I think it’s a combination of the two things. Obama and everyone around him are genuinely incompetent and believe that wishing will make things happen. At the same time, the little voices in Obama’s head - Bill Ayers, Al Sharpton, etc. - genuinely hate America and do want to sink it and crush anyone who defends it. So we have the worst of both Queeg and Ahab.
I think one of the things that has slowed the reaction of our few responsible politicians, however, has been this very confusion. Is he just incompetent and slow to learn, or is he doing these bizarre things purposely? I think in his first term , many people thought he was just in over his head, since he is clearly uneducated and not very bright, but now people are realizing that you don’t have to be smart or knowledgeable to be a hate-filled would-be dictator. The question is whether they have realized this too late to halt him.
I fear we are too late.