This is Five Star! Oh my goodness, that is funny :-)
Mahalo for the post! I loved the way POTUS showed 'em what it feels like and shoved it back into their faces! The TeaBaggers/RealityChallenged should get a time-out in the corner for spreading lies.
Obama has been picked on, no doubt. But he has had it reltively easy compared to recent presidents (Bush and Clinton). Having said that, I really do enjoy these dinners. They are an opportunity for each POTUS to be funny and make fun of themselves and others. Clinton and Bush were also hilarious.
Who will re-elect or vote Obama out of office? My view is that it is not the far left or the far right. They are already committed. So if you find yourself in either camp and have a real interest in the outcome of the presidential and senate elections in 2012, you might ask yourself: do I help my cause by singing to the choir or am I better served by appealing to the center. My guess is that appealing to the center is key. You could argue that "rallying the base" is key. To that I say, if you rally the center you also rally your base that is less likely to vote. Less likely voters move with momentum. The opposite is not necessarily true. Massaging those who already agree with you could prove to be a losing strategy.