Election 2014: GOP Has Midterm Engagement Advantage
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 17, 2014
Now, I know y’all will be able to do wonders with giving this “selfie” the caption it deserves, but remember to keep it clean, please. Twitchy.com has some good ones that were tweeted out last night.
I’m guessing the two weren’t actually riding together in the same car when this photo was taken, as the Secret Service understandably dictates the President and VP can’t travel in the same vehicle for security purposes. But, I can safely assume that this has everything to do with the “guy’s trip” The Hill reported yesterday that President Obama and the Veep went on in an attempt at trying to pivot the national discussion back to the economy:
President Obama and Vice President Biden took what the president dubbed “a guy’s trip” to western Pennsylvania on Wednesday, as the White House looked to refocus attention on the president’s economic agenda.
During a stop at a local community college, Obama announced $600 million in government training initiatives designed to help workers find jobs.
That includes $500 million to help community colleges tailor their curriculums to better fit employers’ needs, and $100 million in grants to fund apprenticeship programs.
“We want a seamless progression from community college programs to industry-recognized credentials and credit towards a college degree,” Obama said.
The president looked to draw a contrast with “some folks” in Washington who have stymied his economic agenda, with his budget proposals and stimulus plans earning little momentum on Capitol Hill. But despite a series of events focusing on his economic messaging, the White House has so far failed to gain traction on his policy proposals.
Obama acknowledged he and Biden “sometimes sound like a broken record” as they discuss their economic proposals.
But, the president argued, it was “more urgent now than ever that we push forward” because of how the job market was changing.
Before speaking, Obama and Biden met with students at the community college who showed off their work in a “mechatronics” course where they learn how to operate mechanical systems through electronics. Two students showed Obama and Biden a motor control system that simulated a garage door opener.
“We’re lawyers, we barely understand garage door openers,” Obama quipped.
Or, how to fix the economy, for that matter …