Tuesday night’s Oval Office address illustrated how unimaginative the president's approach truly is.
David Litt is a former speechwriter for President Obama. He is currently the head writer/producer for Funny or Die’s office in Washington, D.C., and is the author of THANKS OBAMA: My Hopey, Changey White House Years.
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