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(VIDEO) CBS '60 Minutes' edited President Obama's brag

obama051911_optBY BOB HOLT

President Barack Obama has done a number of interviews for CBS’s "60 Minutes," and in his latest one last Sunday, it appears the show edited a remark by Obama in which he basically declares himself one of the greatest presidents in American history.

According to the Blaze, Obama told Steve Kroft of the program, “I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln —in terms of what we’ve gotten done.”

The statement was discovered in CBS's full video of the interview on "60 Minutes Overtime."

Obama also told Kroft that the GOP was remaining on the sidelines and letting the economy suffer so they could blame him. According to News One, Obama said, “When I came into office in 2008, it was my firm belief that there was no reason why Democrats and Republicans couldn’t put some of the old ideological baggage aside and focus on common sense and practical solutions to the tough problems we were facing.”

According to The State, Obama admitted that voter unhappiness with his policies may hurt him in November, but he wanted to discuss the economy with them. Obama says his administration will stay committed to creating jobs and lowering unemployment.

When Kroft asked Obama about the lack of criminal prosecutions of some on Wall Street, the President responded, “I can’t, as President, comment on decisions about particular prosecutions. That’s the job of the Justice Department, and we keep those separate so that there’s no political influence on decisions made by professional prosecutors.”

Salon reported the findings of a recent poll that showed 42 percent of Americans believe Obama's policies most favor Wall Street rather than average Americans.

Comments (4)
4 Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:33
You people better realize this idiot is destroying our economy! Anyone who votes for him needs their head examined with some serious medication. This what happens when ghetto is put into an office with responsibilities and critical decision making... ghetto results with fatally flawed decision making. 1 person out two in poverty in the US because of this clown! His facist/socialistic policies have to go! You better wake up!
3 Wednesday, 21 December 2011 08:27
1. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
2. Psychoanalysis . erotic gratification derived from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.
1. self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism.
2 Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:10
Captain Obvious
60 minutes EDITED that part out, Janis! The media was performing DAMAGE CONTROL FOR HIM. And, you suggest the media is biased against him? You may have a mental disorder. This is why democracy doesn't work, people. This woman's vote counts as much as a sane person's.
1 Monday, 19 December 2011 20:21
That is not what he said. Maybe you should listen to it yourself 3 more times. While I am surprised that Obama would even say what he did say, he didn't say he was the 4th best president. He used the words "we" and "our," talking about the legislative and foreign policy. Plus he added "modern history." I don't think the presidency of G. Washington would be considered modern history.
This is why I hate mainstream media.

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