President Barack Obama walked into the Oval Office with a veritable halo over his head, writes Shikha Dalmia in her latest Forbes column. In the eyes of his backers, Obama could say or do no wrong because he had evidently descended directly from heaven to return celestial order to our fallen world. Oprah declared his tongue to be "dipped in the unvarnished truth." Newsweek editor Evan Thomas averred that Obama "stands above the country and above the world as a sort of a God."
But when it comes to health care reform, Dalmia notes, with every passing day, Obama seems more like a demagogue, uttering not transcendental truths, but bald-faced lies.
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