Why I say in all seriousness Obama is displaying signs of mental illness
It is totally based on his post election actions.
In business, when you require the help or perhaps even the acquiescence of your adversary you are never confrontational out the gate, that may come later.
Sending Geithner without the spending cuts promised and with double the tax increase demands campaigned for is insanity, not a good negotiating ploy. Such action tends to solidify the opposition rather than win your point. Someone in the administration must surely realize the basics?
Obama won the presidency. Despite spending a billion Nancy did not retake the House, not even close.
His visions of grandeur for his mandate ignores the equal mandate given the House to counter his desires. If there is a message, it's that America wants a divided government.
So we are left with two possibilities only:
(1) Obama is mentally ill
(2) Obama is convinced he can play chicken with the nation's economy and win, which itself brings his sanity into question.
His actions are what one would expect of a small county commissioner who is off the tracks, or, dare I say it, a Chicago thug community organizer with no negotiating skills only intimidation.