This time appearing with the facts-optional Steve Doocy, Ablow not only gave credit for the shutdown to President Obama (in spite of Michele Bachmann having appeared on their network to express her satisfaction with the shutdown), even going so far as to accuse him of "hostage taking," but also speculated that Obama sees himself as the "victim-in-chief" and is attempting to share that victimhood with the nation via the shutdown.
"I think the president – going back to when his dad abandoned him, when his mother left him with his grandparents, when he describes his grandmother as intimating that she didn't trust people of color – that all of those things led him to feel victimized, hurt, and injured," said Ablow. "And he has extended it to this country."
Ablow added that Obama is now offering "the mantel of victimization to as many people that will share it with him as possible," and cited the extension of welfare programs like SNAP and unemployment insurance to more people under the Obama administration as proof of this psychological impulse.
"You don’t negotiate with people who are trying to kill you and have kidnapped you," Ablow said, apparently trying to explain Obama's negotiating position against Congressional Republicans. "It explains really everything about this president."
"The Republican Party is all about autonomy – what can you make of yourself," Ablow added. "That's not the president or his party."
And why would it be the president or his party when the Republican Party has, given their options, elected to make themselves greedy, two-faced, prone to melodrama, at war with reality, and devoted solely to the politics of party before country?
No matter how many times Doocy, Hannity or Ablow tries to pretend this was a government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis of Obama's design, they cannot do anything to silence the many Republicans who openly advocated for a government shutdown and who are now loving every minute of it.