When asked what grade he would give himself, President Empty Chair said “incomplete.” That is really pathetic.
“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.”
“That’s why we’re offering big solutions to the big problems we have today and I would just say, if you take a look at the president’s policies he calls them ‘investments.’ It’s borrowing money and spending money through Washington, picking winners and losers. Spending money on favorite, you know, people like Solyndra or Fisker. Picking winners and losers in the economy through spending, through tax breaks, through regulations does not work,” Ryan observed.
“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.”
Fair or unfair, Presidents are graded on four year terms. If they perform well during the first one we give them a second. And yes, Obama did inherit a big mess. But he was the One who had to win NOW, NOW, NOW! It was “his time.” Remember how Michelle told us we would not get a second chance if he didn’t win in 2008?
When a losing team gets a new coach, that coach gets a few years to rebuild the team. But after 3 1/2 seasons if the team is still losing it’s time to try someone new.
Why should we “stay the course” if the course isn’t working?