Senator Clinton has done an extraordinary job — but she works for me. I’m the President, and I’m always responsible. And that’s why nobody’s more interested in finding out exactly what happened than I am.
The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people and the world that we are gonna find out exactly what happened; that this was an act of terror; and I also said that we’re gonna hunt down those who committed this crime. And then a few days later, I was there greeting the caskets coming into Andrews Air Force Base, and grieving with the families.
And the suggestion that anybody on my team — the Secretary of State, the U.N. Ambassador — would play politics or mislead when we lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as President; that’s not what I do as Commander-in-Chief.
When governor Romney says that he has ‘a very different economic plan’ (than George W. Bush’s), the centerpiece of his economic plan is tax cuts — that’s what took us from surplus to deficit.
Obama currently leads Romney by ten points in Ohio, nine points in Florida and 12 points in Pennsylvania. Which wouldn’t be a problem (for Romney) — if between now and November 6th, we could just get 290 million people to move to Arkansas.
Number-crunchers over at the Bureau of Labor and Statistics realized today that between April 2011 and March 2012, there were 300,000 more jobs created than originally estimated. If this upward revision is correct, President Obama is now in the green for job growth, having overseen a net gain in roughly 100,000 since taking office. This has just been an astonishingly bad week for Mitt Romney. source
When it comes to rebuilding our economy, Barack is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. He’s thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day’s works — that’s why he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to help get women equal pay for equal work. That’s why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. That’s how he brought our economy (back) from the brink of collapse back to creating jobs again — jobs you can raise a family on. Good jobs, right here in the United States of America.
When it comes to the health of our families, Barack refused to listen to those folks to leave health reform for another day, another president. He didn’t care wether it was the easy thing to do politically — no, that’s not how he was raised. He did it ‘cause it’s the right thing to do. He did because he believes that here, in America, our grandparents should be able to afford their medicine; our kids should be able to see a doctor when they’re sick; and no one in this country should ever go broke because of an accident or an illness. And he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our healthcare!
For Barack, these issues aren’t political: they’re personal. Because Barack knows what it means when a family struggles. He knows what it means to want something more from your kids and grandkids. Barack knows the American dream because he’s lived it. And he wants everyone in this country — everyone — to have the same opportunity no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like, or who we love. And he believes that when you’ve worked hard and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. No, you reach back and give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.