Key Obama priority: "Getting the Republican Party back in a functioning state"
I'm not making this up! In Dallas, Obama takes the Unity Pony out for a drag:
[OBAMA:] The only way that we can realign our politics so that it matches up with the decency and goodness of the American people is if elections matter, and we're able to both deliver a message and organize ourselves so that folks who aren't acting responsibly pay a consequence, and that we're lifting up and rewarding candidates who are serious about the challenges this country faces and are willing to work together in a spirit that is constructive in order to deliver for the American people.
So that’s what 2012 was about, and that’s what 2014 was about, and I suspect that’s what 2016 is going to be about. And I have to say that I'm a proud Democrat and am committed to the values that the Democratic Party represents, but I'm also interested in getting the Republican Party back in a functioning state. Because this country has two parties, and we need both of them operating in a way that allows us to move forward.
Well, that explains lot, doesn't it?
I'm really not sure exactly how insane that is. Suffice to say, Obama's signature domestic initiative is a Republican plan (ObamaCare = RomneyCare = HeritageCare) and the country's running on a Republican budget (the sequester). Seems to me the Republican Party is "functioning" pretty damn well!