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Barack Obama says "I'm the fourth best president in American history" Is He Correct or Incorrect?

Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/12/17 08:37:59
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On last Sunday's 60 Minutes.President Obama ranks himself 4th in terms of presidential legislative and foreign policy accomplishments. He mentions LBJ, FDR and Lincoln as the only commanders-in- chief more effective than he.
Is President Obama correct in his self assessment of where he will be placed in Future history books,as America's 4th most important Presidents?





For those people that think that this video is a fake.I bring you a link to the 60 Minutes Overdrive Website.Which contains the full 60 minute "unedited" interview with President Obama.The section of the interview where the YouTube Video come from,starts at the 54:58 mark!
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7391316n&tag;=contentM...
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  • Jake Blanton 2011/12/31 05:43:42
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    So, he's still trying to convince himself that he is legally president? Sorry, no dice... Can't be president if both of your parents are not a US citizen at the time of your birth... That's why the Founding Fathers put the "natural born" clause in the Constitution.

    Interestingly, it compares himself to 3 liberals... Yeah, Lincoln was a liberal too...

    Bama-Boy should just go back to his gay men's club in Chicago and give up on fraud before someone evicts him from DC "with extreme prejudice"... I'm sure the Down Low will be glad to have him back...

    http://theobamafile.com/_shak...
  • Erok 2011/12/24 08:54:19
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    The POTUS is FOS!!!!! :)
  • prosperhappily 2011/12/23 03:17:06
    President Obama is a narcissist,because.....
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    He ranks himself above George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan, JFK etc? Sorry, that's not just wrong, it's flat out delusional. That's like Buster Douglas declaring himself the 4th best heavyweight champion ever.

    He'd be far closer to reality if he said he was 4th from the bottom.
  • mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/12/21 20:33:23
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    He must have been repeating what his girls thought of hi when he came up with this one. He has done nothing but his foot in his mouth and take everything american and turn it upside down. Most historical ideas that worked have been made to seem like bad things so we can no longer work together to keep them going.
  • Jake Bl... mg's ha... 2011/12/31 05:44:38
    Jake Blanton
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    I suspect that he's had things other than his foot in his mouth (and other parts of his body)...

    http://theobamafile.com/_shak...
  • ShortyDoWop 2011/12/21 02:57:00
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    0, he wishes
  • dublin9 2011/12/20 20:07:53
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    I never knew Obama could count to four.
  • Muver 2011/12/20 02:58:14
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    What an arrogant ass!!! This man is living a legend in his own mind, he is arrogant and totally ineffective as a president,,,except for trying to run this country into the ground,,,he makes me sick.....He has been eating bacon and drinking his own cool aid....Time to get on your horse and ride into the sunset, and to compare yourself to Lincoln,,,,You have not freed any slaves, only made a homeless and jobless people.....What a great President, Huh !!!
  • Jay Muver 2011/12/24 07:37:38 (edited)
    Jay
    +1
    Facts are: Bush had a majority in the house and senate from 2001-2007. It takes time to destroy an economy, so by 2008 things were just starting to go to hell. Let's examine some of the reasons why: In 2001 Bush told the American people that we had a surplus, because he said we were collecting too much money in taxes, so he said he wanted to give us a refund. Thus the beginning of the Bush tax cuts. Then in 2003 he cut taxes again. Now at around the same time he started the Iraq war, and I believe he started the Afganistan war in 2001. I guess it never occurred to Bush that we might need that tax surplus, and that trillion dollars in lost tax revenue to pay for those two wars. So he just borrowed the money from China. Money we are still paying back plus interest. And of course Bush didn't pay for his prescription drug bill either. Thus the beginning of the economic downfall, exacerbated by the housing crash, which by the way he contributed to, because he wanted the poor to be able to buy housing. A noble cause, but it didn't work. Bush created the “American Dream Downpayment Fund,” which would allow low-income families to use up to a year’s worth of HUD Section 8 rental vouchers to make a down payment on a home. “When a low-income family is qualified to buy a house but comes u...

