Obama States EU Crisis Could 'Have Impact' on His Reelection Chances


President Obama said Tuesday that the economic crisis in Europe could “have some impact” on his reelection chances in November.

“I think it’s fair to say that all these issues, economic issues, will potentially have some impact on the election,” Obama told reporters at a press conference in Los Cabos, Mexico wrapping up the G20 summit. “But that’s not my biggest concern right now.”

Weighing in for the first time on how Europe’s financial woes might affect his chances of reelection, Obama said his “biggest concern” – a concern he said he’s had for more than three years– is how to put those who are unemployed or underemployed and unable to pay the bills in a “stronger position.”

During the press conference, Obama once again called on Congress to act on a jobs plan that would “put us on the path to creating an extra million jobs”




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25 comments on “Obama States EU Crisis Could 'Have Impact' on His Reelection Chances
  1. Conservative says:

    The biggest factor will be his failed leadership.  Anyone who votes for this idiot in November should be shot on the spot.

    • Evermyrtle says:

       Between Obama and Romney, we are between a rock and a hard place. Neither are Christians, which means a lot, to Christians. Both are busy following Satan’s commandments, one of which is “JESUS CHRIST is not the SON OF GOD AND HE DID NOT RISE FROM THE GRAVE.” How can an American, a Christian American vote for either???

      This combination looks very bad. to me.

      Luke 9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the SON OF MAN, be ashamed, when HE shall come in HIS own glory, and in HIS FATHER’S, and of the holy angels.

      Philippians 2:9-11
      9. Wherefore GOD also hath highly exalted HIM, and given Him a name which is above every name:
      10. That at he name of JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
      11. And that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD, TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.

    • Victor Magilke says:

      Send them to the guillotine.

  2. Dingbat36 says:

    What is happening in Europe has NO bearing on the sentiments of the American voter.  What it does do however, is show in very definite terms that socialism in any form is a failure and has always been a failure. 

    Oh, is that what Obama means?

    • Victor Magilke says:

      The European Socialists brought this on themselves just as our public service unions are causing American taxpayers grief. Time to cut the umbilical cord.

  3. sean murry. says:

    Obummer is a failure he has shown it sin ce being in office. he is doing this on purpose.

  4. sean murry. says:

    Obummer is a failure he has shown it sin ce being in office. he is doing this on purpose.

  5. Evermyrtle says:

    I do not understand why he is worried, while giving trillions to enemy nations. If he will use those wasted trillions to feed America’s people and to create jobs, it would raise people respect for him, while creating better conditions for the Americans he is worried??? about. 

    Is this a rising excuse ahead of time, in case he loses the election? He will have to have something to blame it on.

  6. Guest says:

    Heaven forbid if he gets another four years!  I can just see it now…..our country would be in ruins without the hope of recovery, and our lives would be just miserable!  I pray to God we get another President this November, one who can rebuild our once-great country and erase the damage that the “Emperor” has done in all his “naked glory”!

    • Victor Magilke says:

      The democrats Messiah is a failure. They may as well admit it. The entire world knows Obama is inept as a president.. Face up to it dem’s.

  7. wolfyskitten says:

    He can shove his global economy up his own wazoo i dont want any part of it. I mean one of the first things he did was send our jobs overseas and paid them for it. No way does that help us now. It better ruin his chances of winning anything but toll both operator as far as im concerned ( no i did not forget that mr prez) Yes, that did add to the ever growing threat to our economy, so take responsibility for what we are going through in the US

  8. Guest says:

    Why should he be re-elected?  Can you imagine the disaster he would make our country if he was re-elected?  Four years is enough, thank you very little!  Next President, please!

    • Victor Magilke says:

      White working American’s can’t endure four more years of this loser. We need a winner.

  9. Noob says:

    It’s a lot more that this that will have an impact of Zero’s reelection chances.  He really does live in a dream world. 

    Oh well……….time for some b ball and a smoke.

  10. jong says:

    Now Obama is blaming the Europeans whose problems go way back to the false assumption that certain countries would be able to keep up economically.   Just more weakness from the moron and chief for what he has not done and he had the opportunity in the first two years with Congress belonging to the demoncrats.

  11. The usual excuse, somebody else’s fault. And the bit about congress and jobs? Seems that several republican bills have been derailed by 0bama and crew that would already be addressing the unemployment problems. Imagine that.
    click the name.

  12. Richard says:

    Obama is blaming the EU now for his failures.

    • Victor Magilke says:

      Its never Obama’s fault. The buck stops with him. All the failed policies happened on his watch. What a moron!

  13. Phil says:

    The US is Europe’s biggest trading partner, so OF COURSE Europe got hit big when OUR economy took a dive. Economists agree that Europe had its own problems contributing to its downturn, though a robust US economy would’ve kept Europe afloat a little longer.
    And OF COURSE, Europe was ripe for a serious downturn in the near future because its socialist policies simply give away way much to the public sector, such that the private sector simply cannot support.  Socialists are well-known to be poor at math, so they simply CANNOT ‘get it’ that spending more than you take in is a recipe for disaster.  (It’s part of the mental defect from which Liberals suffer.)

  14. Victor Magilke says:

    Europe’s problem has been and will continue to be caused from entitlements of taking care of people from the cradle to the grave. As usual Obama is in complete denial concerning his fiasco as president. He is inept as a leader and will never admit to any of his failed policies. Blame it on Bush, blame it on Republicans, and now its Europe’s fault. What a loser.

  15. wuzup40 says:

    GUESS TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO BLAME BUSH, SO NOW HE WILL TRY EU,  ITS NEVER HIM THATS SCREWING UP.
    Don’t just skim over this, read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check
    it out.The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was
    actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of
    Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.The
    Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since
    the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.For those who are listening to the
    liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about
    this:January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and
    the Congress. At the time:The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77The GDP for
    the previous quarter was 3.5%The Unemployment rate was 4.6%George Bush’s
    Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTHRemember
    the day…January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the
    House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking
    Committee.The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what
    part of the economy?BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!Unemployment… to
    this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic
    loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!Bush
    asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 because
    it was financially risky for the US economy.And who took the THIRD highest
    pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMAAnd who fought against reform
    of Fannie and Freddie?OBAMA and the Democrat CongressSo when someone
    tries to blame Bush…REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007…. THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS
    TOOK OVER!”Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress
    and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat
    Party.Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008
    & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.In that first year, they had to contend
    with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush
    somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.For 2009 though, Nancy
    Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing
    resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At
    that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009
    budgets.And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that
    very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the
    omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.If the Democrats inherited any
    deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That
    deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit
    spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that
    includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.If Obama inherited
    anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I
    inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit
    four-fold since January 20th.