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Obama 2012: He’ll Do Better This Time, Honest

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Just give him one more chance, America. Is that too much to ask? A second chance?

The Hill:

During an interview that aired Monday on NBC’s “Today” show, President Obama said that he gets “better as time goes on” at his job and that he believes the grassroots movement that propelled him to victory in 2008 will help him win a second term.

“What’s frustrated people is that I’ve not been able to implement every aspect of what I said in 2008. Well, it turns out our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes. But what we have been able to do is move in the right direction,” Obama said.

“And you know what? One of the things about being president is you get better as time goes on,” he added.

At what, he did not specify.

What’s this about “Founders,” by the way? Since when do they matter? If the Constitution prevents him from getting what he wants, he just ignores it. Rules are for people who aren’t Obama. Oh, you don’t think so? Racist.

P.S. And if that doesn’t shut you up, you should shut up because Obama is the Commander-in-Chief and you’re a soldier or something. And it’s okay for him to say such things because he’s not Bush.

P.P.S. Daniel Foster at NRO:

I don’t think his comments betray the president as a secret Red or anything, but the plain meaning of them is that there are things about the separation of powers, and maybe other parts of the Constitutional order, that he would change. I’d like to see him asked to clarify at one of the debates in the general. Mr. President, if you could tweak the Founders’ vision anyway you wanted, what would you do?

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Jim Treacher