Obama, February 2009: If this economy hasn’t rebounded in three years, I’m a one-termer

posted at 7:40 pm on June 15, 2011 by Allahpundit

I’m stealing this from Ace, who in turn stole it from this guy, but the theft is justified in the interest of circulating such a devastating clip. The key bit comes at 4:20. If, like me, you hadn’t seen it until today, rest assured that you’ll be seeing it again in about 8,000 different GOP attacks ads next year. It’s a killer twice over: Not only does it preempt the “Bush’s recession” narrative that The One will inevitably resort to once he gets desperate (Debbie Downer is feeding Republicans lots of ammo against that point, thankfully), but it’s lethal to the White House’s new messaging calling for patience on the economy. Remember when he used to talk about “the fierce urgency of now”? That’s the old Obama; the new Obama is more of a “it’s going to take time” kind of guy. I’ll leave you to the clip below of the man himself to explain how much time, reasonably, it should take.

Sometimes I read stuff like this and think he really misses the old Obama:

“It’s not as cool to be an Obama supporter as it was in 2008, with the posters and all of that stuff,” he acknowledged to an intimate gathering of donors in Miami this week.

It’s a line he delivered with a chuckle, a variation on a theme that he is using with his base of supporters. But it holds an important truth for the Obama campaign: Obama is now a known quantity and he will not inspire voters this election the same way he did in the previous one…

To hear First Lady Michelle Obama tell it, the president has even had to reassure her at times…

“Barack always reminds me that we’re playing a long game here. He reminds me that change is slow.”

Right, but not so slow that he’d predict a one-term presidency for himself in 2009 if he didn’t have the economy on the mend as of six months from now. As a gloss on that, I’m giving you a second clip below of a woman so exasperated by the reality of American unemployment that her best bet to put some food on the table for her kids is … to sell the handwritten letter she received from Obama. It’s a perfect complement to the 2009 clip: He started out as a mega-celebrity tasked with fixing the economy, and three years later the economy’s still so broken that cashing in on his celebrity is some people’s best financial option. At this point, his time’s probably best spent autographing stuff and mailing it out to Americans randomly so that the lucky recipients can sell it for a few hundred or thousand bucks and pay the rent. From an industrial economy to a service economy to a Wonka-ticket economy. Change indeed.

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Better hurry up, Barry – you’ve only got 232 days left to assure your re-election.

steebo77 on June 15, 2011 at 7:43 PM

this is only true if there is no election fraud.

kelley in virginia on June 15, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Someone once said all of Obama’s promises come with expiration dates. Yep.

carbon_footprint on June 15, 2011 at 7:43 PM

From your lips to God’s ears.

Knucklehead on June 15, 2011 at 7:44 PM

From your lips to God’s ears.

Knucklehead on June 15, 2011 at 7:44 PM

That’s not a very large distance for those words to travel, since, you know…

steebo77 on June 15, 2011 at 7:46 PM

And the job market would have turned around if it weren’t for those pesky ATM machines and airport kiosk that first appeared on our shores in 2009.

Bruce MacMahon on June 15, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Knucklehead on June 15, 2011 at 7:44 PM

beat me to it….

exactly what i thought when i saw the headline

cmsinaz on June 15, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Lauer REALLY wanted to move on quickly when PBHO said he might be a one term president, I think that idea made Lauer contemplate suicide right there in the studio.

It was fun listening beyond that though where Lauer reminded PBHO that he signed an executive order to close Gitmo within a year.

Hey crr6, what say you about that?

Bishop on June 15, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Knucklehead on June 15, 2011 at 7:44 PM

beat me to it…my thoughts exactly

cmsinaz on June 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

dang, why do i keep duplicating??

cmsinaz on June 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

So does anyone have links to stories about Gitmo released detainees fighting/killing our people again?

cannonball on June 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Destiny should talk to this lady…

Lance Murdock on June 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

2009!?!?!?

Hell, he’s perfectly comfortable to lie and deny what he said 15 minutes ago.

BigWyo on June 15, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Sure he will be a one termer. According to Obanamics that one term last 20 years and saves or created 8 billion jobs.

tjexcite on June 15, 2011 at 7:50 PM

did someone say 420?

Kaptain Amerika on June 15, 2011 at 7:50 PM

If, like me, you hadn’t seen it until today, rest assured that you’ll be seeing it again in about 8,000 different GOP attacks ads next year.

