Early in Obama's Chicago life, he approached a radical American Terrorist group that had already tried to bomb the Pentagon, known as the Weather Undergorund. He wanted to join their organization. So, they said, if he could go out and blow up a car, he'd be readily accepted into the clan.
He returned a few days later with blisters on his lips from a hot tailpipe. And the Weather Underground decided they had better things for this imbecile, so they got him into politics.
He's been a useful tool ever since.