Bullshit, plain and simple.
President Barack Obama dismissed his falling poll numbers and offered an optimistic assessment of 2013 and looked ahead to a “breakthrough year” to come as he spoke at a year-end press conference at the White House.
“I think 2014 needs to be a year of action,” Obama told reporters in the White House briefing room, as he outlined his plans to create more jobs, raise “wages a”Ind benefits that let families build a little bit of financial security,” and complete the immigration reform process that began in 2013.
Asked if 2013 was the worst year of his presidency, Obama wouldn’t bite. “That’s not how I think about it,” he said. Instead, he’s been focused on whether he’s helping American families get more opportunity and more security.
“There are areas where there are obviously some frustrations, where I wish Congress had moved more aggressively,” he said. It was “a mistake” for Congress not to tighten background check laws for buying guns.
The president also discounted his falling poll numbers. “If you’re measuring this by polls, my polls have gone up and down a lot throughout my career … If I was interested in polling, I wouldn’t have run for president,” he said. “I took this job to deliver for the American people.”