"Holding enormous official powers, he schemed ceaselessly to expand them, because it was expected of him by those who had pushed him into office. He had the cunning of the unintelligent and the frantic energy of the lazy. The sole secret of his rise in life was the fact that he was a product of chance and knew it and aspired to nothing else."
-Atlas Shrugged pg. 492
If I hadn't just read this in Atlas Shrugged, I would have thought this was a quote about Obama.