Janet M. LaRue

Even little kids know when they’ve been had.

Like the little girl in the bank commercial who gets a tiny plastic pony while the other little girl gets a real pony, and the little boy who gets the cardboard truck, most Americans think President Barack Obama is hiding behind the fine print in his incomprehensible health care plan.

It’s why Obama’s poll numbers are dropping faster than the faces of the kids in the commercials.

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Obama’s presidential approval index is now at minus 6; 32 percent strongly approve of him and 38 percent strongly disapprove. Since his inauguration, his job approval rating has sunk from 65 percent to 51 percent. Only 27 percent trust him with the economic crisis, according to Rasmussen daily tracking polls.

Like the guy in the commercials, if you don’t ask, Obama won’t tell. If you sign up for his government-run health care plan because he promises you a pony, I wouldn’t load up on hay.

Recall that Obama assured Americans during the presidential campaign that he wouldn’t “take away folks’ guns.” Despite his record of voting for every gun control bill that was introduced in the Illinois Senate, the majority voted for him.

Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.