After Mitt Romney suggested that Barack Obama should take his campaign of "division, anger, and hate back to Chicago," the president wanted to clear the record about the tiny little misunderstandings caused by his campaign's claims that Romney and Ryan are serial killing slaveholders.
And so the president took time out from his busy fundraising and reputation-smearing schedule to answer tough, hard-hitting questions from a grizzled old school journalist from Entertainment Tonight.
Okay, the grizzled old school journalist was actually a ditzy blond piece of vapid eye candy who cares more about Snooki's baby bump than politics, and her hard-hitting, deeply-layered question was an eyelash-fluttering, "So...how do you respond to that?"
And the answer is: by lying through his teeth.
Because in his best "aw shucks" manner, and with Michelle sitting at his side (apparently wearing a tablecloth from an Italian restaurant), Obama said "I don't think you or anybody who's been watching the campaign would say that in any way we have tried to divide the country. We've always tried to bring the country together."
Except when he's threatening to throw bankers to the people with pitchforks, clearing the legal path for Occupy Wall Street protesters to rail against capitalism, instructing the Justice Department not to prosecute New Black Panthers who threaten white voters, declaring that Republicans are waging a "war on women," calling people of faith "bitter clingers," having his Department of Homeland Security label veterans as potential terrorists, calling fiscal conservatives "hostage takers," creating "blacks only" programs to improve schooling, and on and on.
Seriously, Barack Obama is more enthusiastic about dividing people than Leatherface was in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. And he used power tools!
And so the 2012 election is coalescing into a clear battle between hate and ideas. Between America's future...and an America with no future whatsoever.
And importantly, a battle to elect a leader who is a better fit for the Whitehouse than he is for Entertainment Tonight.