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Obama 2009: Re-Election Hangs On Stimulus

Given that the ‘stimulus’ has failed so miserably to create jobs that even Mr. Obama is now laughing about it, we thought it might be a good time to dust off this article that we originally posted back in February 2009, from a ‘Today’ show interview and the Politico:

Obama: Re-election rests on stimulus

By ANDY BARR | 2/2/09

President Barack Obama acknowledged Monday that the fate of his re-election four years from now likely rests on the success of the proposed $825 billion stimulus package.

“A year from now, I think people are going to see that we’re starting to make some progress. But there’s still going to be some pain out there,” Obama predicted during an interview on NBC’s “Today Show.”

“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”

In acknowledging that his political fortune hinges on the state of the economy, Obama urged the country to be patient in waiting for the stimulus to take effect.

“I do have confidence that we’re going to be able to get it right. But it’s not going to be overnight,” he said. “There are no silver bullets to this. The fact of the matter is that we are suffering from a massive hangover from a binge of risk-taking.”

Obama also said he is not worried about the long term political impact of the partisan House vote on the stimulus last week, saying that building relationships across the aisle will take time.

“Listen, it’s only been ten days,” the president said. “People have to recognize that it’s going to take some time for trust to be built, not only between Democrats and Republicans, but between Congress and the White House; between the House and the Senate. We’ve had a dysfunctional political system for a while now.”

Yes, just think back on how much Mr. Obama has done to put an end to partisan rancor since February 2009.

Still, if things keep up like this, his wife and family might have their wishes granted, and he might just be a one term President, after all.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Obama 2009: Re-Election Hangs On Stimulus”

  1. River0 says:

    Give ‘progressives’ enough rope and they’ll hang themselves. Now he jokes about how the ‘stimulus’ wasn’t stimulating enough.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Shovel Ready Jobs that weren’t Shovel ready……..Where is the GD money?
    If no jobs were created yet the $$ went out for the non jobs…….where is the moola?
    This is the PRIME example for why the government should not run or attempt to run
    anything that has to do with money, healthcare, finance, food, air…….they naturally “F” it up!!
    Barry the Burglar has done nothing to merit (here’s a word he knows nothing about)
    a second term. C’mon Nov. 2012!!

    • Right of the People says:

      Where is the moola? In his re-election warchest and a bunch of off-shore accounts just in case he isn’t re-elected. I mean, he needs a retirement fund, doesn’t he?

  3. Papa Louie says:

    Obama’s re-election rests on the success of the stimulus package?
    May it rest in peace…

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