Tim Pawlenty on Obama: Many 'Have Failed at Their First Job'

Former Minnesota governor attacks president at the Republican National Convention.
3:00 | 08/29/12

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-- Obama -- retirement party. Four years ago. We came together for this convention back in my home state of Minnesota. And a lot's happened since then. We've had for years a Barack Obama in the White House. Off the Obama White House. One bad decision follows another. It's hard to say exactly. Just what his worst mistake -- -- There's so many to choose from. The stimulus. Is energy policy. Obama care. Taxes. Joseph Biden. Now -- hear -- particularly -- -- in tonight's proceedings. Even thought about coming here to Tampa. And he's taking notes. Because when Paul Ryan speaks. Joseph will finally get to hear. What a real vice president sounds like. But you know. President Obama. Isn't as bad as people say. He's actually worse. The president takes more vacations that that guy on the bizarre foods show. And I'll give Barack Obama credit for creating jobs these last four years. For golf caddies. Actually. Barack Obama is the first president to create more excuses. Then jobs. In his view. It's georgians won't. It's the banks won't. It's Europe's -- -- still weather's fall. It's congress'. Fault. Mr. President. If you wanna find fault I suggest you look in the mirror. I've come to realize that. Barack Obama. Is the -- President. Like a big -- It seemed cool when we were young. But later on. That decision doesn't look so good. And you wonder. What was I thinking. But the worst part is. You're gonna have to explain it to your kids. Next week. Barack Obama will plead with America to -- he has failed policies and ideas another chance. He's asking Americans to give him more time. And more money. -- sorry mister president. Like you're at a time and were out of money. Barack Obama's failed us. But look. It's understandable. A lot of people fail. At their first job. Now our opponents claim to be the party of the middle class. But Democrats don't understand this fundamental point. It's really hard for beat people to be part of the middle class. If they don't have a job. Now about these things. I grew up in -- meatpacking town. For much of his life. My dad was -- -- job. My mom was a homemaker. She died when I was sixteen years old. My dad lost his job not long after that. I was the only one of five kids in and we've had a chance to.

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