James Allen

This week has revealed without a doubt that the Obama administration have three political scandals that the masters of spin cannot ignore. To name just one, the information surrounding the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, changing talking points, and leaving four Americans to die, have been labeled by liberals as part of another politically motivated conspiracy theory. Interpreting Benghazi in light of the IRS targeting conservative groups who oppose the President’s agenda, as well the government spying on the Associated Press in the name of national security; conspiracy is not the first thing that comes to mind, but rather political hubris. In politics this is downplayed as political spin, but political spin is just another word for lying. Lying is just another unfortunate and uncontrollable symptom of political hubris, causing the suffering political ideologue to believe that they are telling the “truth”.

Hubris refers to pride and arrogance. Political hubris is pride and arrogance connected with a disconnection from reality, while overestimating ones own competence or capabilities while in power. This will be the historic legacy of President Obama and currently explains his approach to his domestic and foreign policy agendas. The more common or popular legacy he will leave will be one of incompetence. Incompetence is one of the effects of political hubris working itself out in its final stages. This can be seen, as President Obama is more concerned about growing the size of an already large government rather than focusing on current Presidential responsibilities. When this occurs you have a dangerous combination of hubris and incompetence. Obamacare will not cover this disorder.

Incompetence can be found in many places, but as an effect of political hubris you find incompetence in 100 percent of the cases, followed by a complete lack of character revealed by lying. No one likes a liar and calling the President a liar is not offensive, it is just pointing out another symptom of this crushing disorder. For instance, the President being in the late stages of political hubris confusion with statements on Benghazi like, “we have been clear from the beginning that we have been unclear” are becoming more regular. This statement by itself could just be stress or lack of clarity, but when combined with evidence and ongoing talking points on the Benghazi narrative we can now see the President’s complete disconnection from reality as political hubris. President Obama’s disorder would be much more easily diagnosed if the Surgeon General gave as much time and attention to this issue as the Obama Administration has spent spying on the Associated Press or the IRS targeting conservative groups.

James Allen

James Allen is host of the James Allen Show, a political newstalk show that airs on KKNT and AM 970 The Apple.