[COLUMN] Has President Obama Gone Guano Crazy?

I think we should put aside partisan politics for the moment and consider a matter of great import to Americans of all political persuasions.

After all, as Americans, we will come together to support a politician who faces a medical challenge or serious injury.

So we should all pray that President Barack Obama gets the best mental health care available. And he better do it before Obamacare goes into full force because when that happens, the level of medical care available in this country will be greatly diminished.

By now, you are probably thinking that I am being facetious, but I assure you I am not.

Clearly, the president has suffered some sort of mental breakdown, at least based on some recent comments.

No one in his position could possibly make some of these comments without being seriously disconnected from reality. These comments go beyond his ludicrous belief that taxing oil companies will reduce gas prices and that we can spend and borrow ourselves into prosperity.

For example, on April 3, he said “Ronald Reagan … understood repeatedly that when the deficit started to get out of control, that for him to make a deal, he would have to propose both spending cuts and tax increases.”

Reagan repeatedly raised taxes? Poppycock.

Yes, he was forced by the liberals to raise a few taxes. He also closed some loopholes to flatten the tax code, which liberals claim, quite ridiculously, is the same as raising taxes. However, the net effect of the Reagan administration was a very dramatic decrease in taxes.

As the Washington Times wrote in an editorial, “At the end of the day, Reagan was the man who made big government a bad word, while Mr. Obama has made big government a bad dream.”

In that same speech, Obama called the Republican budget proposal “antithetical to our entire history. … Disguised as a deficit reduction plan, it’s really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It’s nothing but thinly veiled social Darwinism.”

Why?

Because it does not grow government as fast as Obama wants. To Obama’s addled mind, a small and constrained central government — you know, like the one created by the U.S. Constitution — is “radical” and “antithetical to our entire history.”

What?

Our entire history has been about creating a limited central government.

Does this mean Bill Clinton was a radical social Darwinist? The GOP proposal only reduces the burden of federal spending to 20.25 percent of gross domestic product by 2023. When Clinton left office in 2001, the federal government was consuming 18.2 percent of GDP.

Another example?

In December, he told “60 Minutes” he was the fourth best president in U.S. history.

What kind of megalomaniac would say such at thing?

Not surprisingly, the network did not air that part of the interview (though you can see it here).

More recently, and the comments that finally made me realize the poor man is suffering from a mental breakdown, is what he said about the Supreme Court and his socialist health care plan.

On April 2, he said, “I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”

The Supreme Court overturning a law is not “unprecedented.”

He should know this. Obama is not only a lawyer, he was a senior lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Chicago. The first case every lawyer in this country studies in constitutional law is Marbury v. Madison, the 1803 case that settled the matter of whether the Supreme Court could overturn laws. It has been the bedrock of our legal and political system ever since.

Nor was Obamacare passed by a “strong majority.” In the House, the final vote was 219 to 212, with all Republicans and 34 Democrats voting against it. In the Senate, the vote was 60 to 39 along party lines. It only passed with the use of parliamentary sleight of hand.

Clearly, the president, surrounded by adoring dreamers constantly telling him how great he is, suffers from megalomania and reality-deficit disorder.

In technical terms, he is plain crazy.

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