Tales from the Trail

Obama – “I deserve a second term”

February 6, 2012

President Barack Obama said on Sunday he deserves to be re-elected despite having said three years ago that he’d be a one-term president if he didn’t turn the economy around.

“I deserve a second term, but we’re not done,” Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer in an interview broadcast before the Super Bowl game. Obama listed his administration’s economic achievements but said they weren’t finished.

“We’ve made progress, and the key right now is just, make sure that we don’t start turning in a new direction, that could throw that progress off,” Obama said.

Obama’s handling of the economy, which has seen a sluggish recovery since the 2007-2009 recession, is likely to be the top issue in the November 6 presidential election.

In the NBC interview, Obama also talked about the rising tension between Iran and Israel over Tehran’s nuclear program. (He wants a diplomatic fix.)

On a lighter topic of the day, Obama declined to pick a winner in the NFL Championship, saying he couldn’t call it and predicting that it would be a tough game. (The Giants won.)

Here’s the a clip of the interview, courtesy of of NBC Sports.

The “second-term” discussion begins at 4:01

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As an objective American vet and patriot, I know I’m fully done with Obama, his Marxist dictates, his Health Care Law with its buried “brown shirt militia” law, and his hollow plans, child like lack of leadership, unpatriotic behavior and his million dollar vacations disguised as junketts. His plans have no basis in fact, his accomplishments minimal and he deserves to be defeated in a landslide in November, 2012. I would like one example of a positive thing that this abysmal President can say he accomplished that would allow him say with a straight face that he “deserves a second term” in office?

Posted by Wassup | Report as abusive
 

Wassup:

Obama is not a Marxist:

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/ statements/2012/jan/08/rick-perry/rick-p erry-says-barack-obama-socialist/

The “brown shirt militia” law is pure BS:

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/ statements/2011/jul/22/victoria-jackson/ victoria-jackson-column-claims-health-ca re-law-giv/

And here’s a list of 165 things he’s accomplished despite unprecedented opposition from a Republican House who has permitted less that 5% of his legislation to pass:

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/ promises/obameter/rulings/promise-kept/

And who, pray tell, does he deserve to be defeated by who would do so much better?

Posted by 4ngry4merican | Report as abusive
 

@wassup

You are the anrithesis of objectivity.

Here’s my ‘objective analysis’ – i’m done with GOP fancy boys who want to play president and throw a small nation’s economy into their campaign and super PACs and yet have had a real message or strategy to offer. All they push is lies and fear to win elections. When they get into office, they disregard CIA reports to hang out at their mansions/ranches in their first term allowing terrorists to blow up the lower end of my city. No, I think i am done wih that. Obama has done a better job than any republican could hope to accomplish in 3 years than an entire 8 year reign.

If I was captured by pirates or warlords, its not a republican president i would trust to look put for American citizens, nor the follow up medical costs in physical and mental trauma. No I wouldnt trust a republican to be concerned about that either. I could only trust a republican to pump billions into black water type mercenary outfits to botch up operations.

Posted by Kuji | Report as abusive
 

Obama Deserves Nothing! He Lied about Medical Marjuana (overnight he changes he stance when a lobbist from a drug company visited him), more people i know are hurt by obama-care then helped, he letting religion determine his policies (relgion being the number one cause of human death), Etc.

Posted by MetalHead8 | Report as abusive
 

MetalHead8 – “he letting religion determine his policies”

Serioulsy? How frikkin delusional are you? Mr. “War on Christmas” is the one letting religion determine his policies??

So… Trying to ban abortion even cases of rape, incest or endangering the life of the mother because it’s against your religion is fine? Trying to prohibit women from having their birth control covered under their medical plans because birth control is against your religion is fine? Trying to eliminate the teaching of evolution from our public schools because your religion tells you that some imaginary man in the sky created the whole universe out of dust in six days is fine? Trying to pass a blatantly discriminatory constitutional amendment prohibiting certain people from getting married because your religion tells you that they are somehow less “sanctified” than Kim Kardashian or Newt Gingrich is fine?

You, sir, are everything that is dreadfully wrong with the Republican party today. You will proclaim and wholeheartedly believe absolutely anything to try to discredit Obama regardless of whether or not said statement or belief has any basis in reality whatsoever.

Posted by 4ngry4merican | Report as abusive
 

The only thing our current President deserves is a loss in a landslide election to the GOP.
Romney will be elected President,due to the fact Obama has displayed ZERO leadership, either in times of crisis or during times of desperate need by congress. He says congress wont work with him, yet he fails to even negotiate bc when he does he gives everything away at the drop of a hat.
Our current president has not submitted a budget for 3 years and only does so this year in order to use as a political tool. Our current president puts on hold massive job opportunities in the oil sector due to his partisan crowds yet claims it is republican policies that are slowing down job creation.
Our current president attacks corporations, and their heads as ‘whats wrong with this country’ then is mystified why they will not create jobs during his presidency.
Our current president tends to blame previous administrations,current administrations, and future administrations for his failings. Our previous president stated ‘the buck stops here and accepted responsibility’ like a true leader.
Our current president takes credit for the tarp bailout for both banks and the auto sector…when in fact the bush presidency put both those moves into place.
i could go on for hours…but you get the idea.

Posted by JayWilcos | Report as abusive
 

@JayWilcos
Obama has displayed a rare intelligence that some fox news anchors call arrogance.
The GOP has had 8 yrs and this is where it all led to….
The democrats are not perfect but they don’t love America less than the republicans.

Posted by bob40 | Report as abusive
 

JayWilcos – You are completely delusional. He fails to negotiate, but he does negotiate and give everything away? The president is responsible for submitting budgets? There are massive job opportunities in the oil sector? Obama takes credit for the TARP bailout? Bush stated “the buck stops here” and ever took responsibility for anything?

If you have any evidence to back up any of this nonsense, please feel free to provide it. Which you don’t. Because none of it is true. Please do yourself a favor, put down the Kool-Aid and turn off your Fox News. You’ll feel much better, I promise.

Posted by 4ngry4merican | Report as abusive
 

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