While calling himself an “underdog,” President Obama admitted to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that Americans are “not better off” than they were four years ago.
“The unemployment rate is way too high,” he said Monday.
Not only is the current rate the highest it has been in more than half a century, it is nearly twice that of Mexico, and chronic unemployment is worse than it was during the Great Depression.
ABC News reports:
Obama said his proposed American Jobs Act will put construction workers, teachers and veterans to work and give “more consumers more confidence.”
While Obama’s plan – along with the $1.5 trillion tax hike on wealthy earners – has been endorsed by the Chairman of the Communist Party USA, it has yet to find a co-sponsor in the Senate, and Senate Democrats do not believe they have the votes to pass it.
An Associated Press fact-checker revealed that Obama’s plan will not fix the problem of unemployment, is not bipartisan, and will add to the deficit, despite Obama’s promises.
Falling back on the same old strategy of blaming everyone else for his failure, Obama blamed Congressional Republicans.
“At every step of way, I have tried to get the Republican Party to work with me on the biggest crisis of our lifetime. And each time we’ve gotten ‘No,'” he said.
Apparently, the President has forgotten that for the first two years of his Presidency, Democrats controlled the House and the Senate, and Democrats still maintain a majority in the upper chamber.
As for working with Republicans, the President has done little more than cajole, threaten and demand he get his way.
The President is correct about one thing – he is the underdog in the 2012 election.
The Hill reported on Monday:
Fifty-five percent of those polled expect the Republican nominee to win in 2012, while 37 percent expect Obama to win a second term, according to the survey from ABC News/Washington Post.
ABC News added:
Obama called the 2012 race a “contest of values and vision” and a referendum on whether Americans believed the government should invest now in long-term improvements in education and infrastructure.
Americans do have a choice in 2012 – to continue the policies that are destroying the economy and the private sector, or embrace economic freedom and the rule of law.
As for being the underdog in the 2012 race, Obama said he’s been there before.
“I’m used to being the underdog. But at the end of the day people are going to ask — who’s got a vision?”
America has already seen Obama’s vision, and they are rejecting it.
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