by John Hinderaker @ What I Admire About Obama | Power Line Earlier today, Paul asked the question, what is left to admire Barack Obama for, now that he cant even talk effectively? Here is my answer to that question: I admire Obama for his consistency. Obama has never taken responsibility for anything in his life, and now he wont take responsibility for his lousy performance in last nights debate. Instead, the Democrats have tried to blame his failure on everything from the moderator to the altitude, and Obama himself has suggested that it was Mitt Romneys fault that he performed badly: Romney was sneaky! That wasnt the real Mitt Romney you saw last night, Obama said. To which Glenn Reynolds replied, I think hed be better off trying to persuade people that it wasnt the real Barack Obama we saw last night. . . . The Democrats whining about Romneys supposed dishonesty has reached a fever pitch, but meanwhile the always-entertaining Stephanie Cutter has just admitted that the central claim Obama keeps making about Romneys economic planthat Romney calls for a $5 trillion tax cutis false, just as Romney explained last night: Here is a transcript: CNNs Erin Burnett: Stephanie, let me ask you about that. Because here at CNN, we fact checked that, that $5 trillion in tax cuts and weve come and said thats not true. Mitt Romney has not promised that. Because hes also going to be closing loopholes and deductions, so his tax cut wouldnt be anywhere near that size. Cutter: So youre disputing the size of the tax cut? Or are you disputing also how hes going to pay for it? Burnett: Were disputing the size. Cutter: Erin, he has campaigned on lowering tax rates by 20% for everybody, including those in the top 1%. That was one of the main selling points in the Republican primary. Burnett: Right. So youre saying if you lower them by 20% you get a $5 trillion tab, right? Cutter: Its a $5 trillion tab. Burnett: But then when you close deductions its not going to be anywhere near $5 trillion. Thats our analysis. Cutter: Well, okay, stipulated, it wont be near $5 trillion, but its also not going to be the sum of $5 trillion in the loopholes that hes going to close. So in an ever-changing world, lets give Barack Obama credit for consistency: he never takes responsibility for anything, and can always be counted on to be dishonest.