Laura Ingraham sets up the pins and then knocks ’em down. The irony is, I wish O would give a version of this speech explaining the entitlements crisis to Americans and what sort of “sacrifices” they’re in for, even if we do end up taxing those dastardly rich people who are hoarding “our” money. It’d be his “Nixon goes to China” moment. When Paul Ryan tries to get it through voters’ thick heads that we can’t afford the welfare state as is, it’s just those darned wingnuts scaremongering again. If Obama were to do it, it’d be “tough love” in a patriotic cause. But then, I suppose that’s unfair: It’s not like he promised us he’d tackle this when he was sworn in.

Maybe in 2013?