From neo-con founding father Norman Podhoretz:
“I emphatically agree with Messrs. Limbaugh and Sowell about this president’s attitude toward America as it exists and as the Founding Fathers intended it. That is why my own answer to the question, “What Happened to Obama?” is that nothing happened to him. He is still the same anti-American leftist he was before becoming our president, and it is this rather than inexperience or incompetence or weakness or stupidity that accounts for the richly deserved failure both at home and abroad of the policies stemming from that reprehensible cast of mind.”
Andrew Sullivan responds perfectly when he says, “If the Obama of his dreams did not exist, he would have to invent him. And so he did.” And so the right has been doing since the moment Obama entered public life.