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Obama: I'm getting 'better as time goes on'
The Hill ^ | 2/6/12 | Justin Sink

Posted on 02/06/2012 11:10:09 AM PST by ColdOne

During an interview that aired Monday on NBC's "Today" show, President Obama said that he gets "better as time goes on" at his job and that he believes the grassroots movement that propelled him to victory in 2008 will help him win a second term.

"What's frustrated people is that I've not been able to implement every aspect of what I said in 2008. Well, it turns out our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes. But what we have been able to do is move in the right direction," Obama said.

"And you know what? One of the things about being president is you get better as time goes on," he added.

The president defended his record, arguing that he has been successful despite his confrontations with Congress.

"We've been able to get a lot done. Not as fast as we want; sometimes it's messy; the process is frustrating," Obama said.

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1 posted on 02/06/2012 11:10:12 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

We don’t have that much time.


2 posted on 02/06/2012 11:11:32 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: ColdOne
"Well, it turns out our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes"

Thank God for the wisdom of the Founders.

3 posted on 02/06/2012 11:13:03 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: ColdOne
Obama: I'm getting 'better as time goes on'

Thats what an Intern says.
That's what a new hire on minimum wage says.
That's scary.

4 posted on 02/06/2012 11:14:31 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: ColdOne
"Well, it turns out our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes."

Tells you all you need to know about this clown. Unfortunately, many apolitical pop culture drones and self-proclaimed moderates will vote for this guy based on feelings.
5 posted on 02/06/2012 11:14:36 AM PST by JacksonCalhoun (CT Yankee in NC Exile)
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To: ColdOne

First it was Bush’s fault, and now it’s the Founding Fathers’ fault?


6 posted on 02/06/2012 11:19:47 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: ColdOne
our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like

Yeah, they specifically designed it that way with guys like you in mind, Barry. Would-be tinpot dictators and monarchs.

Wise men, those Founders.

7 posted on 02/06/2012 11:19:54 AM PST by Argus
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To: ColdOne

That’s because the founders didn’t want this country ruled by a dictator.

You dic-—tator.


8 posted on 02/06/2012 11:21:05 AM PST by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: ColdOne

Obama is so FOS, his eyes are brown.


9 posted on 02/06/2012 11:22:22 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: ColdOne

Even a broken clock is right twice a day!


10 posted on 02/06/2012 11:22:22 AM PST by woodenickel
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To: ColdOne
What's frustrated people is that I've not been able to implement every aspect of what I said in 2008.

Actually, Mr. Obama, FAR from "frustrating" me, that is something for which I thank God every

11 posted on 02/06/2012 11:22:43 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: ColdOne
"Well, it turns out our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes"

wouldnt a "constitutional scholar" have known this BEFORE taking the Oath of Office..?

12 posted on 02/06/2012 11:23:05 AM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: fight_truth_decay
I'm getting better...

Translation: I had no executive experience, but I do now. Thank you to all you ignoramuses who voted me, an empty suit, into the most powerful executive position in the world. Just give me a little more time to really screw this effing country up.

13 posted on 02/06/2012 11:23:51 AM PST by downtownconservative
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To: ColdOne

Yep, he’s getting better at lying.


14 posted on 02/06/2012 11:24:05 AM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: ColdOne
What's frustrated people is that I've not been able to implement every aspect of what I said in 2008.

Actually, Mr. Obama, FAR from "frustrating" me, that is something for which I thank God several times each day...

15 posted on 02/06/2012 11:24:22 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: ColdOne

Better at lying????


16 posted on 02/06/2012 11:30:35 AM PST by MamaB
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To: cardinal4

I don’t buy the “constitutional scholar” BS,
but even so...

a leftist reveres their own intellect and ability to make ad hoc decisions over any rule written in the past by people who weren’t as smart (because they COULDN’T know everything that people know today).

I think this statement of his is just an exposure of that mindset.


17 posted on 02/06/2012 11:33:45 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: cardinal4

That’s what I was thinking.

It’s very curious that this man seems to have no past. It would be very interesting for people who “knew him when” to come forward with their thoughts about him, what kind of person he was. It’s as if he materialised from thin air. He only exists in the eye of the beholder. People projected their own wishes onto him, and he was able to win on the most nebulous of platforms-”hope and change”. It’s not believable that no one out there knew him before and has nothing to say about him.


