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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Filling Gaps in the White House Website, Part 49

On Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos asked the president about his attack on John Boehner:

STEPHANOPOULOS: So, it seemed like you were out there to make-- Congressman Boehner the most famous Republican in America today. (LAUGH)

OBAMA: Well, you know Congressman Boehner is saying that Republicans have a good chance of winning the…House.

STEPHANOPOULOS: I talked to him this morning. He seemed pretty confident.

OBAMA: And he thinks he may be Speaker. And I think it's very important that the American People understand what the Republicans are offering, which is essentially more of the same. I mean, we have seen what their policies have done. And the recession that we've gone through and the financial crisis we've gone through is a direct culmination of a series of decisions they made over the course of several years in which they were in charge. And we have now spent two very difficult years trying to pull the economy out of the ditch. And I just want the American People to understand exactly what the choice is in November.

Stephanopoulos also asked about the midterm more generally:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Can you save the House in the next eight weeks?

OBAMA: I think, I am very confident that if people know what the choice is, if people take a look at what Democrats stand for and what Republicans stand for, who we're fighting for, and who they're fighting for, then we will win. And so, my challenge, and the challenge of every Democratic candidate who's out there is just making sure the people understand there's a choice here.

STEPHANOPOULOS: And now you're--

OBAMA: If the election is a referendum on are people satisfied about the economy as it currently is, then we're not going to do well. Because I think everybody feels like this economy needs to do better than it's been doing.