Cutter: An incomplete is a totally awesome grade after four years

posted at 12:01 pm on September 4, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

We’ve been waiting for the Barack Obama re-election campaign to come up with a new slogan ever since they added a period to “FORWARD.”  If the last 24 hours are any indication, the new slogan is either “INCOMPLETE” or possibly “GIVE ME ONE MORE CHANCE.”  After Barack Obama gave himself an “incomplete” on the economy in a Colorado Springs TV news interview last night, ABC’s Jake Tapper asks Team Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter whether that “cut[s] it” as an answer.  Absolutely, Cutter responds:

TAPPER: “So President Obama was asked recently about the grade he would give himself. And once again he gave himself an incomplete. It’s been four years. Does that answer cut it? An incomplete after a full term?”

CUTTER: “Yeah, it does, because, you know, once again I’ll remind you of what life was like when he took office. 800,000 jobs were lost in that month alone. 3.5 million in the 6 months prior. And, you know, pretty quickly he was able to turn job loss into job growth. But when he’s saying incomplete, it means a number of different things. One: we’re on a path forward. You know, we’re on our way up. And there is a lot more that he wants to get done. He’s not done yet.”

We’re moving forward?  Really?  Unemployment has been above 8% since before the recovery began, and we’ve only averaged an additional 66,000 jobs per months since — far below the level needed to keep up with population growth.  Once again, here’s the latest from the BLS on the civilian participation rate, which started at 65.7% when Obama took office and was at the same level when the recovery began in June 2009 — but has plunged ever since, to a 30-year low:

Cutter says, “He’s not done yet.”  That’s what keeps many of us awake at night.


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At my school, your “Incomplete” turns into an “F” after one semester.

ProfShadow on September 4, 2012 at 9:09 PM

It’s like being in a car driven by an evil DemonDad that is never there yet no matter how many times the doomed kiddies ask (and it never will be there either).

Sherman1864 on September 4, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I think “Incompetent” is the word she was looking for.

countrybumpkin on September 4, 2012 at 10:17 PM

This gal is hawt. Anyone who says anything to the contrary is wrong. For her age, she’s better looking than 90 percent of women. However, for her brain, she dumber than 99.9 percent of them. I’d date this woman for one thing and one thing only.

Corporal Tunnel on September 4, 2012 at 10:40 PM

She’s a moron. Still hit it though, if she wasn’t (isn’t?) married.

WeekendAtBernankes on September 4, 2012 at 11:29 PM

She’s a dem, which yes, makes her easy, and probably a cheap date…but watch out after the meal, she’s been known to spew crap out of her mouth.

TheAudacityofNOPE on September 4, 2012 at 11:37 PM

This gal is hawt. Anyone who says anything to the contrary is wrong. For her age, she’s better looking than 90 percent of women. However, for her brain, she dumber than 99.9 percent of them. I’d date this woman for one thing and one thing only.

Me, too. But I’d have to be absolutely, 100% sure that Stephanie wouldn’t talk.

Brendon Carr on September 5, 2012 at 12:04 AM

HA commenters can agree Cutter is attractive without finding it necessary to resort to vulgar language. This language is unbecoming this blog.

Sherman1864 on September 5, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Is it possible to sleep one’s self to the bottom I ask rhetorically . . . ?

BigAlSouth on September 5, 2012 at 11:33 AM

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