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Obama Grades Himself ‘A Good Solid B+’

From Oprah Winfrey, via our friend Jake Tapper at ABC News:

President Obama Grades Self: "A Good, Solid B-plus"

By Jake Tapper

December 14, 2009

On her Christmas in Washington special on ABC last night, Oprah Winfrey asked President Obama to grade himself.

"Good, solid B-plus," the president said.

Explaining, he said, "we have inherited the biggest set of challenges of any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

"We stabilized the economy, and prevented possibilities of a Great Depression or a significant financial meltdown. The economy is growing again.

"We are on our way out of Iraq. I think we’ve got the best possible plan for Afghanistan.

"We have reset our image around the world.

"We have achieved an international consensus around the need for Iran and North Korea to disable their nuclear weapons.

"And I think that we’re going to pass the most significant piece of social legislation since Social Security,and that’s health insurance for every American," he concluded.

Pressed by Oprah as to why only a B-plus, the president said, "B-plus because of the things that are undone. Health care is not yet signed. If I get health care passed we tip into A-minus."

Of course he couldn’t give himself an ‘A plus’ because of his amazing humility.

But here we were thinking that it’s the American citizens who should be making this call.

(Thanks to BillK for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 14th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

24 Responses to “Obama Grades Himself ‘A Good Solid B+’”

  1. BillK says:

    He must be using liberal teachers’ own grading methodologies.

    From a delighted Associated Press:

    Obama Gives Himself a B-Plus Grade

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in an interview that aired Sunday, gave himself “a good solid B-plus” grade for his first year in office…

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/13/obama-gives-b-plus-grade

    So, to recap, Obama takes over banks and the auto industry, and orders troops to flee war zones, and it’s all good.

    A B+ for him, a F for the future of the United States.

    Not like Barry gives a damn about that

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Well, giving himself an “A” would just be too obvious. And….egotistical. But in his secret little book he’s writing for the future, it says “A”.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Mr. Sensitive gives himself a B+ now.
      He will give himself an “A” when all come before him on bended knee.

      He still has some work to do!

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    I give him a “D” for devious.
    I give him a “C” for cowardice.
    I give him a “B” for back stabbing.
    And I give him an “A” for anal retentive.

    I’ll leave it to ya’ll to give him a “F”.

  3. proreason says:

    He gets a trophy for showing up.

    After all, it’s the effort that counts for affirmative action recepients.

    The “+” is for being clean.

  4. Tater Salad says:

    The self proclaimed B+ is appropriate if you are into this Marxist, socialist thing that he is cramming down everyones throats. For me and my friends and family, we enjoy the capitalist, Free Market system. The people He has surrounded himself with are to say the least…..criminal and immoral. Says alot about this President. I agree with “Liberals Demise” above on the real grading and would use an actual branding iron on his forehead that said……………FAILED.

    Kid Mao has got to be kidding us on this one!

    http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=16717

  5. JohnMG says:

    …….”Explaining, he said, “we have inherited the biggest set of challenges of any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    “We stabilized the economy, and prevented possibilities of a Great Depression or a significant financial meltdown. The economy is growing again.

    “We are on our way out of Iraq. I think we’ve got the best possible plan for Afghanistan.

    “We have reset our image around the world.

    “We have achieved an international consensus around the need for Iran and North Korea to disable their nuclear weapons.

    “And I think that we’re going to pass the most significant piece of social legislation since Social Security,and that’s health insurance for every American,” he concluded.

    The challenges he inherited from who? The jerks who helped put him in office. Soros comes to mind.

    Excuse me!!?? He stabilized the economy??!! It’s recovering??!! Only in his wet-dream mind.

    Oh, yes….the best possible plan for Afghanistan. Once again, in HIS mind….not in anyone else’s who claims a lick of sense.

    No doubt about resetting the American image worldwide. Thanks to Dumbo we’re not only regarded a “laughingstock”, but a weak, vacilating, one as well.

    Once again, thanks to his “resetting” our image, NO-KO and Iran don’t even bother hiding their mirth. Can’t you just feel them trembling?

