And he also cares about the economy and the plight of Americans — every two years. He touted the creation of 10 million jobs, the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, manufacturing, energy, technology and the auto industry — “They’re all booming.”
Of course, he didn’t mention the millions of young Americans forced to move back in with their parents, the 3 percent plunge in the economy’s growth over the first three months of the year, or that fact the the middle class is poorer than it has ever been, having lost a quarter of its wealth since he was elected.
And, as always, he bashed Republicans for holding up his agenda (despite the fact that Democrats in the Senate have refused to vote on the 40-some jobs bills House Republicans have sent to the chamber).
But this time around, there’s always something else new: A real and powerful disdain for the president.
“As the motorcade approached the theater, a man in a white T-shirt could be seen holding a poster with “Cease-Fire Gaza-Israel Stop Killing” written on it, his other hand in a peace sign,” the pool reporter wrote as they rolled into Kansas City.
“That proved to be only a preview of what was waiting about a minute later outside the theater,” she wrote.
A sampling of the signs: “Free Gaza”; “OBAMA — Our HOPE was CHANGE of policy that favored Financial & War CRIMINALS”; “Obomba — STOP funding Zionist murderers and their apartheid state! STOP your drone murder program and prosecution of whistleblowers exposing crimes!”; “Jobs For Taxpayers Not Drug Cartels”; “Bus Illegals Home”; “Nobama He’s Not My President.”
Come to think of it, perhaps that’s why Mr. Obama is turning to God and faith.
• Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @josephcurl.