October is a great month for self-examination followed by a nice quiet revolution when the introspective reveals things to be a little less than satisfactory. For example, the Bolshevik Revolution began on October 25, 1917 in Petrograd—known at other times in its long and storied history as Leningrad and Saint Petersburg. The day before, October 24, 1917, the Red Guards, under the control of the aptly named Military Revolutionary Committee, commenced the takeover of the Czar’s government building. On October 25th they succeeded in capturing the Winter Palace, which was the seat of the provisional government. The rest, as they say, is history.
Obama has the revolutionary bit down pat. Firing up the proletariat, after all, is the primary calling in life for community organizers (translation: radical leftist rabble-rousers). His shortcoming lies in the area of introspection. Back in the days of the faux Greek columns in Denver, Obama was King of the World. Perhaps a better term would be Narcissist of the World. In Greek mythology Narcissus was an exceedingly fair (read “beautiful”) young man who rejected all this potential lovers (where’s Larry Sinclair and Vera Baker when you really need them) only to fall deeply in love with his own reflection in a pool of water.
The Narcissism label is most appropriately attached to The One, The Messiah, and The Bestower of Lobsters upon the fair maiden, Michelle. Narcissism can be used to describe a wide range of dysfunctional behavior including mental illness, social or cultural problems, or even an abnormal personality trait. All of these behaviors can be ascribed to Barry Soetoro.
Alfred Binet introduced the term “narcissism” to the world in 1887, which was fortunate because Obama would be born just a few short decades later. It’s better to know the disease and its symptoms prior to finding a sick patient than it is to have things the other way around. The late, great Sigmund Freud refined Binet’s discovery with his landmark essay “On Narcissism” in 1914. Freud defined Obama’s problem quite precisely when he used his essay to describe the difference between having an ordinary interest in oneself and being pathologically self-absorbed. Freud argued that there are two types of narcissism. The first he called “primary narcissism” which he described as a natural and necessary investment of one’s sexual energy in oneself. On the other hand, Freud’s vision of “secondary narcissism” was that it encompassed a defensive reaction of withdrawing one’s sexual interest from other people and focusing it exclusively on oneself. Illustrating the difference, Freud compared secondary narcissism to the self-absorption of a person in pain:
It is universally known, and we take it as a matter of course, that a person who is tormented by organic pain and discomfort gives up his interest in the things of the external world, in so far as they do not concern his suffering. Closer observation teaches us that he also withdraws libidinal interest from his love-objects: so long as he suffers, he ceases to love.
Let’s see, Obama has an uncle just released from jail. Guy needs help. Has President Self-Interest reached out to lend a helping hand to a relative in need? Not a chance! Okay, how about Aunt Zeituni? You remember, Aunt Zeituni, don’t you? Of course you do! She was the close relative of President Self-Interest who was discovered living illegally in Bean Town. Once again there is an Obama living in abject poverty, who sure could use a helping hand from a loving relative? Did it happen? By now, you know the story. Auntie Zeituni was left to her own devices. The Times of London described her discovery thusly:
Ms Onyango and Mr Obama share the same Kenyan grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama. Ms Onyango is Mr Onyango Obama’s daughter by his third wife, the woman Mr Obama calls Granny because she raised his father.
But Mr Obama’s father, Barack Sr, was actually Mr Onyango Obama’s son by his second wife. That makes Ms Onyango a half-aunt of the President.
She was an important character in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father. At the time of Mr Obama’s celebrated voyage of self-discovery to his ancestral home, in 1988, she was a computer programmer at Kenya Breweries in Nairobi.
However, just days before Mr Obama’s election victory in 2008, The Times discovered that Ms Onyango was living in a disabled-access flat on a housing estate in Boston — just miles from where Mr Obama studied at Harvard Law School.
Ms Onyango sought to avoid The Times’s inquiries. In a first telephone call, a woman believed to be her said that Ms Onyango had gone to California. In a second call, she said that Ms Onyango was dead. In a third call, she spoke French. When The Times finally caught up with her, walking outside her flat, she said that she had been going back and forth between Kenya and the US since 1975.
It quickly emerged that Ms Onyango was in the US illegally. She arrived in America on a temporary visa in 2000 to join a son who had been accepted at a college in Boston, her lawyer said. Her first request for asylum was rejected, but she did not comply with the 2004 deportation order.
Auntie Zeituni finally beat a deportation order in 2010, and now she finds herself in the same condition as before being discovered. She is living hand-to-mouth while right down the Interstate her nephew is living large on the public dime.
Finally, let’s not forget the half-brother living in the hut in Kenya. “Kenya spare a dime, bro?”—Right, no dimes, pennies, or nickels. In fact, President Self-Absorbed wouldn’t even show him any quarter. This is the same man who shames the citizens of the USA in public for not wanting to pay their fair-share to lift up the poor.
Yes, Obama apparently suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Have you ever noticed that Obama tends to overestimate his abilities and has an excessive need for admiration and affirmation? Have you noticed that Obama hasn’t been getting much of that lately? It seems the entire country is sick of President Self-Interest.
In 2003 the researchers Sandy Hotchkiss and James F. Masterson published a book titled “Why Is It Always About You? : The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism.” And what are those seven deadly sins? Well, let’s list them:
Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways.
