People quit defending their favorite politicians!! The American people are in a bad place right now. They have opted for party loyalty over truth. We all are guilty to some degree. I was just reading a thread where people were arguing over who presented the most honest budgets Bush or Obama. Well, we all know Bush didn't. I don't know enough about the intricacies of Obama's budgeting to say. I'm sure just like we found out what Bush was doing toward the end of his term we'll also find out about any deceptions on Obama's part near the end of his term (be that one term or two). We (the American people) have sacraficed intellectual honesty for partisian rancor. The country can survive a corrupted GOP and/or a corrupted Democratic party. What the country can't survive is a corrupted populace.