Obama: I Get an 'Incomplete' on the Economy

And the GOP is not happy with that grade
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2012 10:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Obama gave himself a grade on fixing the economy—"incomplete"—and Republicans are pouncing on it. Obama offered the grade in an interview with KKTV yesterday, quickly adding that "the steps that we have taken in saving the auto industry, in making sure that college is more affordable, and investing in clean energy and science and technology and research" will all help in the long term. BuzzFeed notes that he gave himself the same grade in 2010 and 2011. Reactions:

  • "Four years into a presidency and an incomplete?" said Paul Ryan on CBS this morning. "I think the incomplete speaks for itself, and that is why I think we are going to win this and get this country on the right track because we're offering solutions."
  • The RNC and Mitt Romney's campaign also reminded reporters that, in 2009, Obama said if he didn't "have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition."
  • On Hot Air, an incensed Ed Morrissey writes, "Incomplete? Maybe Professor Obama doesn’t realize this, but report cards come out pretty soon. We’re not going to let him stay after school for extra credit at this point. Obama already flunked his midterms, so unless he’s got a better argument than a demand for an extension, he’s likely to get expelled for academic inadequacy."

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