"may be in the tank for Obama, but much more than that they are in the tank for themselves -- a whole lifestyle and world view that has been going on for decades, moral narcissism distilled to its purest essence....
"This world view, promulgating supposedly altruistic values, but actually stemming from a profound need to be thought of as good for their beliefs irrespective of results of those beliefs, is in a precarious position as never before. The disintegration of a politician or a political party is bad enough. Far worse is the disintegration of a personality, the disintegration of the self. That is intolerable....
Thus, as in any other mental patient, truth cannot be acknowledged because "they would be revealed as fools who believed the most banal tripe imaginable. It would also mean admitting Barack Obama never really existed, that they invented him. He was their projection. Barack Obama is the creation of the New York Times, et al. Without them he would never have happened and they know it.
"So the media are left in an untenable position. If you say Barack Obama is a mistake, then you yourself are a mistake."
We also agree with Thomas Sowell that Obama is not a lame duck but an infectious, plague-carrying rodent.
No, I take that back. He's the parasite that rides the rodent. Wait. He's the bacillus inside the rodent-riding flea. The federal government is the rodent, liberals are the parasitic fleas, and Obama is the bacterium, while the rest of us simply hope to avoid the resultant intellectual-econo-socio-politico-pneumatic Black Death.
And "Far from seeing his power diminish in his last years," the lawless Obama -- like a political retrovirus -- "can extend his power even beyond the end of his administration by appointing federal judges who share his disregard of the Constitution and can enact his far-left agenda into law from the bench, when it can’t be enacted into law by the Congress.
"Federal judges with lifetime tenure can make irreversible decisions binding future presidents and future Congresses."
Just in case a future cure for the plague of statism is discovered.
Lately we've had an idiot -- either that or a pioneering genius -- commenter who denies the baleful effects of absent fatherhood. In the new Hillsdale Imprimus, Dr. Dalrymple takes issue with our ideologue savant:
"In the course of my duties, I would often go to patients’ homes. Everyone lived in households with a shifting cast of members, rather than in families. If there was an adult male resident, he was generally a bird of passage with a residence of his own somewhere else. He came and went as his fancy took him. To ask a child who his father was had become an almost indelicate question. Sometimes the child would reply, 'Do you mean my father at the moment?' Others would simply shake their heads, being unwilling to talk about the monster who had begot them and whom they wished at all costs to forget.
"I should mention a rather startling fact: By the time they are 15 or 16, twice as many children in Britain have a television as have a biological father living at home. The child may be father to the man, but the television is father to the child."
Thus, millions of children are raised by the same sort of mediated reptilian humanoids that brought us Obama (as in the first link above). It's the Matrix brought to life.
And I see that in England they keep unemployment down by the same fraudulent means as the Obama administration, by encouraging and enabling disability fraud. That is, they
"lessen the official rate of unemployment by the simple expedient of shifting people from the ranks of the unemployed to the ranks of the sick. This happened on such a huge scale that, by 2006 -- a year of economic boom, remember -- the British welfare state had achieved the remarkable feat of producing more invalids than the First World War.
"But it is known that the majority of those invalids had no real disease. This feat, then, could have been achieved only by the willing corruption of the unemployed themselves -- relieved from the necessity to seek work.... And the government was only too happy, for propaganda purposes, to connive at such large-scale fraud."
And what about those low IQ hordes Obama has encouraged to storm our southern border? Why do we import illegal Democrats "to do unskilled work while maintaining large numbers of unemployed people"?
Well, someone's gotta work in order to support those spiritually eviscerated parasites, devoid of any father principle but raised on mass culture and supported by the state.
It's beautiful, in a demonic way: the leftist circle of death!
"By destroying traditional social habits of the people, by dissolving their natural collective consciousness into individual constituents, by licensing the opinions of the most foolish, by substituting instruction for education, by encouraging cleverness rather than wisdom, the upstart rather than the qualified, by fostering a notion of getting on to which the alternative is a hopeless apathy, Liberalism can prepare the way for that which is its own negation: the artificial, mechanised or brutalised control which is a desperate remedy for its chaos" (TS by way of HA).