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VIDEO: Pres. Obama's plan for the next four years, and his accomplishments from the last four

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Read the President's plan: http://www.barackobama.com/plans

There's just no quit in America and you're seeing that right now. Over five million new jobs, exports up forty one percent, home values rising, our auto industry back and our heroes are coming home.

We're not there yet. But we've made real progress and the last thing we should do is turn back now.

Here's my plan for the next four years: Making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting American-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. And ending the war in Afghanistan, so we can do some nation-building here at home. That's the right path.

So read my plan, compare it to Governor Romney's and decide which is better for you. It's an honor to be your President and I'm asking for your vote. So together we can keep moving America forward.

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Latino job gains, independents give President Obama a boost

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There are a few articles in the L.A. Times today that point to some potential good news for President Obama.

Let's start with a heaping spoonful of the new Washington Post/ABC News poll:

Republican infighting during the primary campaign and President Obama's election-year reset appear to have boosted the incumbent's standing with voters, particularly independents [...]

The president's job approval rating has hit 50% for the first time since just after the killing of Osama bin Laden [...] Obama has opened up a 51% to 45% lead over front-running Republican Mitt Romney among registered voters...

Add a cup of Colorado and stir:

Reporting from Broomfield, Colo.— As the rancorous contest for the Republican presidential nomination spreads across the nation's heartland, the leading candidates have begun to turn off swing voters, a setback in the party's quest to unseat President Obama.

Independents, the dominant political force in Colorado and other swing states, have been warming to Obama in recent weeks while souring on the Republican Party's top potential challengers, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, polls show.

Now fold in a dash of Latino employment and marinate:

While they make up only 15% of the country's workforce, Latinos have racked up half the employment gains posted since the economy began adding jobs in early 2010, Labor Department data showed.

The improving labor market for Latinos, a key voting bloc, could boost President Obama's political fortunes in the fall.

The GOP candidates are doing Team Obama's campaign work for them. Meanwhile, the president's policies are improving job numbers, despite the unprecedented obstruction he's gotten from Republican congress members.

Let's hope the momentum continues, because we simply cannot afford to have one more right wing extremist in the White House, the Senate, or the House. If we do, say good-bye to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as we know them, and say hello to an even more conservative Supreme Court.

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VIDEO- GOP Gov. McDonnell: Economy recovering "because of what Republican governors are doing in their states, not because of the president.”

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The GOP lives in Opposite World. DelusionaLand. Nutville:

“Look, I’m glad the economy is starting to recover, but I think it’s because of what Republican governors are doing in their states, not because of the president.”

He gets one point for using the word "president" instead of referring to him as "Barack Obama" or "Obama." He gets minus 5839239484 points for the rest.

So, 1 minus 5839239484, times Idiocy, divided by Wrong, plus Remarkably Poor Talking Points, carry the Asshatitude equals... Fail.

TPM:

That’s a difficult argument to make when the recovery is taking hold across the country, even in states with Democratic governors. [...]

McDonnell’s trial balloon suggests that if the economic indicators continue to tick upward, the 2012 elections could shift from a battle over who’s to blame for a weak economy to who deserves credit for an improving one.

Psst! Gov. McDonnell:

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VIDEO- Ezra Klein: "It was a 'recovery' jobs number, not just an 'okay' number."

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Dear John "Where are the jobs?" Boehner and Co.  This one's for you.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Democrats accuse GOP of trying to sabotage the economic recovery

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In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. If some of those jobs are lost so be it. We’re broke.”

Dems, you should have done this a long time ago, but hey, better late than never. TPM has more details:

They've made it explicit. Democrats are accusing Republicans of trying to sabotage the recovery -- or at least stall it -- by blocking all short-term measures to boost the economy, even ones they previously supported.

In a Capitol press conference Wednesday, the Senate's top Democrats argued that Republicans don't want to pass measures like a temporary payroll tax holiday for employers because they'll improve President Obama's re-election chances.

Agreed. Kudos. Standing O.

The GOP has exhibited astounding, jaw-dropping hypocrisy and downright dishonesty in their shrillitude in calling and wailing publicly for more jobs, all the while doing everything they could behind the scenes to obstruct any jobs bill that came their way while never offering one of their own.

It's about time the Dems called them out. The problem is, will there be any media coverage?

Oh, and hey, Boehner, where are the jobs?

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Video- President's Weekly Address: VP Biden on the American Auto Comeback

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Zandi: Financial rescue & stimulus responsible for saving or creating 8.5 million jobs

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Via Ezra Klein:

Moody's chief economist Mark Zandi and Princeton's Alan Blinder [...] estimate that without the financial interventions and the stimulus, "GDP in 2010 would be about 6½% lower, payroll employment would be less by some 8½ million jobs, and the nation would now be experiencing deflation."

Ezra has more.

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