NFL Fans To Obama: Jobs Speech Shouldn’t Cut Into Season Kickoff

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — There may be high drama in Washington over the nation’s economic future, but local football fans on Thursday warned the president against going into overtime during his address to the nation.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports revelers at a Hooters restaurant in Hollywood are ready for some football next Thursday.

“He shouldn’t be messing with football, that’s for sure,” said one man.

Some patrons even vowed to start drinking during the pregame show before the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints square off in the NFL season debut.

“I would watch it and listen to his speech before the game,” another fan said. “I believe his speech is going to be longer than an hour.”

But with the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks just around the corner, a wave of patriotism could very well wash over the suds-soaked sports bar.

Or not.

“As patriotic as most people are — especially now, this time of year, the tenth-year anniversary of Sept. 11 — and his jobs program, which a lot of people have been waiting for, I would imagine that some people would watch the beginning of his speech,” one man predicted.

  • noneoff


    • Teresa

      Learn how to spell!

  • Quit Campaigning and Do You Job

    Or this clown could quit with all the hoopla and announce his jobs plan today instead of a week from now.

    • Teabag Smith

      “Laserlike focus on jobs, and by jobs I mean vacations.”

    • mewp

      He does not even have a plan. they are still trying to come up with one. this was strictly a political move to irritate the Republicans and he is learning that the Speaker is the most powerful person in Washington. He should have read the Constitution.

    • J J Dewey

      He could make his announcement carried by all the media on any day he wishjes. He does not need the stage of both houses of Congress. How dumb is it to first schedule during the Republican debate and then move to an even more inconvenient time of the opening NFL?

  • michael

    hey john, I would rather watch these jerksin the NFL than the incompetent jerk in the White House.

    • AnneP

      Not to mention an overpaid incompetent jerk.

    • Dave

      … an incompetant Muslim jerk at that…

  • Nice

    I like how John Ashton had to specify which overpaid jerk he was talking about, out of fear most would assume he meant Owebama.

  • Ostan Crider

    I don’t need to watch a speech to know that government can’t create jobs. I’ll sum it up for you.. More spending, bla bla bla, America’s greatness will never be questioned, bla bla bla, more spending, bla bla bla, it’s Bush’s fault.

    Vote for Peace in 2012,

    • Dave

      Well said! But you forgot to bla,bla,bla (slight baritone echo to keep all the obamatrons in their trance) bla bla bla (wait for the teleprompter to tell him what to say next)

    • joe

      Yeah because Ron Paul will question Americas greatness.

      • Klaus

        Forget Obama. Put Ron Paul on at halftime!

    • John

      You did a very nice Obama impression
      Good Job!

    • commie_shooter

      The left wing Communists that worship The Kenyan will never understand that government does not create jobs, it can only provide an environment in which businesses would want to hire. Government is their god and savior. If the federal government had stayed strictly constitutional most left wing communists couldn’t survive in the real world.

    • Don August

      Ron Paul doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of being elected! While he does have some good ideas, he is also a flake and you don’t know which one will show up!

      • Dr. Rory Thompson

        What are you even talking about?

      • tom s.

        Yeah and your voting for perry and his reorganized constitution since it wasn’t good enough for him and his texas millionaires ! We already tried ideas out of texas, it doesn’t work !

  • Johnny

    Some of us already have jobs and don’t really care about a stupid speech,

  • ironchfofmunchies

    Obama could announce his plan anytime he wanted. He hardly needs a prime-time national speech before a joint session of Congress.

    Obama is a narcissist-this is all about his pathetic need for attention.

    • Paul McCain

      He wants to give football fans a taste of what he has been doing to soap opera fans for over 2 years, constantly causing interruptions in their programming.

    • Tired of it all

      Maybe he’s going to blow up Congress. I think it would make a fine half-time show.

    • jhoger

      If Republicans were compliant and standing ready to implement his plan, then you might have a point. Sadly, Republicans are deep into “austerity budgeting” which is GUARANTEED to KILL jobs. Think about it. Why are companies nor hiring? Because demand is low. Why is demand low? Because consumer confidence is low. Why is consumer confidence low? BECAUSE BUSINESSES AREN’T HIRING.
      Get it? The only way to break this vicious cycle is to increaase aggregate demand. Republicans have NO tools to do that. But macroeconomists have a solution: government spending (and borrowing). That money gets spent in the private economy. Government workers are part of the unemployment number. Direct hires, and contract hires will push that unemployment number down, increasing confidence. The government can be the source of demand of last resort. We need more investments in infrastructure, energy production, technology R&D, and education. Those are the keys to getting the engine going again.
      In the medium and long term we need deficit reduction. But deficit reduction is easier when the economy is experiencing solid growth.

