“You can fool some of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.”
It didn't take long for the American people to catch on, but once they did their reaction was heated. In six short months Barack Obama has been revealed for what he is: a con man who managed to fool some of the people all of the time but has failed to fool most of the people all, or even some, of the time.
Those of us who bothered to peer underneath the iron curtain erected between the pre-election Obama and the public by a media smitten with the practically unknown Illinois senator were not the least bit surprised when the sheen wore off, only by the speed at which the myth unraveled.
There are of course those, like the pitiful Chris Matthews, who still feel a tingle run up their thighs at the very sight of Obama, but their naiveté is unshared by a majority of the American people who now stand aghast at what they realize Obama is trying to do to this nation.
He has made no effort to disguise his determination to remake America into a nation of citizens subservient to his vision of an all-powerful federal government presided over by an all-powerful president, his brigade of deputy fuehrers, and a Congress dominated by the extreme socialist left wing of his party.
The odious cap-and-trade bill, which would "skyrocket" (Obama's word) taxes, would wreck the economy, and is languishing in the Senate, was his first major attempt to impose his authoritarian will on the nation.
It narrowly passed the Democratic controlled House, only after deputy fuehrer Rahm Emanuel applied the Chicago bludgeon to wavering Democrats from marginal districts where their “yes” votes will cost most of them reelection in 2010.
On the heels of this power grab Obama presented Congress with a demand that it pass a healthcare bill and left it up to the folks on the Hill to cobble one together. He left it up to the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the ridiculous little Henry Waxman to design a measure that would give the federal government control of one-sixth of the entire United States economy, and the health and well-being of the American people.
When the folks back home looked at what was being proposed and expressed their ire at their representatives in Congress in no uncertain terms, using local town hall meetings as their venue, the president showed his utter lack of knowledge of what the Pelosi/ Waxman bill is all about, as well as his contempt for those Americans who dared to question his wisdom and motives.
Faced with questions that exposed some of the very dubious parts of the House and Senate measures, Obama displayed his penchant for dissembling. He deliberately concealed some of the more outrageous facets of the bills, such as the demonstrable existence of death panels buried with the 1,000-plus pages of the House bill and quickly removed from some Senate measures once they were revealed.
Barack Hussein Obama now resembles the con man who was exposed when Dorothy pulled back the curtain and saw that the Wizard of Oz was just a failed snake-oil salesman posing as an all-knowing, all-powerful miracle worker.
He still has his worshippers and acolytes among the labor bosses, the thuggish Acorn gang, and the those Americans who continue to wear blinders that enable them to see only what they want to see in Obama the messiah, and not the Obama who is.
Mainstream Americans, no longer enslaved by the ultra-liberal mainstream media that worships at his feet of clay, are now seeing the real Obama: a narcissist with no discernable qualifications for the office he holds, a rabble-rousing former community organizer enthralled by the odious doctrines of Karl Marx and determined to impose them on the U.S.
We've peeked behind the curtain and seen the real Obama. And it's not a pretty sight. But now we know, and not a minute too soon.
Phil Brennan writes for Newsmax.com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He is a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association For Intelligence Officers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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