The Devil is very good looking.
A book I read a long time ago made an incredibly important point about the detection of evil men. People who rise to levels of importance but who are fundamentally evil almost always have the ability to disguise their true nature. They can only be detected before they do great harm by noticing the nature of the people around them. These are people who don’t or can’t disguise their true nature. This is why it was incredibly revealing to many people that those around Barack Obama were like people like Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright, Bill “Bomber” Ayers, Tony “Fraud & Bribery” Rezko, Valerie “Slum Lord” Jarrett. The list goes on but suffice it to say that in addition to the individuals just mentioned Barack Obama is the product of the Chicago political machine, arguably the most – or one of the most – corrupt political machines in the country.
Obama actually brags about his ability to mirror the people he is in contact with. It explains his campaign slogan in 2008: “Hope and Change,” a totally meaningless phrase in terms of content which people who are gullible interpret in such a way that it means whatever the hearer wants to hear.
The gullible are not only those who are classified as “low information” voters but also members of the intelligentsia. Even people like George Will and Charles Krauthammer tried and failed to understand Obama because they expected him to reveal himself by talking to them. Of course they could not perceive the real person because he was holding a mirror up to them and they were seeing themselves. And they would look at the people around Obama and say that "guilt by association" is not a legitimate way of judging a person. They could not be more wrong.