    Yep. Healthcare reform. It’ll be significant alright. What FDR began (the destruction of our capitalistic system and replacement of same with Marxism/Socialism), Obama will conclude…….the end of the US of A.

    Thanks a lot, Peckerhead!! A+ sounds about right to me!! (A$$h@le-Plus)

  6. AmericanIPA says:

    “we have inherited the biggest set of challenges of any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    You inherited a mild recession, which was originally caused by socialists like you sticking your nose into a free market economy that would have recovered on it’s own. Almost every president inherits something to overcome, but you never shut up about them. The “challenges” were made greater by the astronomical expansion of the national debt by your borrowing Chinese money to bribe voters into keeping you and your ilk in power.

    “We stabilized the economy, and prevented possibilities of a Great Depression or a significant financial meltdown. The economy is growing again.

    The economy is not growing. That is impossible when 30% of the population is unemployed or supremely underemployed. All you’ve done is add Chinese money to float around like it’s productive, but what happens when we have to start paying the bills? Funny that you mention Roosevelt, since he’s so similar to you in that he made a problem much worse so he could be seen as fixing it. Being masterful at manipulation and collusion doesn’t make you a problem solver. So once again, the economy isn’t growing, the bloated, useless, bureaucratic federal government is growing.

    “We are on our way out of Iraq. I think we’ve got the best possible plan for Afghanistan.

    Your plan for Afghanistan is to tell the enemy when you’re leaving and sending a fraction of the troops that the commanders asked for. That’s like the kid manning the french fry cooker calling and telling the CEO of Burger King how things are going to be in the restaurant business. Out of work lawyers in Washington know nothing about the economy or any of the other things they’re tasked with watching over. They know even less about war.

    Saying we’re on our way out of Iraq like that’s a good thing is to give credit to the previous administration, because you haven’t changed anything about the course they set for that war.

    “We have reset our image around the world.

    To whom? Iran and North Korea are as defiant about nuclear armament now as they ever were. You’ve done nothing except flap your gums about “talks” and “mutual respect” and other such garbage. As the leaders of such rogue nations have ably demonstrated for far too long, words and deeds are two divergent things. And you illustrate it beautifully as well.

    We would also like to thank you for siding with dictators like Castro, Chavez, Morales, and their kind and showing them that their oppression of their people is something you would like to emulate.

    Yes, you have really reset our image around the world…back to the Carter administration.

    “We have achieved an international consensus around the need for Iran and North Korea to disable their nuclear weapons.

    We already had that consensus for oh, about the last 16 years or so at least. But what will you do differently to disable their weapons programs, show them your myriad of peace prizes? I’m sure they will be as impressed as the rest of us are.

    “And I think that we’re going to pass the most significant piece of social legislation since Social Security,and that’s health insurance for every American,” he concluded.

    You may very well pass it, and it would certainly be significant, but for a president and a party that prides itself of it’s supposed ear toward the little man, how is it that the overwhelming majority of citizens who do not want this socialized medicine thrust upon them seem to be being ignored?

    I’ll give him an A+ for his job of continuing to dupe the American public into unwittingly following down the road to socialism. He’s done an excellent job of trashing the nation we love for all the reasons he hates. But as a president, he gets an easy F. Clearly the worst this great nation has ever seen, and it’s seen some losers. But being destructive and a loser are two different things.

    • Petronius says:

      American IPA hits the spot. (But a pint of Tetley’s bitter does it better.)

      Especially this bit: “He’s done an excellent job of trashing the nation we love for all the reasons he hates [it]. * * * But being destructive and a loser are two different things.”

      Spot on, American IPA. I’d have to give Nerobama the Lenin Prize for having done more damage to American capitalism in one year than the Soviet communists did in fifty.

      And no doubt there is much worse yet to come. So drink up those IPAs. Cheers.

