This time I think he means it.
President Obama decided to take on the Republican obstructionists and win.
It's a funny thing about "leading," it's only something a Republicans can do. Check out this bizarre response from Lou Dobbs after showing a clip of Obama sternly asking for a balance approach to reducing the deficit. Unreasonable? Yes, from someones who's black:
The American public voted for Obama because of his plan; tax the rich. Exit polling showed 60% support for Obama's request. The people have spoken? Here's Martin Bashir and panel: