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‘60 Minutes’ Edits Out Obama‘s Claim That He’s the Fourth Best President
AP ^ | Sun, Dec 18, 2011

Posted on 12/19/2011 2:57:33 PM PST by presidio9

President Barack Obama sat for an extensive interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” last week, though it appears the portion of the interview actually broadcast on TV left out a statement where Obama essentially declared himself the fourth best president in terms of his accomplishments.

The statement was only made available online as part of the full interview on “60 Minutes Overtime.”

According to a transcript posted on the “60 Minutes” website, Obama said he would hold his accomplishments so far as president against those of Lyndon B. Johnson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

“I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history,”

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1 posted on 12/19/2011 2:57:38 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Why would they do that?


2 posted on 12/19/2011 2:59:40 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

maybe someone at See BS noticed that their logo resembles a sphincter


3 posted on 12/19/2011 3:00:46 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Barak; obama

Obama you are a fourth rate president


4 posted on 12/19/2011 3:01:52 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: presidio9

Obama is nearly correct: If he left Honest Abe off his list, he would be correct. The policies of LBJ and FDR have nearly destroyed this country.


5 posted on 12/19/2011 3:02:01 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: presidio9

Dear Leader, the Marxist Kenyan Muslim Usurper, self-proclaims his greatness.

And The Media swoons.


6 posted on 12/19/2011 3:06:27 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: presidio9

I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president

Washington? Monroe? Jefferson? Truman? Reagan? Coolidge?

Hell even TR!

Frigging asshat.


7 posted on 12/19/2011 3:06:45 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: presidio9

Johnson and FDR were better than Washington and Jefferson?


8 posted on 12/19/2011 3:06:51 PM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: presidio9

I don’t totally understand what obama is saying. It almost sounds like he only wants to compare first two years to other presidents. I’m listening and trying to figure out why JOHNSON would be on his list of top 3 presidents. Johnson was a disgrace. He declined to run a second term because he knew he would lose.


9 posted on 12/19/2011 3:07:59 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: presidio9
he is THE WORST!!! a legend in his own mind...
10 posted on 12/19/2011 3:08:03 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: VanDeKoik

Maybe he’s listing the most accomplished statists.

Then, yeah, he might be fourth.


11 posted on 12/19/2011 3:09:24 PM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: presidio9

I give 60 Minutes a good solid D- for that one.


12 posted on 12/19/2011 3:11:51 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: mamelukesabre
LBJ gave us the "Great Society" which, to black Americans, is the equivalent of "manna from Heaven."

I'm sure O-blame-a worships him.

13 posted on 12/19/2011 3:13:01 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Rights begin where power ends!)
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To: presidio9

Someone should tell him he’s the penultimate President ever. With such arrogance and stupidity, he’d repeat it without looking up the word.


14 posted on 12/19/2011 3:14:00 PM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: presidio9

I swear...I have a collection of teddy bears who’d lead the nation better than this twit has.


15 posted on 12/19/2011 3:16:26 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny ("Fair share" are the last two words I hear before I stop taking someone seriously.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything
Someone should tell him he’s the penultimate President ever. With such arrogance and stupidity, he’d repeat it without looking up the word.

Either that, or the idiot would chastise the person, saying there's no place in politics for such personal, mean-spirited attacks.

16 posted on 12/19/2011 3:19:44 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: freedomson
Johnson and FDR were better than Washington and Jefferson?

Jefferson is the most overrated president in US history. His accomplishments as president should not rate a mention in the top 10. That puts him in the middle of the pack.

17 posted on 12/19/2011 3:23:15 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything
Someone should tell him he’s the penultimate President ever.

Racist!

18 posted on 12/19/2011 3:24:51 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9
I laughed listening to Beckel trying to explain this away with bumbling words.
For once can the MSM be trusted...
19 posted on 12/19/2011 3:25:39 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: presidio9

Barry obviously confused the words president and putz.