    Facts are: Bush had a majority in the house and senate from 2001-2007. It takes time to destroy an economy, so by 2008 things were just starting to go to hell. Let's examine some of the reasons why: In 2001 Bush told the American people that we had a surplus, because he said we were collecting too much money in taxes, so he said he wanted to give us a refund. Thus the beginning of the Bush tax cuts. Then in 2003 he cut taxes again. Now at around the same time he started the Iraq war, and I believe he started the Afganistan war in 2001. I guess it never occurred to Bush that we might need that tax surplus, and that trillion dollars in lost tax revenue to pay for those two wars. So he just borrowed the money from China. Money we are still paying back plus interest. And of course Bush didn't pay for his prescription drug bill either. Thus the beginning of the economic downfall, exacerbated by the housing crash, which by the way he contributed to, because he wanted the poor to be able to buy housing. A noble cause, but it didn't work. Bush created the “American Dream Downpayment Fund,” which would allow low-income families to use up to a year’s worth of HUD Section 8 rental vouchers to make a down payment on a home. “When a low-income family is qualified to buy a house but comes up short on the down payment, we will help them,” Bush said. “If they and the bank can come up with 25% of the down payment, the government will pay the rest, up to $1,500.” Section 8 vouchers can already be used to help with mortgage payments. Bush warned us about Fannie and Freddie in 2001, when he had a majority in both the house and the senate, but he and they did nothing. But Fannie and Freddie weren't the main cause of the housing mess.
    As it turns out not only were Fannie and Freddie late in getting into the subprime game, but they remained a bit player in the whole affair. According to a Federal Reserve study, more than 84 percent of the subprime mortgages in 2006 were issued by private lenders.
    What’s more, only one of the top 25 subprime lenders in 2006 was subject to affordable-housing laws. For the most part, private firms such as Countrywide Financial were issuing “nontraditional” mortgages in order to package them off to Wall Street and make money, not to please Barney Frank. Like most policymakers, Frank didn’t appear to see the housing bubble or looming subprime crisis before it was too late. But he didn’t cause them, either. So when Obama takes office, we are losing around 750,000 jobs a month, and the housing market is crashing, some of the banks are failing, and most weren't lending. The stock market is crashing and GM is going under. Plus we are running Bush's two wars. That's what Obama inherited. The money he spent that the right loves to whine about, he spent to stop the freefall. He stopped the banks from crashing, and they are starting to lend again.. The stock market is way up from it's low of around 7000, GM is doing well. Unemployment first slowed, from losing that 750,000 jobs a month, and now we've been creating private sector jobs each month, albeit not as many as we need to, and things are improving. The Iraq were is ending. These are just some of Obama's accomplishments. It took Bush 8 years to destroy the economy, but the right thinks Obama should be able fix it in 3 years, with them fighting him all the way.
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  • Ava Alexander 2011/12/20 01:49:44 (edited)
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    Him saying that should alert the powers that be and everyone else in the world that he is definitely a mental case, delusional and not fit for office and that he should be removed as fast as possible and let Joe Biden take over.He is sounding a lot like the Pres of Iran who is definitely a delusional nut case. He is a legend in his own mind. This is scary, really scary that he would think that. RED FLAG!!! RED FLAG!!! RED FLAG!!!!
  • Teri- Oregon 2011/12/19 17:19:18 (edited)
    President Obama is a narcissist,because.....
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    you tell me....



    NDAA was signed........... taking away an Americans right to trail and can be held indeffianitly on susspision alone.



    welcome to the new America



  • Libertarian 2011/12/19 17:07:39
    President Obama is a narcissist,because.....
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    This guy is so full of himself it ain't funny. What an ass he is. For him to think he even rates even higher than Jimmy Carter is a joke. He is by far the worst president the country has ever seen. Then only reason democrats got this far is cause most of Americans had grown weary of politics. The left and their elite media pounded Bush and conservatives to death. People got tired of hearing about it. But now we're awake and the liberals are scrabbling to stay in power. Most of the progressive left is on their heals and running from obama as fast as they can. Others are in such government controlled areas that they don't have a thing to worry about except to keep promising gov. hand outs.
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2011/12/19 11:27:53
    President Obama is a narcissist,because.....
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    He is an arrogant ass.
  • Blessed Sheep Gone Wild! 2011/12/19 05:08:49
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    you've been too busy whining about seeing his birth certificate and making up new faux witty names for him, you weren't paying attention... how can you even know what he did or didn't do.
  • Liberta... Blessed... 2011/12/19 17:09:07
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    u can't see the forest for the trees. lol
  • Blessed... Liberta... 2011/12/20 03:55:44
    Blessed Sheep Gone Wild!
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    what does that mean?
  • Liberta... Blessed... 2011/12/20 05:37:15
    Libertarian
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    It means u should stop drinking the liberal cool aid. u need to step back, then take a good look.
  • Blessed... Liberta... 2011/12/21 15:24:21
    Blessed Sheep Gone Wild!
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    I don't know... lets do a comparison... Me: says you have too many distractions created by a well financed group that is out to defame Obamas name at all cost...I say those distractions have caused you not to pay attention to what he is actually doing because you are looking for cracks in the pavement... You: use a cliche that states the same thing except you say that I am the one that is distracted... without having any specifics of any kind. Me: I ask for you to clarify this mysterious spin with something more substantial than a cliche (also known as a propaganda device) You: in the masterwork of irony, you use another spin, propaganda device cliche. the beauty of it is that you accuse me of being the one that is under as spell and yet I was the only one in the exchange using original thoughts that were not cliches or propaganda devices. I think I understand you better than you could imagine.
  • Liberta... Blessed... 2011/12/21 23:53:40
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    U guys always try to sound intellectual, I guess it makes u feel good to think ur talking above the masses. The only thing we need to do for now , is have all candidates including obama. Submit all birth records to congress for review. Lets make sure these guys are legit. Then we can all get along. How's that for compromise. wouldn't u agree to this? After all it would apply to everyone.
  • Blessed... Liberta... 2011/12/23 08:21:36
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    I have no delusion that I am above anyone because of my flavor for using words when attempting to communicate. I do however feel that I have a clearer understanding of this exchange we are having. And you have answered with yet another astonishing reveal to how much you rely on the cliche to substitute real thought.
  • shultzhound 2011/12/19 05:01:28
    President Obama is a narcissist,because.....
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    Well we have to give thanks that this blow hard did not say he was the first best president.
  • Jake Bl... shultzh... 2011/12/31 05:46:16
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    "blow hard"? Have those "Down Low" guys in Chicago been telling secrets?

