Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Obama’s speech, GOP debate sliced down to seconds


President Obama addresses Congress. (Melina Mara/THE WASHINGTON POST)
Thursday night’s much-awaited jobs speech by President Obama may have outlined a clear plan to reinvigorate the slumping national economy, but he was still greeted with derision by Republican members of his audience.

Dana Milbank writes that even before the speech, the focus was not on jobs but on House Speaker John Boehner’s golf swing.

The speech, though, was directed at the GOP, with its main message a repetition of three words: “Pass this bill.” The blog BuzzFeed compiled a montage of Obama’s speech in 35 seconds, showing Obama’s emphasis on the phrase:

If you’d like a slightly more detailed account of Obama’s speech, The Post’s Zach Goldfarb breaks down what the president asked for, including $447 billion in tax cuts and government spending to boost the economy.

For extra political points, here’s BuzzFeed’s shortened version of Wednesday night’s GOP debate:

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