JOKES: President Obama Turns to Leno to Sell Failed Agenda

“President Barack Obama, the joke's on you,” reported the Associated Press Monday.  While the president had a “chuckle” last week about jobs hanging in the balance, increasingly, it’s he and his failed economic agenda that have attracted ridicule – and late night laughs.  We’re all for jokes, but with a “new normal” of stagnant wages, rising costs, and persistently high joblessness, there’s little funny about the president’s handling of the economy.  Still, that doesn’t seem to be a concern for the president, as he has adopted an if-you-can’t-beat-em-join-em approach and will travel to Los Angeles Tuesday to appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Yes, as part of his latest pivot to the economy, the president believes Leno is the perfect setting to discuss his ideas for jobs.  It makes sense, really.

When it comes to the president’s performance on the economy, Mr. Leno will surely find no shortage of material, but if he’s looking for ideas worthy of mockery, here are just a few suggestions:

As Speaker Boehner said recently, “President Obama’s economy is no laughing matter.”  That’s why House Republicans have pursued a different approach, acting on the GOP Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs.  It focuses on expanding American energy production – not blocking it; reining in Washington red tape and spending – not swelling them; making our tax code more simple – not more costly; making health care more affordable – unlike Obamacare; expanding educational opportunities; and much more.  You can read about our focused solutions to escape President Obama’s “new normal” at GOP.gov/JOBS.