Skip to comments.Obama says he's 'not a perfect president'
Posted on 04/30/2012 6:16:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
President Obama acknowledged Monday to a major union that he hasn't been "a perfect president," but stressed that he's stuck to his promise to keep working for them.
"When I was running for this office, I told people, I'm not perfect, I'm not a perfect man -- Michelle can tell you that," he said, straying from his prepared remarks, at the AFL-CIOs Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference, before adding that he's "not a perfect president."
Obama has, at times, had a rocky relationship with the labor movement, which spent hundreds of millions of dollars working to elect him in 2008 and is expected to do the same this year. He's been working to strengthen ties in recent months, and in February gave a combative speech attacking Mitt Romney's position on the auto bailout to the UAW.
Despite not being perfect, Obama said he's still worked with labor in mind. "I made a promise Id always tell you where I stood, Id always tell you what I thought, what I believed in and, most importantly, Id wake up every single day working as hard as I know how to make your lives a little bit better," he said, drawing on lines he often uses at fundraisers, though not in official speeches.
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Well he is pretty close to perfect in every way.
Dude. We'd settle for 'adequate'.
Then I see who he's talking to: THE FREAKIN UNIONS. Then I realize he's apologizing for not being socialist enough.
UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM!!!!!
ZerO is far worse than Carter, and he may be realizing that fact. If only we had Reagan running again.
He’s a perfect disaster for America.
He’s a PERFECTLY evil sonofabitch.
When he ran last time, he told us he wasn’t the perfect man??? I must have missed that amongst all the messianic imagery.
He doesn’t need to perfect if he is stacking the NLRB full of union stooges....they I’ll do the heavy lifting for him .....
Carter accomplished one thing I would have thought impossible.
My Father was an old time Southern Yellow Dog Democrat. Carter got him to vote Republican and Daddy never turned back.
No shirt, Sh*tlock.
Obama says he’s ‘not a perfect president’
Another headline from the magazine “D’uh”.......
As historical US leaders go, he’s up there with King George III.
but stressed that he’s stuck to his promise to keep working for them.
Just what has this man been smoking?!
Interesting. Damage control. Would Dubya ever have to assure us of that? Reagan? This dumbass’ handlers realized that their boy appears to everyone as arrogant, seeing himself as perfect, the smartest one in that room which is the entire nation, all of which is perfectly true, and they cleverly devised for the teleprompter damage control. Fake, stage acted humility.
Perfect ahole perhaps. But maybe I’m doing a disservice to aholes.
Ah, barry, don’t underrate yourself.
You are the perfect example of how NOT to be president. Or senator. Or congressman. Or “legal scholar.” Or a citizen of the USA. Or a person in general.
As a bad example, you are perfect in every way.
no sh*t...ya th*nk?