Some people like Barack Obama consider themselves geniuses. Maybe he is a genius if we count the facts that he has never had to produce a shred of evidence that he is a United States citizen, no one remembers him from several schools like Columbia University that he supposedly attended, and he has gotten away with sealing his records at great cost and the indignation of many.
However, like many pseudo geniuses, Barack may have reached his proverbial Waterloo with his clumsy attempt at turning the United States into his personal version of a socialist state. The tip of the iceberg began to show with his pronouncements asking “the rich to give a little bit more” of their income to support his government run utopia. He won that round last year as the Republicans caved for him.
But, like most ego trippers, this time he has gone too far by wanting to change the greatest country in the world into the idealistic state he imagines it to be. He was bound to be swallowed up eventually by his version of what health insurance in this country should be and now he is finding out that, among others, his own party is admonishing him. While Benghazi, IRS scandals, Syria, and other follies have weakened his grip on the vulnerable, screwing around with healthcare may be his final step up the ladder toward the peak of the Peter Principle.
Henry Ford and Steve Jobs
November 15, 2013 may be a day Obama would like to forget as that was the day the Republicans in the House of Representatives won a decisive vote 261-157 on reversing his decision on healthcare implementation. That total is impressive because 39 Democrats crossed the aisle and voted with Republicans. Some Dem members of the Senate are getting restless too. It reinforces that you can fool some of the people some of the time but not all the people all the time.
Last year Steve Jobs and his new pal Henry Ford were laughing as they looked down at the lines of people waiting up to eight hours to buy the latest version of Jobs’ iPad. Since it was midnight, some were sleeping on the sidewalk; others were drinking mass quantities of coffee, while others feverishly played with the previous version of iPad. Ford was especially impressed that Jobs could invent something that would entice people to wait in line all night to give him money. As popular as the Model “T” Ford was, the crowds at least waited until daylight before rushing to buy one.