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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-12 02:28 PM
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Source: Today Show website (MSNBC)

Obama on presidency: You get better as time goes on

By Michael Inbar contributor
updated 2/6/2012 9:25:03 AM ET

In a TODAY exclusive, Matt Lauer asked Obama about his supporters' disappointment over his first-term performance that they believe he hasn't been "the transformational political figure they hoped you would be."

"What's frustrated people is that I have not be able to force Congress to implement every aspect of what I said in 2008," he said.

"That's just the nature of being president," he said. "It turns out that our founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes.

"What I'm going to just keep on doing is plodding away, very persistent. And you know what? One of the things about being president is you get better as time goes on."

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"It turns out?"

Did the system outlined under the Constitution in 1789 come as a surprise to the Constitutional lecturer?

Also, I would love to see a description of all the things President Obama did, from January 2009 to January 2011 to force Congress to do things that Congress just simply refused to do, despite all his best efforts.
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1. I hear ya'.....sigh....sigh... n/t
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