theme.”
November 30, 2009: “President Obama will pivot later this week to the economy…”
February 14, 2009: “With a $787 billion stimulus package in hand, President Barack Obama will pivot quickly to address a budget deficit… “