Speaking of Political Expedience, Mr. President

Your new-found zest for camaraderie and bipartisanship wouldn’t be timed to coincide with your crash in the polls now, would it? I mean, who doesn’t want you to fix the jobs crisis and put that health care nonsense out to pasture like the washed-up brood mare that it has become…but c’mon now-don’t you credit us with any well-earned cynicism and suspicion as you start calling the minority your friends? [emphasis mine]

“Bipartisanship depends on a willingness among both Democrats and Republicans to put aside matters of party for the good of the country,” Obama said. “I won’t hesitate to embrace a good idea from my friends in the minority party, but I also won’t hesitate to condemn what I consider to be obstinacy that’s rooted not in substantive disagreements, but in political expedience.”

Sorry, Mr. President, no sale. An overall independent voter approval of 29% means you aren’t welcome down our throats anymore, and you have a terribly small amount of time to right your ship or see it in dry dock. Good luck with that.

Stop spending OUR money on YOUR problems, and start putting it back in our pockets. You better hope the Republicans are willing to give you a second chance (that you haven’t earned) because the rest of us aren’t feeling so generous with our patience.