President Obama Tries to Sass Republicans Into Passing His Jobs Bill

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US President Barack Obama gestures as he listens to the public while speaking at the Asheville Regional Airport in Fletcher, North Carolina, on October 17, 2011 during the first day of his three-day American Jobs Act bus tour to discuss jobs and the economy. Obama's tour comes as Republicans and several moderate Democrats remain roadblocks to passing his $447 billion jobs plan in the Senate. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama gestures as he listens to the public while speaking at the Asheville Regional Airport in Fletcher, North Carolina, on October 17, 2011 during the first day of his three-day American Jobs Act bus tour to discuss jobs and the economy. Obama's tour comes as Republicans and several moderate Democrats remain roadblocks to passing his $447 billion jobs plan in the Senate. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/2011 AFP

"Maybe they just couldn't understand the whole thing all at once." — President Obama, explaining in North Carolina earlier today why he's now pushing Congress to vote on his jobs package in "bite-sized pieces." [LAT]