Diagnosis: Obama’s Clinical Denial

Ayn Rand said it best when she said: “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.” Now, replace the word “everybody” with “Obama,” and you have a perfect quote, describing our times, specifically the recent fiscal cliff deal, and the upcoming debt ceiling fire-fight.

A large part of what makes up the Democrat thought process seems to be an outright denial of basic facts: economic, social, military, etc. They deny that Iran is a real threat, they refuse to see abortion as barbarism, and they have seemingly never taken economics 101. All of this describes Barack Obama.

In a recent interview, Speaker John Boehner said this: “At one point several weeks ago…the president said to me, ‘We don’t have a spending problem.’” Later on, Boehner mentioned that Obama claims our debt and financial woes stem from our failed healthcare system. Boehner apparently made mention of Washington’s spending problem so often that by the end of the negotiations, Obama said: “I’m getting tired of hearing you say that.”

First of all, let’s talk about how backward Obama’s thinking is regarding healthcare spending. He claims that our failed healthcare system is causing our debt. Besides the fact that that makes no sense, he is about to add massively to the supposed “healthcare” debt by implementing Obamacare. He is in no way helping in that regard.

Second, his outright denial of Washington’s spending addiction is so preposterous, I almost don’t believe it. Then I remember that he’s Barack Obama, and I reset my mind. What this absurd denial indicates is one of two things: Barack Obama is either mentally deranged, to the point of being dangerous, or he is in willful denial–which is worse.

We have a President who is willfully looking the other way, and Senate Democrats who–against the law–refuse to propose a budget. It’s as if Democrats don’t believe in the value of money. Democrats are like a rich kid, who gets all his money from his parents, spends it all on drugs, then gets upset when his parents cut him off.

Democrat politicians live in this country with all of us. Their need for power outweighs even their own long-term survival. It’s truly inexplicable. Once again, Ayn Rand said it best: “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody [Democrats] has decided not to see.”