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The election of 2012 is a mess with meaning. In that way, it's like every other election. So, America, stop complaining.
The "Fast and Furious" gunrunning probe is creeping closer to the Obama White House. It appears administration officials were willing to sign off on just about anything to accomplish their ends, and the result of this botched operation has has been over a hundred dead. Someone needs to be held accountable.
Finally, the "most transparent White House ever" is living up to its claim, and it's just plain embarrassing for us all. When Barack Obama promised transparency, most of America thought he meant disclosing donations, broadcasting meetings, limiting lobbyists and generally opening the government to Americans. But this? Sigh.
Documents detailing discussions between a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent and a White House National Security staffer concerning Operation Fast and Furious have been made public by the Obama administration, but reveal no new information about what top White House officials knew about the controversial investigation.
The American public, apparently, has a taste for power fiction, tinged with terrorism and intrigue, with an old school, rough and tumble journalist as its hero.
The White House hoped terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki's death last week by CIA drone would give the president a political boost. However, questions about the legality of the airstrike have overshadowed the event and put President Obama in a political bind.
"We say in Hillsborough County, you can't win Florida unless you win the I-4 corridor and you can't win the nation if you can't win Florida."
It's not just the American people who are abandoning President Obama in droves. Polls show "The One" has become "Number Two" when matched up against Mr. Generic Republican. Now even Mr. Obama's best friends are growing similarly uneasy with his policy proposals.
President Obama said Monday he will personally lobby congressional leaders to hold a vote on his new jobs-stimulus proposal, but barely an hour later, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor once again pronounced the legislation dead as written.