Narcissist – Psychoanalysis. a person suffering from narcissism, deriving erotic gratification from admiration of his or her own physical or mental attributes.
Narcissism – Psychoanalysis. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.
I figured it was best to clear the air, and point out the meanings of those two words from a psychoanalytical point of view. (For those that are particular about such things, those are the second definitions offered at Dictionary.com, as the first were simple English definitions, as opposed to the clinical ones.)
Now, there is no shortage of complaints from the right about the smug, self-righteous attitude citizens of this nation see daily out of the White House. The President has arguably raised this to an art-form, not that this is a good thing. After working far too many political campaigns over a span of over 20 years, I learned one very important fact – sane people do not run for public office. That is not to say that they are all ready for a padded room, but they are all at least a little mentally unbalanced. One needs to be, in order to be willing to have one’s life placed under a microscope by the masses, with the high probability that every skeleton in one’s closet will be dragged out for all to see. And the most common mental “quirk” among politicians is arguably narcissism. It makes sense, because if one doesn’t love oneself a great deal, it is unlikely that individual will manage being berated daily by detractors without acquiring another mental malady – depression.
However, in Obama’s case, the narcissism is quite a bit more severe than in most other politicians. And now that the tide is gradually turning against him, it is apparently causing him to attempt to transfer his own high opinion of himself on everyone else. Since he’s taken to promoting his vision of the United States as an extension of himself, I humbly suggest that our little narcissist Obama has slipped to the point of being downright delusional. If defining an entire generation in his own image, with #Gen44, didn’t warn people of this development, there are new signs just in the past few days.
First, it was the campaign ad that suggested Romney might not have been gutsy enough to order the death of Osama bin Laden. One would think that Obama had learned a lesson or two about the difference between being a candidate for the Presidency, and being President. The candidate Obama made promises about getting out of Afghanistan, before he was privy to all the neat little details that only the President would know. Now he wants to make suppositions about what his presumptive opponent in November might do in a situation that cannot be truthfully tested for multiple reasons, not the least of which being that it already occurred, and can’t again? Obama can’t even play “what if” on this in a debate, because that would involve revealing state secrets for Romney’s benefit.
But that, unfortunately, was just a start. Then, Obama thought it was a good idea to share some artwork that apparently depicts his vision of America.
Yes, Obama’s ego has grown so large that he thinks that he is the face of this nation, perhaps for all time. Perhaps we should get nervous if he starts taking time out from campaigning to visit South Dakota – then we need to worry about whether or not he has intentions of immortalizing himself on Mt. Rushmore, perhaps replacing another president, or worse, replace them all! I think Adam Baldwin got it right with his comparison:
Now, we all know this isn’t just about a painting, disgusting as it may be. It is about the concept, that we have a president that thinks that he is more important than the sum total of the citizens of this nation. And his precious little minions are buying it. They believe him when he tells them that Democracy is still safe even if the government controls everything. Obama says that we are still a nation that protects free speech, as his minions run amok silencing the opposition. He promises a nation free from hate, at least if you happen to agree with him. And finally, back to Osama bin Laden, Obama takes personal credit for the end of that man’s life. So, is this the United States of America, or the Narcissist States of Obama?