Hi, everybody. Four years after the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes, we’re seeing signs that, as a nation, we’re moving forward again. After losing about 800,000 jobs a month when I took office, our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years. And on Friday, we learned that the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since I took office.
This is parody ? .........right? Republicans in Congress are standing in the way of "tax cuts", insisting on cuts for the rich 2% (not 1% any more?)BEFORE the 98% of the middle class (which also doesn't add up)
What happened to the ones who don't pay anything? Who believes this tripe ? .....(Rhetorical)
Obama and his 5 million jobs is best explained by this simple, but very understandable analogy...
You hear a guy at a cocktail party bragging about having gained 50% in his investment portfolio in the last 6 months. What he says is true. He just leaves out the part about how, before turning 100K into 150K, he first turned 200K into 100.
Barry is picking the low point that HIS administration is responsible for as his starting point.
The fact remains, his ACTUAL job gains have not even come close to keeping up with population growth and, as Romney states, if the labor force was the same size today as when Obama's administration began, unemployment would be over 11% today.
BTW, Romney missed the chance to call Obama on this in the first debate. That was the one mistake I think he made. Obama opened the door but there was no rebuttal.
I suspect Ryan will take care of that one small oversight.
Barack Obama is not the first president to duck a direct rhetorical comparison with Abraham Lincoln on the anniversary of the 16th president´s Gettysburg Address, arguably America´s greatest speech. But Obama is the most surprising. Rather than travel a mere 65 miles to attend the 150th anniversary celebration of the revered speech by the president who ended slavery, the nation´s first African American president hunkered in his White House fortress.
Fallon: Cornell scientists create a robot that can hold a knife. Or as robots will tell their grandkids, "That is when the revolution began." Conan: Climate change talks in Poland focus on China, world’s biggest polluter. May get awkward tomorrow, when China buys Poland. Leno: A new world record today in the 100 meters. Set by Congressional Democrats running away from ObamaCare.
If by "working" she means entertaining millions of Americans with late-night jokes that turn President Obama´s promises into guaranteed laugh lines and threaten the political viability of his stuttering second term. "President Obama met with American Indian tribal leaders this week. He promised them, ´If you like your medicine man, you can keep your medicine man.´" -- Jay Leno. “The marketplace is working, people are enrolling," claims Sebelius, who´s from Kansas. If by “enrolling,” Sebelius means a total of 777 people in each of the 35 state exchanges being run by the feds during enrollment’s first 33 days.
Hi, I´m Senator Ron Johnson from the great State of Wisconsin. President Obama said he wants to fundamentally transform America. So far, his attempt to transform our health care system has not been pretty — with ObamaCare, he did far more than just fumble the ball. Contrary to his repeated promise, that ‘if you like your health care plan, you can keep it,’ millions of Americans are not only losing their insurance coverage, they are losing access to the doctors and treatments that have kept them alive.
Hi, everybody. On Thursday, I visited a steel plant in Cleveland, Ohio to talk about what we’re doing to rebuild our economy on a new foundation for stronger, more durable economic growth. One area where we’ve made great progress is American energy. After years of talk about reducing our dependence on foreign oil, we are actually poised to control our own energy future.
President Obama uttered a surprisingly revealing 23-word sentence Thursday that reveals so much about his thinking and why his second-term is shaping up as worse than Jimmy Carter´s last. But, first, let´s get this straight right off the bat: President Obama is not a dummy. He acts like a dummy, an arrogant one at that. The chief executive of the United States tries to convince the world he´s a dummy, bizarrely claiming he didn´t know so many stupid, illegal, corrupt, partisan, lying things were going on in his administration lo these past 1,760 divisive days.
Great news! No agreement yet in the nuclear weapons talks with Iran. Squeezed by the weight of international sanctions, the rogue regime recently agreed to talk about not pursuing a nuclear weapons program. Since no one believes Iran is not pursuing weapons development, the sticking point then becomes verification, basically allowing international inspectors to tour Iranian facilities. In the double negative double-speak of diplomacy, if you´re not developing weapons what´s not to see? But Iran will let inspectors into only some places, not others.
Conan: Scientists say if all the world’s ice melted, Florida would be underwater. Of course, there could also be some negative consequences. Leno: The Obama White House website still says if you like your health plan, you can keep it. That´s false, of course. The president says they´re trying to correct it, but his website people can´t seem to log-on. Conan: President Obama met the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Obama was excited to tell the hockey players that ObamaCare includes dental.
In recent weeks, I’ve heard heartbreaking stories from many Hoosiers about the impact the new health care law is having on them and their families. Today I’d like to share with you some of their experiences. Mike from Bloomington wrote in to say that the plan he has now — which he likes — is being canceled at the end of the year. This, of course, is exactly what the president and other champions of the law promised would not happen. Mike’s new plan will cost him $900 more a month. Scott from Salem shared his story about how, shortly
Hello everyone. Veterans’ Day Weekend is a chance for all of us to say two simple words: “Thank you.” Thank you to that greatest generation who fought island by island across the Pacific, and freed millions from fascism in Europe. Thank you to the heroes who risked everything through the bitter cold of Korea and the stifling heat of Vietnam. And thank you to all the heroes who have served since, most recently our 9/11 Generation of veterans.
Oh, puh-leeze. President Obama carefully apologized for something Thursday. But not for lying. Attempting to staunch the growing furor over his countless misrepresentations about Americans keeping their existing health plan under ObamaCare, the Democrat granted an exclusive interview to NBC News. [Snip] First, what Obama didn´t do. He didn´t apologize for misleading the entire country for three-plus years by saying without qualification dozens of times that if Americans like their existing health insurance plan, they can keep it. "Period."
