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Bachmann on Obama jobs: He 'keeps giving speeches to announce he's going to give another speech'

August 31, 2011 |  6:02 pm

Republican Representative Michele Bachmann campaigns in Florida 8-29-11

Perhaps you've heard that the next major Republican presidential candidate debate is Sept. 7 at the Reagan Presidential Library.

Perhaps you've heard President Obama wants to give yet another jobs speech because none of the others have worked. The Democrat thinks it would be a good idea to give the speech before a joint session of Congress, which would guarantee prime-time TV coverage, regardless of content.

And the Democrat just happened to pick the evening of Sept. 7 as his preferred talking date.

In return, Republican House Speaker John Boehner says he'd love to finally hear the president's thoughts on creating jobs. So, how about the night of Sept. 8, because everyone knows there are a lot of security concerns on Capitol Hill when any chief executive visits?

(UPDATE: The White House has agreed to give the speech on Sept. 8, as Boehner suggested.)

Now, Rep. Michele Bachmann, who would like to be president, thinks she has figured out why the Democrat chose the night of the Republican debate for his speech: Insecurity. He's trying to hide behind all the media attention he knows the GOP faceoff would draw.

Here is the not-so-brief analysis of Obama's jobs speech strategy that Bachmann just gave Fox News Channel's Neil Cavuto:

They have no plan. The president’s poll numbers are tanking. They don’t know what to do about the economy because they only have one plan, which is spend more, tax more, borrow more.

I mean, quite honestly, that’s all we’ve seen, and the president keeps giving speeches to announce he’s going to give another speech that maybe yet one day we will see a plan come from him, and the only inklings we have from him are that we will probably see a … stimulus.

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Photo: Carl Juste / MCT (Bachmann campaigns in Florida this week)

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