Jack Welch, the erstwhile CEO of General Electric and one of the finest business minds in the world appeared on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto yesterday (November 5, 2014). He and Cavuto discussed the election and Obama’s response given just before Cavuto’s show in a rambling seventy-three minute press conference. Cavuto wanted to know, in the context of a necessary give and take between the newly elected Republican Legislature and the Democrat Executive, how Welch would approach solving the nation’s problems. He stated emphatically his successes as a businessman and negotiator were based on his knowledge of learning, cultivating and honing his ability to “get inside [the other guy’s] head”.
Understandably, both Cavuto and Welch were assuming that particular skill was only effective if one is trying to get inside a sane person’s head. Obviously it wouldn’t have helped Neville Chamberlain to get inside Adolf Hitler’s head, then again, maybe he did and decided it was no place he wanted to be, so grab whatever was offered and get the hell out of there as quickly as possible.
The same applies to getting into Barack Obama’s head. If Mitch McConnell or any other Republican is under the impression they can get inside Obama’s head in order to come to terms with him on any of the problems facing America, they are sadly mistaken and in for a very rude awakening. Obama’s head is nowhere for any reasonable person to be. His head, heart and soul are filled with hatred. There is no reasoning with such a man.
There is a madness in there, it manifested itself during the press conference. Clearly, someone who in the aftermath of such a political bloodbath acts as if nothing went wrong conjures images of Hitler in his bunker at the very end. But Obama is still with us and his mad recklessness is possibly about to become the stuff of history.
A first year grad student in psychology could see it. Obama struggled to mask the seething disdain he has for his victorious enemies, a disdain framed in hatred, for him the two are synonymous. He is angry to the point of total disregard for anyone and anything. He is a man out of control, spiraling downward from the headiness of pillars and pyrotechnics. He feels maligned and betrayed and he’s going to get his revenge no matter what it takes.
What Barack Obama said and did at the press conference should not be misinterpreted thus misunderstood by anyone, especially not his fellow Democrats. He as much as said he will violate the law when it comes to amnesty for illegal immigrants, he will stonewall any effort to compromise with the Republicans on important issues facing the country and he will do so with absolute scorn for his legacy (something he cares nothing about), the future of his party and the country as a whole. He is seething, not just over the monumental Republican victory, but over what he considers the Democrats’ betrayal. He also hates the people of America who so decisively turned on him and everything he stands for. In other words, Barack Obama hates everything and everyone right now. Like an out of control delinquent he will pout for the next two years while purposely causing as much damage as possible just to show everyone he can and he doesn’t care who gets hurt or who he takes down with him.
But Barack Obama is and always will be just one person, albeit someone whose total self-absorption will make enemies out of his friends as surely as his wife did school children. In the end, even the most indulgent parents can get fed up with their errant child. Yet, though all the signs are there and Barack Obama knows he’s pushing the limits of the country’s patience, he’s going to do what he wants, the country be damned.
With reckless disregard for all legal and ethical constraints, Barack Obama is going to spend the next two years in the face of Republicans. He’s going to challenge them, goad them, dare them to come after him. He is going to spit in their eyes, get back at them in every way possible and in the process he may bring Democrats and perhaps the country down with him.
But before he goes too far, the enemies he creates in his own party will, for the sole purpose of self-preservation, turn on him with a vengeance. Before the Republicans get up the nerve, Democrats will call for Barack Obama’s impeachment. They will have to or suffer extinction. He will never resign, he is too far gone to do something so reasonable, so he will be impeached, tried and convicted becoming not only the first black president, but the first to be forced out of office through the impeachment process. Historical presidency indeed.
The country will be shell-shocked, but at least the Democrat party will survive. The last vestiges of American liberalism will wither and die however, a discredited, evil and pernicious philosophy carved out of Democrat ranks like a cancerous tumor. Joe Biden will be president, but he will be sufficiently chastened and frightened enough to fill out the remaining term then go into seclusion for the rest of his natural life. Hillary will once again be relegated to yesterday, a perennial loser always caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Democrats will have to do the kind of soul-searching only a near-death experience can force upon human beings. In order to survive, they will reassess their very reason for existence, ultimately abandoning a playbook based on division, wrapping themselves in a more rational philosophy.
Think this scenario is insane? Perhaps, but history is replete with insane scenarios and as everyone knows, insanity and history have a way of repeating themselves together.