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Bryan Preston

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September 4, 2012 - 7:42 am

A circular logo, circular logic that if you tax more you somehow get a stronger private sector, an economy circling the drain, and now a circular grade.

President Obama gives himself an “incomplete” when asked to grade his first-term performance on the economy.

“I would say incomplete,” Obama told Colorado’s KKTV-11, in an interview aired Monday evening. “But what I would say is the steps that we have taken in saving the auto industry, in making sure that college is more affordable and investing in clean energy and science and technology and research, those are all the things that we are going to need to grow over the long term.”

Obama’s remarks come as Republicans are pressing the question of whether voters are better off now than they were four years ago.

About three years ago, Obama rated himself a “solid B+.” Now he isn’t even handing in his homework.

Different schools handle Incompletes in different ways; some factor them into the GPA as 0.00 while some wait for the student to get their act together and submit their work before assigning a grade. America doesn’t have time to wait on slacker Barry O. He came into office with the political wind at his back and managed to turn around and spit straight into it.

How does a president who had two years of total control justify giving himself an “Incomplete” with 8.3% unemployment and no end to the magical mystery Obama recovery in sight? Obama’s own decisions to pursue ObamaCare and to pack the stimulus with payoffs to his allies led directly to the Democrats losing the House and several legislatures. His own decision to scuttle the XL pipeline drove the Canadians toward China and told the world that the US still isn’t serious about using our energy resources. Obama’s own decision to try to force Israel back to indefensible borders signaled to the world that we may not have our allies’ backs any longer.

Perhaps by “Incomplete” Obama means that he just hasn’t quite caused enough destruction yet.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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