PRINCE OBAMA'S SUPER ARROGANCE IS SUPER DANGEROUS
As anyone who reads the The Rat with any degree of regularity knows, I have written of the arrogance of Barack Hussein Obama on many occasions. Perhaps I should have stopped beating this dead horse months ago; but the man continually reaches new heights of hypocrisy - hypocrisy nirvana, as it were - that are unobtainable by ordinary mortals. This makes it difficult - if not impossible - for me to stay away from the topic; it's just too damn much fun.
Whether it be the man's incessant indulgence in - and shameless embrace of - class warfare, his pathological inability to accept blame or responsibility for anything that ails this great country of ours, or his elitist rock star, superhero, near-mythical image of himself; Obama is an enigma at best - and something much more ominous, at worst.
I've been rolling around this disturbing possibility in my head for quite some time now:
WHAT IF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA TRULY IS DELUSIONAL?
What if dude's whole act is not an act at all? What if Prince Loserman is not simply engaging in Chigago-style hardball politics and simple class warfare tactics after all?
What if the Boy King actually believes all of the bulls**t he reads from his teleprompter? What if the Prince of Buck Passing truly lives in the fantasy land that is the Wonderful World of Barack Obama - which he, his sycophants and the sock puppets in the Obama Media Group have created?
We all know people who suffer from various degrees of delusion: The guy in the office down the hall who thinks he truly is God's gift to women. The "babe" next-door who looks in the mirror and sees someone 25 years younger and 40 pounds lighter - and insists on dressing accordingly. The Barney-Fife character at work who sincerely believes that he's a hell of a lot more important to the very survival of the company than everyone else.
While all of these folks suffer from varying degrees of delusion - they are - by and large - harmless; their self-absorption is containable; none of them are in a position to do any of us real harm. However, let's presuppose that Barack Hussein Obama is truly delusional; that's a jackass of an entirely different color; this guy is the most powerful man on the planet.
Let's revisit a few examples and attempt to figure out what's really going on in dude's head:
Obama on taxes:
“If we’re not willing to ask those who’ve done extraordinarily well to help America close the deficit … then the logic, the math says everybody else has to do a whole lot more: We’ve got to put the entire burden on the middle class and the poor.”
The "math" says none of the kind; the top 10 percent of earners pay nearly 70 percent of all income taxes, and the richest one percent pay more than 30 percent of their income to the federal government, while the average worker pays less than 14 percent. In addition, almost half of the public do not pay any income taxes at all.
Obama on the deficit:
“Washington has to live within its means. We have to go through the budget line-by-line looking for waste. We must not place a debt burden on our children's shoulders”
Obama has amassed more than $4 trillion in debt in three years; more than the total debt accumulated by Presidents Washington through Bush 41 - combined. He continues to insist that "we must invest", knowing full well that by "invest" he means "deficit spend. He is also fully aware that adding to existing debt will only place more debt on future generations. Campaign rhetoric, or an inability to the grasp the facts?
Obama on the lack of civility in poltics:
"Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us expand our moral imaginations, and listen to each other more carefully. [We must] sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together. [We must make sure that] we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds. Only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation, in a way that would make us proud.”
Obama calls Republicans "our enemies." He derisively ridicules those who demand tighter border security, with talk of "moats" and "alligators." He meets with Republican leaders in closed-door budget sessions, only to trot out to his teleprompter and deliver his latest partisan campaign speech - blaming Republicans for intransigence and partisanship. He remains silent when Democratic members of Congress accuse Republicans of racism for opposing his policies. He says nothing when James Hoffa introduces him at a union rally by saying, "President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these sons of bitches out!"
Barack Obama's pathetic need to portray himself as the opposite of what he is involves more than simple political campaign rhetoric. His self-conception of superiority is deep-seeded; the anguish and desperation are written all over his face when others disagree with him, or when he does not get his way.
The reality effective governing is this: Most good politicians will fight the good fight - but when the fight's over; they turn to reality, lick their wounds and move on. This president does none of the kind; he is thin-skinned, petty and resentful. He speaks of himself in the league of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, FDR and Ronald Reagan - but he harbors around grudges like he's Richard Nixon.
Obama cannot stop himself from whining about how "unfairly" he is treated: "Nobody called Ronald Reagan a Socialist," or "Nobody accused Ronald Reagan of class warfare." He cannot set aside his ego in the best interests of America vs. what's best for the political survival of Barack Obama. He cannot - or will not - understand the difference between campaigning and governing.
While I'm confident that most - if not all - past presidents must have felt as if they were mistreated, misunderstood or not respected from time to time, I'm having a hard time remembering of any of them who behaved with such an air of superiority, had such a penchant for taking as much credit as possible - while accepting none of the responsibility for failure, or had such an incessant need for attention.
Barack Hussein Obama appears unable - or unwilling - to accept the hard reality and the cold, bare facts of the world around him; he seems completely incapable of understanding that the decisions he makes - and those he refuses to make - have devastating consequences for the country, its people and the values he claims to cherish. This is a very dangerous malady in a very dangerous world. Delusion, or petty politics? You make the call.
Remember Captain Queeg and the steel balls in "The Cain Mutiny"? Great movie.