Robert Gibbs, President Obama's former press secretary, declared 2013 the worst year (so far!) of the Obama presidency:
"This is the test, Robert, of big progressive government solving a big societal problem," said NBC host David Gregory. "That's what he took on. That is the big project of his presidency."
"No doubt about it," Gibbs responded on Meet the Press. "I would say this is the worst year of the presidency. It does beat out 2011. But -- well, and especially given sort of where he started, the fact that the first year of the second term is historically the most productive of the second term."