Counterattack! Obama Team Lays into Romney Following Speech

Considering that there was a universal piling-on on Paul Ryan following his speech, I wonder if the fact checkers are going to go after President Obama with equal relish now that the president has responded to Romney's address.

No, I'm not smoking anything right now, and yes, I took my meds today.

Allow me to put on my pointy hat and play fact checker for a while -- especially since no one else seems to be on the job at the moment. Maybe all the the fact checkers are going to that "Jumah at the DNC" to fact check the imam who said that Muslims discovered America.


President Barack Obama's team ripped into Republican Mitt Romney's big convention speech on Friday, complaining it lacked a governing vision and disguised plans to punish the middle class.

Perhaps the president would do us the honor of explaining what "governing vision" he has been operating under for 3 1/2 years. Sorry, but spending money like a drunken sailor and blaming George W. Bush for your failures, while playing the politics of class envy, isn't much of a vision -- more like a nightmare.

And about those "disguised" plans to "punish"(?) the middle class; if they're disguised, how did you discern those plans, and please supply motivation for Romney to "punish" the middle class. What did they ever do to him?

Sometimes, being a fact checker can be easy and fun.

"I think that what people were tuning in hoping to hear were practical solutions to the challenges that we face," Axelrod told MSNBC.

"You know, what they got were some snarky lines about the president, some gauzy reminiscences about the past and some buzzwords for the base."

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that while the convention may have succeeded in warming people up personally to the Republican nominee, practical solutions were lacking.

"It was more about tearing down Barack Obama than leaving the American people with the impression of what Mitt Romney's presidency would be," she told CNN, ahead of the Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Obama's campaign also released a web video, assailing Romney for what it said were his plans to add tax burdens to the middle class, further enrich the wealthy with tax cuts and gut state-financed health care for seniors.

"When you learn about the Romney plan ... is it any wonder he doesn't have much to say?" the narrator said, over pictures of a sad looking Romney.

Yes, Mr. Axelrod, about those "practical solutions to the problems we face..." I hate to be the fact checker that points this out, but it would help if Mr. Obama offered some solutions of his own -- practical or otherwise -- and gave us even just a general idea of what he plans for his second term. I know it's a lot more fun to bash Mitt Romney and excoriate the wealthy, but when were you and your boss going to let us in on the secret "solutions to the problems we face"?

Just asking.