Richard Mullins, in a reply to a comment of mine on Redstate (that used the "Pure naked power" quote from my previous post), is the source of the title to this one.
He noted correctly that money and power go together, and singled out Al Gore as a prime example. I have no argument whatsoever with his observation.
With the High Priests of this new religion, money is incidental.
Simple greed can be reasoned with, bargained with, and/or bought off.
With power, you can get the money. The reverse doesn't always hold true. With real power comes control, to a degree of which money can only daydream.
I have often joked that a liberal's worst nightmare is that somebody somewhere is doing something without his permission.
I believe, to the very depths of my soul, that The Won falls into this catagory.
Just look at all of the pictures of him out there, in that head-back pose so he's looking down at you even when he's seated, with a smug all-knowing expression that almost screams, "Humility is not even in my vocabulary; What have I got to be humble about?!"
Those pictures are out there (you don't need Photoshop to produce them) because he provides countless opportunities for people to catch the true him (he is a "wysiwyg" president), and I doubt he even cares if some people see him for what he is.
This Ayatollah wannabe probably believes that the USA has been on the wrong track ever since it discarded its' fealty to the King and adopted the attitude that mere people could manage their own affairs without someone telling them what to do.
This attitude of "I was born to bring enlightenment to you" has been explored in detail in this analysis ( Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer ) that appeared months before the election.
What makes him so dangerous is this attitude makes it extremely difficult for him to compromise in the face of reality. Bill Clinton could see the writing on the wall and adapt to changing circumstances as easily as breathing. Obama simply cannot.
So, if you figure on him seeing the light anytime soon; well... don't hold your breath.
UPDATE 07 JUN 2010 - That link above no longer goes to the article.
Try this one instead: Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer"
UPDATE 14 JUN 2010 - The original link works again (YMMV).
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