    http://theobamafile.com/_shak...
  • Chi~Cat 2011/12/19 03:36:35
    President Obama is a narcissist,because.....
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    Oh, I reckon negative 4 was omitted...figures...
  • Freedom4 2011/12/19 02:30:20
    President Obama is a narcissist,because.....
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    Is anyone else suprised that he can stand up or walk as big as his head is. What this shows is how disconnected he is from reality.
  • Welshtaff 2011/12/19 02:25:52
    President Obama is a narcissist,because.....
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    Obama loves himself, I rate him in the high thousand, all by hiimself the worse America has ever had.
  • Jay 2011/12/19 02:25:10
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    Obama never said "I'm the fourth best president in American history." Nor did he say he was 4th most important President, so either conservatives on sodaheads can't comprehend what they read or they are just outright liars.
  • Liberta... Jay 2011/12/19 17:10:35 (edited)
    Libertarian
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    CBS edited it out, they knew it would be a problem. So once again the media helps or runs covers for obama
  • Jay Liberta... 2011/12/19 18:57:10
    Jay
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    Do you have any proof of that? If so let's see it.
  • Liberta... Jay 2011/12/19 19:32:19
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    go to fact check
  • Jay Liberta... 2011/12/20 01:57:43
    Jay
    Can't find one thing about it. Give me your link!
  • Stevern... Jay 2011/12/20 08:02:33
    Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA
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    For those people that think that this video is a fake.I bring you a link to the 60 minutes Overdrive Website.Which contains the full 60 minute "unedited" interview with President Obama.The section of the interview where the YouTube Video come from,starts at the 54:58 mark!
    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/...
  • Jay Stevern... 2011/12/21 22:32:12 (edited)
    Jay
    +1
    I just listened to the interview in your link at the point you mention.. Obama says he would put his legislative and foreign policy accomplishments right up there with any other presidents, except for three that he names. How is that the same thing as saying, "I'm the fourth best president in American history," or the "4th most important President?" Boy you people can't commprehend what you read or listen to can you? All he's saying is that his foreign policy and legislative accomplishments are RIGHT UP THERE with all other presidents except for three. Right up there, means as good as. He doesn't say he's the BEST president or the most IMPORTANT president ANYWHERE in his speech. Stop spreading lies!
  • Jake Bl... Stevern... 2011/12/31 05:48:10
    Jake Blanton
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    Quit calling this guy "president"... He's not... He's not a natural born citizen due to the fact that his father was not a US citizen at the time of his birth... Thus, he's an illegal occupant of the public housing project located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in DC... Nothing more...
  • findthelight2000 2011/12/19 01:46:44
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    You totally misrepresented what he said. He never said "I'm the fourth best president in American history". Quotation marks are only meant to be used for word-for-word quotes, so your question here amounts to nothing but a total lie!

    In the actual words he uses, he is absolutely right. If you disagree, I challenge you to prove that it is NOT true.
  • Kaleoku... findthe... 2011/12/19 02:36:45
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    Indeed! People may be of the opinion that he "meant" something else, but the Sodaheadline is a false declaration of FACT ("Obama said . . .")

    "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts."
    - Daniel Moynihan
  • luvguins 2011/12/19 01:43:24
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    In saying that he was not according humself as the 4th best president in history. Another
    righty spin and twist. That will be decided long after he leaves in 2017.
  • Liberta... luvguins 2011/12/19 17:13:57
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    he will go down in history as the worst president ever. That is if his secrets aren't exposed and cause him to be arrested for treason. Treason against America.
  • luvguins Liberta... 2011/12/19 20:49:44
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    Aren't you the drama king. No such things will happen, old man. Drama King
  • Liberta... luvguins 2011/12/20 05:41:35
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    If the supreme court and congress would do their jobs to uphold the constitution. We would find out real fast what obama is hiding. U know we have men and women in the military with more guts and backbone than congress or the judges. They are more worried about hurting someones feelings than doing what is right for the country.
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