July 28, 2015

Obama: ‘I actually think I’m a pretty good president’

Rebel Staff

President Barack Obama has today asserted that he would win a third election as president if the U.S. Constitution did not legally prohibit him from running again.

Speaking about law and order in a democratic society in a speech before the 54-member African Union in Ethiopia, Obama made the statement as he sought to contrast the long-entrenched power structures of many African nations with the requirement of U.S. presidents to relinquish power after a maximum two-term stint in office.

“I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” Obama said in his address, according to the New York Times. “I believe if I ran again, I could win. But I can’t.”

“There’s a lot that I’d like to keep doing to keep America moving,” Obama declared, in what is likely to be his final visit to Africa as president. “But the law is the law and no person is above the law, not even the president.”

“Nobody should be president for life,” the 53-year-old president added. “Your country is better off if you have new blood and new ideas. I’m still a pretty young man, but I know that somebody with new energy and new insights will be good for my country. It will be good for yours, too, in some cases.”

Speaking as the first U.S. president to address the African Union and as the first American president with African heritage, Obama sought to directly use his stature to facilitate a shift in African political thinking.

“When a leader tries to change the rules in the middle of the game just to stay in office, it risks instability and strife, as we’ve seen in Burundi,” the New York Times reported the president as saying. “And this is often just a first step down a perilous path. And sometimes you’ll hear leaders say, ‘Well, I’m the only person who can hold the nation together.’ If that’s true, then that leader has failed to truly build their nation.”

Just 18 months from enforced retirement, Obama’s remarks came as CNN/ORC released a poll Tuesday that puts the president’s approval rating at 49 per cent, with 47 per cent of Americans disapproving of the way he is handling the job – and, as highlighted by the Daily Mail, it is the second month in a row that more Americans have indicated to CNN that they were satisfied with the job that Obama is doing than those who said they were not pleased.

But, despite the positive polling data and his earlier boast, Obama is reportedly looking forward to life after the Oval office.

According to the New York Times, he said: “I’ll be honest with you. I’m looking forward to life after being president. I won’t have such a big security detail all the time. It means I can go take a walk. I can spend time with my family. I can find other ways to serve. I can visit Africa more often.”


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commented 2015-08-20 00:15:44 -0400
Once again Obama irrefutably proves how unbelievably defective and warped his judgement is.
commented 2015-08-03 18:44:07 -0400
Actually, you are bordering on antichrist.
commented 2015-08-03 07:56:17 -0400
Obama made Jimmy Carter one happy guy.
commented 2015-07-31 00:59:43 -0400
Not only is Barak Hussein Obama the worst president in American history but potentially the most dangerous to the Western World since the Battle of Vienna in 1683… Since coming to power, his actions and policies have inevitably favoured the creation of a Muslim Caliphate, under Iranian impetus, and this week yet a “guarantee” that it will have not only nuclear weapons, but an intercontinental missile delivery system in 10 years, IF NOT SOONER… Can you cite even ONE action that Obama has taken during his presidency that has not favoured that scary scenario going forward?… I can’t… The Ottoman Turks were defeated – thank God – in the siege of Vienna in 1683, and that determined the course of history for the next 300 plus years… But now the “gates of Vienna” are going to be looming large again, more quickly than any of us would wish, “thanks” to this president… The man practices “Taqiyya” every day of the week and every time he opens his mouth…
commented 2015-07-30 23:50:05 -0400
American Medical Association: Obamacare Is A HUGE Success, GOP Is Wrong

If the jury wasn’t in already, it definitely is now. The Journal of the American Medical Association has just released a report declaring the Affordable Care Act a rousing success, especially for minorities without healthcare.

Over the first two enrollment periods, 10.2 million Americans have received private coverage through Obamacare, and another 12.2 million have been covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Program- and thanks to Obamacare, costs for Medicaid have dropped dramatically and the program is fully funded for the next thirty years.

Six measures were used to survey the pre-ACA respondents: Self-reported rates of being uninsured, lacking a personal physician, lacking easy access to medicine, inability to afford needed care, overall health status, and health-related activity limitations.

The AMA ‘s report found that “all but one of those measures—days limited by poor health—improved significantly after Obamacare plans went on sale,” reports CNBC.

There was an 11.9% decrease in uninsured Latinos and a 10.8% decrease in uninsured African-Americans. The study concluded that “As states continue to debate whether to expand Medicaid under the ACA, these results add to the growing body of research indicating that such expansions are associated with significant benefits for low-income populations.”

If there’s any proof that the Republican Party lives in a reality entirely of their own creation, where the truth is made up and facts don’t matter, it’s their reaction to the Obamacare program. No matter how many times they attempt to repeal it, every one is met with another report trumpeting the program’s success. Which is obviously why it makes sense for the Senate to waste even more taxpayer money on yet another attempt to repeal the law. President Obama’s healthcare law has changed the face of America for the better, and it is here to stay.

commented 2015-07-29 19:19:10 -0400
The United States does NOT include those who have given up looking for employment in their statistics. The US dollar is strong right now because, and only because of, the drop in world oil prices, and the current currency/debt crisis in Europe. Everyone always runs to the Americans. This may not last. The US cannot keep printing money nor borrowing without some kind of reckoning. It may not come while Obama is still in office, but it is coming.
commented 2015-07-29 17:47:34 -0400
Jimmy proudly claims,
“1. The US dollar is now the strongest that it’s been in 30 years
2. Jobless claims now is at the lowest level in 40 years. "

Please provide proof of this bullshit please.
commented 2015-07-29 17:46:20 -0400
" I only say this when I am in Africa"
commented 2015-07-29 17:35:43 -0400
LOL. If you believe those employment numbers, well, I have a bridge or two to sell you. The labour participation rate is the lowest in history.
commented 2015-07-29 15:38:32 -0400

What does it say about the right wing voters that voted for George W. Bush – not once, but twice?