20 posted on 12/19/2011 3:27:27 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Lyndon pledged to take care of the black families - as long as there Wasn’t a man in the house - did lots to keep those families together, didn’t it!


21 posted on 12/19/2011 3:27:27 PM PST by momf (Gun control is not about guns; it's about control..(replace the word Gun with any change they want.))
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To: presidio9

Jefferson thought his term as U.S. President unworthy of his tombstone. Writer of the Declaration of Independence, Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia.

Truly one of the greatest Americans to ever live.


22 posted on 12/19/2011 3:28:10 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Lincoln - destroyed state’s rights
FDR - Established Socialist principles into American mainstream
LBJ - created a permanent enslaved class to govt hand outs.

Obama - is a Communist. In his mind, he is right up there.


23 posted on 12/19/2011 3:28:38 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: MaxMax
I laughed listening to Beckel trying to explain this away with bumbling words. For once can the MSM be trusted...

Was it on The Five? I'll be sure to watch the replay tonight.

24 posted on 12/19/2011 3:28:51 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

Someone should tell him he’s the penultimate President ever.

So you think this is near the END TIME ? just one more Potus and it’s all over? Have faith, there are great times to come, we just have to get past this IDIOT and things will look up


25 posted on 12/19/2011 3:30:02 PM PST by munin (Live free or on the news earlier todayatementched the st die. Put Paul in the hall)
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To: Steely Tom
Why would they do that?

No need to waste valuable airtime with something CBS is sure the viewers already know.

26 posted on 12/19/2011 3:30:02 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: momf
Correct. Many of the pathologies that society is currently experiencing (hip-hop culture is rampant with our youth) trace to the fatherless homes created by LBJ.
27 posted on 12/19/2011 3:31:56 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Rights begin where power ends!)
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To: presidio9

“I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history,”

‘possible’?! ROFLMAO

He might possibly be fit to wipe Jimmy Carter’s a&&.


28 posted on 12/19/2011 3:33:20 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: presidio9

60 minute Obuma re-election Democrat campaign at work!


29 posted on 12/19/2011 3:34:35 PM PST by FreedBird (p)
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To: presidio9
Yes, the Five. He was hard to comprehend with everyone else calling him out
on his typical spin.
30 posted on 12/19/2011 3:35:10 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: mamelukesabre

I think LBJ was arguably more destructive than Jimmy Carter.


31 posted on 12/19/2011 3:35:21 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Man you are singing my song dude!

LLS


32 posted on 12/19/2011 3:53:03 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: presidio9

It wasn’t edited over live radio...And in Obama’s mind he is what he claims to be. Anyone who insists he’s not a dyed in the wool Commie is mistaken. That assertion and if you review what he’s done so far should leave no question.


33 posted on 12/19/2011 3:53:25 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Moses ..A nick name I received as a kid for warning another -It's a sin to tell a lie")
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To: Steely Tom
Why would they do that?

CBS had to make room for some commercials.

34 posted on 12/19/2011 4:02:41 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: munin
We have a mighty tough row to hoe ahead of us. Times will improve but I doubt that most of us alive today will ever see boom times and serious economic growth of the private sector. We owe too much money... even if we were to shrink the government by 75%... it will be a lifetime before our books ever get close to balance.

Our government spent 413 BILLION in just interest payments alone last year (2010). We spent more on interest payments than the Department of Health and Human Services... the Department of Transportation... the Department of Energy... the Department of Veteran Affairs... the Department of Justice... HUD... the Department of Homeland Security... the Department of Agriculture... the Department of Commerce... the Treasury Department and the Department of Labor... and the Small Business Administration... COMBINED!!!

Since 1988, we have spent over 8 TRILLION in interest payments alone. By 2021 the CBO says interest payments will amount to 1.1 TRILLION a year... that is if interest rates do not rise between now and then.

If the government stopped spending a single penny... no spending of any kind... and we paid toward our debt at a rate of 100 Million dollars a day... it would take 389 years to pay off our National debt.

http://governmentgonewild.org/videos

35 posted on 12/19/2011 4:21:40 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: mosesdapoet
...in Obama’s mind he is what he claims to be.

