With Barack Obama running fast and hard from his own record from the last nearly four years, it is crucial to address what fact checkers refer to as Obama's lies and misleading statements and attacks against Romney, but more important after doing so, to bring the conversation back to Obama's failures.
From an RNC briefing email, some quick facts and links supporting them.
Jobs: Since President Obama Took Office, The Nation Has Lost 473,000 Jobs And The Unemployment Rate Has Remained Above Eight Percent For A Record 41 Straight Months. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/6/12)Unemployment: 23.4 Million Americans Are Unemployed, Underemployed Or Have Given Up Looking For Work. ( Bureau Of Labor Statistics , Accessed 7/6/12)Long-Term Unemployment: Since Obama Took Office, The Average Duration Of Unemployment Has More Than Doubled From 19.8 Weeks To 39.9 Weeks. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/6/12)Government Assistance: "49.1%: Percent Of The Population That Lives In A Household Where At Least One Member Received Some Type Of Government Benefit In The First Quarter Of 2011." (Phil Izzo, "Number Of The Week: Half Of U.S. Lives In Household Getting Benefits," The Wall Street Journal's "Real Time Economics," 5/26/12)Food Stamps: Since President Obama Took Office, The Number Of Americans Receiving Food Stamps Has Increased From 31.9 Million To A Record 46.4 Million, A 45 Percent Increase. (Department Of Agriculture, 5/1/12)Poverty: 97.3 Million Americans Now Qualify As Low-Income And Another 49.1 Million Are In Poverty; Together, 146.4 Million Americans Or 48 Percent Of The Population. (Hope Yen, "Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income," The Associated Press, 12/15/11)Median Household Income: "Real Median Household Income In March Was Down $4,300 Since Obama Took Office In January 2009 …" (Mike Dorning, "Obama Fails To Stem Middle-Class Slide He Blamed On Bush," Bloomberg, 4/30/12)College Tuition: Since President Obama Took Office, The Average Cost Of In-State Tuition At A Four Year College Has Risen From $6,585 To $8,244, A 25 Percent Increase. ("Trends In College Pricing 2009," College Board, 2008; "Trends In College Pricing 2011," College Board, 2011)Health Care: Under Obama, The Average Cost Of Family Health Care Premiums Have Increased From $12,680 To $15,073. ("Employer Health Benefits, 2011 Annual Survey, Exhibit 1.11" Kaiser Family Foundation , 2011)
Also, to add to that, Americans need to know how many tax increases were hidden within Obamacare, (20 of them) 75 percent of which attack middle class American taxpayers.
[Update] Ignoring everything above, Obama thinks it isn't his policies that have failed it was his messaging of those failed policies that was his biggest mistake.
They failed because he didn't explain them enough? Or as The Other McCain headlines "Obama Explains His Unpopularity by Scapegoating Stupid Voters."
Now that Obama is within four months of his own rendezvous with the same pissed-off American voters who chucked 63 Democrats out of Congress in 2010, however, the significance is beginning to become apparent, and he must resort to excuse-making, because accepting responsibility is an alien concept to the Narcissist-in-Chief.
The term disconnected from reality comes to mind here.