Yes, the transformation is now officially complete.
So instead of actually leading the nation with policies that would achieve his guiding principles, "an America where ordinary folks could get ahead," he has bought into the zombie supply-side lie. In two sentences he asserts the false family equivalence, the fallacy of expansionary austerity and Krugman's confidence fairy. Wow...I ran for President because I believed in an America where ordinary folks could get ahead; where if you worked hard, you could have a better life. That’s been my focus since I came into office, and that has to be our focus now. It’s one of the reasons why we’re working to reduce our nation’s deficit. Government has to start living within its means, just like families do. We have to cut the spending we can’t afford so we can put the economy on sounder footing, and give our businesses the confidence they need to grow and create jobs.