On 60 Minutes Sunday, Barack Obama told Steve Kroft fixing America’s economy was going to take more than one term, more than his second term if he is re-elected — in fact, it is “probably going to take more than one president.”
In essence, the president of hope and change told the American people their country is wrecked until at least 2017.
Giving his latest excuse about why the economy has not improved yet, Obama said:
Reversing structural problems in our economy that have been building up for two decades, that was going to take time. It was going to take more than a year. It was going to take more than two years. It was going to take more than one term. Probably takes more than one president. (Emphasis added.)
Kroft led into the question by asking, “Did you overpromise?” Obama replied, “I didn’t overpromise.”
Really? This is the same man who said on the campaign trail:
[I]f we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment—this was the time—when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals.
That sounds pretty sober and mundane.
Obama’s only virtue is that he has told the truth. If he is re-elected, his policies will continue to depress the economy and ground our citizens into penury. The U.S. credit downgrade could last until 2029, and the nation grows ever-closer to becoming Greece. It will not merely take more than one president to undo the Democrat’s damage — it will take a different president.
It will take more than one president? Why not show Obama you agree and give that second president a chance to fix things come November?
It would be a shame to ignore him the one time he says something right.