'We Were Wrong': Largest Newspaper in MT Takes Back Obama Endorsement
The largest newspaper in Montana has reversed course on its 2008 endorsement of President Obama, now saying they got it wrong.
"We were wrong," read the editorial page of the Billings Gazette. "We said things couldn't get much worse after the sub par presidency of George W. Bush. But, President Barack Obama's administration has us yearning for the good ol' days when we were at least winning battles in Iraq."
The article continued that the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap made the administration seem "incompetent" and called out the president for breaking his promise to run the most transparent administration in history.
Here's more from the article, entitled "Obama earned the low ratings":
These are all signs — none of them definitive on their own, necessarily. However, when taken in completely, these demonstrate a disturbing trend of incompetence and failure. It's not just that Americans are in a sour mood about national politics. That's probably part of it. Instead, Obama has become another in a line of presidents long on rhetoric and hopelessly short on action.
Obama's hope and change have left liberals and conservatives alike hoping for real change, not just more lofty rhetoric.
The Outnumbered hosts discussed the extraordinary turn by the paper, with #oneluckyguy Jesse Watters noting that he's been to Montana and finds it "surprising" that a newspaper there would endorse the president.
"I think if you strip away the myth of President Obama, we’re six years in at this point. I think if you strip away the smile, the great family, the great speeches, going on [with] Ellen Degeneres and stuff like that, you have a failed record," he said, arguing the president looks "completely overwhelmed" at times.
He pointed to $17 trillion in debt, a stagnant economy, an "invasion" at the border, rising terror threats in the Middle East and "scandal after scandal" hitting the administration.
Sandra Smith says the people of Montana are "fuming" that the Keystone pipeline has not been approved, pointing out that the state is sitting on a large amount of untapped resources.
Watch the full discussion above.