President Obama Has a Huge Fan in Iowa Farm Country - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | During the rancorous budget deficit debate, President Barack Obama's strategy was to position himself above the fray and be remembered for applying a guiding hand to the incorrigible children of Congress. The media dutifully played along, emphasizing the president vs. Congress scenario outlined by the president's strategists.
The end result was that cognitive-dissonance became the national policy with the creation of a "Super Congress," which effectively assuaged all egos and put the $14.4 trillion debt problem on the shelf for another day.
Congress claimed victory and went home as President Obama's press secretary announced a presidential vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Mass.