I had a bit of an epiphany this morning; just wanted to write it down.
What, exactly, is the difference between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama?!?
It's actually pretty simple: Bill Clinton is a corrupt narcissist who wants to loot the Marxist cause for personal gain; Barack Obama is a true-believer in that Marxist Cause.
This leads to wildly different solutions to each: With Bill Clinton, the Presidency was ultimately about Power, Money, and Sex. Bill Clinton would never act in a way that jeopardized the Presidential "Spoils." Therefore, traditional politics restrained the worst Marxist impulses of Bill Clinton after the GOP took over Congress in 1994.
With Obama, on the other hand, traditional politics is no restraint, because he doesn't care about staying in office. He wanted to make his fundamental transformation of America the law of the land; he's done that. Now, his buddies just have to play defense long enough for the already enacted changes to entrench themselves deep enough in the federal bureaucracy that they're impossible to roll back. That's why he's more interested in chaos than re-election.