      • jhoger

        @Alfred – “Because they do not know what future regulations and taxes Obama is going to burden them with.”
        Laughable conservative ideological nonsense.
        The regulatory burden is about the same as under Bush or Clinton. The difference is the downturn created by deregulation under Bush and Clinton.
        No business plan says “We’re only going to invest under Republican Presidents.” No real businessman hides under his bed worrying about the cost of compliance, while he’s competitors made of stronger stuff get out and compete.
        That’s how LOSERS act, not knowledgeable businessmen.

        Conservatism doesn’t give you an excuse to throw out everything we KNOW about business in America. Businesses hire when they see more demand for their product than their current staff can meet. It’s that simple.

        Imagine you put a dollar figure on all the overregulation, overtaxation, and whatever on Bill Gates, and set the figure at $500M, and the government wrote bill a check with an apology letter. Would Bill go out and hire ONE person?

        Nope. He’d throw it in the pile with the rest of the money he’s not spending right now. He has access to all the capital he needs to invest. But he only invests and hires when DEMAND indicates that he should. Why? Because he’s not a moron, and because he’s not a frightened conservative scared of capitalism hating Democrats under every bed. He goes out and competes under the rules as they are, since MANY businesses seem to be doing just fine following the rules. They could whine about them, as you conservatives are wont to do, but who would listen?

      • jhoger

        @FD – nice content-free post.
        When you have have no constructive, reasoned answer, just go ad-hominem on ’em!

        You’re a cop-out.

      • Alfred Hussein Neuman

        You forget to mention that paying unemployment helps the economy too. Obama’s plan to save the economy is to borrow more money, put the country further into debt, increase entitlements, and pick the winners and losers in the private sector. Why are businesses not hiring and holding money? Because they do not know what future regulations and taxes Obama is going to burden them with. Why is consumer confidence low? For the producers, is because we don’t know how much our taxes will go up to pay for more entitlements to the moochers and Obama supports.

      • FD

        What school didn’t you go to??? I have listened to socialists idiots before, but jerk hogger(jhoger) you are THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Michael

        Keynesian, quasi-fascist idocy… looks like you were successfully indoctrinated by some two bit professor that would have made Mussolini proud.

        I had a Keynesian trickster who worked for the Fed teaching my macro class. I was clever enough to figure it out early and drop her ass for a professor that instead espouses Austrian School Economics principles.

        The thing about Keynesianism is it requires brainwashing techniques to program its victims minds with blatant lies and circular logic. Whereas Austrian School Economics is taught rather intuitively.

        Most colleges are not so lucky anymore, they’ve been infiltrated with Keynesians, and only Keynesians. And on the science side – global warming nuts.

    • Teabag Smith

      Maybe he’ll whip it out.

  • Stop Planning and Start Doing

    Why wait a week to announce the job plan?? Why not do it today?!

    • Greg Palis

      That is right it has been almost 3 years and has done nothing new for the pas t2 years. So what is going to be NEW. Show us instead of just talking.

    • Paul McCain

      Why not today??? Why not before he left on vacation. It was obviously so important that he hated a one day delay, but was OK with a 10 day delay as long as it involved him playing golf.

    • Maria-Erlinda Martinez

      He announced his “job plan” way back…when he lectured Joe the Plumber about “…spreading the wealth around…” and when rabidly announcing that –once in the White House– he would get fully engaged in “…fundamentally transforming the United States…”…to socialism, that is. In other words, Obommer’s plan was, is, and always will be more and more government “jobs”…at the expense of jobs in the private sector, that is, at the expense of true-wealth-producing jobs. Never, anywhere, ever, in history has government created wealth; government is just an entry in the accounts payable column of the accounting book of society. Government is a black-hole regarding wealth, which is created only by the free-enterprise, by the private sector. An announcement by Obummer that would create jobs –in avalanches– would be one announcing his and Biden’s resignations; then you would see America unleashed towards generalized prosperity and affluence, to a democratic free-entrepreneurism, leaving behind the full-fledged socialist and fascist (i.e., a facet of socialism) policies of the Obama regime.

    • mewp

      I read tofay that they can’t even give talkign points because he hasn’t decided what he is going to say. Doesn’t sound like much of a plan. Tell hi to write it in ourline form and send itout.

    • jhoger

      “Obama is playing politics, pure and simple”

      Newflash… Obama is a politician. It’s his job, his craft.

      Saying Obama is playing politics is like saying a chef is playing cooking.

    • steve

      He hasn’t come up with a plan yet. If he had one, we would have heard about it around 2 years ago.

    • Jess

      I am not a fan of his but the date is September 8th, because Congress is not in session. He requested to address both the House and the Senate… Congress is in recess until September 7. Think any of those knuckleheads are gonna give up their vacation time? Please.

    • Obama is an idiot

      Obama does not need to give a speech before both houses of congress to release his jobs plan
      He can just release the plan right now.

      Obama is playing politics, pure and simple

  • dave

    Like any of his other plans worked, these plans are doomed to fail just the same.