We should be seeing this clip – NOW EVEN -, but whether or not we do approaching the election largely depends on the GOP nominee… As we learned from John McCain, it’s not very nice to criticize President BroBama.

Jeddite on June 15, 2011 at 7:50 PM

GOP: drop this in campaign ads and run them everywhere.
Also use the footage of him joking about shovel-ready jobs and then giggles alongside Jeff Immelt.

carbon_footprint on June 15, 2011 at 7:51 PM

I’d rather be a great one-term president than a mediocre two-term president — Obama

There’s a third option, champ — Krauthammer

John the Libertarian on June 15, 2011 at 7:52 PM

“I Will Not Rest…wait…hold up…lemme knock out 20 fundraisers real quick. Oh, and Bill, those economical meetings I’m supposed to have every day, you can cancel those. Just call Goolsbee and have him write som…what? He bounced? Have Valerie call Debbie or something. Whatever.”

visions on June 15, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Goodbye Goodbye

Kini on June 15, 2011 at 7:54 PM

He’s already come out and said, in essence he doesn’t give a crap about America or our economy because his family isn’t invested in his present-duncy.

He’s saving face because he KNOWS he’s a goner, Toast, put out to pasture in his prime, one term wonder and America’s greatest mistake all rolled up into one giant ball of Marxist Failure in less than 3 years.

Key West Reader on June 15, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Three years? Well, 2 1/2 have passed, and you never got around to that “hard pivot” on jobs. You’ve been too busy stealing from the treasury to pay off your pals sticking us with the bill.

Why raise a billion dollars to lose? Do the right thing and Resign Now!

Cody1991 on June 15, 2011 at 7:57 PM

What the heck does he know about Economy? I want to see his collage transcripts. After that talk about ATMs yesterday, I have grave doubts about our President because he might not have a clue of what he is talking about.

tom0508 on June 15, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Chickens comin’ home to rooooooooooooooooost now.

SouthernGent on June 15, 2011 at 7:58 PM

OH for the days when we only had to worry about Sasha eating peanut butter 3 times a week.

ctmom on June 15, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Greasing his own skid, just in case he can’t buy enough votes next year.

Kissmygrits on June 15, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Do the right thing and Resign Now!

Cody1991 on June 15, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Between the fast-n-furious gun running scandal (which might have been his way to do gun control “under the radar”) and his illegal war in Libya, maybe he’ll just take his little golf ball and go home. Call it the feigned illness we have been waiting for. He’ll resign before he’s impeached.

/He has lines in his face now, ya know? Poor baby.

/Wimp

Key West Reader on June 15, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Maybe Destiny should STOP GETTING PREGNANT!

ctmom on June 15, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Bumps in the road

Philly on June 15, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Trouble is he could all in for Reaganomics and may well not show much improvement before election day.

His ideology which he’s clung bitterly too was the exact wrong way and the harm in the near term is done.

IMHO

Speakup on June 15, 2011 at 8:05 PM

From an industrial economy to a service economy to a Wonka-ticket economy.

yeah, but instead of a chocolate river like the Wonka factory, we’ve got a sh!t river instead…..

change indeed.

ted c on June 15, 2011 at 8:06 PM

From an industrial economy to a service economy to a Wonka-ticket economy.

Now that you mention it, Obama did have his top Oompa-Loompa in Charlie Crist. Take a bow jetboy.

ted c on June 15, 2011 at 8:07 PM

OT..Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 is on..:)

Dire Straits on June 15, 2011 at 8:08 PM

did the autopen sign that golden ticket? it signs legislation, don’t it?

ted c on June 15, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Won
..Termer
….Failure

Electrongod on June 15, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Obama wouldn’t be preachin’ no patience if the economy were doing great thangs. As we have asked before, are you better off now than you were before w0nka bars got into office? crr thinks she is….. guess she didn’t get the patience memo.

ted c on June 15, 2011 at 8:11 PM

If the President wishes, he can keep track here!

massrighty on June 15, 2011 at 8:12 PM

W0nka
Term
Failure

ted c on June 15, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Wrong Bozo . . . you have already been held accountable.

rplat on June 15, 2011 at 8:12 PM

3 2 1 from the MSM bullHorn…

What the president really meant was…

Geochelone on June 15, 2011 at 8:13 PM

You lie! He will do whatever he can to keep the power. He likes the big plane and the big entourage…

d1carter on June 15, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Another one-termer: Guvnah “Bev” Perdue (Democrat Hack-NC). Good things are happening in North Carolina now that the ‘Pubs took the Senate and House there. The take-over was quite epic, actually.

