But what can you expect from an administration that has nothing to offer but new stories about it being someone else’s fault?
Leg tingles? Forget it.
That was 2008.
For 2012 the tingle is entirely different.
“Because that's how you play the game in Washington,” admitted then-candidate Obama according to a transcript of his 2008 “closing argument” speech released by the Chicago Sun Times. “If you can't beat your opponent's ideas, you distort those ideas and maybe make some up."
Indeed you do, Mr. Obama.
Because you can’t take the horror story that’s become Obama’s War-on-Everything and sell it as a children’s tome, or a feel good drama or even as a journey of personal discovery- as we were once warned about by Sarah Palin.
Because the story that led to those leg tingles has turned into one that makes the hair on the back of our neck stand straight up after three-and-a-half years.
And we can all feel the tingle now.
It’s the tingle of coal miners without jobs, teachers being laid off, public pension crunches, businesses, small and large, struggling with the most massive government intervention in this history of our country- outside of war- to what purpose?
So Obama can tell us that the only problem is that he hasn’t told us the right story yet.
Save it for your next, navel-gazing book, Mr. President.
And the sooner you write it, the better.
Because there’s another way to tell the story.
It’s the only way that really matters to all of us- regardless of our political persuasion.
You want money for roads and bridges and policeman and pension payments and health benefits already promised to retirees? You want money for teachers and new hospitals and wellness programs?
Then let’s try telling a story about prosperity.
For that story we’ll have to write a new chapter in the book of life; a chapter without President Barack Hussein Obama, and the new, improved massive federal government.
And the chapter will start like this:
Once upon a time there was a business that sold things to people. After a long struggle, it made money and sold more things to people; and so it hired more people to sell more things; and it made a very nice profit for Bain Capital, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, and so Wall Street and Main Street rejoiced alike.
That’s a story every president should believe in.
And never tire of telling us.
It’s a story that Obama will never understand.
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