Obama gave his talk today fighting for the stimulus package. Several times he displayed crude political calculation and weak leadership when he said "This isn't my opinion, it's what every economist I talk to says". Translation: He wants an out if it doesn't work, is too spineless to take full responsibility, and he really doesn't know much about the economics. He also has surrounded himself with only those that agree with his big government leftist ways, there are plenty of dissenting professional opinions when it comes to the details of this complicated issue. By simplifying the argument into "we gotta do something, and the republicans are in our way" he negates the fact that the republicans did put forth alternate ideas. The sheep are being led, can't you feel the tingle down your spine when the messiah speaks?