an independent Tea Party group in DuPage County, IL
According to his own account (given at Elmhurst College on August 9, 2013), Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam recently "looked into the President's eyes" and boldly pointed out that the President's policies are resulting in the sort of mess that defines Springfield, Illinois. Congressman Roskam was naturally taking advantage of the fact that both of them had their start in that very town, and therefore the President would clearly understand the Congressman's point.
Except for one thing: The President probably understood Peter Roskam's "challenge" as confirmation that things were proceeding as planned. Barack Obama is well into his second term as President, and otherwise intelligent and well-spoken people still think that a self-described Chicago community organizer does not intend to turn our entire country into one big Illinois. What part of "fundamentally transform" do Peter Roskam and so many others not understand?
Fundamental transformation naturally has a messy phase. We commonly see this in the form of ripped-out walls, or as an entire building demolition. So in the President's mind, Congressman Roskam was simply pointing to one of the statists' many demolition (of the Constitution) projects around the United States and calling it a mess. In the end, the principals directing the fundamental transformation of our Constitutional Republic must certainly congratulate themselves for having such fundamentally naïve opponents.