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Mr. Obama promised to cut the deficit in half and instead grew it by half to $16 trillion.

“I wasn’t looking,” said she.

He promised us a post-racial America where everyone would be judged based on their character and merits, not the color of their skin. Instead racial tensions have reached acrid new heights.

“I wasn’t looking,” said she.

He promised to banish lobbyists from the White House but has created a whole new industry of green lobbyists who haul away billions and billions in tax dollars to be thrown away on dodgy schemes that later go bankrupt.

“I wasn’t looking,” said she.

He promised us a “new era of responsibility.” But instead exploded the welfare rolls, created the largest new government entitlement, and spent four years personally denying responsibility for any of the troubles that afflict the country.

“I wasn’t looking,” said she.

Four years after promising to ease tensions in the Middle East, our greatest ally in the region is on the brink of war and the region is more inflamed that it has been in years.

“I wasn’t looking,” said she.

He promised absolute openness and honesty in the White House. But instead he sent out his U.N. ambassador to repeatedly tell a host of lies to cover up his administration’s rank incompetence and dangerous naivete in handling the worst terror attack against the U.S. since the previous Sept. 11 attack.

“I wasn’t looking,” said the reporteress to the president.

He said he knew her and they begat a second term.

Charles Hurt can be reached at charleshurt@live.com.