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Obama on "The View" tells Barbara Walters about his ups and downs


WASHINGTON--President Obama told Barbara Walters and the other ladies of "The View" about some recent ups and downs, taping the show Wednesday in Manhattan. The ABC show will be broadcast Thursday at 11 a.m. est and a snippet was shown on the network "World News" show.

Walters asked Obama, "In the last month what has been the rose and what has been the thorn?" Rose and thorn is an Obama family game.

"In the last month the rose has to be a couple of days we took in Maine with Michelle, Sasha and Malia," he said. "They're full of opinions and ideas and observations and it's just a great age ... Malia just turned 12 and Sasha 9. Couldn't been a better couple of days."

Asked what the "thorn" was, Obama said, "Where do I begin?"

"Look, the country has gone through a tough stretch. Since I took office when I was sworn in ... the last 20 months have been a nonstop effort to restart the economy, to stabilize the financial system, to make sure we are creating jobs and not losing them."

The BP oil spill disaster and the H1N1 swine flu "pandemic" were also "thorns" he mentioned.


Does anyone know when the Obama Family
will be taping the Family Feud? I would
like to attend. Thanks.
Joy Behard for VP!!!

Please someone tell me why this man thinks that I really what to hear about what he and his family are doing in their personal time. “Vacations” My concerns are with this ever growing un-stable economy and the disasters that are continuing to happen. I want to hear about the war, the Arizona law, the oil spill, the housing markets, the jobs and how my future and my children’s future will be affected with the asinine decisions that are currently being made. I want to hear how we are working toward bringing work back to the States. How tapping into different sources of energy, and how we are going to work towards not continuing to pay for unauthorized illegal immigrants. We continue to allow illegal people to have access to the things that we legal citizens work so hard for.
I was watching the news the other night about the AZ law and they interviewed a girl who says “My mother brought me and my brother over here 10 years ago for a better life illegally, I just graduated from college I don’t want to be forced to go back. This is my home I belong here.” I was blown away; you’re telling me that my tax dollars paid for two illegal children’s education and who knows what else during that time. (Food, shelter, etc…) and now she thinks that she has a RIGHT to be here. NO, she doesn’t and she should be shipped back. Until you have the legal right to vote here, then you have no legal right to be here unless you have taken the appropriate measures and steps through the government. Then that’s a different story.
So Mr. President I ask you what have you done for us lately?

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