Dem Congresswoman on Obama’s Second Term: ‘Just Occupy the Spot…That Would Be an A’

Craig Millward | February 10, 2014 | 4:14pm EST
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Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) ( Starr)

( - Speaking with reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last month, Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said she was “so relieved when [Obama] won,” and would give Obama an ‘A’ in his second term if he would “just occupy the spot.”

When asked by a reporter to give a progress report on Obama’s second term and to grade him, Moore declined to at first saying, “I'm not going to give Obama a grade. I’m glad he’s there. A Grade compared to what? Compared to Mitt Romney being there?”

She then compared Obama’s second term to what would have happened if Romney had won.

“No, no, he's getting an ‘A’ then. He's getting an ‘A’ compared to—I was so relieved when he won. Just occupy the spot. If he did that, that would be an ‘A,’ versus what I would be expecting if we were to have Mitt Romney in there now. Right now, we’d be dismantling the Affordable Care Act. We’d be breaching protections under the Social Security Act. We’d be undoing environmental protections, and on and on and on.”

When asked if there was anything Obama could do better, Moore said, “There are things he could do better ... he’s no LBJ.” However, Moore said that comparison was unfair because former President Lyndon B. Johnson had 68 Democratic senators and a majority in the House.

“This man is working under the worst possible situation. And I think that another thing he’s been threatening to do is to be able to use his executive authority, and to do more executive orders, and I think that he’s going to start doing some of that.”

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