Have we gotten your attention, yet, Mr. President?
Just days after the Labor Department delivered a dismal employment report for May, you are now seeing new signs that your own job could be in real jeopardy.
A new Washington Post poll indicates that you've has lost the bounce you saw in the polls last month after ordering the mission that killed terrorist Osama bin Laden.
And even more Americans now disapprove of your handling of the economy, and that's not the only bad news. You're now in a dead heat in test matchups against Republican candidate Mitt Romney. It was only days ago that I predicted what kind of threat Romney represented to your re-election.
The problem is, as I've also noted recently, that you are talking about all the wrong things, Mr. President. You need to stop arguing with Republicans over the federal budget deficit. More than twice the number of Americans say jobs and the economy are bigger priorities than is government spending or the budget deficit.
The folks that worry about the deficit and want to cut spending are conservatives, Mr. President. They won't vote for you next year even if you were able to balance the budget on your big toe. You are wasting time — and you aren't listening to all of us who want to vote for you.
Say it with me, Mr. President: "Jobs." Talk about creating jobs today, tomorrow, and every day until November 2012. Talk about how your government is helping to create jobs, even when that assistance costs federal dollars.
Last Labor Day, you proposed a big new federal investment in creating new jobs by revitalizing U.S. infrastructure like highways and airports. You've hardly mentioned it since. Instead, you've gotten caught up in that budget-deficit debate that nobody out in the country except John Boehner and the tea party seems to care about.