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Obama: If I Don’t Have This Done In 3 Years

Today marks the third year anniversary of the interview Barack Obama gave with Matt Lauer on the Today Show, which we noted at the time, via 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.”

So it looks like Obama is 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…

We’re still waiting.

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, he and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats have made relations so much better now.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Obama: If I Don’t Have This Done In 3 Years”

  1. proreason

    Funny thing, I assumed from the headline that the article would say “If I don’t have this done in 3 Years than I will pass the baton to McMitt Romney”.

    But not to worry, McMitt has assured us that Romneycare is vastly different than Obamacare.

    Gee, what are that McMitt chances that he will sign a bill that attempts to repeal it?

    His advisors scoff at that, of course. Why would the Ruling Class give up trillions of dollars in new spending? That would be the first time in history anything like that happened….other then when Newt was Speaker, of course.

  2. Mithrandir

    “I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president…”

    Well, you’re not the former, and hopefully not the latter either.

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

    That’s two strikes, and if the Supreme Court throws out Obamacare, that is surly the 3rd.

  3. tranquil.night

    I think what’s going to end up defining the Obama legacy more than any of its chaotic chapters is the overall Orwellian nature of the man, his administration, and his coalition, from start to finish, across all issues, through and through

    As that “red meat with meatballs to drink” Congressman Allen West said recently: “Bring it on baby” (dropping Pro’s catchphrase btw): http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/all.....f-the-usa/

    Of course his delicious “get the hell out of America” line lit a fuse under the pc panty-waists, but that’s just a bonus (West for VP!!)

    Here’s a musicbreak, dedicated to all Liberals, but especially the pundits who were offended by Col. West’s statement, which he delivered not in the passion but with deliberately chilling softness.

    Shh.. be quiet, you might piss somebody off -

    Like me m**********, you’ve been at it for too long!
    While you feed off others insecurities,
    You stand in front of me and bite the hand that feeds.

    So how does it feel to know that someones kid in the heart of America
    Has blood on their hands, fighting to defend your rights,
    So you can maintain the lifestyle that insults his family’s existence.
    Well, where I’m from we have a special salute we aim high in the air
    Towards all those pompous assholes who spend their days pointing fingers!

    Shh.. be quiet, you might piss somebody off;

    Like the heartbeat of this country when antagonized too long.
    I’ll be damned if you count me in as part of your generous hypocrisy;
    Collecting enemies.

    (Tabloid gossip queen, worthless man)
    There’s no need for us to bury you.
    (Selfish agenda, once again)
    Right this way, you’ve dug your own grave.,

    All the way from the east to the west
    We’ve got this high society looking down on this very foundation.
    Constantly reminding us that our actions are the cause of all their problems
    Pointing the fingers in every direction,
    Blaming their own nation for who wins elections.
    They’ve never contributed a f****** thing to the country they love to criticize.

    Excuse the obscene, ignore the untrue;
    Depictions we see, try and get through.
    Admitting mistakes can’t hurt.
    I’m not the last, but I sure ain’t the first.

    (Self-righteousness is wearing thin)
    Lies inside your head, your best friend.
    (Heart bleeds but not for fellow man)
    Broken glass, your fake reflection.

    Telling them it’s all for something real,
    Don’t respect these words you speaking;
    You’ve gone too far, you’re a clone.

    - Avenged Sevenfold, “Critical Acclaim,” 2007

    Yes, the writer confirms this was directed at Liberals and the anti-war movement.

    I’ve heard it described that (Post)-Modern music today is the sounds of the West in its death cries. Indeed.

    What should be even more alarming than the expressions of despair and anger are those welcoming the decline through the celebration of depravity.




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