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True words from our President in an interview on CBS last night isn’t it? Obviously, he hasn’t fixed the economy. With all of his blaming everyone else but himself and his administration, you would think Obama would have chosen a better thought on this one.

Ed Morrissey of Hot Air also says in his article that the Romney campaign put out a web ad today that uses Obama’s own words and says that is what Republicans have been saying all along!

The most recent CBS poll showed that two-thirds voters don’t have a clear idea why Obama wants a second term — including a majority of Democrats.  Romney scores with his preparation to lead on economic issues rather than make capitulationist statements about rough seas and stormy weather.  It may not quite be the same as Jimmy Carter’s malaise speech, which implied that the economic environment would never really improve, but Obama comes close in this interview.

Romney should put this on the air in Iowa right away.  Regardless of who wins the nomination, this should be seen over and over again for Republicans during the general election. In fact, all of Obama’s doom and gloom about the country and the economy should be the focal point of a lot of Republican ads with a counter attack of optimism from Republicans.

To see Romney’s great web ad click here.

Are you still one of the 43% of the people who approve of what Obama is doing? If so, my question is why? Do you agree on class warfare – tax the rich and make them pay their fair share, which they are doing now. Are you really for a president who wants to raise taxes and spread the wealth – to whom? Not to you and me but to all of his political buddies.

Recently, Ed Morrissey of HotAir shares with us that Obama is threatening to veto any bill that isn’t “balanced” with tax hikes. What makes Obama think that tax hikes is the answer to the problems we are having economically? Raising taxes will kill the economy. The “rich” won’t buy and won’t hire people because their profits will be cut.

Ed Morrissey continues these thoughts with the idea that his deficit reduction package can’t clear the House and the jobs package can’t clear the Senate. So what does Obama do – threaten to veto any bills that don’t include tax hikes or as he says a ‘balanced’ between taxes and spending cuts.

Then Obama has the audacity to say, “This is not class warfare, it’s math. The money’s going to have to come from some place. If we’re not willing to ask those who’ve done extraordinarily well to help America close the deficit, the logic, the math says everybody else has to do a whole lot more. “

This is unbelievable!

However, Ed Morrissey continues in his article with saying that this rhetoric is unsurprising.  Obama has been making this same exact argument for years, starting in the 2008 campaign, but accelerating last year.  Obama made the exact same argument  — and veto threat, too — just before caving in December 2010 and agreeing to extend the Bush-era tax rates.

The threat is as empty as the rhetoric.  Let’s say for argument’s sake that the House and Senate passed a bill that accomplished significant deficit reduction through entitlement reform without Obama’s John Edwards-like Two Americas tax policy.  Does anyone believe that Obama would veto a bill backed by both a Republican House and a Democratic Senate?  Would Obama really want to make himself look like the least bipartisan political leader in Washington DC?  There isn’t a chance in Hades that he would veto such a bill, even though getting such a bill to the White House would have almost as small a chance in the first place.

With even his own party insisting that they’re not going to bite on more spending and higher taxes, Obama’s already starting to isolate himself on economic policy.  He issued this warning in a sad attempt to impress a few people on the Left with his “leadership,” but issuing empty threats isn’t real leadership.  It’s an expression of political impotence.