...Obama raised up to $1 million for the Democratic National Committee at a hotel in Austin, where the mantra of his midterms "Are we going to move forward, or are we going to move backwards?" played well to his lunch crowd...
...This is Obama's August offensive, a string of tactical, time-gobbling campaign stops to raise a bunch of money and revitalize Democratic voters. The traditional result of approaching midterm elections is that the party of the sitting president loses seats; in this case, with anti-incumbency fervor soaring, Democrats could be in for a lashing.
Republicans need to gain 40 seats in the House and 10 in the Senate to take control of Capitol Hill. From coast to coast, Obama's message at every stop is that he is governing, Republicans are obstructing, and voters have a choice.
"We have spent the last 20 months governing. They spent the last 20 months politicking," Obama said of Republicans. With three months to go before the election, Obama all but said "bring it on": "They've forgotten I know how to politick pretty good."
Obama knows how to get down an dirty, like the Chicago gangsters. What a great leader we have. Not.