Mr. President, your confidante Valerie Jarrett once said: "There's nobody more self-critical than President Obama. Part of the burden of being so bright is that he sees his error immediately." If that is accurate, sir, why do you feel it took you so long to realize you were shellacked in the first debate, and why did you still bitterly cling to that error days afterward, saying that if people would read the transcript, they'd realize you won?
Time's Joe Klein once wrote in his blog post "Too Dumb to Thrive" that America's opposition to Obama's stimulus package "is yet further evidence that Americans are flagrantly ill-informed. ... It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you're a nation of dodos." Mr. President, do you share your fellow liberals' contempt for the American people, and is that what you meant when you lamented that democracy is messy and that you pine for the power of a Chinese president? Was that your mindset when you whispered to the Russians that you'd be able to be more "flexible" on missile defense after your re-election?
You criticized Mitt Romney for shooting first and aiming later. Were you referring to the attitude you displayed when you condemned the Cambridge police for acting "stupidly" in their arrest of your friend and Harvard professor Henry Gates before you were apprised of all the relevant facts -- or perhaps during your repeated scapegoating of a video for the Benghazi, Libya, attack? I realize that second example might be a bit unfair because in reality you were acting not just precipitously but deceitfully there, as you knew the attacks were preplanned and not the result of a video at the time you made the claim.
Has the recent uncovering of evidence showing that domestic terrorist Bill Ayers was actually your colleague years ago made you want to recant your assurances in 2008 that he was just a guy in the neighborhood?
Were you the slightest bit sincere when you promised to publish all nonemergency legislation on your website for five days before signing it or that the Obamacare debates would be televised on C-SPAN as part of your commitment to have the most open and transparent administration in history?
Why did you promise at Notre Dame that you would "honor the conscience rights of those who disagree with abortion," when your administration was already quietly in the process of overturning President George W. Bush's conscience rights protections? Why, after making that speech, did you require health insurance plans to cover abortion-inducing drugs?