Have you ever seen evidence of shame in Obama for any of his ludicrous, outlandish, and downright cruel actions? Have you ever seen him shed a tear when presented with evidence that something he did resulted in pain and suffering for another human being? Me either.
Magical thinking: Narcissists see themselves as perfect, using distortion and illusion known as magical thinking. They also use projection to dump shame onto others.
Can you say Skittles? Can you say Rainbow-colored Unicorns? Can you say Hope and Change? Talk about living in Fantasy Land! Perhaps his next trip should be to Orlando or Anaheim! Also, have you noticed President Perfect is never wrong and it is never his fault? It’s Bush’s fault! It’s Palin’s fault! It’s the fault of the Tea Party! It sure is great being clean and articulate! The man of a thousand excuses never, ever takes blame for anything. After leading the Democrats into a shambles of a midterm election the closest he got to admitting he was wrong was his deeply-felt conviction that perhaps, just perhaps, he hadn’t communicated his vision of America very well during his first two years in office. He promised more speeches to fix that minor personal problem! There was no way in Hell he could admit to himself that Americans had him totally figured out and THAT was why the Democrats got creamed! Truth hurts and Obama can’t bring himself to face reality. It is much safer to live in Fantasy Land. More lobster, anyone? Or, how about a ride on the intercontinental railroad?
Arrogance: A narcissist who is feeling deflated may reinflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else.
We are witnessing this condition right now. The world no longer loves President Self Interest. People aren’t throwing rose pedals at his feet as he walks the halls of power. No more nights of glory as the masses of the great unwashed sit glued to their TV sets as President Self Interest invokes his vision of the bill-of-the-day intended to bring us ever closer to Socialist Nirvana. Now, people just hit the mute button or change the channel. Or perhaps they hit the mute button and THEN change the channel! So what’s an unloved Obama to do? Right! Raise him up by debasing others. Let’s see, just a few days ago Obama lambasted his fellow commies for not being energetic enough in defense of his policies. He slung accusations at members of the Congressional Black Caucus, he belittled Jewish janitors, he “forgot” the name of his host at a $35,000 a plate fundraising dinner, he degraded the state government of North Carolina by claiming there were one-hundred and fifty-three structurally deficient” bridges in that state. He said “But if you love me, you’ve got to help me pass this bill!” He struck back at liberal critics of his policies by saying “When I said, ‘change we can believe in,’ I didn’t say “change we can believe in tomorrow.” He botches a toast to Queen Elizabeth. He accuses Republication of trying to hurt seniors after lecturing them not to demagogue on entitlement form. He tells us that it would be easier to be the President of China because “No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.” Etc., Etc., Etc., shades of the emperor in The King and I, huh!
Envy: A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person’s ability by using contempt to minimize the other person.
Oh, Obama is full of contempt for others. Consider this:
- “If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know, you might want to think about a trade-in.”
- After saying he hadn’t followed the Wisconsin issue, says Walker’s plan “seems like more of an assault on unions.”
- 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner holds state dinner for man who has 2010 winner under house arrest
- Uses restaurant as example of success of auto bailouts, closes two weeks later
- Goes for 70th round of golf on Memorial Day
- Says “I want to sell goods all over the world that are stamped with three words: ‘Made in America’” … from Canadian bus
- We Americans can clearly see through his hypocrisy and his contempt for those of us who bitterly cling to our guns and our religion. He has lost the right. He has lost the center. And he is losing the left, the Hispanics, and the Blacks. He’s toast.
Entitlement: Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an "awkward" or "difficult" person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage.
Obama expects us to sacrifice but that isn’t exactly the lifestyle he follows in his own family:
- Obama’s kids attend the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. Just try to enroll your own children in this exclusive private school. That’s right; the tuition is more than you probably make as a gross income.
- Vacations. Too many to count. Too many ritzy hotels to remember. Too many separate jets for himself and the Lobster-eating spouse.
Exploitation: Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed.
Remember Obama covering up the face of the Mongolian leader using a United Nations photo shoot? How about sending the bust of Winston Churchill back to England? Or sending an IPod crammed full of his drivel speeches to Queen Elisabeth? Or how about attacking the banks with his ludicrous ATM philosophy? Or his attacks on private jet users while he flies around in the biggest private jet in the world? Or ObamaCare? We’re all feeling exploited now watching our health insurance premiums soar right through the roof. Or how about his abandonment of Israel? In fact, the best example may be how he exploits the Blacks, keeping them dependent on government handouts in order to secure their votes. Talk about shameless exploitation!
Bad boundaries: Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist there is no boundary between self and other.
Yup, our only reason for living is to serve Obama. We have no other reason to breathe. For a person who preaches redistribution of wealth he sure seems to want to keep an awful lot of it for himself in order to support his lavish lifestyle and to keep getting all the freebies from a compliant populace.
Fortunately for America, the majority of citizens have now figured out just what Obama is and what he represents and they want nothing more to do with it. We are in for a rough ride the rest of the way with the Obama Administration. Pray that we survive to tell the tale of the narcissist President Self Interest. His fall from grace isn’t going to be pretty. It never is with tyrants. He’s one of those, too!