From Obama’s Birthday fundraising bash in Chicago tonight, via RCP (h/t @Allahpundit)(emphasis mine):

“It’s been a long, tough journey. But we have made some incredible strides together. Yes, we have. But the thing that we all ought to remember is that as much as good as we have done, precisely because the challenges were so daunting, precisely because we we were inheriting so many challenges, that we’re not even halfway there yet. When I said ‘change we can believe in’ I didn’t say ‘change we could believe in tomorrow.’ Not change we can believe in next week. We knew this was going to take time because we’ve got this big, messy, tough democracy,” President Obama said at a campaign fundraiser in Chicago on Wednesday night.

Resist the temptation to turn on one another, which is part of the fallout from the debt deal.

Remember what we are up against.  And what the consequences will be if we self-destruct.