President Obama is officially back on the campaign trail, not that he ever really left it. He seems much more comfortable acting like a candidate without an ounce of responsibility instead of a president three years into his term.
This can only mean one of two things: He’s either a) an absolute idiot or b) thinks that we’re absolute idiots.
Personally, I’m putting my money on the second.
At a Hollywood fundraiser filled with pointless ninnys – like Eva Longoria, Danny DeVito and Jack Black – willing to pay practically $18,000 per ticket, Obama urged the audience to watch the Republican debates.
The President declared they show a “cramped” dream for the country, far from mainstream America’s desire for a “bold and generous” nation. “That’s what this election is about. It’s about values, it’s about character, it’s about who we are.”
You can practically hear his desperate plea in there: “It’s not about the economy. Really! Please believe me? Please? With sugar on top?”
If it really was about character and values though, Obama wouldn’t be president in the first place, not with the way he backtracked, flip-flopped, lied, misdirected, stalled and pretended to be somebody he wasn’t during the 2008 campaign.
Like the slogan read, it was about the economy, pure and simple. The stock market had crashed, companies were laying people off, and the financial and housing stability in the U.S., Europe and much of the rest of the world were in critical condition.
People were scared.
And they still are. Because far from improving since then, the economy has gotten worse.
Americans might have been stupid enough to elect him three years ago. But, unless things change drastically between now and November 2012, I can’t imagine we’re nearly as dumb as President Obama clearly wants us to be.