Even Obama Admits He's A Failure

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    Well no.. he once again says he's not to blame. Did we expect that he would ever man up and take some responsibility?
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    Is it any wonder that ‘Washington feels as broken as it did four years ago’?
    POSTED AT 8:01 PM ON JULY 15, 2012 BY HOWARD PORTNOY

    Ask any Republican, and he will tell you that Washington is just as bitterly divided along partisan lines as it was when Barack Obama was swept into office on a giddy wave of hope and change. Or ask the president himself.

    In a taped interview that aired on CBS Sunday Morning, he told Charlie Rose:

    Washington feels as broken as it did four years ago. And you know, if you ask me what is the one thing that has frustrated me most over the last four years, it is not the hard work. It is not, you know, the enormity [sic] of the decisions. It is not the pace. It is that I haven’t been able to change the atmosphere here in Washington to reflect the decency … and common sense of ordinary people—Democrats, Republicans and independents who I think just want to see their leadership solve problems. And, you know, there is enough blame to go around for that.

    When Rose asked Obama if he was on the list of those deserving some of the shared blame, he responded: “I think there is no doubt that I underestimated the degree to which in this town politics trumps problem solving.” Short answer: No.

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    . haven’t been able to change the atmosphere here in Washington to reflect the decency … and common sense of ordinary people—Democrats, Republicans and independents who I think just want to see their leadership solve problems. And, you know, there is enough blame to go around for that

    Nailed it!
     
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    Poor naive little man...I'm sure he's lost lots of sleep over his miscalculations.
     
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    As he admitted in his latest interview, it was all supposed to be about "his" story.
     
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    He's saying he didn't know what assholes Republicans are. I could have told him that. Look at what they did to this country under Bush. Much more damage than al Qaeda. Even Republicans have to admit that. I'm glad Obama had Bin Laden put down after Republicans let him go. At least he can't make any more plans against this country. Who knows what disaster Obama saved us from?
     
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    Funny, he's surprised when he's says things like

    "So when Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) raised an objection in January of 2009 to the idea of a tax credit for people who don’t pay income taxes, the president’s haughty response—”I won. So I think on that one, I trump you”—did not in his view fan the flames of resentment or hostility. Nor was he contributing to the divisive tone he promised to end when he smirked in October of 2010 that after driving “the economy into a ditch” the Republicans could “come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”

    that it didn't improve the civility. Imagine that.
     
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    Yeah, because al Qaeda has clearly been a one man show...now you're going to try and play ignorant as well, but it's charming how you rush to the defense of your beloved.:D
     
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    Here are some of the things Barak Obama has blamed for the financial mess he can't seem to do anything about:

    The Tea Party
    Political gridlock
    ATM machines
    Republicans
    Paul Ryan
    Eric Cantor
    John Boehner
    The Tsunami in Japan
    Greece
    Italy
    Too little government spending (no really, he did say this.)
    Too few taxes
    The debt debate
    George W. Bush
    Standard and Poor's
    Wealthy people who want to keep what they earned
    Oil companies
    Ireland
    Slurpees
    Portugal
    The War in Iraq
    The War in Afghanistan
    The heat wave in the midwest
    Health care costs
    A lack of government subsidized green energy
    Math errors
    Corporate jet owners
    The Gulf oil spill
    Millionaires and billionaires
    Rich fat cats
    Wall Street
    Hedge fund managers
    Some car that can't get out of the ditch
    The debt limit
    Congress and their resistance to spending more on stimulus programs
    Vacationing in Las Vegas
    The American form of representative democracy
    People who don't eat their peas
    Everything else in the world except Timothy Geithner and himself
    Those People and Things Obama has Blamed for the Financial Mess
     
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    This country didn't see the economy hit the skids until Democrats took over Congress. Bush tried for six years and couldn't screw this country up as badly as Pelosi , Reid and the thought of an Obama presidency did in two. You must be proud.
     
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    One of the biggest complaints i have with Obama is how far he tried to go to satisfy and work with the republicans who made it absolutely clear they were playing spoiled brat politics and willing to trash the entire country to make him a one term president. If Obama has learned he will have to do everything completely opposed by republicans simply because they do not want to see him do it then I think he has actually matured and may become better.

    Obama made a huge mistake in giving republicans credit for wanting something positive, and to work together for the future. He gave republicans far more credit than any of them deserve, and they used that to hammer him. The republicans have always said this was a war, and he should have treated it as such until they were willing to concede.
     
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