1. I had thought that libertarians and conservatives were overwrought when they accused the Obama administration of using their own gun sales in the Fast and Furious program to argue for increased gun control. Oops. It appears that is exactly what they are doing. This article is particularly fascinating, as we get to see a gun dealer, so often vilified by the Left, showing more concern about the guns winding up in the wrong hands than does the ATF.
2. I had thought it an exaggeration when Conservatives accused Obama of being a Marxist. I thought he was reinforcing a corporate state, but politicians of both parties play that game. I assumed that, like much of the Left, he had socialist tendencies but basically accepted the core approach of free exchange and individual liberty. Oops. It is clear from his speech in Kansas that Obama has decided he is going to run in 2012 on a platform of proletarianising the middle class..