18 posted on 02/06/2012 11:34:59 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: ColdOne

better at what, exactly?


19 posted on 02/06/2012 11:38:09 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ColdOne
"What's frustrated people is that I've not been able to implement every aspect of what I said in 2008"

Please outline for us exactly what this change is that you are seeking. You are short on specifics, Dear Reader, and we are now three years into your term.

20 posted on 02/06/2012 11:40:39 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: ColdOne
President Obama said that he gets "better as time goes on" at his job and that he believes the grassroots movement that propelled him to victory in 2008 will help him win a second term.

This sounds exactly like someone who knows he's about to be fired. Those among his "grassroots" who happen to work in the private sector feel as if he's sprayed them with ROUNDUP.

21 posted on 02/06/2012 11:41:43 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: ColdOne

Be afraid. Be very afraid.


22 posted on 02/06/2012 11:43:27 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Obama: I’m getting ‘better as time goes on’

Thats what an Intern says.
That’s what a new hire on minimum wage says.
That’s scary.


That is what a tumor says ....


23 posted on 02/06/2012 11:45:13 AM PST by EnglishCon
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To: EnglishCon

“Obama: I’m getting ‘better as time goes on’”

Clever putting the “getting” outside the quotes... that way they don’t have to put the “gettin’” that he would say.

Yes, just like President Starkey — “Stuff’s gettin’ better.”

FUBO and the media whores you rode in on!


24 posted on 02/06/2012 11:49:18 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: DannyTN

Too bad our Founding Fathers aren’t alive today. They would have plans for him AND his ilk.


25 posted on 02/06/2012 11:49:32 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: ColdOne
FLAKES
26 posted on 02/06/2012 11:52:45 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: ColdOne

Obama, you suck more and more as time goes on.


27 posted on 02/06/2012 11:53:55 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: ColdOne

He WAS my favorite WHINE but he’s transformed past that stage and become vinegar — really BITTER vinegar.


28 posted on 02/06/2012 11:59:33 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Well one change I specifically remember he was supposed to bring about was that “the oceans would rise and the earth would begin to heal.” Should be easy enough to quantify, right?

/s

Mrs. Prince of Space


29 posted on 02/06/2012 12:03:16 PM PST by Prince of Space (Obama cares a lot about the poor. In fact, he wants to make more of them.)
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To: ColdOne


30 posted on 02/06/2012 12:04:28 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: ColdOne
"Obama: I'm getting 'better as time goes on.'"

Sounds like a line from Monty Python and thr Holy Grail:

I'm getting better!

No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment.

31 posted on 02/06/2012 12:09:53 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ColdOne
Well, it turns out our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes.
Like Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5, perhaps?

...he belieeeeeeeves the grassroots movement that propelled him to victory in 2008 will help him win a second term.

Surreptitiously calling out for more voter fraud, plain and simple in my book.
He's telling everybody that he can't win without some help, even if it's illegal.

@Mitt Romney...The Change We Need (ad from 1994)

Just run as a Democrat and be done with it, Mitt.

@Communist Goals - Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

32 posted on 02/06/2012 12:15:45 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: waus
You dic-—tator.

I really wish he would stop poking me in the eye with that thing.

33 posted on 02/06/2012 12:18:36 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: cardinal4
wouldnt a "constitutional scholar" have known this BEFORE taking the Oath of Office..?
A "constitutional scholar" would, a @"constitutional lecturer" wouldn't.

Just one of the many bees in my bonnet.

34 posted on 02/06/2012 12:22:55 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: cardinal4
wouldnt a "constitutional scholar" have known this BEFORE taking the Oath of Office..?

Obama's views on the US Constitution:

"But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties.

Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf."

-- Barack Obama interview, WBEZ-FM 2001


35 posted on 02/06/2012 12:23:11 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: cardinal4

I can’t believe he actually said this. I had to make sure it wasn’t satire. If the Republican candidates don’t jump on this immediately, then they are as dumb as a box of rocks. What a perfect campaign ad.