Lets see now:

1. The US dollar is now the strongest that it’s been in 30 years
2. Jobless claims now is at the lowest level in 40 years.

So um ya – thanks Obama.
commented 2015-07-29 14:47:11 -0400
“I really think he looks forward to the downfall of his own nation.” Then there would be no need for a pesky election as democracy would have been destroyed in the process. Obama could then just appoint himself as “ruler for life”. Kind of fits the profile based on what we’ve seen of the manipulation of the Iran “deal”!
commented 2015-07-29 14:02:33 -0400
The Iran deal makes Obama the chief financier of terrorism. He emboldens our enemies and gives the finger to our allies. I really think he looks forward to the downfall of his own nation.
commented 2015-07-29 11:48:31 -0400
Barack Hussein Obama. A legend in his own mind! Still popular with the American Left it seems……………
commented 2015-07-29 11:16:38 -0400
Who is a good choice for the Presidency. I am not an American but the American choice will effect all of us. I just shudder when I think there is even a remote possibility that Donald Trump could ever be elected. That is likely not a possibility but one never knows. Of all the candidates, who is best suited for such an important role.
commented 2015-07-29 03:24:04 -0400
Maurice Potvin: Nixon’s Wategate is nothing compared to what has taken place lately. I agree that Obama has and is the worst president during my seven decades of life. I’m sure he would make an executive order to extend his presidency if he could get away with it.
commented 2015-07-29 01:02:39 -0400
The first US President during my lifetime was Harry S. Truman. The first President that I actually remember was Eisenhower. If I had to rate them all from best to worst, Obama would definitely be the worst. It’s hard tell what things would have been like if the Republican candidates had won (McCain or Romney) instead of Obama. In my opinion neither of them were all that great either, but then neither were either of the Bushs’ Presidencies all that great. Jimmy Carter had his Camp David Accord, but other than that, he was a complete disaster. Nixon did have Watergate but he also opened up relations with China. Ford wasn’t President long enough to have had much of an affect one way or the other. But Obama is the one President that wasn’t just ineffectual, both domestically and internationally, but was extremely proactive domestically in subverting and suppressing individual constitutional rights and freedoms, and proactive internationally in downgrading US influence and relevance on the world stage. This wasn’t done through incompetence or being ineffectual as a leader. This was by design. Obama is a very intelligent man, so you can’t make the same excuses as you could with JT, who is actually dumber than a sack of rocks. Obama’s alienation of all of America’s friends and allies, and his embrace of despots and dictators was deliberate, as was his embrace of domestic policies that almost destroyed the US economy. In my estimation, which I would admit is somewhat flawed, what me not being an expert in US law and all that, borders on treason.
commented 2015-07-28 23:20:24 -0400
“the Iran deal despite what some moronic conservatives think and the pardoning of 46 people for needlessly excessive sentences”

Yup, the lefties love to make out with the criminals.

Jimmy proudly claims, “Obama is actually looking pretty good right about now.”

Yup that sums up Jimmy’s thinking. Says it all, doesn’t it people?
commented 2015-07-28 23:15:45 -0400
“the Obamacare ruling”

The biggest failure in the history of the US.
commented 2015-07-28 23:14:39 -0400
Jimmy said, "Plus the Obama administration scored major points with gay marriage legal across America, "

Yup, idiot left wing voters find this more important that employment. Another striking endorsement for the brain-dead state of the lefties. Same thing here in Canada. To use you vernacular, Jimmy, “The left are fucking stupid!”
commented 2015-07-28 23:09:47 -0400
Jimmy said, “And he is right – if he did run again, he would most likely win.”

Yea, there really is no accounting for the stupidity of the left wing voters, is there.
commented 2015-07-28 23:08:02 -0400
FB said, “I can never forget how hard the CBC was cheerleading for this empty suit, it was embarrassing.”

And now the CBC is cheerleading for Thomas and Justin, the same empty suits. I sense a pattern here.
commented 2015-07-28 22:16:50 -0400
And he is right – if he did run again, he would most likely win. It isn’t so much about him – but that the Republicans running for President are so fucking awful, which is among the reasons why Hillary Clinton will be the next President.

Plus the Obama administration scored major points with gay marriage legal across America, the Obamacare ruling, the Iran deal despite what some moronic conservatives think and the pardoning of 46 people for needlessly excessive sentences. Obama is actually looking pretty good right about now.
commented 2015-07-28 22:12:42 -0400
I can never forget how hard the CBC was cheerleading for this empty suit, it was embarrassing.
commented 2015-07-28 21:58:25 -0400
I almost tossed my supper – mr corrupt – is a pos
commented 2015-07-28 21:44:36 -0400
Hopefully after his presidency he will retire to the place where his heart is as witnessed in some of the videos, namely Kenya.
commented 2015-07-28 20:30:40 -0400
1. CNN a left wing news outlet, with left wing viewers, saying in their poll, a left wing president has only 49% approval, quite sure it should of been 70%? For a man that has a history of distorting the truth, he should be happy with himself.
commented 2015-07-28 20:09:22 -0400
Well now we have proof just how delusional he really is ,he actually believes he is a good president, just don’t turn around Obama ,you will see the trail of destruction your inaction has cause, all the unspeakable suffering , slavery, rapes and deaths.
Iran is laughing at your stupidity and gullibility
commented 2015-07-28 20:06:20 -0400
He is delusional! and should be removed from office. With this statement he shows he does not respect the laws 15 more months lets hope he doesn’t get us involved in a war