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Obama: 'Absolutely' No Regrets For Ignoring Economy for First Two Years
#1
Why didnt he want this released?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/...-Two-Years

The Obama campaign has finally released the transcript of his endorsement interview with the Des Moines Register--and it is clear why they were reluctant to do so: the President says he has "absolutely" no regrets about ignoring the economy during the first two years of his term, when Democrats controlled Congress.

Here is the key part of the exchange:

Q: Yes, that begs a question from us, Mr. President. Some say you had a super majority in your first two years and had this incredible opportunity, but because of what you were talking about, as you were running, you had to go to get Obamacare done. Do you have any regrets taking on some of the economic issues, some of the issues that we're talking about for your second term, that when you had the chance, so to speak, during your first -- do you have any regrets that you didn’t do that at that time?

THE PRESIDENT: Absolutely not, Laura. Remember the context. First of all, Mitch McConnell has imposed an ironclad filibuster from the first day I was in office. And that's not speculation. I mean, this is -- it’s amply recorded. He gave a speech saying, my task is to defeat the President.

So we were able to pass emergency action with the stimulus, but we had to get two votes from Republicans...

Obama's response is misleading. Republicans made no such filibuster threat at the outset of his first term. He refers to remarks made by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in late 2010, not in late 2008 or early 2009. Republicans in fact attempted to work together with the then-popular Obama before being rebuffed ("I won").
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#2
This is new? We know that he has absolutely no brains when it comes to economics so of course he ignored it for the first four years. I'm just praying that it ends there.
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#3
It's the Republican's fault... Undecided

Ha, ha, ha. . . what a sorry ass cry baby.

He has totally failed in most of what he promised he would do. He blames everyone else, and promises that this time, he'll succeed while doing nothing different because he did nothing wrong to begin with.

This clown is seriously delusional.
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#4
yeah, I'm not sure why this would be a surprise to anyone. I'm actually glad he ignored the economy because I'd be terrified if he and congress controlled it as much as I'm sure they'd like to.
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#5
I'm confused, can someone enlighten me? If Romney wins the election will he be inheriting a mess from Obama, or Bush?
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Pocketprotector;29811 Wrote:Why didnt he want this released?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/...-Two-Years

The Obama campaign has finally released the transcript of his endorsement interview with the Des Moines Register--and it is clear why they were reluctant to do so: the President says he has "absolutely" no regrets about ignoring the economy during the first two years of his term, when Democrats controlled Congress.

Here is the key part of the exchange:

Q: Yes, that begs a question from us, Mr. President. Some say you had a super majority in your first two years and had this incredible opportunity, but because of what you were talking about, as you were running, you had to go to get Obamacare done. Do you have any regrets taking on some of the economic issues, some of the issues that we're talking about for your second term, that when you had the chance, so to speak, during your first -- do you have any regrets that you didn’t do that at that time?

THE PRESIDENT: Absolutely not, Laura. Remember the context. First of all, Mitch McConnell has imposed an ironclad filibuster from the first day I was in office. And that's not speculation. I mean, this is -- it’s amply recorded. He gave a speech saying, my task is to defeat the President.

So we were able to pass emergency action with the stimulus, but we had to get two votes from Republicans...

Obama's response is misleading. Republicans made no such filibuster threat at the outset of his first term. He refers to remarks made by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in late 2010, not in late 2008 or early 2009. Republicans in fact attempted to work together with the then-popular Obama before being rebuffed ("I won").


according to this website,

http://rightvoices.com/2008/04/15/the-de...5-2008-65/

there were 137 filibusters in 2 months Huh
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#7
Well, his ignoring it was awesome for my 401K. I hope he ignores it the next 4 years.

Justin
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JustinHEMI;29935 Wrote:Well, his ignoring it was awesome for my 401K. I hope he ignores it the next 4 years.

Justin

I'm not sure that 23.5 million under/unemployed or the 47 million on foodstamps are quite as pleased as you.

BTW, you realize that most of the increase in equities is the cheap dollar right?
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JustinHEMI;29935 Wrote:Well, his ignoring it was awesome for my 401K. I hope he ignores it the next 4 years.

Justin

And not so awesome for me and my wife - who only recently found work after being laid off near the start of the year. As a result of the crappy economy, and despite our best efforts to the contrary, Broke.
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rmagill;30054 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;29935 Wrote:Well, his ignoring it was awesome for my 401K. I hope he ignores it the next 4 years.

Justin

And not so awesome for me and my wife - who only recently found work after being laid off near the start of the year. As a result of the crappy economy, and despite our best efforts to the contrary, Broke.

Know that feeling, was laid off for 10 months after being with the company for 19 years and 50 weeks, TO THE DAY. My 401k tanked. If it weren't for the fact that my wife and I poured every additional cent we had into our mortgage in the first 10 years we were in the house we could have lost it. Angry
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