Glenn Greewald does have a way with words. He is a "card carrying member of the ACLU," to quote the movie An American President, a phrase which the speaker intended as an insult but which I regard as high praise. He writes, nonetheless, in scathing terms of the non-liberal actions of President Obama with great accuracy and objectivity and a total lack of partisan rancor. In a piece in the New York Times today he comments on the likelihood of Obama's reelection, saying that his record of the past three years will not seemingly count against him because, "he runs around the country giving uplifting, energized speeches depicting himself as some sort of populist hero of the 99 percent, and presto: the magic returns."
Indeed. I have noticed that too, and wondered why the act is believed.