The historical significance of Pres. Obama’s appearance in Jefferson County, Colo., on Thursday is in question, but there’s little doubt about the economic significance: terrible.
“President Obama is not the first president to visit Jefferson County,” Colorado Republican Party spokesman Justin Miller said in a statement. “He is, however, the first president to visit Jefferson County with 43 straight months of higher than 8 percent unemployment and a $16 trillion national debt under his belt.”
Pres. Obama should have said “city” (referring to Golden) rather than “county” (referring to Jefferson County) during his remarks that he had been told he was “the first President to visit this county since Ulysses S. Grant. Is that correct?” Read The Denver Post for more on that.
In making the case for his economic plan and a second term, Pres. Obama said this…
“…I won’t pretend that the path I’m offering is easy. Bill Clinton reminded us last week, it’s going to take a few more years to deal with all the challenges that we built up over decades.”
Now watch the video [see above] four years ago when then-presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama appeared – in Golden – at the Colorado School of Mines – to speak amid the September 2008 financial crisis…
“History shows us that there’s no substitute for presidential leadership in times of economic crisis,” he said. “FDR and Harry Truman didn’t put their heads in the sand and hand accountability over to a commission. Bill Clinton didn’t put off hard choices. They led. And that’s what I will do. My priority as president will be the stability of the American economy and the prosperity of the American people.”
Four years later, Pres. Obama’s leadership on the economy is a failure.
“Were he a man of lesser ideological ambition, President Obama would now be presiding over a stronger economy and probably be cruising to re-election. He gambled instead that he could use the economic crisis as a political lever to achieve his progressive policy goals, and he now finds himself struggling to be re-elected with a campaign based almost entirely on savaging his opponents.”
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told ABC News the stark economic situation facing the country…
”23 million Americans out of work or underemployed, 47 million people on food stamps, $16 trillion in debt.”