Yes, but what do you really think, Barry?

Barack Obama is touting his "recovery" on the campaign trail this week, but a lot of people aren't buying it. Indeed, Obama himself has told people privately that he expects the "real" recovery to begin in 1 to 2 years. The Examiner: The public President Obama, bubbly in his reelection campaigning about a recovering U.S. economy, isn't as optimistic in private, telling a select few that it will likely take up to two years for any recovery to click in. A letter provided to Washington Secrets from Obama to a long-unemployed Portland, Maine carpenter pulls back the curtain of economic hope to reveal the truth about the stagnant economy. "I won't lie to you," Obama penned in hand to Charles Oliver in October. "It will probably take another year or two to fully dig our way out of this hole." Oliver had written the president in June to ask: "Are we as Americans going to be alright?" Answered Obama, "Yes, we will be ok. Because America has gotten through tough times before, and because of...(Read Full Post)