Let´s clear up some foggy prevarications polluting President Obama´s ongoing snow job for ObamaCare: If you tell a spouse you´re going to Sam´s Club when you really mean Costco, that´s called misspeaking. However, if you´re president of the United States peddling a legislative tumor called ObamaCare, one that you know will drastically change almost one-fifth of the nation´s economy, you can’t promise: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period.”
In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated. And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it. Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy. And a knowledgeable
President Barack Obama told the Wall Street CEO Council Tuesday that his administration has "reined in spending" and "cut our deficits by more than half." "After years of trillion-dollar deficits we reined in spending, wound down two wars and began to change a tax code that I believe was too skewed towards the wealthiest among us at the expense of the middle class," said Obama. "And since I took office, we have now cut our deficits by more than half. Add it all and businesses like yours have created 7.8 million new jobs over the past 44 months, we´ve gone farther
Barack Obama is the coolest president we’ve had since John F. Kennedy, at least according to conventional standards for such things. Obama has always been a brand as much as a politician, one that has been perceived as sleek, smart, and up to date. Then along came HealthCare.gov. Its failure to launch is a signal event in the long political battle over Obamacare and perhaps an inflection point in the president’s image. It’s hard to maintain a sense of truly being on the cutting edge of change when you can’t build a website. Obama’s cool was, in part, an artifact of world-class
Negligence? Absolutely. Incompetence? The case can be made. But scandalous? To suggest that the White House has willfully engaged in the intentional misleading of the public and an outrageous dereliction of its responsibilities to enforce the laws passed by Congress has been a bridge too far. Until recently. New revelations are now forcing even the most reluctant of President Barack Obama’s critics to concede that the Affordable Care Act’s implementation has evolved into a scandal. “I was not informed directly that the website would not be working, as the way it was supposed to,” Obama told reporters on November 14.
In an interview on BET last night with Bow Wow and Keshia Chante, First Lady Michelle Obama talked up her husband, President Barack Obama. "I always say my husband has got swag," said Mrs. Obama. "He’s got a little swag." The audience applauded. Mrs. Obama also said that the president of the United States "sings all the time." She continued, "Oh, yes, he’s in the bathroom all the time just singing." She also praised her husband. "[H]e has got a good voice." Here´s a transcript of that exchange:
A downbeat President Barack Obama repeatedly asked his worried supporters Monday night to help resurrect his spirits, following weeks of political disasters and personal humiliations caused by the cascading collapse of Obamacare. The distracted president railed against opponents and at one point appeared to forget the number of people in the Obamacare system during the rambling quarter-hour address. “My main message is I’m going to need your help, your energy, your faith, your ability to reach out to neighbors, kids and friends [and] co-workers,” he told listeners to the Internet broadcast arranged by his grass-roots group, Organizing for Action. But his worried
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says she won’t wear shorts on Air Force One again because the one time she did, it created “a huge stink.”(snip)Mrs. Obama was asked about her biggest fashion regret. She said she’s always happy with her outfits but that, quote, “sometimes I forget I’m the first lady and I’m running around in shorts.” She recalled her family’s first White House vacation, to the Grand Canyon in August 2009. Mrs. Obama said her wearing shorts getting off the plane “created a huge stink because people were like, ‘she’s wearing shorts getting off of Air Force One.’” She said her thought
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama conceded that he will have to "remarket" and "rebrand" Obamacare as public confidence in him and the healthcare law he championed has plummeted. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal CEO Summit, Obama addressed the failures of the Obamacare rollout and said while he was confident that the healthcare model his administration built, which he claimed worked off of the "existing private insurance system," would succeed, the law would have to be rebranded. “We are going to have to obviously remarket and rebrand,” Obama said. “And that will be challenging in this political environment.” When he
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says everyone should stop talking so much about the 2016 presidential race, because doing so hurts President Obama, who´s only a year into his second term. "In this sense, I feel badly for President Obama. He just won a year ago, and everybody´s like, ´So, who´s next?´" Christie said Monday night at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. "There is work to be done in this country. And as we shove him out the door, we minimize his ability to be an effective executive. And we shouldn´t do that." Even as he urged people to focus
President Obama irked some conservatives with his recitation of the Gettysburg Address, which he read aloud as part of a project celebrating the 150th anniversary of famous Lincoln speech. For the project, spearheaded by documentarian Ken Burns, a number of politicians and other high-profile people recorded themselves reading the Gettysburg Address. However, Mr. Obama´s recording seems to be the only one that leaves the phrase "under God" out of a certain line. Some conservatives took offense to the president´s reading. "Lincoln added ´Under God´ as he was looking out over battlefield. why would obama remove?" Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Twitter. Gettysburg
When I first saw a headline about what Martin Bashir said, I figured it must be exaggerated. No responsible cable news host would call for defecating on a public figure. That’s just beyond the pale, right? But that’s exactly what Bashir did on his MSNBC show, while spewing venom at Sarah Palin. He made an abject apology yesterday, and we’ll get to that in a moment. I’ve long been amazed by Bashir’s brand of name-calling. He despises Republicans, we get it. But the highly personal nature of his assaults, while delivered in an erudite British accent, stands out even by
The White House has admitted that it was wrong to promise that people would be able to their health care plans under Obamacare. "With respect to the pledge I made that if you like your plan you can keep it, I think -- you know, and I’ve said in interviews -- that there is no doubt that the way I put that forward unequivocally ended up not being accurate. It was not because of my intention not to deliver on that commitment and that promise. We put a grandfather clause into the law but it was insufficient," President Obama said