Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Wheels coming off?
Stories based on the assertions of unnamed sources should always be taken with a grain of salt, but Sean Hannity’s claim that Obama is “losing it” seems consistent with the profile.
Arrogant and aloof narcissist ascends to the pinnacle of power through a set of uniquely fortuitous circumstances, deluded by both his vanity and the marketing hokum of his boosters into believing that his meteoric career path is almost exclusively a function of his own personal awesomeness. The inevitable failure of any mortal, let alone this one, to live up to the unprecedented hype that fueled the 2008 presidential campaign, in conjunction with the predictably disastrous consequences of his actual policy initiatives, turns the electorate into a hard and unforgiving windshield against which the mythic public persona disintegrates like an unfortunate specimen of Ephemeroptera. The real person - Homo obaminensis, the garden variety, unexceptional, rather hum-drum human being whom we have elected president - having mentally assimilated the identity of the fantastical demigod, cannot accept the purely fictional nature of the latter, yet cannot logically deny the reality of the former, which state of affairs leads to cognitive dissonance, prompting spectacular displays of denial and projection.
M’yes…I shall wait for additional evidence, but I believe Hannity may be on to something.