- Once again, the President is merely human in the eyes of his party. The last time this happened was the second before he stepped onstage at the 2004 Democratic National Convention to deliver the speech that would catapult him into the national spotlight. They are having a hard time raising money, so much so that former Obama Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel is taking leave from the campaign to raise money for an Obama Super PAC. No doubt, this group will lie through their teeth about Mitt Romney and every other person who gets in their way. Their job will be to create so many diversions for the media and political hacks to pick up, that no one will be able to look at days like today-with a monthly net loss of overall jobs-and truly understand what it means. To have to take this approach is devastating to the Obama campaign, because people are tiring of the tone of his campaign, his surrogates, and even his arrogance.
- On Thursday night, the President said, “I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy. I never have. . . . And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades.” This admission of his arrogance as a 2008 candidate (closing Guantanamo is a great example) did not translate into leadership in the White House, something many of us warned of. But look at that quote again. “I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy. I never have. . . ." Pure. Unadulterated. Ham-faced. Lie.
We're too smart to know there aren't easy answers. But we're not dumb enough to accept that there aren't better answers." The American people are catching on.