1. Presidential fund-raising speeches: Pure pabulum.
2. Defenses offered by Presidential allies: Pure pabulum.
3. It may have to be admitted: When it comes to foreign policy fights, the President appears to be fortunate in his choice of opponents. It takes a certain type of skill to be divided on fundamental foreign policy issues, and to give the Obama Administration much needed breathing room, as it seeks to recover its political equilibrium. The Tea Party appears to possess in abundance that certain type of skill.
4. The state of Washington offers Democrats more reasons to have night terrors.