President Barack Obama has proved he wasn’t ready for the job, former Rep. Joe Scarborough said Tuesday, as he questioned whether Obama has accomplished much of anything – either in the White House or during his brief tenure as a U.S. senator from Illinois.
“Barack Obama has proven over the past 5 years that he wasn’t ready to be president of the United States. And, he proves it still today,” the conservative Florida Republican said on his MSNBC “Morning Joe” program.
Scarborough said Obama “came out of nowhere” as a freshman senator and “a couple years later people elected him president of the United States.”
“(Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid said to Barack Obama early, ‘You don’t like it around here. It’s obvious. Why don’t you run for president?’ He was already on his way there,” Scarborough noted.
The conservative argued that spending a short time in the Senate does not qualify a person to be president, and asserted that Obama was able to win only because he was marketed and sold to voters like a bag of “potato chips.”
To make his point, he challenged guests on his show to name one significant piece of legislation Obama introduced while he was in that could be marked as an accomplishment that caught the public’s attention.
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