Children are going to continue to learn. Everything’s going to be fine,” Apodaca said. “This Chicken-Little-sky-is-falling routine is getting a little old.”

Yes, Barry Soetoro, please spend lots of resources in NC, VA, and GA. They’re totally in play for you!!

SouthernGent on June 15, 2011 at 8:16 PM

3 2 1 from the MSM bullHorn…

What the president really meant was…

Geochelone on June 15, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Did the MSM do this for Clinton? Just curious.

Key West Reader on June 15, 2011 at 8:17 PM

It would be nice to see a Fox News Alert: President Barack Obama has announced he will not be seeking a second term. This one I would pay attention to.

sherry on June 15, 2011 at 8:17 PM

sherry on June 15, 2011 at 8:17 PM

I’d love to see one that says….

Obama abdicates!!! Film at 11!

csdeven on June 15, 2011 at 8:21 PM

If he was honest, he wouldn’t run for re-election.

But then, when has Barry EVER been honest?

GarandFan on June 15, 2011 at 8:22 PM

It has already rebounded 358 degrees

crr on June 15, 2011 at 8:23 PM

/

CW on June 15, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Did the MSM do this for Clinton? Just curious.

Key West Reader on June 15, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Clinton-worship was legendary:

Evidence of the complete lack of bias in the MSM during the Clinton presidency includes this gem from Time Magazines’ Nina Burleigh: “I would be happy to give him a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs.”

For more fun, there’s an entire chapter in Bernie Goldbergs’ book Bias detailing how Clinton eliminated homelessness. It details and counts the number of media stories on the plight of the homeless during the Reagan, Bush (41) and Clinton years. Funny thing, too – homelessness reared its’ ugly head again just after January, 2001.

massrighty on June 15, 2011 at 8:27 PM

“‘Cause when you’ve got a Golden Ticket it’s a golden day.” Just ask all of the companies with Obamacare waivers. I think it pairs nicely with the dinner raffle campaign fundraiser.

nogooddeed on June 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM

But Waterfall-Schultz clams the economy has turned around and the dems did it. Therefore, it is true.

The Obamas continue to feast on lobster and otherwise live like billionaires. Never mind that they’ll always be carnival clowns. Fools will support them.

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM

But how could he have known about all the job stealing ATMs?

WisCon on June 15, 2011 at 8:31 PM

csdeven on June 15, 2011 at 8:21 PM

That would be a classic. On the remote chance he makes that decision, it would go down in history as one of the top three moments that fall under “where were you when you heard…..”

sherry on June 15, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Is THIS how Obama is going to develop the Economy?

Letting Communist China have chunks of America to set up “cities / zones”? First they came in Idaho, next Ohio, then Pennsylvania, then ?????

http://www.eutimes.net/2011/06/china-wants-to-build-a-50-square-mile-city-in-the-us/

Google it!

PappyD61 on June 15, 2011 at 8:31 PM

massrighty on June 15, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Thanks for the info. Rush is Right!

Key West Reader on June 15, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Biggest fool president, evah. Who designated this ignoramus “the smartest man”?

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2011 at 8:32 PM

I think it pairs nicely with the dinner raffle campaign fundraiser.

nogooddeed on June 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM

OBama: Now hey ya’ll. Yes. Yes. Yes we can. Yes, YOU can win a ticket for dinner with me at any hot dog stand for the small donation of $5.00.

/unraveling at the seams.

Key West Reader on June 15, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Obama, February 2009: If this economy hasn’t rebounded in three years, I’m a one-termer still going to blame Bush

Baxter Greene on June 15, 2011 at 8:44 PM

The GOP ads write themselves.

Tasha on June 15, 2011 at 8:49 PM

From an industrial economy to a service economy to a Wonka-ticket economy. Change indeed.

You’re welcome, America.”
—Barack H. Obama

Vyce on June 15, 2011 at 8:49 PM

The second named Hurricane or tropical storm for 2013 is Barry.
Just pointing it out….

KZnextzone on June 15, 2011 at 8:51 PM

a woman so exasperated by the reality of American unemployment that her best bet to put some food on the table for her kids is … to sell the handwritten letter she received from Obama.

Obama will pay my mortgage and gas…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg98BvqUvCc

parke on June 15, 2011 at 8:56 PM

See AllahP,

The Won believed Daddy Soros when he told him he could reverse the “whammy” he put on the market in September 2008, all to guarantee his ascension.

