I opened Drudge Report this morning and saw two disturbing things:
Actually, I saw a lot of disturbing things on Drudge, but those were the ones that made me most unhappy.
Obama kicked the hornet’s nest. Obama did so without any evidence that he was kicking the right nest, and without any real plan for what would happen when the hornets came out angry, very, very angry.
Or, to switch metaphors, Obama got a heavily loaded truck going downhill with no brakes.
Nothing good can come of this. This type of posturing has only two outcomes: War or retreat, with the party retreating first having lost. There is no middle ground. Obama, a narcissist par excellence is a loose cannon. He’s not a loose cannon the way George Bush was, which coolly calculated but giving his enemies the impression that he might blow. Instead, Obama is a genuine loose cannon. He’s an uncontrolled hodge-podge of ego, anger, grudges, panic, neuroses, inexperience, projection, and just about any other psychological failing you can shake a stick at.
Can I throw in another metaphor? I’ll take that as a “yes.” This guy just drove us at warp speed into quicksand, all the while assuring us that there’s really a little footbridge for us to walk on. There isn’t.
A year ago, he let his ego rule when he made a throwaway line about a “red line.” Then, he huffed and puffed because he had to defend his honor. Now, he’s huffed and puffed us right into the middle of much badness.
I’m sitting here in the audience, helpless, waiting to hear that this was just a carefully staged performance, with everyone going through their choreographed routine. Even as I sit here, the set is falling down around our heads and the actors are turning on the audience. (Yes, another metaphor.)
I am not happy. I am very, very not happy.
By the way, I feel as if I should add here that this is not happening because Obama is a socialist or even a closet Muslim. This is happening because Barack Hussein Obama has a severe personality disorder. The man is mentally ill, but we still put him in the White House and handed up the levers of power. Just for those who need a little review about narcissistic personality disorder, here’s a great summary from, of all places, a very good junk novel:
A person with NPD was domineering, blaming, self-absorbed, intolerant of others’ needs . . . and they used rage as a control tactic. They didn’t respect anyone else’s boundaries, which meant they felt entitled to bully and criticize until their victims were an absolute mess. Having a personality disorder was different from being crazy, as Susan explained, because unlike a crazy person, a narcissist could control when and where he lost his temper. He’d never beat up his boss at work, for example, because that would be against his own interests. Instead he would go home and beat up his wife and kick the dog. And he would never feel guilty about it, because he would justify it and make excuses for himself. No one’s pain but his own meant anything to him. (Blue-Eyed Devil, Kindle Locations 1785-1791).