36 posted on 02/06/2012 12:24:37 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: cardinal4

I can’t believe he actually said this. I had to make sure it wasn’t satire. If the Republican candidates don’t jump on this immediately, then they are as dumb as a box of rocks. What a perfect campaign ad.


37 posted on 02/06/2012 12:24:57 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: MrB
I don’t buy the “constitutional scholar” BS...
Good for you. See 34.
38 posted on 02/06/2012 12:25:58 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ColdOne
"President Obama said that he gets "better as time goes on"

I assume he's talking about his golf game ...

39 posted on 02/06/2012 12:28:03 PM PST by In Maryland ("Truth? We don't need no stinkin' truth!" - Official Motto of the Main Stream Media)
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To: MrB

I doln’t even buy that Barky has even an average IQ. i think the “man” is a straight up blithering idiot.


40 posted on 02/06/2012 12:30:42 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: ColdOne

Wow. Four years ago he was able to heal the earth and stop the oceans from rising. Imagine what can he do now./s


41 posted on 02/06/2012 12:30:56 PM PST by Mudtiger
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To: ColdOne
"I'm getting better..."

Maybe his golf handicap -- from 28 to 27.

Certainly nothing else.

42 posted on 02/06/2012 12:31:23 PM PST by Zman516
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To: ColdOne
"...I'm getting 'better as time goes on'"

Sounds like something a patient on a psych ward would say.

Day by Day
I'm Getting Better and Better
In Every Way

43 posted on 02/06/2012 12:32:39 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Prince of Space

Well one change I specifically remember he was supposed to bring about was that “the oceans would rise and the earth would begin to heal.” Should be easy enough to quantify, right


99% of Scientist believe that Obama has healed the Earth so case closed. Flat Earther!


44 posted on 02/06/2012 12:42:35 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: ColdOne

Better at what? Deluding himself that he is competent and qualified - not to mention Constitutionally qualified??? He certainly isn’t getting better at hiding his agenda - in fact, even some of his own party members hate the guy with a passion now... (Unfortunately not enough of them do yet...)


45 posted on 02/06/2012 12:45:57 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: mrsmel

I horribly teased an old friend of mine this weekend regarding an old pic of Obama when he was teaching. No response was received to my joke about finally hearing someone say they knew him “in college” (not that I expected one as I also sarcastically commented that of course he was a TEACHER at the time and not a STUDENT so maybe it doesn’t count after all! LOL).


46 posted on 02/06/2012 12:51:31 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: ColdOne
"better with time..."

So did Attila the Hun...

47 posted on 02/06/2012 12:54:07 PM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: ColdOne

Yea another 20 or 30 years he might be ready to be president


48 posted on 02/06/2012 12:55:29 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: ColdOne
our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like

What Constitutional lawyer doesn't know this BEFORE getting a job ANYWHERE in government, much less as PRESIDENT of the US??? This man is so full of do-doo it's mind-boggling. Does he really think everyone falls for his fakery?

As others have pointed out it's a part of the check and balance system instituted by our Founding Fathers for a VERY specific reason - Obama's just mad because they foresaw attempts made by men like Obama throughout history and as long as someone actually ENFORCES the Constitution we are protected from wannabe dictators. Unfortunately, that is not the case for many, many parts of the Constitution - it's only a matter of time before the Presidential restraints will be even more seriously challenged than they are already.

I woke up thinking about this topic this morning, honestly. Thinking that what's wrong with our political system is that too often the President is seen as the leader of a political party and NOT a defendant representative of the people, put in place to check Congress in regards to legislation - NOT to propose legislation and programs HIMSELF. His bully pulpit can be used to highlight things, but there are specific duties of the President, and "changing" the face of America isn't anywhere in his job description - neither should it EVER be!

I think I'll have to sit down and write out the "essay" I was working out in my head this morning as it's coincidentally being discussed a lot in what I've read today. This attitude of what a President "is" and "should be" was developed a long time ago (over 100 years at least), and warned about even before the Constitution was adopted in regards to political parties, so it's not going to be easy at all to change the general outlook of the President's job in the mind of the public - even though it's in black & white in the Constitution.
49 posted on 02/06/2012 1:01:49 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: fight_truth_decay

Well, that pretty much describes him, fer sure.


50 posted on 02/06/2012 1:07:01 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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