      O Beer! O Hodgson, Guinness, Allsopp, Bass!
      Names that should be on every infant’s tongue!
      Shall days and months and years and centuries pass,
      And still your merits be unrecked, unsung?
      Oh! I have gazed into my foaming glass,
      And wished that lyre could yet again be strung
      Which once rang prophet-like through Greece, and taught her
      Misguided sons that ‘the best drink was water’.
      ––Charles Stuart Calverly

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “When I drinks whiskey, I drinks whiskey and when I drinks water, I drinks water.”
      Micheal Og Finn
      “The Quiet Man”

  7. catie says:

    I give him an “F” & if there was anything lower than an F, I’d give him that. He reminds me of an old boyfriend I had who used to sing in the key of me all the time too, “back when I was playing football at the Naval Academy, back when I was bombing Baghdad during the Gulf War” (this was 1994 when I dated him). Ted was just annoying but he wasn’t dangerous. This fool is an absolute disaster who is probably the most dangerous man on the planet, he just doesn’t realize it.

    • Mae says:

      The grade lower is “Incomplete.” Not caring enough to wish victory to the men and women who serve at his pleasure shows how incomplete this President’s mindset really is.

      And, wow, Catie, poor ole Ted must have had something going for him since you’re still talking about him 15 years later. LOL!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “AV8RS” in the key of “ME”.
      Yup…..sounds like a squid alright!

  8. David says:

    The President has about the simplest job description in this country! So lets look at it and see:
    Article II, Section 2 of the US Constitution

    The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states,…

    As mentioned above he dithered for 3 months to basically implement the established Bush policy with the one caveat of declaring withdrawal (i.e. defeat) in 18 months and cutting the requested troop level by 10K. He announces this with a rousing speech to our troops where he didn’t mention once the word Victory. No passing grade there (in fact an expulsion for using another’s work and citing it as his own). Moving on…

    He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties,… he shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States,…

    How many czars are there now with zero review through the senate (not that it would matter much). Lets review, we had a truther-communist “green jobs” czar, a child sex abuse covering, graphic homosexual agenda pushing “safe-schools” czar. Numerous tax cheats, an unqualified, nearly incompetent supreme court judge… pretty sure I am missing a few. And as for treaties, can’t wait to see what comes out of Copenhagen.

    That is all he HAS to do to be a good president and he can’t fulfill these two simple paragraphs, instead he thinks his job has something to do with health insurance and prostrating before dignitaries.
    It is starting to make sense why he refused to release his Harvard grades or course work.

  9. canary says:

    What deception by Oprah. I figured it would be nauseating Michelle showing off her dress, eating cookies & hot chocolate. I see now it was a political move for Obama’s depressing agenda, w/ah.duh.uhs even though pretaped & edited.

    Was anything “Christmas themed?” about it?
    Jesus Christ’s birthday? Nativity scene? Christmas carol?

    • canary says:

      ” we’re going to pass the most significant piece of social legislation since Social Security,”

      But, Obama said there would not be any money for Social Security if we did don’t pass environmental regulations within 2 years.

  10. VMAN says:

    Look in the dictionary under “narcissism” and see a picture of Obama. This guy has NO class. A real leader would have said “I’ll leave that grade up to the people and to history” but this idiot knows what that grade would be.

    • JohnMG says:

      Ya gotta wonder at this guy. He’s so stuck on himself that he feels bad he can’t give himself the grade he would like…….and that saddens him.

      Come to think of it, it saddens me too. I can’t give him the grade I’d like to, either. But then, nobody’s asked me yet.

  11. joeblough says:

    Not even his fans think he’s varsity material.

    But surely he earned that B+ the same way he earned his Nobel.

    I mean consider his amazing accomplishment … he’s been carrying on like a cross between a moron and a foreign agent to nearly a year, and he hasn’t gotten himself impeached yet.

    It’s almost impressive, in an embarrassing pathetic kind of way.

  12. Confucius says:

    He’s grading himself on a curve.

    (His kind are used to it.)

  13. philipspace says:

    It’s official.

    Barack Obama, the B-grade president.

  14. Lisa22 says:

    From me:

    Foreign relations – F –
    Domestic policy – F –
    Personality – F –
    Oratory – B –

    Results – F+

    How’s that?


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