I watched some of his town hall meeting on the economy, and at a certain point I got rather indignant at a couple of the people who addressed him. One lady was like, I have been supporting you but I am disillusioned and disappointed, make the recession go away yesterday please. One guy was saying the same and complaining about how tough his students loans are.
Here is what I would be thinking in our President's shoes:
"Wait just a cotton picking minute here! I dropped into office in the middle of an economic collapse with two wars running and desperately polarized politics. My honeymoon with the Republicans lasted two seconds, I have been fighting for every scrap of legislation against constant filibuster threats, I enacted the health reform that eluded a century of political reformers, and I swept out some of the financial deregulation that put us into this mess with Wall Street and the Republicans fighting me for every inch of it. I have been called a terrorist, a Muslim, a communist, an illegal immigrant, and other things that I can't say out loud in public. The banking system is now clearly going to survive the disaster that it engineered with the real estate bubble, and sadly I can't punish them the way they deserve because bankrupting them would have bankrupted the rest of us, and when I looked over my shoulder anyway nobody was following me. And you want to nail me for not doing ENOUGH? I am being accused of socialism by Republicans, and now Dems like you accuse me of being smug and uncaring because I am not trying enough to get Republicans to see that the middle class needs help? With friends like you who needs Rush Limbaugh?"
But of course that would be tacky, for a sitting President to actually speak the truth. Dumb as we are, it would probably also be seen as evidence of mental instability. Yup. Obama's finally lost it, he is now blowing a fuse at his own supporters. But really, supporters? Obama is not working enough for progressive causes? Where you been living the past 22 months? If you are disappointed, stay home November 2. But don't come crying to me when DeMint and his crop of Tea Party wackos take us all back into the 1920s in terms of social progress and economic equity.