Excellent comments! I agree that there's a serious lack of direction in the WH, but I think it's not simply lack of supervision, but stupidity on the part of the folks who think they're pulling the strings.
Obama really does think he's special. He's actually nuts, but nutty people often think they're special.
And everybody who works for him came in with the impression that it was going to be the time for the "ajuste de cuentas," the settling of accounts, with the enemies they had fantasized about destroying since 1968.
Obama is part of the post-1968 generation, but he is somebody who was in a radical leftist time-warp, which is why the nearly 70 yr old Bill Ayers still seems to Obama to be on the cutting edge.
Also, the main problem is that Mr. Choom Gang simply isn't very smart.
Thank you. By the way, just because I detailed my view that he (and his admin) are off the cuff, careless, and lazy, doesn’t eliminate nor detract in any way from the several other possibilities; that they are flat out evil, or flaming Marxists, or socialists, or generally not that bright. They are at times, all of those. But they are lazy Marxists. They are evil, but they are not remarkably cunningly evil. They have despicable intentions, but they just aren’t all that clever when it comes to trying to manifest them. They have what would seem to be brightest-of-the bright Harvard educated idealogues in many positions, but those people apparently are so smug and self-righteous in their elitism that they think their ideas should just be getting over on their own inherent value. And IMO, that’s the main reason why we’re viewed as stupid Neanderthals for not accepting their crap. Who are we to doubt their global warming theory? How dare we question their child-rearing acumen? Who do we think we are, imagining that we know more than the Paul Krugmans of the world (crap! Is there more than one?!) about how the economy works?