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Posted: 10/3/2011 5:27:17 PM EDT
On the one hand, this is the worst thing an incumbent president can say, especially one who’s already struggling under the weight of comparisons to you-know-who.

On the other hand, what other answer could he give? If he sat there and tried to argue that things are improving, even Stephanopoulos might have busted out laughing. That’s how awful his political situation is right now. Like Biden talking about the economy, he’s forced to be brutally candid because even perfunctory optimistic spin would be derided as hopelessly out of touch. Better that he shows he’s in tune with the electorate’s mood, grim though it is, than cocoon himself in talking points.

The American people, he conceded, are “not better off” than they were four years ago.

“The unemployment rate is way too high,” he said of the 9 percent jobless rate, the highest in more than half a century…

Obama would not handicap the 2012 election, but objected to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s comments that he divided people more than united them. Republicans, he said, have stood in the way of working with him time and again to fix the economy.

“At every step of way, I have tried to get the Republican Party to work with me on the biggest crisis of our lifetime. And each time we’ve gotten ‘No,’” he said.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/03/obama-are-you-better-off-than-you-were-four-years-ago-i-guess-youre-not/
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 5:35:43 PM EDT
Unemployment -> higher

Gas prices -> higher

Debt levels -> higher

Wages -> stagnant

Banks -> tanking..................again...........Bush's fault?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 5:37:53 PM EDT
I am Definitely NOT better off than 4 years ago.




Impeach Obama for the Good of America.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 5:59:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mongo001:
Unemployment -> higher

Gas prices -> higher

Debt levels -> higher

Wages -> stagnant

Banks -> tanking..................again...........Bush's fault?


I'd really like to see a GOP candidate pledge that if elected, his administration would not publicly blame the previous administration for any current problems. Not only would it help set a higher standard of decorum for future administrations, but it would also draw attention to how cheesy the Obama administration has been in this regard.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 6:02:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:
On the one hand, this is the worst thing an incumbent president can say, especially one who’s already struggling under the weight of comparisons to you-know-who.

On the other hand, what other answer could he give? If he sat there and tried to argue that things are improving, even Stephanopoulos might have busted out laughing. That’s how awful his political situation is right now. Like Biden talking about the economy, he’s forced to be brutally candid because even perfunctory optimistic spin would be derided as hopelessly out of touch. Better that he shows he’s in tune with the electorate’s mood, grim though it is, than cocoon himself in talking points.

The American people, he conceded, are “not better off” than they were four years ago.

“The unemployment rate is way too high,” he said of the 9 percent jobless rate, the highest in more than half a century…

Obama would not handicap the 2012 election, but objected to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s comments that he divided people more than united them. Republicans, he said, have stood in the way of working with him time and again to fix the economy.

“At every step of way, I have tried to get the Republican Party to work with me on the biggest crisis of our lifetime. And each time we’ve gotten ‘No,’” he said.


especially on the health care act
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/03/obama-are-you-better-off-than-you-were-four-years-ago-i-guess-youre-not/


Link Posted: 10/3/2011 6:02:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:
On the one hand, this is the worst thing an incumbent president can say, especially one who’s already struggling under the weight of comparisons to you-know-who.

On the other hand, what other answer could he give? If he sat there and tried to argue that things are improving, even Stephanopoulos might have busted out laughing. That’s how awful his political situation is right now. Like Biden talking about the economy, he’s forced to be brutally candid because even perfunctory optimistic spin would be derided as hopelessly out of touch. Better that he shows he’s in tune with the electorate’s mood, grim though it is, than cocoon himself in talking points.

The American people, he conceded, are “not better off” than they were four years ago.

“The unemployment rate is way too high,” he said of the 9 percent jobless rate, the highest in more than half a century…

Obama would not handicap the 2012 election, but objected to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s comments that he divided people more than united them. Republicans, he said, have stood in the way of working with him time and again to fix the economy.

“At every step of way, I have tried to get the Republican Party to work with me on the biggest crisis of our lifetime. And each time we’ve gotten ‘No,’” he said.


especially on the health care act
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/03/obama-are-you-better-off-than-you-were-four-years-ago-i-guess-youre-not/


especially on the health care act

Link Posted: 10/3/2011 6:07:51 PM EDT
Oddly enough both my wife and I are better off. Does it have anything to do with Obama, no. We've both worked hard and earned promotions.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 6:31:44 PM EDT


reminds me of this old cartoon.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 6:36:26 PM EDT
I'm not eating cat food (yet) but I think I would have been much better off without Zero.

About the only silver lining for me personally is that I've got some killer deals on used guns the last couple years.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 6:36:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By laserrs:
Oddly enough both my wife and I are better off. Does it have anything to do with Obama, no. We've both worked hard and earned promotions.


Yeah, fuck Obama, but we're at least as well off, maybe a hair better than four years ago.

I own a few more guns, anyway.



Link Posted: 10/3/2011 6:58:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By laserrs:
Oddly enough both my wife and I are better off. Does it have anything to do with Obama, no. We've both worked hard and earned promotions.


Yep

In spite of that socialist scum

FBHO
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 7:01:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 7:01:55 PM EDT by webtaz99]
I am worse off than 4 years ago.

Yes, I blame that Kenyan mongrel, and that pack of rabid commie pinko bastards that rode in on his coat tails.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 7:01:34 PM EDT
Has anyone else noticed the look of being utterly lost that is in Obama's eyes in photographs lately?