And to pull a quote from Animal House, “You effed’ up; you trusted us…”
Soros is still wondering how to reverse the effects of his mischief so Obama gets re-elected. And my guess is hizzoner is wondering just why he trusted Soros…

RocketmanBob on June 15, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Regarding the voter fraud thingy…

… I have a feeling that come November 2012, the motivation to vote Obowma out of office will be so great,

that Obowma’s support will be as big as Weiner’s weiner…

Seven Percent Solution on June 15, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Nah. They’ll still blame Boosh

They’ll come out with the “Things were worse than we could have ever imagined” meme to counter this clip. Hell, I’ve heard this a ton of times over the past year already.

catmman on June 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Paraphrasing Michael Savage this evening: He said that Obama should apply some of that ATM and airport kiosk technology to cut the wasteful staffing in DC. Couldn’t a machine do what the pencil pushers there do with more efficiency and less waste of tax dollars?

onlineanalyst on June 15, 2011 at 9:06 PM

…time’s probably best spent autographing stuff and mailing it out to Americans randomly so that the lucky recipients can sell it for a few hundred or thousand bucks and pay the rent…

…because I’m Picasso!

/Jon Lovitz

Tuning Spork on June 15, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Jimmah Cahtah 2

Roy Rogers on June 15, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Jimmah Cahtah 2

Roy Rogers on June 15, 2011 at 9:10 PM

That is a best case scenario for Obama at this point.

He would have to recall TARP, cut the auto companies, loose, let the banks get stuck with the bill, get rid of fannie/freddie/ginnie/sallie and the federal reserve, put us on the gold standard and then toss out everyone he appointed, including all the czars.

And he would still lose.

The R’s could nominate a caffeinated chihuahua and it would beat him in 2012.

ajacksonian on June 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Is he going to use the Weiner line: “I take full responsibility”?

onlineanalyst on June 15, 2011 at 9:21 PM

It’s sickening to watch a lying hack president and a lying hack softball question so-called journalist.

Ricohoc on June 15, 2011 at 9:26 PM

At this point, his time’s probably best spent autographing stuff and mailing it out to Americans randomly so that the lucky recipients can sell it for a few hundred or thousand bucks and pay the rent.

Bill Ayers can afford to buy only so many.

mizflame98 on June 15, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Nah. They’ll still blame Boosh

They’ll come out with the “Things were worse than we could have ever imagined” meme to counter this clip. Hell, I’ve heard this a ton of times over the past year already.

catmman on June 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM

If Republicans were smart (which we know they’re not), they’d be running ads now educating the masses about the idiotic Democratic policies (CRA, FM/FM, etc.) that created this disaster, and they’d also show how CRA-pimping shyster Barry Obama, and then FM/FM-pimping U.S. Senator Barry Obama pushed those very same policies that led us into this abyss. Instead, they’ll continue to let him lie about having “inherited” the problem from Bush.

AZCoyote on June 15, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Obama, February 2009: If this economy hasn’t rebounded in three years, I’m a one-termer

Oh would-n’t it be loverly!

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 16, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Thats right B.H.O, you own-it! MMMM! MMM! MMMM!!!

tx2654 on June 16, 2011 at 1:26 AM

Chickens comin’ home to rooooooooooooooooost now.

SouthernGent on June 15, 2011 at 7:58 PM

The problem is that the chickens haven’t made it to their Chicago roost…

Mcguyver on June 16, 2011 at 5:02 AM

He reminds me that change is slow.”

But destruction is waaaayyyyyy faster.

Squiggy on June 16, 2011 at 6:32 AM

“…the baby’s father” left her. Not her husband. Not the childREN’s father. The “baby’s father.”

No job. No baby daddy in the picture. Do we see a problem? Maybe a hint of something in her lifestyle she should change???

CJ on June 16, 2011 at 7:08 AM

This guy is such a massive tool. He swore that closing Gitmo would make us safer…somehow, he must think that keeping it open indefinitely is what really will keep us safer, as he broke that promise. He goes into the idiotic thing about how the economy is the last thing he thinks about when he goes to sleep and the first thing he thinks about when he wakes up…yeah? Why did you spend two years ignoring the economy and concentrating on enacting the first step of single payer healthcare that nobody wanted?

I often wonder- the folks that voted for him, how can they possibly not feel completely hoodwinked?

TheBlueSite on June 16, 2011 at 7:18 AM

The fierce urgency of eventually.

Jim Treacher on June 16, 2011 at 7:41 AM