Conservatives Jump on Obama’s ’60 Minutes’ Remarks

Conservatives criticized President Obama for a 60 Minutes interview released Tuesday in which the president touted his achievements in his first few years in office. “I would put our legislative and foreign-policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president—with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln—just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history,” Obama said in the “Overtime” segment. Obama went on to say “but, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we’ve got a lot of work to do.” Conservative bloggers jumped over the remarks and 60 Minutes, with Newsbusters writing “60 Minutes broadcast edits out laughable Obama claim as 4th best president.” Although Obama never directly called himself the “fourth-best president,” that comment was widely repeated—despite that Johnson and FDR are hardly considered favorites among conservatives.