Oprah‘s Christmas special on ABC aired the other night and in her interview with President Obama, she asked him to grade himself for the year. He gave himself a “good, solid B-plus.” He added that he’d give himself an A- if health care passes before the end of the year.
“Good, solid B-plus,” the president said. Explaining, he said, “we have inherited the biggest set of challenges of any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. “We stabilized the economy, and prevented possibilities of a Great Depression or a significant financial meltdown. The economy is growing again. We are on our way out of Iraq. I think we’ve got the best possible plan for Afghanistan. We have reset our image around the world. We have achieved an international consensus around the need for Iran and North Korea to disable their nuclear weapons. And I think that we’re going to pass the most significant piece of social legislation since Social Security,and that’s health insurance for every American,” he concluded.”
Pressed by Oprah as to why only a B-plus, the president said, “B-plus because of the things that are undone. Health care is not yet signed. If I get health care passed we tip into A-minus.”
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