Haul out the conspiracies for the lame-duck president!
The tail ends of past presidents' terms have usually consisted of scaling back their executive ambitions, working to frame their successes (or reframe their failures), and helping their parties appeal to the largest segments of the country by moderating their tones. This is quite obviously not the case with Barack Hussein Obama.
Barack Obama is intent on continuing his "fundamental transformation" of America.
In other words, we ain't seen nothin' yet.
Let me proffer a few scenarios, just beyond the scope of rationality. These conspiracies, along with what I hope are a few insights by fellow commenters, can thus become a time capsule of sorts. What is the most outlandish conspiracy? Which comes to fruition?
An Obama "ticket"
Barack Obama has never liked Hillary or Bill Clinton. While Hillary calculated that she could be a "good soldier" in Obama’s State Department, Barack has no qualms with watching her be indicted by "his" Justice Department if it serves his agenda. Of course, he'll feign that he did all that he could.
Does this help Bernie? I can’t see Barack Obama getting behind crazy Uncle Bernie.
Barack Obama's will be done. I can see him pulling the strings to have Joe Biden, John Kerry, or Elizabeth Warren enter the campaign, with...wait for it...Michelle Obama as his or her running mate. Or, and this one's out there, asking Bernie to place Michelle on his ticket, knowing that Bernie is older than dirt. When Bernie croaks months into his term, Michelle can make Barack her V.P.
Hiroshima: Past or prologue?
The moral equivalency in Barack Obama's speech in Hiroshima was painful, given the Japanese Empire's attack on our homeland.
Yet in the image of a mushroom cloud that rose into these skies, we are most starkly reminded of humanity’s core contradiction. How the very spark that marks us as a species, our thoughts, our imagination, our language, our toolmaking, our ability to set ourselves apart from nature and bend it to our will – those very things also give us the capacity for unmatched destruction.
What if...hear me out...what if his apology wasn't for past wrongs, but to justify future attacks on our homeland? As we used the Bomb, doesn’t this justify (in his mind) the use of such a weapon on us?
Days of Rage
This one is easier. Bill Ayers called for "days of rage" in Chicago in 1969. Attacks on police (sound familiar?). Attacks on military personnel. Attacks on college campuses (sound familiar?).
We are seeing the formation of various "armies" (#BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, anti-Trump rioters, Concerned Student 1950 [Mizzou], The Nation of Islam). These are not disparate groups, appealing to specific grievances. They are one and the same, being inflamed by "community organizers," George Soros, and our own Community Organizer in Chief.
What will be the tipping point? Cleveland (RNC convention)? Philadelphia (DNC convention)? Possibly. The EBT system crashing?
This will be a very hot summer (global cooling notwithstanding)!
A few one-offs
A full-fledged attack on Israel?
Barack Obama being pre-emptively nominated for U.N. secretary general?
Individual retirement account poaching by the federal government?
Another Great Recession?
Student loan collapse? (Students demand bailout?)
Continued, intensified racial strife?
Jailing of pastors for teaching biblical principles?
Bureaucratic tyranny perpetrated against American citizens (EPA, IRS, DOJ, DOE, etc.)?