What happens to a narcissist when the charade falls apart?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 7:02:23 PM EDT
I'm better than 4 years ago, but i'll never know if I could have been even better.

Regardless, the man is a shit stain on the seat of the Oval Office desk.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 7:03:27 PM EDT
“At every step of way, I have tried to get the Republican Party to work with me on the biggest crisis of our lifetime. And each time we’ve gotten ‘No,’” he said.


Can he explain why the Democrat controlled Senate hasn't passed House bills?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 7:05:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Procyon:
“At every step of way, I have tried to get the Republican Party to work with me on the biggest crisis of our lifetime. And each time we’ve gotten ‘No,’” he said.


Can he explain why the Democrat controlled Senate hasn't passed House bills?


We can't work backwards by passing those bills. Only progress is acceptable.

Link Posted: 10/3/2011 7:07:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Originally Posted By laserrs:
Oddly enough both my wife and I are better off. Does it have anything to do with Obama, no. We've both worked hard and earned promotions.


Yeah, fuck Obama, but we're at least as well off, maybe a hair better than four years ago.

I own a few more guns, anyway.






Same here, fuck Hussein, I work my ass off. Only a matter of time till Im considered "rich"
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 7:21:27 PM EDT
I have to admit my family isn't any better off. I'm going have to find ways to cut expenses with the expected rise in insurance rates. The official unemployment rate in my area maybe in the 9's. But, I am sure it is much higher than that. Half of my immediate family (father, wife, and sister) isn't working, and I doubt they could find a job if they tried.

Earlier today, I had to listen to my mother complain about the rising insurance costs. It was going to cost her and my father something like $3.5K for health insurance next year. My father lost his job with about a year and half left before reaching retirement age. Guess what? Who would hire a person his age? It was all I could do not to say, "Well, it is YOUR fault for voting for who you did for President last time around. I guess you get what you deserve." She works for a very liberal employer in Nashville (Vanderbilt University) so during the last Presidental campaign she sent me all of the move-on B.S. She couldn't understand why I wasn't voting for Obama (maybe because he is AGAINST everything I stand for). Both my wife and I have pretty much decided that she is hopelessly brainwashed by the libtards.

James
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 7:25:04 PM EDT
Why should what some A-hole in DC (by that I mean ANYone) have so much influence on your prosperity in the first place? Now we have identified the problem.

If you're viewing this from the perspective of "Obama is the leader, the person at the top of the tree, and is doing everything he can to save the country and the people", then this and the other crazy decisions of recent years make no sense.

Alternatively, If you're viewing this from the perspective of "Obama is a bought and paid for puppet, brought in to hammer in the final nail on empire USA" then everything makes perfect sense.



Link Posted: 10/3/2011 7:37:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By mongo001:
Unemployment -> higher

Gas prices -> higher

Debt levels -> higher

Wages -> stagnant

Banks -> tanking..................again...........Bush's fault?


I'd really like to see a GOP candidate pledge that if elected, his administration would not publicly blame the previous administration for any current problems. Not only would it help set a higher standard of decorum for future administrations, but it would also draw attention to how cheesy the Obama administration has been in this regard.


I have yet to see one (a GOP president) do so (blame the previous president).

Hell, even after all the crap "0" has given GWB, the latter refuses to talk ill of him.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 7:49:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By mongo001:
Unemployment -> higher

Gas prices -> higher

Debt levels -> higher

Wages -> stagnant

Banks -> tanking..................again...........Bush's fault?


I'd really like to see a GOP candidate pledge that if elected, his administration would not publicly blame the previous administration for any current problems. Not only would it help set a higher standard of decorum for future administrations, but it would also draw attention to how cheesy the Obama administration has been in this regard.

It doesn't always happen with Repubs. Reagan did with Carter, but Carter trashed the economy. Bush Jr. didn't blame Clinton for much. The next POTUS will talk about Obama, but Obama destroyed the economy.

Regarding dems, it's a given.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 8:16:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 8:18:12 PM EDT by BatchelorGroda]
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By mongo001:
Unemployment -> higher

Gas prices -> higher

Debt levels -> higher

Wages -> stagnant

Banks -> tanking..................again...........Bush's fault?


I'd really like to see a GOP candidate pledge that if elected, his administration would not publicly blame the previous administration for any current problems. Not only would it help set a higher standard of decorum for future administrations, but it would also draw attention to how cheesy the Obama administration has been in this regard.


I would like to see a GOP candidate promise to put the entire previous administration in prison.

Originally Posted By Vespid_Wasp:
Has anyone else noticed the look of being utterly lost that is in Obama's eyes in photographs lately?

What happens to a narcissist when the charade falls apart?


One of two things...

1) They either go postal...or

2) They go into fetal position and do not come out of their room.

There is no in-between.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 10:08:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By mongo001:
Unemployment -> higher

Gas prices -> higher

Debt levels -> higher

Wages -> stagnant

Banks -> tanking..................again...........Bush's fault?


I'd really like to see a GOP candidate pledge that if elected, his administration would not publicly blame the previous administration for any current problems. Not only would it help set a higher standard of decorum for future administrations, but it would also draw attention to how cheesy the Obama administration has been in this regard.


I don't want to hear him say it, I just want him to have class and be Presidential by not doing it. We get it. It's bad. But hey, you stepped up and said you wanted to buy it by running and getting elected.
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