Obama Resigned to Being a One-Term President

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In an interview airing today on NBC’s TODAY program, President Obama said he’s resigned to being a one-term president.

Obama said his wife and daughters aren’t “invested” in him being president either and they would have been fine he decided against running for reelection.

Asked about his family’s reaction to his wanting another term, Obama said: “Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, `You know, guys, I want to do something different,’ They’d be fine. They’re not invested in daddy being president or my husband being president.”

You know what, President Obama? If you decide not to run for reelection, the American people would be fine too. In fact, many Americans would be perfectly delighted.

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24 Responses to Obama Resigned to Being a One-Term President

  1. feminazi says:

    I’m an old, retired Jew. I worked 38 years and I have gone two years with no Social Security COLA all the while gas prices climbed to more than $4 a gallon. I’ve seen Obama’s failed jobs programs and how they’ve impacted my daughters and sons-in-law. What has Obama done for this country? All I see is a continuation of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and two new wars, one in Libya and one covert war in Yemen. Obama needs to go home to Chicago.

  2. Brigadoon says:

    Hi feminazi. I know what a difficult road your kids have had under this president. Our email exchanges these past two years were a real eye opener and I hope things have finally settled down for your family. Many of my friends have gone through hell too. Lay-offs, employers who won’t hire you if you’re unemployed. I am luckier than most because as a radiology tech, I can find work anywhere. I hate to say it but I don’t think this nation can survive with four more years of a Barack Obama in the White House. He ran as a change agent in 2008 and flopped. We now need to change him.

  3. VicoDANIEL says:

    It’s the economy, stupid. Or in Obama’s case, it’s the economy, stoopid.

    I remember his first year as president. The economy was spiraling downward and Obama chose to ignore it, instead spending all of 2009 on passing Obamacare. Now it looks like huge pieces of the legislation will be gutted as the legality of the bill is challenged as a violation of the Commerce Clause.

    Obama rarely mentions jobs. I don’t understand it. I hear him propose “green jobs” but what about manufacturing jobs that unemployed Americans who don’t have advanced degrees can perform?

    Oh well, we gave Obama a chance and he blew it.


  4. Insouciant says:

    I work two part time jobs. I live in fear one or both will lay me off and I can’t pay my rent.

    What has President Obama done for me? Not a God damned thing.

  5. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Everything is not OK with the U.S. economy.

    Things are going to get worse, much worse each week. The economy is on the threshold of calamity. Obama has continued Bush’s wars and started two of his own. The world is on the razor’s edge. For Obama to joke about the state of the economy and say the rocky recovery is a “bump in the road” borders on the criminally insane. On what planet does he live? It can’t be earth.

  6. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Did you see last night’s GOP debate? Romney’s opponents displayed a deference to him that the television camera caught for all to see. He’s the front runner and will probably defeat O-Bummer in 2012.

    Romney is leading in the polls and bests O-Bummer in at least three polls I’ve seen.

    It will be interesting to see who he chooses as his VP? This could be a deal maker or a deal breaker.

  7. Seabec says:

    Obama is an incompetent narcissist. He jets around the globe to meet elites and royalty while the American people sink further and further down the shitter. He’s much worse than Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan. The day he’s out of office I predict a cheer so loud the North American continent will tremble.

  8. ajihani says:

    The fact is, corporate America is sitting on more than $2 trillion in cash and they refuse to hire workers. How can this be possible, you may be thinking as you read this? It’s very simple.


    Corporate America has absolutely no confidence in President Obama and his economic team. Made up largely of people from Goldman Sachs, these are the men and women who nearly brought down the US economy in 2008.


    Corporate America is wise enough to know the long range outlook for the US dollar is quite poor and you know what every financial adviser tells his clients: cash is king in bad times.

    I think Americans need to accept and adapt to 9.1% unemployment in the short term. At least until after the 2012 general election. Then, I predict hiring will take off and we will see a renaissance in employment.

  9. Harry says:

    I just have the sense that Obama isn’t very interested in being president now. I hope he pulls an LBJ and decides not to seek reelection.

  10. Jolly Roger says:

    Chimpy said something along the same lines in 2004. Unfortunately, he was talking out his ass, something his successor has also proven quite good at.

    If the Rushpubliscum majority can be dislodged from Congress, Willard might be OK.

  11. Johnathan says:

    I think that President Obama has done an outstanding job considering all of the challenges that he has had to confront. The opinion of the world has improved dramatically the last 2 years. Our troops are finally leaving Iraq. The auto industry if surviving instead of dying a slow death. Osama has been captured and disposed. Health care reform is a reality or at least in the mix. At least it is on the table. As far as the economy, it was in a nose dive when Obama took office and is currently leveling off. Seems the American people are quick to forget just how bad things were when President Obama took office.

  12. Bungy32 says:

    I would definitely like to see someone better than Obama in the White House. But I wouldn’t like to see anyone worse. And so far, “worse” is all that’s out there seriously challenging him.

    Things could be worse. Things can get worse. And unfortunately, things probably will get worse.

  13. Mets Fan says:

    If reality were only as Johnathan describes it. Sorry Johnathan but, it’s just not so.

