Skip to comments.President Obama: “I deserve a second term”
Posted on 02/05/2012 2:51:35 PM PST by Sub-Driver
President Obama: I deserve a second term By Erik Wasson - 02/05/12 04:57 PM ET
President Obama in a pre-Super Bowl interview aired on Sunday said that despite being unable to completely turn the economy around in three years, he still deserves to be re-elected.
I deserve a second term but we're not done, Obama told NBC's Matt Lauer in an interview broadcast from the White House.
Lauer noted that in a pre-Super Bowl interview three years ago, Obama had said "If I dont have this done in three years, then theres going to be a one-term proposition. Obama said that three years ago the economy was losing 750,000 jobs a month and the latest unemployment data from Friday shows. Now we are creating 250,000, he said.
Obama said that more needs to be done to boost manufacturing and improve worker skills.
The key right now is just making sure we aren't turning in a new direction that could throw that progress off, he said.
In the NBC interview, Obama reiterated that at this stage military options are not off the table in dealing with Iran's possible quest for a nuclear weapon.
Obama said that diplomacy is preferred because of the risks of military action.
Obviously any additional military activity in the Gulf is disruptive and has a big effect on us, he said, noting it could have a big effect on oil prices.
Obama said that he doesn't think Israel has decided whether it would attack Iran, but indicated his belief the U.S. would not be blind-sided.
We have closer military and intelligence consultations than we ever had, he said.
Yes, one like the CIA was going to send to Castro.
What he probably deserves is life in prison at Leavenworth.
Unfortunately 42 percent of Americans agree with him....
How that is possible is beyond my comprehension.....
Pitchforks and tar and feathers would have been the response 200 years ago....
He deserves a second term like he deserved a Nobel Peace Prize (i.e. not one bit).
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Oh, I know... so you can continue your winning ways:
For a vapid, narssistic, empty suit, you're doing swell. I can't wait to vote in November.
LMAO, last comic standing..............
In leavenworth maybe
Obama deserves to be thrown out of office and then required to get down on his hands and knees and beg for forgiveness.
Sounds like my kids when they were, like, five....
Obama deserves a second term?
Like FDR did?
Face it, the only reason Roosevelt was re-elected was because there were no viable Republicans, those who could make the case for repeal of the New Deal, running against him. Alf Landon in 1936 was only of importance because he was the only Republican governor in the entire US of A in 1936, who had been re-elected in 1934, therefore conferring what little of “national” standing existed for the Republican party anywhere.
But Alf Landon, alas, was a “Progressive” Republican, and as such, found little he could not agree with in the New Deal, therefore, he could not draw a distinction between himself and FDR. In fact, the best he could come up with was “Me, too”, a catchphrase that was to dog the Republicans for years.
In 1940, when FDR SHOULD have retired in grace and style from the Presidency, he chose to run again, this time against yet another “Progressive” Republican, Wendell Wilkie, the “barefoot boy from Wall Street”. But there were dark storm clouds on the horizon in 1940, and some sort of sentiment “we shouldn’t swap horses in midstream”, as though FDR was absolutely the only man in America who could have kept us out of the war that was coming.
In 1944, FDR was determined to run for a FOURTH term as president, and the argument of “not changing horses” seemed to be stronger than it was the first time. That time his opponent was a former prosecuting attorney from New York, who had gained the office of Governor of New York, Thomas E. Dewey. Much like Rudy Giuliani, Dewey had a reputation for tough law enforcement, doing his share to keep Sing Sing prison full to its limits. FDR KNEW he was dying, and in a final fit of pique, he selected a machine politician from Missouri, Harry S Truman, as his running mate and probable successor in office. FDR kept Harry just about completely in the dark about all his war plans, and a good deal of the inner workings of much of the civil side of his administration. When Harry had the office thrust upon him, he did not even know about the Manhattan Project, and the rush to develop an atomic weapon, ostensibly to be used against the Nazis. But the war in Europe ended before the system could be deployed. At the same time, the war in the Pacific was fast approaching a stalemate, with the very real probability that it would take years to subdue the Imperial Army of Japan. Using a very old principle of warcraft, the Japanese nation was struck with a weapon so powerful, so stupendous in its scope, that a true sense of shock and awe succeeded in humbling His Imperial Majesty Hirohito to such a degree, he accepted the terms of unconditional surrender presented to him by General McArthur.
The question is, would we have even BEEN in that war if FDR had not insisted on remaining in office after 1940? There was a huge isolationist sentiment in the US in 1940, which FDR plied much to his advantage, and which he almost immediately spurned after getting re-elected.
Three years ago, a freshly-inaugurated President Obama said of his plan to fix the financial crisis that if I dont have this done in three years, then theres going to be a one-term proposition.
Gonna hold him to that one.
Heh, how many times will we hear him whine that this year?
Word to obama:
You deserve approximately jack sh!t, let alone the correct time of day. Pack it up, and be out of the WH on 1-21-2013, or we’ll have the secret service kick you to the curb.
Obama, you deserve a swift kick in the ass. You can take your socialism and shove it. Go run Kenya you damn bastard child SOB.
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