You would think that a President whose approval rate is in the gutter, whose policies have accomplished nothing but almost 32 months of misery, and is currently losing to the generic Republican candidate by almost double digits would be playing it smart. After all, being the pragmatist that he was, that is what Bill Clinton did under much more favorable circumstances. After trying to ram through a left wing agenda during his first two years that the voters rebelled against at the polls in 1994, Clinton moderated his stance and joined hands with the congressional Republicans in 1995, and was duly re-elected the following year. Despite his ideological convictions, he declared that the "era of big government" was over. He went on to back the Republican tax cut plan the following year and, at least economically, left a legacy that will treat him much kinder than what he really deserves.
Obama, on the other hand, is an anomaly for a typical politician (who would arguably sell his soul to the devil just to get re-elected). For the past two and a half years, we have been treated to a steady stream of head-scratching moves that only ideologically blinded political consultants would advise the President to make. After all, it does not take great foresight to know the disastrous impending political outcomes when poll after poll (as well as electoral history) shows Americans to be self-identifying conservatives by a healthy 2:1 margin.
Obama's appearance at the AFL/CIO sponsored labor day rally in Detroit over the week-end cemented his disregard for political outcomes once again. Just in case you were incommunicado over the past two days, Obama gave a speech to a gathering of labor unions in Detroit, MI. He was introduced by none other than Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa - the son of the famed gangster union boss who was dispatched most likely by the syndicate. As would be expected, Jimmy did not hold back:
"We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They've got a war, they got a war with us and there's only going to be one winner. It's going to be the workers of Michigan, and America. We're going to win that war," Jimmy Hoffa said to a heavily union crowd.
"President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong," Hoffa added.
As outrageous as Hoffa's remarks were to the crowd, he could be excused as a Marxist labor leader. But what about the President's response? Obama followed Hoffa's incendiary speech by saying how proud he was of the labor union movement. The same Marxist goon friendly sentiment was later repeated by Vice President Biden,the DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Administration officials.
This latest episode was really nothing more than the continuation of a non-stop three year long assault on the Tea Party by enemies of a constitutional government.
There are really only three possible explanations for the president's (and his party's) behavior in the face of pending political annihilation for himself and his party.
1) The President is dumb. He thinks that appealing to a very narrow base consisting of progressives (20% of the population), the LGBT crowd, avowed feminists, certain minority groups who historically are politically unmotivated, and various other fringe groups will net him and his party a victory come November 2012. The math absolutely does not work when one considers that 42% of the electorate are self-identified conservatives and the rest moderate independents. Therefore, we can rule out the possibility of the President and rest of the Democrats being dumb. No one is that dumb! Not even Democrats.
2) The President is delusional. This explanation is closer to the truth. Any casual observer of the President over the past 31+ months (and earlier) with a cursory knowledge of psychology should be able to see the ego driven personality that seems completely divorced from reality. I call it the Caligula complex minus the sexual aspect. Just like the infamous emperor of Rome, watching and listening to the President makes it quite apparent that there is an unmistakable God complex. Egged on by his media sycophants, he is full of himself, arrogant beyond reason, and with Mussolini like (chin up with a smirk on his face) mannerism, he continuously absolves himself of all blame while conveying images of the miracles he will bring about such as stopping the rise of sea levels and other nonsense. It is the dictionary definition of a megalomaniac.
Although there is a good case to be made for the President's tenuous mental health, the Democrat party as a whole could not all be suffering from mental disease despite many of our convictions. So, that brings us to....
3) This is the most radical president we have had the misfortune of electing. The same goes for many of the Democrats who have taken over their party over the past couple of decades. Obama does not care about whether he is re-elected or not. His mission, as he himself said, is the fundamental transformation of our society. Amazingly enough, not one reporter has ever asked the President what he meant by that infamous statement back in October of 2008. To the rest of us who are familiar with the president's background and ideology, there is absolutely no mystery. I had documented Obama's Marxist tendencies here and elsewhere in my blog.
The same Marxist tendencies have been building up in the ranks of the Democrat party for decades now. The party has been admittedly and demonstrably taken over by communists of all types. Complimenting the socialist trajectory that we have been on for almost a century, today's Democrat party and Obama are natural extensions of reasonable expectations considering the cultural Marxist assault on (and taking over of) the educational system, media, and entertainment. There is a lot of work to be done if we hope to pull America back from the brink of disaster.