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“DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR”
by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2014
(Oct. 24, 2014) — The American people are understandably curious about Barack Obama’s appointment of political hack Ron Klain as his Ebola Response Coordinator. So exactly who is Ron Klain and how can Obama be so blithely indifferent to criticism of the Klain appointment?
Klain joined the Clinton presidential campaign in 1992 and, upon joining the White House staff in January 1993, was put in charge of overseeing Clinton’s judicial selections. In that capacity, he led the effort to win Senate confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
During the 2000 election campaign he served as general counsel for Al Gore’s Florida recount committee. As such, he was up to his eyeballs in the scheme to get the Democrat-dominated Florida Supreme Court, which had absolutely no jurisdiction in the matter, to order recounts in only the four most heavily Democratic counties in the state. He also played a role in the cynical effort to have county election board officials across Florida invalidate the absentee ballots of overseas military personnel on minor technicalities related to date stamps and delivery dates.
In 2011, in spite of concerns that the solar-panel company Solyndra was not a viable investment, Klain played a major role in getting Obama to visit the Clermont, California facility, even though he was aware that, if Obama visited 10 such “green energy” plants during the next 10 months of his campaign, a few of them would go “belly-up” by Election Day. Nevertheless, Obama sunk more than $500,000,000 of the taxpayers’ money into Solyndra… all of it lost to bankruptcy.
Why would Obama make such an appointment when Klain has absolutely no background in medicine and wouldn’t know the difference between Asian flu and Ebola? We have only two choices: either Obama is completely “tone deaf” politically, or he has a hidden agenda and simply doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him as he pursues that agenda.
In an October 19 editorial for the New York Post, writer Michael Goodwin suggests that, “(I)t will take a miracle worker to restore Obama’s credibility. While there are many things to say about his tenure, the one thing you cannot say is that the nation trusts him.
“Poll after poll, on subject after subject, shows a collapse. Consistently now, a majority of Americans say Obama is not trustworthy. Most think he’s a failure, many say he is incompetent, and the vast bulk… 70 percent in some cases… say his key policies are wrong for America. He is so unpopular that members of his own party don’t want to be seen with him, lest his failures spawn a political plague.”
Is Obama capable of feeling shame or embarrassment? We have overwhelming evidence to the contrary. For example, during his 2008 campaign, he made the claim that he had campaigned in at least 57 states. When political commentators laughed and reminded him that the U.S. has only 50 states, he didn’t seem to care. He was not embarrassed and simply shrugged off the criticism.
In a June 2009 speech before the American Medical Association, Obama proclaimed, “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period! If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period! No one will take it away, no matter what.” Subsequent events have proven that to be a lie, but he didn’t care. He knew his low-information voter base would take his word as gospel, so the lie served its purpose.
In April 2011, Obama publicly announced that his long-form birth certificate had been uploaded to the White House website. He was fully aware that the document in question was a poorly crafted forgery, but he didn’t care. He was not embarrassed by the deception and has spent millions of dollars on lawyers, fighting every attempt to unearth his true identity.
On September 25, 2012, just fourteen days after the terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly. In his prepared remarks, he said, “In every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they’re willing to tolerate freedom for others. And that is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, where a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well.”
Obama spoke those words before diplomats representing every nation on Earth, knowing that they were untrue. But, again, he didn’t care. His low-information voter base was reassured that he knew what he was saying and that what he said had to be true because he said it.
The list of his “in-your-face” deceptions and outright lies is endless, but it doesn’t seem to bother him. He is not embarrassed by them and takes no responsibility for them.
What is clear is that, after nearly six years of observing Obama in office, it is impossible to make the case that he is politically “tone deaf.” Unlike every president before him, party politics is the motivating factor behind everything he does. So the question arises, if Obama is not politically “tone deaf,’ then why has he never cared what the American people think of him?
In Islam there is a tenet called “Taqiyya” which allows devout Muslims to lie to infidels, even to the point of denying their faith in Allah, as long as the lie inures to the benefit of Islam. Could it be his obedience to the concept of Taqiyya is that which causes Obama to be so indifferent to the truth? If not, how else could he lie so consistently and so frequently with no apparent regret or remorse?
When Obama leaves office in January 2017, he will be just 55 years, 6 months, and 16 days old, a relatively young man, but a man burdened by an acute case of narcissistic personality disorder. The psychiatric division of the Mayo Clinic defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they are superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.”
No one could ever compose a more accurate word picture of Barack Obama. And since he is far too ambitious and far too narcissistic to take a lesser job than president of the United States when he leaves office, then what could he possibly have in mind? Allow me to venture a guess.
If we are to believe Obama, he was born on August 4, 1961 to an American mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and a Kenyan father, Barack Obama, Sr. Inasmuch as his father was a British subject, a citizen of British East Africa, otherwise known as Kenya, Obama was born with dual US-British citizenship by descent from his father and his mother.
Following Kenya’s independence from Great Britain on December 12, 1963, all those holding British citizenship as a result of their Kenyan roots, including Obama and his father, became citizens of the Republic of Kenya. However, because the 1963 Kenyan constitution did not recognize permanent dual citizenship, and since Obama had never renounced his American citizenship, he lost his Kenyan citizenship on August 4, 1984, his 23rd birthday.
But then, during fiscal year 2010, Obama contributed some $24 million in U.S. foreign aid funds in support of a “yes” vote on a new Kenyan constitution. The people of Kenya approved the new constitution on August 4, 2010 (Obama’s 49th birthday) and he was once again a citizen of Kenya, eligible to run for president. Chapter 3, Section 14 of the 2010 constitution establishes a category of citizenship called “citizen by birth.” That section of the 2010 constitution provides that, “A person is a citizen by birth if on the day of the person’s birth, whether or not the person is born in Kenya, either the mother or father of the person is a citizen (of Kenya).”
Understanding that Obama is motivated by little else than delusions of grandeur, how could such a man ever be happy in any position in which he was not the center of attention, worshiped and adored by people around the world? So what could Obama possibly do that would allow him to carve out a niche for himself in world history greater than the presidency of the United States?
Allow me to suggest that, after spending eight years attempting to “fundamentally transform” the greatest, most powerful nation on Earth, and doing great damage to the nation in the process, it is entirely possible that Obama will relocate to Kenya and run for president of that east African nation. But the presidency of Kenya is far too humble a position for Obama. He is a man who thinks in nothing but the most grandiose terms.
Instead, I would venture a guess that, given his popularity among black Africans and with Muslims around the world, his long-term agenda would have him uniting all of sub-Saharan Africa, all of Muslim North Africa, and most of the Islamic nations of the Middle East into one massive Islamic caliphate… with Obama, himself, as Grand Caliph for Life.
Impossible, you say? Perhaps. But I would argue that what I suggest is no more far-fetched than the notion that an inexperienced, pot-smoking, cocaine-sniffing, America-hating, black agitator from Chicago… a man whose only discernible talent is the ability to read someone else’s words from a teleprompter and make them sound convincing… could plan and implement a career path that would take him from a racially-oriented “community organizer” scam in south Chicago to president of the United States in just 12 short years. That just couldn’t happen, could it?