‘The American say…The American People want…The American People think, etc., etc.’

This is our President angry!
This is our President angry!

The hair on the back  of my neck goes up every time no good politicians get on TV and presume to talk for the American people…without substantiation.  How do our politicians and TV talking heads really know facts about the American people?  Polls, you say?  Well, if they form their statements from poll data, they should quote the relevant polls…like genius, Ezra Klein, does.  Speaker John Boehner is forever making statements:   “The American people” this and “The American people” that.  Someone should tell Rep. Boehner (R-OH) that his speaker title does not give him license to “speak” for the American people.  Perhaps he should read Wikipedia.  I remember the days when reporters talked to average Americans [like the “man on the street“] and broadcasted  the interviews on the evening news.  For all we know our politicians have a secret agenda with talking points and the media might have their own.  Somehow, yesterday, President Obama heard or sensed the call of the American people for him to get out front on the current scandals(?) and show that he is angry and the he is in charge and swiftly taking action. He bound to the podium yesterday and delivered his reassuring message.  I was so proud of him!  —GoodOleWoody


Official portrait of United States House Speak...
Official portrait of United States House Speaker (R-Ohio). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Congress Approval Remains in a Slump


President Obama acts…


First on CNN: The White House released 100 pages of e-mails that detailed the back and forth between the CIA, State Department and the White House in developing talking points following the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

According to senior Obama administration officials, the e-mails demonstrate that the process of developing the so-called talking points was not focused on politics but rather on events. The e-mails indicate that the CIA was likely the lead organization on developing the talking points, with the State Department recommending significant changes.

U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attacks on September 11, 2012.

Watch complete coverage on CNN and go to http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com to read the e-mails.