Bottom line? It's not about jobs, an area where Obama has failed miserably during the past three years, it's about setting up his re-election campaign for 2012. The nation's tens of millions of unemployed are mere pawns in Obama's game.
From Werner's article:
The disconnect between what Obama says about his jobs bill and what stands as the political reality flow from his broader aim: to rally the public behind his cause and get Congress to act, or, if not, to pin blame on Republicans.SPIN METER: Obama's disconnect in jobs sales pitch | ajc.com
He is waging a campaign, one in which nuance and context and competing responses don't always fit in if they don't help make the case.