From the standpoint of those who like the idea of the America the Founding Fathers envisioned, the polls continue to be discouraging with regard to Barack Obama’s popularity. Conservatives have been talking about “Obama’s rapidly deteriorating poll numbers” for two years now, and, although the numbers do occasionally move a few percentages, the fact is that he has what appears to be a permanent lock on approximately 40 percent of the voters.

As I’ve said so often, you have to totally write off roughly 30 percent of the population, those who actually want the United States to be transformed into a collectivist utopia. And probably 10 percent or so of that 30 percent is radical enough to openly use the word communism in lieu of such euphemisms as progressivism and socialism.

Yet, in a society now obsessed with “hate speech,” we are not allowed to use a term like communism, even when people say things like “When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody” or “Someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.” After all, we don’t want to be accused of causing Chris Matthews to tinkle on his own leg.

For more than three years, most of the media and a significant percentage of the voting population have been playing the let’s pretend game – meaning, let’s pretend we don’t really know what’s happening and that the Obamessiah is a middle-of-the-road guy at heart. They ignore the fact that Barack Obama has appointed radical leftists such as Cass Sunstein, John Holdren, Donald Berwick, Anita Dunn, Van Jones, Mark Lloyd … the list of goes on and on … to positions that give (or gave) them the opportunity to have a major impact on policies that affect every American.

Within a week after Barack Obama was sworn in, I wrote an article in which I stated my belief that he would move swiftly to make good on his promise to fundamentally change America. He did not disappoint. If you look at Obama’s track record from the perspective of someone intent on imposing the dreams of his father on the United States of America, it has been a rousing success.

Giving the man his due credit, he has been relentless. He did not allow Congress, the Constitution or the will of the people to stand in his way. From his days as a young boy learning at the knee of communist Frank Marshall Davis in Hawaii to his 20 years of listening, week in and week out, to Jeremiah Wright’s hate-America sermons, he has been a totally committed redistributionist.

Thus, I have to give Obama an A+ for accomplishing what he set out to do in his first two years in office. Now the big question is, how does he keep moving forward with his plan to bring America to its knees without control of the House and with 22 Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012? Obviously, a good place to start is to continue to ignore Congress, the Constitution and the will of the people.

But now there are those pesky tea-party folks (you know, the ones who were supposed to fade away) watching his every move, so it’s a bit more tricky. The lies have to be even slicker, bolder and more believable than in the past. And it all begins with the deception that he has seen the light and is “moving to the center.”

Of course, right now the only people who believe Obama is serious about moderating his policies are Alan Colmes and Ronald McDonald, so BHO has his work cut out for him. Those darn Bible-clinging independents are still a bit skeptical after watching him tell 7,281 lies in his first two years in office. But, to borrow a thought from Comrade Sunstein, many of them are still saying “Duh” in spite of their skepticism, which could result in their bellowing out, after the 2012 election, “Doh!” Fool me once, shame on you …

Having said this, we should never forget that the dean of duplicity also sleeps with a rabbit’s foot. How else can you explain the man’s incredible good luck? He desperately needed a good crisis right about now, and he had one handed to him when a hail of bullets took down a congresswoman and 19 other people in Tucson, Ariz.

Even I don’t believe that Obama had anything to do with that tragedy, but he sure knew what to do with it. He saw it as a golden opportunity to give his first campaign speech for the 2012 presidential election. Forget the fact that it was supposed to be an evening of mourning. It was a great political speech that gave him the opportunity to deceptively position himself as a voice of reason.

This is the same guy who for two years has been saying things like, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun” and “We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends.” Such a nice, gentle young man.

If you have any hopes of keeping up with what our radical in chief (credit to Stanley Kurtz for the title of his eye-opening book) is really up to, you owe it to yourself to totally ignore everything he says and watch closely everything he does. It isn’t an easy task, since most of what he does to continue moving America toward bankruptcy, collectivism and servitude goes unreported by the left-wing press.

In any event, if you enjoy the theater, you’re going to love the next two years. Watching Obama pretend to be a born-again centrist will place him right up there with the best actors who have performed “Othello” on Broadway. Sure, his State of the Union address was a snoozer, but, honestly, he can do much better. Just wait and see.

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