Cheney: Obama Worse Than Carter – One of Our Weakest Presidents

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Dick Cheney is certainly back in the political arena.

The former Vice President minces no words about President Barack Obama.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in his first interview since a heart transplant operation in March, blasted President Obama calling him “one of our weakest presidents.”

“Obviously, I’m not a big fan of President Obama,” said Cheney in an excerpt from an interview with ABC News aired Monday on “Good Morning America.” “I think he’s been one of our weakest presidents.  I fundamentally disagree with him philosophically, be hard put to find any Democratic president I disagree with more.”

Asked by ABC’s Jonathan Karl if Obama was “worse than Jimmy Carter in your perspective,” Cheney responded “yes.”

I don’t know about worse than Carter.

During Carter’s Presidency we had foreign policy humiliation (Iranian hostage crisis and failed rescue attempt), a poor economy (stagflation) and gasoline lines.

At least President Obama has had some foreign policy success with the killing of Bin Laden. But, the economy has been extremely poor and he will have to justify his policy decisions in the November election.

Here is the Cheney interview in an embedded video below:

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President 2012: In Key Battleground States Unemployment Has Increased Since October 2008

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Electoral College vote map of Larry Sabato

Chris illizza over at the Washington Post looks at key battleground states for the Presidential race of 2012 and gives the data. You know the question in one of the Presidential debates to President Obama will be (like GOP challenger Ronald Reagan asked President Jimmy Carter in 1980): “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”

Well, with the regards to unemployment the news is not good for President Obama.

And that raw political reality could put President Obama in a difficult spot as he prepares to seek another four years in the White House amid conflicting signs about the relative health of the economy.

The state-by-state unemployment numbers released late last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics tell the story.

In every one of the 14 swing states heading into 2012 — Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin — the unemployment rate has risen since October 2008.

The increases range from the tiny — just a 0.7-point jump in Minnesota and New Hampshire — to the titanic in places like Nevada (up 4.4 points) and Florida (up 3.6).

And, Obama’s only response will be: “You should have seen how bad it would have been.”

I don’t know if this is going to wash in Nevada and Florida.

But, on the other hand of these 14 swing states that Cillizza mentions only 4 have May unemployment above the national average. But, you know that is spin and unemployment generally is worse since President Obama has been in office.

President Reagan beat Jimmy Carter on the answer to the “better off” question. He won re-election because while unemployment was high, it was improving.

That “trend line” vote is why the late President Ronald Reagan won a second term overwhelmingly in 1984 despite the fact that the unemployment rate was at 7.3 percent in October of the election year. (It had been at 10.3 percent as recently as March 1983.)

The best way for Obama to counteract the “are you better off” question is to have evidence to point to that things are turning around — that whether or not you believe the country was on the brink of an economic catastrophe you see signs that your financial situation is improving and have reason to hope the future will be brighter.

The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll suggests he’s not there yet.

No, President Obama is not there yet and unless the economy improves very quickly, he will go the way of Jimmy Carter.

Day By Day by Chris Muir September 16, 2009 – Color Me Unsurprised

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Day By Day by Chris Muir

President Obama and Congressional Democrats are facing Tea Party protests and are tanking in the polls. Washington D.C based pundits are forecasting massive Democrat Party election losses in 2010. So, what happens?

The RACISM CARD is played.

And, by whom?

The WORST President ever = Jimmy Carter. Video here.

The country is in an uproar NOT because of Obama’s poor policy choices but because he has black skin.

Wow!

Plus Ca Change


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Shocker: American Dollar Craters as Obama Debt Mounts

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dollar-falls

News Item: Dollar hits new multimonth low vs euro, pound, yen
The dollar kept falling Friday, notching fresh multimonth lows against the euro, pound and yen as a warning that Britain’s debt level may result in its credit rating being cut ricocheted into worries about the massive U.S. deficit.

The 16-nation euro rose to $1.4015 in morning trading from $1.3889 in New York late Thursday—its first time above $1.40 since Jan. 2.

The British pound rose to $1.5916 from $1.5890, peaking at $1.5945 earlier in the session, its highest point since Nov. 6.

Meanwhile, the dollar edged up to 94.51 Japanese yen from 94.23 yen—after earlier falling to 93.82, its lowest point since Feb. 23.

“The problem for the U.S. is particularly acute because of its reserve status,” said UBS analyst Brian Kim in an e-mail to investors Friday. Major holders of U.S. debt, such as Middle Eastern sovereign funds and the Chinese government, have not been shy about calling the U.S. out for what it sees as policies that will trigger inflation, shrinking the value of their Treasury holdings.

Well, no shit, Sherlock.

With the massive Obama government spending and debt there will be massive inflation and stagnant economic growth – just like the Jimmy Carter STAGFLATION in the 1970’s.

The solution then, as it is now, was the election of a conservative President (President Ronald Reagan), limited government, reduced federal spending and tax cuts.


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Poll Watch: 85 Per Cent Worry About Inflation, 34 Per Cent Expect Interest Rates to Rise

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Effects Of Inflation

Most Americans know inflation is right around the corner with the massive government spending plans of President Obama and the congressional Democrats.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Americans say they are concerned about the possibility of inflation in the current economy, with 55% Very Concerned, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Just 11% say they are not very or not at all concerned about the prospect of rising prices. These numbers are identical to findings last August, despite the high level of government spending President Obama has announced in recent months.

Credit remains tight in the country, and the government plans to print more money. Both are generally considered key factors that lead to inflation. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a speech today, however, that he is confident the Fed can prevent inflation from happening.

Eighty-four percent (84%) of Americans say they are paying more for groceries now than they were a year ago, and 66% expect to pay even more 12 months from now.

The Federal Reserve has given no indication that it intends to raise interest rates to combat the possibility of inflation, but 34% of Americans think they will be paying higher interest rates a year from now. Twelve percent (12%) say interest rates will be lower, and 45% say there will be no change.

Forty-three percent (43%) also say there has been no change from a year ago in the interest rates they now pay. Twenty-nine percent (29%) say they pay more now, while 25% say they are paying less.

It is not a matter of IF but WHEN inflation hits. And, if the American economy is hit with a doubble wammy of low economic growth and inflation, then we have Jimmy Carter type stagflation.

Remember what happened the last time, too?

Republican candidate Ronald Reagan replaced one term President Carter.


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