  14. Tim says:

    I’ll help prick fat pack. President Oblivious had the Country by the balls to start. He could have done most anything and would have had enough support to do it. (Jobs stupid Jobs) My dream is to have him in a primary. Make him fight and come back to the people who put him in there. Ahh forget it. We’re screwed no matter what happens.

  15. You’re right! I just hope Mr. President listens to his wife, his daughters and his countrymen. And we will all be fine with that.

  16. Abbey Peripatetic says:

    Johnathan – I must wholeheartedly disagree with you.

    Obama’s deficit hawks have targeted Social Security for cuts, with an eye to transfer the savings to pay down the debt and fund the operation of the Pentagon. Elderly and disabled Americans will be sacrificed by this president.

    Obama’s stimulus package cost this nation more than $800 billion dollars with promise of 3 million newly created jobs. Unemployment has gone up to 9.1%. No jobs, more debt.

    Obama renewed the Bush tax cuts for the rich, refusing to let them expire. In fact, he added additional tax cuts for the upper 1% of wage earners.

    Obama renewed the Patriot Act for another four years. The Patriot Act includes roving wiretaps. This is without merit and arguably unconstitutional.

    Obama engaged this country in a new war in Libya and a covert war in Yemen.

    Obama tripled the number of combat troops in Afghanistan and refused to cut funding for five new military bases in Afghanistan at a time when attempts are being made to cut Social Security benefits and access to Medicaid.

    Obama is not, as you say, ending the Iraq war. He merely reduced the number of troops on the ground and most military analysts say we will be in Iraq permanently.

    Obama threw our longtime ally, Israel under the bus by calling on the Knesset to return to the 1967 borders and elevated the Arab nations to a position formerly enjoyed by Israel.

    Obama continues to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.

    How you can say he’s doing an “outstanding job” is a mystery.

  17. Jolly Roger says:

    Quite frankly, the President didn’t say anything that Chimpy didn’t say about Israel, although the wingnutosphere seems to have forgotten it. I’m amazed that they have, though, since this PResident has been pretty faithful to his predecessor’s policies.

    And that’s what’ll sink us. Mr. Kumbaya is holding onto policies that will utterly destroy us, because he doesn’t appear to have a stomach for a fight. He doesn’t ever appear to have had the stomach for a fight. That’s unfortunate; there are much better lines of work for a shrinking violet to be in than that of the Presidency.

  18. Tiny Dancer says:

    Obamamania is so 2008.

  19. fran says:

    The comments above are all over the map & I feel it on both sides.
    Obama was handed this country in smoldering ruins. Bush racked up a $13 trillion dollar debt, after entering w a money surplus. He & his cronies allowed Wall Street to run amuck & basically ignored the economy, and worse let the most wealthy have tax breaks they did not need. His admin began the unraveling of Medicare & Social Security. It really is a GOP tactic to lay blame on Obama re the economy.
    It was Bush 2 who stood @ the podium announcing imminent world wide financial meltdown if immediate action in the form of appointing ex Goldman Sachs employee Hank Paulson to fix the problem, with 100% immunity
    As major financial institutions either dropped off, or were bought & sold, the Foreclosure rate soared.
    The banks got bailed out & the people lost a huge chunk of retirement money & their homes.
    They let business take mfg elsewhere & did not worry about vanishing jobs.
    I don’t think even a magician could have fixed the economy the way Bush 2 left it.
    So let’s not let the republicans play the blame game & finger pointing to Obama– in fact many of them gave the stamp of approval to rack up the $13 trillion debt.

    On the flip side, once Obama made decisions to keep troops in Iraq, escalate a surge in Afghanistan, join NATO in Libya, and Yemen. keep Gitmo open, they all became HIS. His wars, & the blood of those wars on HIS hands. Besides being a Nobel Peace prize recipient (WHAT is the budget item that needs to be cut… war & military spending.
    If our reason/excuse to be in Afghanistan was to “get Bin Laden” then we are done. If our reason/excuse was to get rid of a brutal dictator in Iraq, then we were done many years ago.

    Any repug on the roster, including the crazy lady from Alaska are not going to be any better.

    Sucks to be a progressive American right now.

  20. Keith says:

    What is this? A teabagger blog??

  21. Great comments everyone. Keep them coming.

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  23. Corey says:

    Bush did not run up 13 trillion in debt. He added 3.6 trillion in 8 years.. as ugly as that is, it still pales in comparison to the 4 trillion run up by Obama in 2 years. IF he wins re-election, god help this country to surive his madness.

  24. Cory says:

    I’m an Independent. I voted Obama because he seemed to come at this Presidency thing like an angry citizen, and I liked that. He “had me by the balls”, as it were. My parents are democrats, and really loved seeing a black man (sorry, African American), as president. I’m more racially blind than that. I just want somebody who wants to spend responsibly: that is, less on solving the world’s wars, and more on improving OUR actual country.

    My city, San Diego, just experienced a period of fire station rotations, or “brownouts”. I’m not sure if the feds fund local departments at all. But there should definitely be a way for the feds to help its divisions (on all tiers) avoid such events. Infrastructure First! Public Art Last!

    I want an infrastructure-minded president. That is the best way to make us the best country in the world. Aiding our OWN people.

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