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Obama On “60 Minutes”...

RNC Communications - December 12, 2011

FYI, on “60 Minutes,” it looks like Obama is trying to move the goal posts on the economy and escape his own standards…

JUST MORE WORDS: Obama Attempts To Move The Goal Posts On The Economy….

Obama On “60 Minutes”: “It Was Gonna Take More Than One Term.” KROFT: “Did you overpromise? Did you underestimate how difficult this was gonna be?” OBAMA: “I didn't overpromise. And I didn't underestimate how tough this was gonna be. I always believed that this was a long-term project. This wasn't a short-term project. For individual Americans who are struggling right now, they have every reason to be impatient. Reversing structural problems in our economy that have been building up for two decades -- that was gonna take time. It was gonna take more than a year. It was gonna take more than two years. It was gonna take more than one term. Probably takes more than one president.” (CBS News Interview, 12/11/11)

Obama In 2009: “I Don’t Have This Done In Three Years, Then There’s Going To Be A One-Term Proposition.”  OBAMA: “That's exactly right. And — and, you know, a year from now I think people — are going to see that — we're starting to make some progress. But there's still going to be some pain out there. If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition.” (NBC’s “The Today Show,” 2/2/09)

JUST MORE WORDS: Obama Says “There’s Not A General Perception That The Stimulus Didn’t Work” Despite There Being A General Perception The Stimulus Didn’t Work….

Obama On “60 Minutes”: “There’s NOT A General Perception That The Stimulus Didn’t Work.” “Obama on ‘60 Minutes’: "Let me stop you there, Steve. First of all, there's NOT a general perception that the stimulus didn't work.” (Mike Allen, Tweet, 12/11/11)

FACT: 62 Percent Of Americans Believe That The Stimulus “Just Created More Debt” Rather Than Helped The Economy. “On balance, a majority of Americans (62%) believe that the stimulus bills that Congress has approved in recent years have ‘just created debt’ (as opposed to helped the economy), but there is a strong division here by party: Democrats are equally divided on the issue, with 44% believing it has helped the economy, and 45% that it has created debts …” (Ipsos/Reuters Poll: November 2011, 11/4/11)

FACT: Since President Obama’s $825 Billion Stimulus Bill Passed, The Nation Has Lost 1.1 Million Jobs. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 12/7/11)

FactCheck.org: “It’s Accurate To Say The Stimulus Has Failed To Live Up To Initial Expectations.” “CBO's high estimate is still short of the 3.5 million jobs that Obama had said would be created by the end of 2010, so it's accurate to say the stimulus has failed to live up to initial expectations.” (Lori Robertson, “Dueling Economic Ads,” FactCheck, 6/30/11)


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