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ABC’s Jake Tapper Takes Obama to the Woodshed

Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 31, 2012

While most in the mainstream media continue giving President Obama a pass on failed policies, some are starting to squirm.  Shortly after Obama’s State of the Union speech, ABC’s Jack Tapper who was being interviewed by George Stephanopoulos, sounded more like a Republican operative that a member of the press when he said that Obama cannot run on his achievements because they are not popular, full text and video below.

Tapper’s comments, while obvious, are refreshingly honest for a press corps that has often made honesty and integrity subservient to own partisan beliefs.

The President understands how unpopular his programs are, but this is not tempered his policies.  He remains the most liberal and partisan president of modern times.  Look for Obama to run a downright nasty campaign for a second term, both against his political opponents and those in society he demonizes.  It’s going to get ugly this fall!

Jake Tapper  —  “What’s interesting, George, is the conundrum in which President Obama finds himself.  He really can’t run on so many of his major legislative accomplishments – regardless of the merits of health care reform, financial reform, the stimulus– they’re not popular.  So what you see is President Obama putting out other issues to discuss: raising taxes on the wealthy, raising taxes on corporations so as to bring jobs back to the United States.  These are the issues he wants to talk about, because it’s going to be difficult for him to talk about his record when it comes to his big achievements.”


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