How? Easy. Appoint Rick Santelli of CNBC to the post of the president’s official remonstrator on the economy. His job would be to give President Obama a daily real-world briefing in the style of Santelli's two-minute rant.
In so doing, Santelli would force President Obama to begin each day with a cold bucket of ice water thrown over his wishful thinking and disregard of reality. Indeed, to minimize his fear of the morning rant, Obama might actually begin to implement sensible policies.