No one outside Limbaughland or Trumpville, potemkin villages where no one will vote for Obama anyway, credited the humbug.
It was a potemkin Village of technology, camera-ready but a long way short of leaving the ground.
It's as potemkin Village-ish a piece of journalistic writing as I've seen in a long time.
in reference to Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin (1739-1791), favorite of Catherine II of Russia, especially in reference to the sham villages supposedly erected under his orders for the empress’ tour of Crimea (1787) to create an impression of prosperity and progress. The silent film "Battleship Potemkin" dates from 1925, depicting (with elaboration) events of 1905 and the mutiny of a Russian battleship named for the Tsarist minister.