Obama gives himself B+ for first 11-12 months in office

Discussion in 'General' started by senatorjeffsmith, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. senatorjeffsmith


    Nov 1, 2004

    People can't find work, the health bill favors insurance companies, he's escalating the war in Afghanistan and yet deserves a B+? This is what happens when America elects a corporate puppet.

    Obama gives himself B+ for first months in office

    [​IMG] AFP/File - US President Barack Obama has awarded himself a B plus for his first 11 months in office, stressing in …

    Mon Dec 14, 10:44 am ET

    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama, in remarks aired late Sunday, awarded himself a B plus for his first 11 months in office, stressing in an interview with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey that there was still much to be done.

    "A good solid B plus," Obama said during an hour-long, intimate soft-focus ABC network Christmas at the White House special, when Winfrey asked what grade he would give himself.

    Explaining why he wouldn't give himself top marks, the president said his administration had "inherited the biggest set of challenges of any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt" which they were still working on.

    He had earned good points for helping to stabilize the economy, setting a path out of Iraq and restoring America's international image, but the job was not yet finished.

    "B plus because of the things that are undone. Health careis not yet signed. If I get health care passed, we tip into A minus," Obama said, his hair visibly grayer than when he took office on January 20.

    Winfrey was given an inside tour of the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama, wearing a knee-skimming, long-sleeved simple plum dress.

    They inspected the decorations and trees adorning every nook and cranny of the nation's most exclusive address, and which have taken most of the year to plan.

    Pride of place went to a huge Christmas tree in the Blue Room hung with more than 650 baubles collected from around the White House closets and then sent around the country for people to decorate by hand with local scenes.

    And there was also the 350-pound (160-kilo) gingerbread White House in the dining room, smothered in white chocolate with a model of Bo, the family dog, sitting by the steps.

    Michelle Obama acknowledged that Portuguese waterhound Bo, who showed Oprah that he can "High-five" with his paw, would have his own stocking hanging up for Santa.

    "Santa loves Bo too," the first lady exclaimed, as she revealed officially that the family would be spending the Christmas holidays in Hawaii where the president spent much of his childhood.

    Obama said that if he had a seasonal wish it was: "I want the American people to feel confident that our future is gonna be bright.

    "The 21st century will be as much the American century as the 20th century, as long as we maintain our sense of unity, but also our sense of hard work and determination," the president added.

    Sometimes holding Winfrey's hand or putting his arm around her shoulder, the president said that visits to the White House by ordinary Americans were events that he cherished the most. He recalled one such visit by the mother and father of a fallen soldier.

    "Those kinds of moments are the ones that you remember, partly because you're seeing the place through their eyes," he added.

    "When they come here, this is their house. I'm the renter. I'm the borrower. This is the people's house, and one of the things that Michelle and I have both been trying to do is to make sure that we open this place up."

    Pointing to the Resolute desk -- a 19th century gift from Queen Victoria built from timbers of the British frigate HMS Resolute, Obama noted this is where he usually signs letters to families of US soldiers who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

    "When you're sitting there signing it, you feel the weight of what you're doing," he said.
  2. hugo


    Oct 16, 2008
    this thread just reminded me that i dreamed last night i had mad gray hair. pretty wierd.
  3. gko2408


    Nov 15, 2003
    If FDR had the media scrutiny that is around today, he wouldn't have lasted 1 term lol.
    History judges presidents.
  4. king beef

    king beef Banned

    Jul 31, 2009
    It has gotten to the point where I don't care who is president. The president doesn't control anything.
  5. neighb0rh00d


    Sep 9, 2009
    He Deserves an A+

    Hes the best President in U.S. History.
  6. produccionfrescos


    Sep 27, 2008

    But just for the hell of it, I give Obama a C+
  7. rafiki zeeki

    rafiki zeeki

    Apr 11, 2006
    well...he listens to the fugees...so that's kinda kewl...
  8. tony ayooo

    tony ayooo

    Nov 22, 2006
  9. lazy b

    lazy b

    Jun 30, 2008
  10. spsfinest212


    Mar 27, 2009
    [​IMG] at your avy Rugrats FTW[​IMG][​IMG]
  11. imreallydirknowitzki


    Mar 1, 2008
    [​IMG] he's joking right?
  12. essential1


    Aug 2, 2008
    He gets a C..

