"With the economy still firmly in the grip of a tenacious recession, President Barack Obama is urging Americans to have patience and give his economic recovery plan time to work. Restating themes he laid out in his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said in an op-ed posted early Sunday on The Washington Post's Web site that his $787 billion stimulus program was not expected to return the economy to full health, but to provide a boost that would stop the free fall."
Actually, the administration promised the stimulus would end the recession, and the administration promised the stimulus would hold unemployment to under 8%. They were wrong on both counts.
It's not the American public's fault for remembering the Obama administration's promises.