The American people are not going to have any patience for a politically self inflicted wound to our economy.
The American people love to inflict wounds on themselves — a mortal one was administered on November 6, 2012.
You nailed it. It’s a trite joke that you can tell “x” is lying because his lips are moving. With Obama, you can discern the truth as the opposite of his shameless pronouncements, as the posted quote illustrates.
The American people are not watching closely what “we” do here (I’d be shocked if twenty percent could explain it at a sixth grade level). The “American people” have rarely missed a chance to politically self-inflict wounds to the economy (starting with T. Roosevelt and with increasing fury since Lyndon Johnson).
Politicians have always lied tactically. I think Obama gets off by getting away with this and literally laughing in the public’s face.