During President Obama's so-called official start to his already year-long reelection campaign in Ohio today, Obama asked the crowd: "are we satisfied?" The crowd's answer? A resounding "no!"
The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a video "Are We Satisfied? No!" in response to President Obama's campaign event in Ohio today. Watch the video:
Four years ago candidate Obama said "the question in this election is not whether you are better off than you were four years ago. The real question is will this country be better off four years from now?"
Four years later:
- Obama admits too many are still looking for work. He's right -- approximately 12.5 million Americans remain unemployed.
- Obama admits the housing market remains weak. He's right -- over 5.5 million mortgages are in foreclosure or 30 or more days delinquint.
- Obama admits deficits are still too high. He's right -- in just three years Obama added more than $5 trillion to the national debt, more than any other president.
- Obama admits teachers and first responders are still being laid off. He's right -- since Obama took office, local governments have eliminated 254,400
Like the failed measures of progress Obama established at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado -- whether people can find a job and provide for themselves and their families, America is not better off four years later.
Despite Obama's failed $831 billion so-called stimulus and promise to create or save three to four million jobs and keep unemployment below 8 percent, Unemployment has now remained above 8 percent for a record 39 straight months.
Obama's housing assistance programs have been too poorly administered and too limited in scope and eligibility to slow or halt the slide in the U.S. housing market.
Despite promising to cut the deficit in half, Obama has instead increased the national debt by more than $5 trillion, but he did warn us there would be "trillion-dollar deficits for years to come."
It was a peculiar pitch Obama made today highlighting things he should have fixed. It's as if he believes if he complains about the things he should have fixed he can blame someone else. No wonder the RNC and the Romney campaign are rebranding Obama's 2008 "hope and change" theme as "hype and blame."