It's one thing after another with the administration lately. Today the controversy was Obama's unfathomable statement that the private sector is doing fine. Perhaps there was context to this statement, but after Romney was bashed for saying he likes to fire people, when what he meant is he likes the freedom to fire those who don't perform according to contractual agreements -- otherwise, we'd be prisoners to incompetent contractors. The media have repeated, continuously, the statement out of context, so it's fair to repeat Obama's out of touch statement, even though it would be best to stop this nonsense altogether.
Now Obama is saying that no one in his administration leaked classified information regarding military actions against terrorists. The problem is that no one believes him. Obama thought that he could rely on media to spread enough propaganda so that he could coast to reelection, or at least win handily. As I've said before, 2008 was the end of the old media's influence on elections and politics. Media sources are not trusted, and there's new media sources emerging that are not captured by the Democratic Party. The old split between liberals and conservatives is making less and less sense, but it doesn't mean that some happy compromise between the two is the new direction -- it's a transcendence that's emerging, and it will be based on freedom from government meddling.
There's no evidence that we're developing a nation of philosophers and freedom fighters, but we are developing a nation of smart people who don't need a Big Daddy government controlling their actions. I will write in the next few days about this transcendence I see emerging.