Some conservative bloggers/FB-ers depict Obama as dumb, out of step, sucker for socialism, etc. Really? Who else could claim with a straight face in a news conference that Republicans want to deprive people of insurance when the ONLY politician who has actually done that--and for millions--is President Obama? Many believe him. I don't call that dumb--except for the sillies who swallow it. The Pied Piper theme still appears in 21st century books, TV and movies, and we've got one in the White House.