I'll admit it. I'm paranoid. But, I'm also an observer of events. Let's consider what is happening and how.
We've got a President with no executive experience and clearly socialistic ideas in office. He has a revolutionary agenda. So far he has dispensed $2.4 trillion dollars which we don't have to friends and supporters all around the nation on the promise that it will be the "wealthiest" who will pay the tab. He has quadrupled the national debt.
He has seized control of the major banking and mortgage industry, subsuming authority and dictatorially mandating hirings, firings and compensation limits. He has nationalized major components of the auto industry, fired a CEO, dismissed a board of directors and with the stroke of a pen abolished obligations to legal debt holders while simultaneously awarding ownership to his union acolytes. Most observers believe nationalization in similar fashion of the airline industry is next.
He is well on his way to creating a new market for exchange of a previously non-existant commodity, carbon, which will raise the cost of every facet of our lives. He will soon control the nation's fuels which drive our industry, propel our cars, light our homes and warm our bodies. In the process he will reduce the standard of living of every American man, woman and child. We will be asked to smile as we descend into third world status.
He is ramrodding the destruction of our health care system. He will reduce your benefits, decrease the quality of your care, ration access to medical services, destroy the insurance industry and raise costs. It must be done in weeks rather than through contemplative legislative or political process. Hurry.
There is disarmament lurking in the agenda. You and I know it. It will be enforced by a new civilian security force which may look a lot like Black Panthers in ACORN t-shirts.
Without a moments hesitation he flaunts an imperial life style, jetting to New York with the First Lady for a cool couple of millions dollars spent on dinner and a play. She visits Moscow with $6000 handbags and food banks in $500 tennies.
Through it all he appears unconcerned about a re-election. He doesn't build concensus, he dictates change. He huddles with our most vile enemies and undercuts democracy-starved revolutionaries seeking a better life. He isn't worried about pleasing the electorate even a little bit.
Why would that be? The answers that first come to mind are quite benign. He believes in his agenda and will execute it in four years. He will either be vindicated and re-elected by acclamation, or he will have completed his work and simply hand over a perfect socialist paradise to his successor. Believe that? No way!
Or, he could be fatalistic. He could have an ominous foreboding of early death. It has happened to presidents before. Even the best security can be breached. Do I believe that? No. He is one of those who truly believes they are immortal. He has no advisor to whisper in his ear during the triumph parade through Rome.
What I have suddenly realized is that we see emerging in America a situation in which he does not worry about re-election because there will be no election. We have seen the last Presidential election in the history of the American republic. Control will have been effectively seized, the people will be controlled, the levers of power will be firmly grasped and it will be all over. Presidente por vida!