Skip to comments.Obama boasts to CBS: I'm 4th best president
Posted on 12/19/2011 1:49:53 PM PST by RobinMasters
Better than George Washington. Better than James Madison. Better than Theodore Roosevelt. Better than John F. Kennedy. Better than Ronald Reagan.
That's Barack Obama's opinion of his accomplishments during the first couple years of the eight years he plans to be president.
The revelation about Obama's opinion of his own presence in the Oval Office came during an interview for "60 Minutes," where the network reported Obama described himself as a "good captain" of the ship of state.
But the aired footage of the comments that his own accomplishments surpass those of every president with only a couple of exceptions did not reach the airwaves and were available on the online video.
That prompted several pundits, including P.J. Gladnick of NewsBusters to write:
"Such was the laughably absurd claim of President Obama on 60 Minutes last Sunday. What? You didn't see it? That was because 60 Minutes conveniently left it out of its broadcast. If you want to see Obama engage in this latest bit of over the top braggadocio you can only see it at the online 60 Minutes Overtime which has a video of the entire interview. You can catch Obama's excessive praise of himself at the tail end of the interview starting with Steve Kroft's question just before the 55 minute mark."
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What an ass ... but we knew that some time ago ...
What an ass ... but we knew that some time ago ...
What an Egomaniac!
ROFLMTO! Narcissist extraordinary! Funniest thing I ever heard, 4th best...hahahahahha
Kim Il Jong reincarnate. Obama is one classless piker.
But he’s 1st biggest pantload.
1. Jimmy Carter
2. Richard Nixon
3. Bill Clinton
4. Barry Sorento (a.k.a. Obama)*
* I would rank Barry at #1 instead of #4. He should give himself more credit.
Seems to be a club of some sort.
He’s selling himself short according to those who worship him. I know liberals, some in my family, who actually believe he’s the best president we’ve ever had.
Maybe he is the 4th best DEMOCRAT president...
Kinda like being the worlds 4th tallest midget....
What an ignoranus. He’s both stupid AND an a$$.
The appropriate but subtle media response should have granted him his status and followed up with his speculation on where he should rank in the world’s greatest leaders spot?
If he gets a 2nd term he should have no problem moving up to number 1 or 2.
Just ask him.
What he said was
"I am the 4th WORST President"
Behind Buchanan, Woodrow Wilson and FDR
This golf-playing SOB can’t even park a bicycle straight...
Are we sure he isn’t the son of the late and deluded Kim Jong-Il?
He’s the best one at destroying the country.
President of what?
The Liar Liar Pants on Fire International?
Notice how Obama continually slaughters the English language? All his lazy use of "gonna" and the improper "we've got" expressions drive me crazy. The man could NOT have written any book...he can't even speak correctly, let alone sound like anyone who has at least third grade education.
It is apparent that he learned his English in another country and on the streets. Those who promoted this lazy egomaniac from a wannabe to a college student and then politician should be ashamed. But, then, all of those street hoods, welfare recipients, and union members wouldn't have understood him if he spoke proper English. Guess that was their ploy. What an embarrassment he is to our country.
He’s #1 allright. #1 the Worst President we have had in the U.S. What an ego.
Obama: delusion is my name. The fact that Obama believes this nonsense about himself tells you how out-of-touch he is with reality.
Pride comes before a fall. This arrogant jerk is going to get his comeuppance in the next election. He is sowing the seeds of his own political destruction.
A mime is a terrible thing to waste!!
He’s neither a mime nor has he ever been able to prove that he had a mind (much less, one to waste!) but he IS a clown!! And, not a funny one, at that!!!
“What an Egomaniac!”
His narcissism is so off the charts that even CBS conveniently left this part out of its broadcast. LOL.
Who are you going to believe?
Your eyes or the lying media?
Well, he is definitely the fourth-best President in the past 20 years.
I wouldn't leave Lyndon Johnson off the list...Great Society, bungled the Vietnam war.
in other words, he'll concede you could argue that one of more of Lincoln, F.D.R., or Johnson were better . . . but Obama wouldn't necessarily agree with you. To him, he's still #1.
What a load of curics.
He’s a RANK amateur at best!
Lincoln's administration wasn't the same thing. Lincoln had his hands full with the war and his conception of the presidency was, at least in theory, very different from FDR's or LBJ's. He wasn't riding Congress to get an ambitious legislative program passed.
In the Senate were Republicans of long experience in both state and national office. William Pitt Fessenden, Charles Sumner, Henry Wilson, Zachariah Chandler, Jacob Collamer, Lyman Trumbull, Benjamin F. Wade, and John P. Hale had long senatorial service behind them, while David Wilmot, John Sherman, and others had been in the House of Representatives. With such political talent in the legislature, Lincoln made no effort to assume leadership in legislation. He had, indeed, no legislative program to promote, and faced none of the problems of the legislative leader who needed to bargain and cajole, to coerce and to compromise to get support for a bill. On the other hand, he had a war to conduct, and needed the support of an integrated national party to bring it to a successful conclusion. -- William P. Hesseltine in Don E. Fehrenbacher, editor, The Leadership of Abraham Lincoln
Woodrow Wilson would be a better choice. He started that succession of liberal Presidents chomping at the bit to pass an extensive legislative program through Congress. But of course, Wilson's name doesn't win votes nowadays.
Wilson, Roosevelt, Johnson all got a lot of legislation passed because they had large majorities in Congress, but is the passage of a lot of bills really the standard of Presidential greatness? Congress, lobbyists, and think tanks have a lot of legislative projects lying around just waiting for a party to get a big majority to pass it. Even if you assume that the legislation is good -- which is a big assumption -- the president may not be a very big factor in making the bills law.
Obama's comparison of foreign policy achievements in his first two years makes even less sense. FDR wasn't very much concerned with foreign policy in his first term. Lincoln's only interest in foreign policy was trying to keep Europe from intervening in the Civil War. And LBJ's term was studded with foreign policy miscalculations. Such successes as Obama's administration has had in foreign policy came in the second half of his term.
Obama’s choices for the Top Four are very telling. He is clearly a black first, and an American second. Those four presidents did more for blacks than any others. Lincoln freed the slaves (while the Democrats fought to keep slavery), FDR’s New Deal laid all the groundwork for the Welfare State, LBJ’s Great Society began transfers of trillions of dollars of blacks over the past few decades (which cemented blacks as a permanent dependent underclass, apparently to their great delight), and Obama has accelerated the deluge of taxpayer funds. Nothing else makes sense in that list of four names.
WTF???....He isn't even my 4th best bowel movement...