“Hope and change” is at least five years past its shelf-life, so how are the Democrats expected to re-brand the president (aside from trying to make “the bear” happen)? Their latest move is to position Barack Obama as the man of action frustrated by a do-nothing Republican House. Behold:

“Do something” — now that’s inspirational leadership.

Not funny — dead serious. And to prove it, the White House has posted this quote from the 2006 film “The Departed.” See, he’s at his desk and has his pen in hand and everything.

It’s a good photo, at least.