It hasn’t been two months since Barack Obama won re-election, but already we’re finding out things that were kept from us during the campaign. Expect to hear more in the coming months.
lElections are clarifying events, we’re told. But sometimes what they clarify is merely the gap between what we were told during the campaign and the reality on the ground. Often, the two don’t match. That’s certainly true with Obama.
How often in recent weeks have we learned that what we heard on the campaign trail from the Obama camp, and which were echoed by a cowed and subservient press, were either distortions or outright lies — enough to keep a majority of us fooled, and help win a second term for the incumbent?
Now, we’re finding the reality to be something different. And to jog your recollection, here are just a few: