I suppose if you have no core values, you can speak simultaneously out of both sides of your mouth, hold multiple divergent views on any number of issues, drone on endlessly about visions of a future that will never be and a past that never was, and still pat yourself on the back while marveling at your own communication skills.
Of course, the same behavior can also get you institutionalized.
They used to call Bill Clinton "Slick Willie". Perhaps they should call the president "Schizoid Barry". Some examples:
We must reform Social Security, Obama declared, but not reduce benefits for future retirees or expose them to the vicissitudes of the stock market. That pretty much removes 80 percent of a potential compromise on entitlement reform from the table. We must reduce government spending — but increase “investments” in education, energy, and infrastructure by tens of billions of dollars. We must finish what we started in Iraq and Afghanistan — but bring all the troops home as soon as possible.
Jennifer Rubin points out the president in a classic act of insanity - doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results:
On infrastructure, he tells us, "We will put more Americans to work repairing crumbling roads and bridges. We will make sure this is fully paid for, attract private investment, and pick projects based on what's best for the economy, not politicians." Wasn't that what the stimulus was for -- or did we fritter away that money?
We frittered it away, but....don't worry, we'll win the next round of three-card monte, I just know it!
And this is a classic example of the disorganized speech and thinking that characterizes schizophrenia:
Obama says this:
None of us can predict with certainty what the next big industry will be, or where the new jobs will come from.
Followed by this:
We’ll invest in … clean energy technology – an investment that will strengthen our security, protect our planet, and create countless new jobs for our people.
Not to mention the delusions (often bizarre or persecutory in nature) that accompany this mental disorder:
"America’s standing has been restored.”
Still sniping at George W.?
Well, it has been restored, I suppose - amongst Latin American dictators and Chinese Communists...
My neck hurts. I better still see a doctor while I can. And in the meantime, let's just hope that Barack Obama never realises there's more to being president than making speeches and talking down to the citizenry.
With an obvious schizophrenic at the helm, we could be in a lot more trouble than we already are...