I wonder how that possibly happened

Who knew mendacity had a cost?

Obama Has Killed Public’s Trust In Government

Leadership: “In this present crisis,” Ronald Reagan said at his inauguration, “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” But it took Barack Obama to get the public to believe it.

A new Gallup poll finds that the public ranks “government” as the top problem facing America today. They put it above the economy, above unemployment, and way above immigration.

When Obama took office in 2009, government ranked fourth on the list of problems, but it has moved up steadily and has held the top spot for two years now. Government wasn’t even on the list of problems in George W. Bush’s last year in office.