Skip to comments.Obama On Bad Economy: "I'm Less Interested In Allocating Blame" (video)
Posted on 11/02/2011 5:20:09 AM PDT by i88schwartz
WCCO-TV of Minnesota, one of the several local news stations to interview the president, asked Obama when it is time for him to start blaming himself for economic woes. Relevant transcript below:
WCCO-TV correspondent: "When I finally did have a chance to talk to President Obama one-on-one, I asked him at what point does the economy become his fault and not his predecessor's?"
President Barack Obama: "It's always my responsibility. I'm less interested in allocating blame then just making sure that we're taking every step we need to, to move the economy forward. And, you know, traditionally after big financial crises like this the economy takes a longer time to heal and we've seen some progress. In the private sector, we've seen over two million jobs created and this year alone, over a million jobs created. But, it's just not enough yet to have an impact on everybody who needs help out there."
Obama was also asked the quintessential question that every president gets when he is running for reelection: "Are we better off now than we were four years ago?"
"Well, you know, I think we are better off now than we would have been if I hadn't taken all the steps that we took," a hesitant Obama said. "I don't think the country is stronger yet then it was when the economy was still booming and we didn't have Wall Street crisis, and we didn't have the housing bubble burst. But, we've made steady progress, we just need to make more."
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Who listens to this asshat any more?
Now that the blame is undeniably 100% his, and he can no longer shrug any of it off on "the previous administration" he is "less interested in allocating blame".
Typical leftist, and typical sinful human -
when the blame is clearly yours, say “let’s not point fingers of blame”,
but when it is clearly someone else’s, point at him.
Like my pastor says, we should not be surprised when worldly people behave in worldly ways.
And my correlary is that we should not be surprised when irrational people (liberals) say irrational, baseless things.
It's just Obama's opinion, and so far he's been 100% wrong about what he told us his plan would do for the economy. Why should we think his ideas about what it would have been like without it are any better?
What has happened to all the good reporters in the country?
The natural follow-up to that response would have been: "Well, Mr. President, if that is so...why is it that all your administration does is blame the Republicans and the previous administration? Is it that you are only interested in not assigning blame to democrats or do you honestly feel the democrats share no blame at all for the economy?"
Translation: If I try to blame others then people will realize that it was my fault.
Ha ha. If I was a total screwup like you, I'm sure I'd not be looking to lay blame either.
You have sucked, sucked bad, since day one and you, and only you, own every bit of it. Enjoy your legacy numbnuts.
Obama is an A**wipe of large proportions.
Now that he 100% owns this economy, he doesn’t want to “allocate blame.” LOL!
I think I'm reading this right.
Hmmm. Move the economy forward to oblivion (as per Zero’s policies) return to prosperity.
Not a tough choice.
Outcome-based testing is all we ask.
Zero came, the economy tanked, Zero went.
I’m blah blah blah blah blah blah blah It’s Bush’s fault blah blah blah .........
HEY YOU! Yeah you, Dictator-in-your-own-mind Obama!
When you say “ - - - I’m less interested in allocating blame - - -, “ what we hear is that you cannot accept responsibility for your actions.
Hence, you, Obama are a coward.
Coward in Chief Obama.
A man wrapped-up in himself makes a very small package.
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