    NOBAMA 2012

  • Lucifer

    Boy, I’m sure glad he finally got around to it!

  • Disgruntled!

    Really?! How any speeches can he give on jobs? Stop talking already! Every time he comes on t.v. I change the channel!

    • Bob Frapples

      He’s adept at using a teleprompter. One of the few things he’s good at.

      • mewp

        I listened to his last outing. Not a planned speech, well, I guess it was it was on the teleprompter. He sounds like someone who it reading the material for the first time . He speaks in 3 word phrases. And he doesn’t end a sentence like it is the end, he ends it like it is just three more words. Next time you listen to him keep that in mind. It is really hilarious.

      • alfred Hussein Neuman

        What that line that he uses that I love so much? Hmm, oh yeah, it’s “Present”. That’s a classic. And without a teleprompter.

      • Candy

        He’s been working very hard at his golf game, maybe he’s good at that too.

        I say we vote to send him home next year so that he can perfect his golf game. Heck, he can even keep up his speechifying with his multiple teleprompters.

    • JL

      And my 401(k) gets shrinks.

  • Rayne

    Seriously? Obama has had all summer to deliver his plan, but made sure his vacation would not be disturbed. Give me a break…. He will give more lip service, but there is no real plan for jobs.

    • Klaus

      I found the text of Obama’s upcoming speech:

      “All the people that were rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that. So they can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not only myself, but the Obama administration not accomplishing their goal. But they got to get back to the real world at some point.”

    • CaptainVictory

      @Klaus: I found the revised text of Obama’s upcoming speech:

      “All the people that were rooting on me to succeed, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that. So they can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being sad about not only myself, but the Obama administration not accomplishing their goal. But they got to get back to the real world at some point.”

      • Klaus


        You got that right, too. Fans on both sides of the stadium are ready to play ball, with him as the ball.

        Obama promising jobs is like Jerry Jones promising seats at his Super Bowl.

  • Annonymoose

    in this day of 24 hour news channels, this needs to be on every channel why?

  • mojoe

    Why doesn’t Obama have a football pre-game party and explain his ‘Jobs Speech’ to his 7 remaining supporters.

    Go Patriots!

    • CJ

      HAHAHA! I swear these are some of the funniest posts I’ve read about our dictator and chief. Made my night:)))

    • Klaus

      Let him deliver his speech in the stadium parking lot standing on the tailgate of one of his Chinese-made Chevy’s. With no security.

  • Will

    If it was so dang important then why did he go on vacation for 10 days? NFL wins, and the President can wait until the game’s over.

  • Conservativeguy

    Typical inept leader!

  • Tom

    Laying out his plan doesn’t create any jobs. Reality, people!
    Just alot more hot air – we’ve heard it all before.

  • phreetoz

    Speaking of overpaid wasting money, obama does. If people want to watch him, there’s many other networks that will carry it, i think NBC should axe him. Not like he’s gonna say anything new, he just blows hot air, and makes stupid comments from his teleprompters.

  • Donna

    He has had 3 years to lay out a plan. Priorities yea…Where have Obama’s been. In case you forgot, Obama was to do a job’s speech last year after his return from the Martha’s Vineyards vacation in 2010.

  • JaxGuy

    ANOTHER speech? Geez, I don’t see the last hundred or so ObamaTalks accomplishing much. Give me the NFL. At least there, you know there is going to be an end result.

  • patriot

    I’m sure this jobs speech will have just as many good ideas and results as the one he gave last year after his Vineyard vaca!!!

    • Mike

      Come on people, Obama is the worst president we have ever experienced as Americans. Time to move on.

  • ScottieDont

    So, after almost 3 full years, and a consistently 9% unemployment rate (which factors to almost 19% in real-world numbers), we can expect that the messiah-in-chief will actualy come up with ANYTHING useful?

    Football is more important than any of the nothing this guy will have to say.

  • Bob Frapples

    He already laid out a jobs initiative. If failed. This one will be no different. Obama will go down as one of the worst presidents in history.


    O’Bozo has been in office for almost three years and he has destroyed jobs, not creating a single one, except maybe the 16,000 IRS agents he wants to enforce the unconstitutional O’BummerCare act. His speech will be more of the same BS about shovel-ready jobs, infrastructure, blah, blah,,,,need to get this idiot out of office!

  • steve maplewurst

    Watching football is one of the last bastions of relaxation for what is left of the destruction that this tyrant has victimized the people of the Republic of the United States of America. Everything EVER to come out of his piehole is a CALCULATED LIE and I am sick and tired of him pointing his bony, phoney-bologna finger at me and say… “LET ME BE PERFECTLY CLEAR BS……!!!!

    Let’s Watch Some Football !!!

    • Teabag Smith

      He doesn’t say “perfectly”. He says “Let me be clear”. He also says “my expectation is…” and “compromise” is Obamaspeak for “do it my way”.

    • The Republic

      “…Bread and circuses..”

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