In the minds of most Americans, the days until election 2012 cannot come fast enough.

36 posted on 12/19/2011 4:23:31 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: allmendream
Jefferson thought his term as U.S. President unworthy of his tombstone. Writer of the Declaration of Independence, Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia.

And your point is? None of these make the man a great president. US Grant won the Civil War for Pete's sake!

Speaking of which, while Jefferson was the scribe of the Declaration, because he was one of the youngest delegates and had excellent penmanship, its content was a group effort. A majority of the great lines are not his.

37 posted on 12/19/2011 4:27:10 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

The man is truly departed from reality.

Fourth best?

My god the man is dellusional.


38 posted on 12/19/2011 4:38:29 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Aevery_Freeman

...fatherless homes created by LBJ.

&&

No LBJ fan here, but to claim he “created” fatherless homes is ridiculous. He enabled the growth of this horrible disease in the culture, but he did not create it.


39 posted on 12/19/2011 4:38:42 PM PST by Bigg Red (In this Advent season: Prepare ye the way of the Lord.)
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To: presidio9

with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln.


Key word here is POSSIBLE. He’s not a narcissist. He’s a megalomaniac. The real question has come down to are we as crazy for freedom as he is to take it from us.


40 posted on 12/19/2011 5:32:35 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: bkopto
Obama is nearly correct: If he left Honest Abe off his list, he would be correct. The policies of LBJ and FDR have nearly destroyed this country

That was my exact impression when I first heard his asinine statement!!!

41 posted on 12/19/2011 5:54:15 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: presidio9

42 posted on 12/19/2011 6:12:45 PM PST by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: presidio9

The man is so delusional.

Why do we have an insane person leading this country?


43 posted on 12/19/2011 6:17:05 PM PST by Palladin (Santorum/Bachmann 2012.)
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To: Palladin

.”Why do we have an insane person leading this country?”<

Because insane people can Vote. Next question...


44 posted on 12/19/2011 6:25:16 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Good answer.


45 posted on 12/19/2011 6:30:49 PM PST by Palladin (Santorum/Bachmann 2012.)
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To: Bigg Red
If you mean "It was not his seed", I will grant you that but those children are his illegitimate spawn nonetheless. Their mothers were wooed with the promise of a check and his children reared on government commodities.

This outcome was predicted at the time and has since come to pass. It is ridiculous to expect women not to reproduce - only the threat of starvation will prevent it.

46 posted on 12/19/2011 7:02:40 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Rights begin where power ends!)
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To: Palladin

Actually, it’s the only answer. #;o)


47 posted on 12/19/2011 7:26:29 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: presidio9

Just like the mediascum to pass up their most “newsworthy” item (imagine the hay they would make if a Bush had said that).

They would far rather miss the opportunity to report genuine newsworthy info (Obama’s crazed egomania in his own words) than to do anything that might “hurt the cause.”

They are ideologists first, and only interested in real news reporting a distant last.


48 posted on 12/19/2011 7:45:44 PM PST by Enchante
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To: Enchante
Just like the mediascum to pass up their most “newsworthy” item (imagine the hay they would make if a Bush had said that).

You had me thinking about what a major story it was when Bush couldn't (or wouldn't) remember a single mistake he had made as president. David Gregory, who always reminded me of Lucy from the Peanuts, had a conniption over that one. At the time, I thought he should have said "apologizing to the Chinese after they knocked our plane down," but then Gregory, Thomas & co. would have blown up LexusNexus trying to recall what had happened.

Answer: They DEMANDED that he apologize to the Chinese, and then said it made him look weak when he listened to them.

49 posted on 12/19/2011 7:55:09 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

I presume by Johnson, President Obama meant President Andrew Johnson. Surely he would not say stupid LBJ with his bimbos was better than him.


50 posted on 12/19/2011 7:59:41 PM PST by apocalypto
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