60 Minutes edits out Obama’s claim he’s 4th best POTUS

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George Washington was the father of our country.

Eh! No big deal. Barack Obama is better…at least in his own mind. Such was the laughably absurd claim of President Obama on 60 Minutes last Sunday. What? You didn’t see it? That was because 60 Minutes conveniently left it out of its broadcast. If you want to see Obama engage in this latest bit of over the top braggadocio you can only see it at the online 60 Minutes Overtime which has a video of the entire interview. You can catch Obama’s excessive praise of himself at the tail end of the interview starting with Steve Kroft’s question just before the 55 minute mark:

KROFT: Tell me, what do you consider your major accomplishments? If this is your last speech. What have you accomplished?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we’re not done yet. I’ve got five more years of stuff to do. But not only saving this country from a great depression. Not only saving the auto industry. But putting in place a system in which we’re gonna start lowering health care costs and you’re never gonna go bankrupt because you get sick or somebody in your family gets sick. Making sure that we have reformed the financial system, so we never again have taxpayer-funded bailouts, and the system is more stable and secure. Making sure that we’ve got millions of kids out here who are able to go to college because we’ve expanded student loans and made college more affordable. Ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Decimating al Qaeda, including Bin Laden being taken off the field. Restoring America’s respect around the world.

The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we’ve got a lot more work to do. And we’re gonna keep on at it.

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12 Responses to “60 Minutes edits out Obama’s claim he’s 4th best POTUS”

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    another vet

    Living proof that illegal drug use has lasting ill effects on a person’s brain. Just when you thought he couldn’t insult your intelligence any worse than he already has………………………..

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    another vet

    @Hard Right: Hopefully that candidate will have the courage to publicly tell him that it was our military and not him that decimated AQ and took out UBL. He is apparently under the erroneous impression that he did.

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    Reminds me of a comment made by Alice Roosevelt about her dad,Teddy. “he’s the bride at every wedding, the baby at every christening and the corpse at every funeral”

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    Wow! Suddenly you’re all doctors on the mental mind. Funny that every single racist righty think that they graduated from psycological school and are experts! it seems like a significant distortion of words and context to say Obama claimed to be the “fourth best President in history.” ODS strikes once again. You want a good example of “delusional?”__Look at the Republican Party if you want to see delusional.__The Repugnant ones did more damage in eight short years than Al Quaedah could ever have done.__. . . But they have convinced themselves that they are somehow this nation’s saviors.__Now THAT is delusional. __

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    So when does

    you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history

    equate to…

    I’m the fourth best President in American history


    I’m a better President than George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan


    His claim in itself, no doubt could be disputed – but to distort it as saying the above is unnecessary and a falsehood.

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    oil guy from alberta

    I have met many intelligent and industrious Americans. One told me that he’s anxious to see the Won chumming up with Bill and Bernadine again, back in Chicago.

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    I wholeheartedly dispute his stated claim, that is for certain.

    To actually think his track record *in total* could compare to Lincoln or F.D.R. is laughable first off.

    He is closer to Johnson, but that gentleman’s record is in itself questionable for the long term liability impacts that we are still as a nation dealing with.

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