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Reading Rich and Jonah re the “raging moderates” alongside Derb and Kathryn on Rush & Co is instructive. Six weeks in, the Obamacon dominoes — David Brooks, Christopher Buckley — are stunned to discover that, in the words of Mr. Brooks, ”Barack Obama is not who we thought he was“.

You don’t say. Instead, he seems to be pretty much what the firebreathing knuckledragging morons thought he was: a Big Government leftie with the most liberal voting record in the Senate.

So the smart guys got suckered, and the bozos were more or less on the money.

Which may be worth keeping in mind during the apparently endless “reinventions” of American conservatism now underway.

I wonder if President Obama is fretting, “If I’ve lost Brooks, I’ve lost the country.” Or is he laughing his rear end off?

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.