“I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Mr. Obama told Patrick Gaspard, his political director, at the start of the 2008 campaign, according to The New Yorker. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m going to think I’m a better political director than my political director.”
The Diva President fancies himself the smartest man in any room, who is always right on every issue and therefore everyone else is wrong and no other alternative than his own opinion need ever be presented to him. And he takes disagreement personally, and is quite vindictive when anyone he regards as an inferior intellect tries to upstage him.
But the Diva’s hissy-fit over Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to Congress seems to have unleashed a ‘Streisand Effect;’ giving the speech a much higher profile and importance than it would have had if the Diva and her entourage had just kept their mouths shut.
For Obama, the speech before Congress is a personal affront; for Netanyahu, it’s a matter of addressing an existential threat to his nation. Netanyahu understands that the real purpose of Obama’s Deal with Iran is not to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, but to prevent military action against Iran *until* they can develop a nuclear weapon.