This has supposed to have been the summer of recovery. In fact, the entire Obama administration has to supposed to be the administration of recovery, yet, despite the announcement by the NBER that the recession ended in 2010, we still see massive unemployment and home foreclosures. How can this be. So how can a recovery look so sick? In keeping with the recovery theme, I remembered a medical term called Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Munchausen syndrome by proxy is where a parent causes their kid to become sick so that the parent can get attention for being the care giver. The problem is that this only lasts so long before the child goes critical and dies and the parent’s abuse is exposed. Similarly, it can be said that the policies of Obama are intentionally causing harm on the US economy so that he can be in the spotlight. It even applies to foreign policy. With debacles in Iran, Russia, North Korea, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and Israel. He is doing such a poor job on all fronts, you would have to think it intentional. Because of all of these negative factors, Obama has managed to stay in the spotlight as much as he was during his darling campaign. Unfortunately for you and me, for people that practice Munchausen, any attention is good attention, even if it comes at the cost of your child, or your country in Obama’s case.