Ryan: “Four years into a presidency and it’s incomplete?”

posted at 4:41 pm on September 4, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Over the weekend, Democrats were repeatedly tripped up over the question of whether or not Americans are actually better off today than they were four years ago, and as Ed recounted this morning, Obama campaign spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter maintains that President Obama’s “incomplete” self-assessment on the economy is totally hunky dory. Paul Ryan, as you might expect, disagrees somewhat. Just thought I’d offer this up because, as per usual, Ryan offers a simple and succinct rejoinder to just how ludicrous Team Obama’s grandiose claims about economic recovery are becoming. The American people are not impressed. Via RCP, around 2:15:

“The president is asking people just to be patient with him,” Republican Party vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan said on CBS’s “This Morning” today about Obama’s grade for himself. “Look, Charlie, the kind of recession we have, we should be bouncing out of it creating jobs. We’re not creating jobs near the pace [we] could.” …

“If that kind of economics work, we would be entering a golden age along with Greece,” Ryan said of Obama’s spending policies. “So I think the ‘incomplete’ speaks for itself and that is why I think that we are going to win this and get this country back on the right track because we’re offering bold solutions.”

Oh, how the times have changed! It seems like only yesterday when President Obama was giving himself a “solid B+,” which would have been an even better grade but for the items left undone — and now that even more of those action items have come to pass, it’s kind of funny how we still haven’t seen anything even resembling B+ results. Via BuzzFeed:

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Well the Left doesn’t like it and is working as fast as possible to make our military less effective as a stabilizing factor.

With this one, you are stating the “Left” is looking to diminish our role as a force for good in the world.

Yes it is from my perspective, but it depends on one’s definition of “a force for good” I suppose.

WE shouldn’t be throwing our military might about so cavalierly and arrogantly instilling fear and intimidating other countries, should we?

That’s pretty much what I understand the left sees in how we use our military

in which case, some method of indicating your intent is a courtesy to people reading your post …

… because without some device to signal your intent, you come off as one of the trolls or rambling loons we have on here daily.

Ummm, other readers here seem to have figured it out,understand or ask for clarification. If you haven’t or can’t, or don’t care to, sorry, nothing I more I can do. It would be courteous on your part not to make presumptions.

hawkeye54 on September 4, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Why do any Republicans go on CBS news?
They are just shills for the Obama.

Just stay off the networks and use the internet exclusively.
It’s where we’re going anyway. If you want to talk to people who only watch network news, purchase some ad time and run your ads.
Just don’t talk to them. Freeze them out, pure and simple.

gordo on September 4, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Why do any Republicans go on CBS news?
They are just shills for the Obama.

Good point. I suppose they believe its still a good way to reach out to independents and dems who aren’t technically savvy in hopes that their message isn’t mangled to badly to make a difference.

hawkeye54 on September 4, 2012 at 7:34 PM

If you get an incomplete in Econ 101, they don’t let you go on to 201.

flicker on September 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM

obama 2012 – fore more years.

AltTuning on September 4, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Where I went to school an ‘INC’ was the grade given for those who had not done the work required.

PolAgnostic on September 4, 2012 at 5:03 PM

“Incomplete” doesn’t seem like a completely inaccurate description.

OTOH, after almost four years, you’re still not finished? Now, that seems excessive . . .

/I bet his golf game has improved . . .

RedPepper on September 4, 2012 at 9:00 PM

OTOH, after almost four years, you’re still not finished? Now, that seems excessive . . .

/I bet his golf game has improved . . .

RedPepper on September 4, 2012 at 9:00 PM

The stories over the weekend made one thing very clear.

Everything he does for fun – he spends a lot of time on.

PolAgnostic on September 4, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Everywhere I went to school (elementary, high school and college) incompletes rapidly turned into an F if not resolved with the professor/teacher. Incompletes were only allowed to be completed in cases of serious illness or the death of a close family member Verified in Writing by either a doctor or a funeral home. Otherwise the grade was F and the class had to be repeated. Two F grades in either elementary or high school resulted in failing the year.

Incomplete as a grade for a presidency is a sick joke. But what should we have expected from an affirmative action hire with no relevant experience? Wake up voters before it’s too late!

sherrimae on September 4, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I suspect it’s a grade he is used to getting. Shows how little he knows about the education system – – as others have pointed out an incomplete is basically an F.

I suppose it is fairly accurate though. He hasn’t yet completely destroyed our economy or radically transformed the country. We all have to work real hard to make sure he doesn’t get to do the make up work to finish the job.

Lammo on September 4, 2012 at 11:58 PM

WE still have a powerful military.
Welfare recipients still make up less than half the voters.
We are still burning coal, oil, and, natural gas.

And God willing Obamacaretax’s work will remain undone.

Slowburn on September 5, 2012 at 3:24 AM

There are four months left of the Obama term, all Obama has to do is tell Harry Reid to shape up and put some of the House bills up for a vote and say in words out loud, how the democrats would “fix” them to make them nonpartisan, not bipartisan.

Obama lacks the will to send any bills, to work on anything with Harry Reid, and Harry Reid is under no pressure from Barach Obama to produce a budget for October.

I suggest that we not fund the rest of the Obama term, it cannot be worse than the effects of sequestration that Obama seems to want.

There is no Obama/Harry Reid budget for October, November or December. No budget, no spending.

Fleuries on September 5, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Grades are something you get at the end of grading periods. A quarter, a semester, sometimes a year.

At the end of a 4 year period beginning when one enters high school, you either graduate and get a diploma or you don’t.

Obama should not graduate to a second term as he admittedly failed to meet the requirements with his incomplete.

EconomicNeocon on September 5, 2012 at 4:31 PM