A mere two weeks after winning, President Obama was back on the warpath in Pennsylvania with a speech claiming that Republicans would “spoil Christmas by driving the country over the fiscal cliff.”
Immediately after that, he campaigned relentlessly for a gun-control bill and against the NRA and its supporters. When he lost that effort, his response was anger and blame, calling it a “shameful” day for politics. “The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill,” he said from the White House Rose Garden, in a voice rising with agitation.
Then came the scandals.