Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Cargo Cult O The MacGuffinized Feather

Obama and the magic feather: "There have been some interesting attempts to explain the curious psychology of the Obama years, in which an executive office that was already too powerful seized incredible new powers, while conducting an unprecedented semi-nationalization of an entire industry... but the President himself is held completely innocent and blameless for everything that happens.  There's a stunning cognitive dissonance between the nearly religious belief of Barack Obama's followers that he's a superior, elevated being, the smartest man ever to hold the Oval Office - a belief he happily encourages while nourishing a cult of personality, and occasionally remarking that he's better qualified to do every job in the Administration than whoever currently holds it - and the absolute refusal to hold him responsible.  "