Flip-Flopper: Obama Says on ’60 Minutes’ … “I Always Believed” Fixing the Economy Was “Going to Take Longer Than One Term” … What Happened to One Term Proposition? (VIDEO)
During last nights CBS ’60 Minutes’ interview with Steve Kroft, President Barack Obama was reminded of the terrible situation with the economy and asked about his job approval numbers with said economy. However, once again Obama blamed George W. Bush and Republicans, not his policies and agenda over the past three years. Then came the ultimate, convenient flip-flop, Barack Obama said, “I always believed” fixing the economy was going to take “longer than one term.”
Steve Kroft: We have a new CBS poll, which is out this weekend. And I’ll give you the news that’s good for you first. People like you. They respect you. They think that you’re working hard. And they realize that you faced an enormous amount of trouble and problems, many of them inherited. And you’re approval rating is four times higher than the Congress.
President Barack Obama: That’s a low bar, I gather.
Kroft: But they’re not happy with the way you’re doing your job. You’ve got 75 percent of the people in the country think it’s headed in the wrong direction. Seventy-five percent. And 54 percent don’t think that you deserve to be re-elected. I mean, those are not good numbers with 11 months to go before the election.
The full transcript can be read HERE.
So Obama always thought that the it would take longer than one term, eh? As we are reminded by the Gateway Pundit in the VIDEO below, that is hardly what The One said on the Today Show in 2009. Then Obama said,
“my Presidency will be ‘a one term proposition’ if the economy does not turn around in three years.” So what ever happened to that follow up question? How about it Barack, your days of blaming others are over, take some responsibility for one. You wanted to be President … own it!
“Look, I’m at the start of my administration. One nice thing about the situation I find myself in is that I will be held accountable. You know, I’ve got four years. 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. If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”
In 2012 President Obama, you will be judged on the economy! People are tired of your blame game, how many times are you going to remind us of the difficult situation you took over? If your not up to it Mr. President, go!