    I take it better than the last 5 presidents first year.. So grain of salt. His biggest problem was his biggest asset in the campaign "No DramaObama"... He needs to go through it with a machete instead of going around it. And his idea of going around it are dumb concessions to irrelevant andmotivated politicians.
  13. Animal Thug

    Animal Thug Moderator

    Aug 7, 2001
    Obama blatantly lied to each and every American that listen to any word he had to say. He preached 'change' over and over and told Americans he wouldabandon the Bush era of war and political views, yet I see the EXACT same methods and agenda as the previous administration. Hes in favor of corporateAmerica...a puppet %@@ *@@*%.

  14. oh you mad

    oh you mad

    Oct 29, 2007

  15. addictedtofreshkicks


    Jul 6, 2007
    So far, he's been an embarrassment in every aspect. This is why we shouldn't let students grade their own test papers.
  16. josephskc


    May 1, 2006
    I agree. Either of you two seen "The Obama Deception"?
  17. tim teufel

    tim teufel

    Dec 2, 2009
    i only see things changing for the worse. so id give him a d for now with chances of getting an f real soon.
  18. brownin187


    Sep 20, 2003
    ^ you can't really just pack up and leave a war....i think he's gunning for swift victory in afghanistan....if the greatest military in the world cango in and kick !#% with the health of pakistan thats an international politics victory

    and if healthcare passes and its similar to canada or england's healthcare not only will he have an A grade but he might just get his own nationalholiday......if not....C-...

    he hasn't been too firm on guanantamo or climate change too.
  19. andycrazn


    May 20, 2005
    yea and then theres gonna be a bunch of terrorists attacks waiting to happen.
  20. Animal Thug

    Animal Thug Moderator

    Aug 7, 2001

    Thats funny...because i never heard of that film until you just mentioned it. Now I'm watching it as we speak and I'm starting tell myself that I seenthis coming from a distance; and I knew that was the way this thing works..this whole 'presidency' thing is an act of pre-chosen people who actuallyhave no control on whats going on but instead is seen as the person making the decisions that the actual people in charge want done.

    Its sickening. The last real honest president was JFK...he made decisions based on what he felt was right and wrong, he was for the people. This governmentdidn't want that...[​IMG]

    BTW KRS-One speaking the truth on that film. Thats my dude. [​IMG]
  21. sirius lee handsome

    sirius lee handsome Banned

    Feb 27, 2009
    All the attention and (fairly) empty accolades he's received in the last year and a half or so seems to have gotten to his head a bit.

    Granted, he's had to face the insurmountable task of being the President at a specific time in which I doubt anyone would be terribly successful, butpeople like myself who voted for him have had to accept that we certainly haven't gotten what was advertised a year and a half ago.

    The highly underwhelming actions and even, dare i say, bait and switch tactics during his tenure has been enough to cause a seismic shift to the right (or atleast a distancing from the typical left-wing politics he represents) among part of the population of people who voted for him.
  22. metallicnitro


    Dec 27, 2002
    The man said he would go after the job in Afghanistan, where we should have been all along. He kept that promise. Give the man time, it hasn't even been ayear since he took office. He is following one of the worst presidents and people expect this man to be Jesus. [​IMG]
    I wish the healthcare reform would pass with a public option. It is a damn shame that the "greatest country in the world" can't even take care ofits own citizens. People are too greedy and selfish. They throw the words socialism, nazism and communism like they mean the same thing. Some "news"outlets are full of idiots and the people who follow their every word are even bigger idiots. MSNBC and FOX News being the two that I hate the most. Americansneed to get out of their individualist mindsets and become less greedy. If the UK, Canada and hell, even Cuba can take better care of the citizens, whycan't we? [​IMG]
  23. handullz


    Oct 31, 2009
    i just came in here to see the degree of hate and love...

    and there's hardly any love... lol...

    i cant grade homey cuz i aint ever really cared before this...

    and i cant judge on the past because i wasnt around... its been one year... i know alotta presidents didnt do everything they planned on doin in one year,right?
  24. anabolic dunk

    anabolic dunk

    Mar 13, 2005
    Considering the mess bush left for him, he's not doing too bad of a job.. But a B+ is a lil high, imo
  25. lazy b

    lazy b

    Jun 30, 2008

    You're going to see what happens when healthcare "reform" passes with a "public option". If you're on winter break, take time toread the 1,000+ page bill and still decide if you're for it. Healthcare is better now than what it will be if it passes. Should you face jail time andfines because the government doesn't think your healthcare isn't adequate enough? This is in the bill.

    And keep telling yourself that the UK, Canada and Cuba has better healthcare than the US. The reason the US was ranked 37th in that BS WHO report is because offrivolous malpractice lawsuits which drive the cost of procedures up.