Obama Blasts GOP Over Jobs

Has President Obama finally begun putting up a fight? He was fired up in Texas on Tuesday, calling out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by name: “Yesterday the Republican majority leader in Congress, Eric Cantor, said that right now he won’t even let this jobs bill have a vote in the House of Representatives,” Obama said. “I would like Mr. Cantor to come here to Dallas and explain what exactly in this jobs bill does he not believe in.” Taken with other signs—such as Obama’s criticism of Bank of America for a $5 monthly debit-card fee—it seems Obama is honing a combative, populist message for the campaign. Only 58 percent of Democrats think Obama will be reelected, according to a Washington Post–ABC News poll. Congress however, is even more unpopular, with just a 14 percent approval rating—lower than 1994, 2006, and 2010, when the controlling party lost seats in midterm elections.