"Obama’s toughest political problem may not be coping with the increasingly marginalized G.O.P. but with an America-in-denial that must hear warning signs repeatedly, for months and sometimes years, before believing the wolf is actually at the door."

Why do you think that so many Americans are totally disinclined in facing up to reality, but instead, just pretend that everything is fine. Is this the legacy of religious teachings that teach them to live in fantasy and teach negative hatred toward Democrats, not to be strong positive citizens?