Is Math a Socialist Plot?
As for the question of why President Obama is retaining more support among people who should know better, it's clearly because many intellectuals can't resist temptation. (That does not apply to all of us.)
Of course, we'll have to keep an eye open to see if the Administration follows through.
Addendum: I just recalled a quote (in the title text for this comic strip) from Randall Munroe:
a(b+c)=(ab)+(ac). Politicize that, bitches.