Obama Cynicism

July 8, 2014 - 4:05 AM
FILE - In this June 27, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama gestures while speaking about the economy at Lake Harriet Band Shell in Minneapolis, Minn. “It’s easy to be cynical. In fact, these days it’s kind of trendy,” Obama told a crowd of thousands in Minneapolis. With a mix of alarm and dismay, Obama has started musing about the dangers of cynicism in nearly every major public appearance. The cautionary note has showed up in speeches to students and civil rights groups, at Democratic fundraisers, even in his meeting with Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)