I speculate that a narcissist is especially liable to latch onto a political philosophy and never deviate from it despite objective evidence that it leads to failure. Perhaps the most notorious example of this psychological characteristic in history is Adolf Hitler. One remembers Churchill's description of Hitler in The Gathering Storm:
into that void after a pause there strode a maniac of ferocious genius, the repository and expression of the most virulent hatreds that have corroded the human breast-Corporal Hitler.
If Obama is a narcissist and he was fed Marxism with mother's milk, it would not be surprising that we see a president who simply cannot abandon his worldview even after the election debacle of 2010. We all laugh at Hitler as a carpet chewer but in the course of the war as the failures of his policies became more and more blatant, he persisted all the more in them to the destruction of the Reich. No one would deny that Bill Clinton has elements of narcissism about him, but even he was able to change course after his midterm election repudiation, perhaps because Bill Clinton never had a real commitment to any philosophy other than Bill Clinton.
It is conceivable that we have as president of the United States a narcissist who is a drug addict and, as a result, is incapable of governing except as a Marxist. His performance during the debate presented a syndrome of symptoms consistent with drug abuse as has his inattention to his duties in the course of his administration. It is unnecessary here to support the argument that Obama is a Marxist. It is clear that he cannot deviate from his beliefs nor can he compromise with Congress. Is it because he makes calculated political decisions or because he is psychologically driven? Marxism and narcissism are dangerous combinations but when one adds a mind made chemically toxic by drug abuse (as was Hitler's in the end), we have a dangerous situation liable to go out of control. All this in a man with his finger but inches from the red button.
Hitler was willing to sacrifice the entire nation to his narcissism, in fact, he invited the physical destruction of the country when its impending defeat proved unworthy of himself. If Obama needs an October Surprise to win this election and it involves making war who can believe that a man in such a beleaguered condition would hesitate to sacrifice lives or even risk the country for his selfish profit?
I doubt that the military will let him launch anything, except on warning of imminent attack. They kept the football from Nixon near the end and this tyro is at least 10X worse than Nixon ever was.