- "Update: Ed Lasky pints out that in 2008 Obama was photographed conspicuously holding Fareed Zakaria's "The Post-American World," and these days he is photographed holding a book about Reagan. How times (and political needs) change. Ed writes:
- He believed in American declinism-and encouraged it.
- But then his own job was at stake -so he tried to morph into the image of Reagan-the apostle of American exceptionalism (the shining city on a hill) and greatness.
- Will Americans buy the rebranded Obama?"
Obama has shown a long term commitment to Marxism. A long term trait is likely to remain. Obama is not above trying to deceive. Deception may improve Obama’s poll numbers, but it is still deception.