Everybody gets duped once in a while. Hell, I voted for Obama, thinking I was getting a real anti-war progressive. Alas, I got duped. Obama is in fact a moderate Republican... or what used to be called a moderate Republican until about 10 years ago.
What matters is how you react when you're finally faced with the truth: Do you double down on your delusion, go permanently schizo with cognitive dissonance, or do you face up to it and admit you were fooled?
This article is full of quotes that should bring on that moment of truth for you slash-the-debt/tea-party types.
Let me know which way you go.
Libertarian Liars: Top Reagan Adviser, CATO Institute Chairman William Niskanen: "Deficits Don't Matter"
By Mark Ames
November 21, 2011 | The Exiled