CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: RETURN OF THE REAL OBAMA. “A most revealing window into our president’s political core: To impose a tax that actually impoverishes our communal bank account (the U.S. Treasury) is ridiculous. It is nothing but punitive. It benefits no one — not the rich, not the poor, not the government. For Obama, however, it brings fairness, which is priceless. . . . The authentic Obama is a leveler, a committed social democrat, a staunch believer in the redistributionist state, a tribune, above all, of ‘fairness’ — understood as government-imposed and government-enforced equality.” He wants to spread the wealth around (though mostly to his cronies). I want to spread the power around, to ordinary Americans. He’s no redistributionist there.