Dr. Sowell - I truly admire your work and faithfully read your columns each week. However, I respectfully disagree with your conclusions here. It's not that so few people bother to check facts that caused the reelection of BHO. It's the fact that people are simply STUPID and NO amount of facts presented to them are going to "confuse" their knowledge or thinking.
People didn't have to dig very far or even deeply to understand that the wealthy already pay WAY more than their "fair share" of taxes (and, no, I'm not a member of the 1% crowd). Voters are so stupid, in fact, that the average man on the street couldn't tell you that this country has run $1trillion+ deficits each of the last four years. People are clueless.