These people, Franke-Ruta, et al, are out of their ever-loving minds. They really are trying to make a cogent argument that O's not a failure b/c he's a simply a total joke (that they elected), but b/c he's just a sweetheart and US presidents have to be meanies. I am stunned at the complete lack of logic and reason--how do people who think like that make it out of the house every morning without accidentally inflicting severe self-injury? How do they know not to touch a hot stove or stick their fingers in an electric outlet? I know it's tempting to retrieve that bagel from the toaster w/ a metal knife, sweetie, but make sure you unplug it first.