Skip to comments.Obama: Letís face it, Congress is hurting my approval rating
Posted on 08/22/2011 7:50:09 PM PDT by RobinMasters
Not an absurd claim on its face in theory, the more people hate Washington generally, the more all relevant players should suffer but its astounding to think this is the same guy who swore up and down on the trail that he was going to transform the way D.C. does business. Three years ago his message was, Elect me and strike a blow for hope. Now his message is, Reelect me because Congress is hopeless. Now thats Change.
CBSs edit of the interview doesnt include Obamas full answer so here it is in the interest of fairness:
Mason: This past week Congress popularity obviously is, theyre, it barely registers. But this past week your popularity hit a record low. What does that say to you?
President Obama: Well, what it says to me is Im the President of the United States and when people arent happy with whats happening in Washington, that Im gonna be impacted just like Congress is. And you know I completely understand that, we expected that.
But when you look at how people feel about my approach to deficit reduction or when you look at how people feel about my belief that weve gotta continue to invest in education or medical research or making sure that were rebuilding our roads and our bridges and our seaports and our airports, when you look at how people feel about the agenda to rebuild America so that its competitive in the 21st century that Ive been promoting over the last couple of years, it turns out that people are supportive of that.
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Do you want to piss off a liberal? Tell them that they aren’t popular anymore. It’s a college kid thing.
He’s probably been given the heads-up that his poll numbers are headed lower.
Obama blames George W. Bush, hard working Americans, and just bad luck
Obama blames the internet
Obama Blames Arab Spring and Japan's Earthquake
Obama Blames Messy Democracy
Obama Blames Politics
Obama Blames 'Wrangling'
Obama Blames ATMs
Obama Blames Congress Republicans
Obama Blames Washington
Obama blames Bush, Europe
Obama Blames Tea Party and God
Obama Blames "Network of Misinformation"
Obama Blames 'Splintered' News Media
Obama blames speculators
Obama Blames Israel
Obama Blames America
Obama Blames Lazy Oil Companies
Obama blames our economy on luck
Obama Blames US High Schools
Obama Blames US 'Democracy'
Obama Blames the Brass
Obama blames political wrangling
Obama Blames Insufficient Stimulus
Obama now blames poor
Obama Blames Dumb Children
Obama Blames Intelligence
Obama Blames "Twitters" Gaffe On Speechwriter
Obama blames bad weather
Obama blames convenience
Obama blames growing demand in India
can it be that it hasn't sunk in that we think you're the enemy?
didn’t he blame bitter clingers for something once?
Obama’s narcissistic personality disorder make him incapable of taking the blame for anything.
“And it means that there are times where Congress is gonna do things despite what I saw as opposed to because I think this is the right direction for the country.”
Can anyone translate this into English?
I’m thinking he had to be on drugs when he spat out this monster.
OK, never mind, waste of time. Just the usual Obama bullshit.
well maybe he could executive order it away then
Obama is an idiot. His Marxist approach is bankrupting America and is creating nothing but depression.
I knew he had no administrative experience, but this man has some maturity and leadership issues.
Actually we now have a new drinking game. We have worn out the “unexpectedly” drinking game and now we have the “It’s not my fault it is the fault of(insert your favorite excuse here).
That was probably after page 3. There were over six hundred thousand results for Obama Blames so I think I would get zotted for posting them all.
I guess we’ll need Obamacare for all the new livers?
It means that he wasn't reading from a teleprompter.
That trillion dollars in stimulus money would have rebuilt every road, airport, bridge and seaport in the world ten times over!!
Reminds me of a just-cut bull thats wonders why he can’t command any respect. “I could swear I just had a big set; what’s going on?”
Jesse Jackson had this part envisioned.
Actually I think Bozo is trying to kill off all the conservatives with alcohol poisoning.
Reminds me of the King Friday the Thirteenth puppet character on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
‘President Obama: Well, what it says to me is Im the President of the United States and when people arent happy with whats happening in Washington, that Im gonna be impacted just like Congress is. And you know I completely understand that, we expected that.’
Coulda swore obama worked in Washington!
Trying Truman’s ‘do nothing Congress’ is a brilliant stroke to cover obama’s incompetence! harry reid, recently relected, will just table anything from the house and ‘Do nothing!’
Sorry, Mr. President, your disapproval ratings are high because your very economic policies in regards to regulations and taxation are causing businesses and consumers to close their pocketbooks out of fear. Small wonder why there's so much interest in Republican candidates for 2012.
Hey, we’re only about half way there...
Delusional! There is no other word for it! I think he is marginally insane! I really believe he is impeachable because he is incapable of forming a coherent thought! He is incapacitated by the demands of the job and may be the stupidest president ever elected.
Barack sh!t, much more smelly and totally useless.
No, Obama and his policies is hurting his approval rating!
You are doing just fine all by yourlonesome, Mr. Pres__ _ent.
You give them too much credit, Fling - it's more like a high school thing...
I literally laughed out loud!
Obama: “The only thing keeping me from winning is I have opposition!”
I hope the nightmare ends soon!
If Obama ever blames himself, it would be one of those existential moments that would rip a hole in the space/time continuum.
I bet when he passes gas he blames the secret service!
Oh - and Robin, I loved seeing your Ferrari on Magnum PI! ;-P
CBS is nothing but a shill for liberal’s & Democrats. Sickening bast@rds.
George Bush, who doesn’t have a vote in congress and who no longer occupies The White House, is to blame for it all.
He broke Obama’s promise, to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.
He broke Obama’s promise, to have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.
He broke Obama’s promise, to end earmarks.
He broke Obama’s promise, to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.
He broke Obama’s promise, to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.
He broke Obama’s promise, to make peace with direct, no precondition talks with America’s most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation.
He broke Obama’s promise, to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.
He broke Obama’s promise, to end no-compete contracts with the government.
He broke Obama’s promise, to disclose the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.
He broke Obama’s promise, for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.
He broke Obama’s promise, to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday services with his family by Easter of last year.
He finally has gotten to the bottom of the barrel and is now blaming MICHELLE. All her fault.
Have you ever heard of any liberal taking the blame for anything? Ever?
Obama + Idiocracy = Obidiocracy
Four more years! Four more years!(not)
LOL - that’s bound to give me nightmares.
that clinches it he’s deaf dumb and blind
NO...his internal numbers have completely tanked...bye bye WH occupant...
Oh he's capable....he has a choice to deny and accept the evidence or not. He's choosing to blame because he has a group of people telling him how to deflect the obvious...they are all in the blame game mode....he simply follows his orders.
The marriage is over no doubt. They're both playing the Hillary/Billy boy card...public appearances with smiles...but they're done.
Typical of a child.
But they will stay married for convenience, and she will purchase her new home perhaps in Hillary's neighborhood with the elites. Kinda scary come to think of it.
I think many political marriages are just that...convienance. Part of presenting the right picture. Michelle never looks happy and scowls far too much for a first lady. She should at least try to present our nation....but like Obama it isn’t about our nation...it’s about them so that’s what they project.
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