Skip to comments.Obama’s Disquieting Heroic Fantasies
Posted on 09/27/2011 11:18:09 AM PDT by ransomnote
At a speech before the Congressional Black Caucus this weekend, President Obama told the crowd, I dont have time to feel sorry for myself. I dont have time to complain. He also told the CBC to take off your bedroom slippers and put on your marching shoes. And he scolded them to stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying.
I have written before about Obamas deep, almost desperate, need to portray himself as the opposite of what he is, to conceive of himself in a way that is at odds with reality. We have seen it in all sorts of areas, including claiming himself to be a voice of civility, portraying himself as a champion of bi-partisanship, lecturing others about profligate spending, and saying he is the only responsible adult in Washington. Now we see this habit in a new arena this time, the president as Obama the Stoic, a man so committed to pressing on for the cause of social justice he just doesnt have time to feel sorry for himself. Indeed, he has now decided to sermonize to others not to complain, not to grumble, and to stop crying.
This is akin to John Edwards hosting a weekend seminar on the importance of marital fidelity.
If there has been a president in my lifetime who has felt more sorry for himself who has laid the blame for his failures on more people (George W. Bush, the Congressional GOP, the Tea Party, conservative talk radio hosts, millionaires and billionaires) and more things (ATMs, Japanese tsunamis, the Arab Spring, Fox News, Wall Street, et cetera) I cant think of who that might be. As the wheels on the Obama presidency come off, as his record of ineptness becomes more indisputable, Obama is becoming more intemperate, more aggrieved... SNIP
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“I dont have time to complain.
LOL! All he ever DOES is complain. Our whiner-in-chief.
---the words of the all-time champion Bitcher-in-Chief, Barack Obama.
This was just stunning. You have to wonder if he was somehow lecturing himself.
do people still use bedroom slippers? I have heard of house shoes but do you need slippers just for use in the bedroom? Is their floor that sticky, dirty?
I understand in Japan they have shoes for the house and shoes specifically for the bathroom.
but bedroom slippers.... I dunno
Uh, it seemed to work just fine for this assclown. BamBam's entire freakin' LIFE has been created "out of whole cloth" and foisted on this country.
And speaking of fantasy, it takes some pretty fantastical gonads to sermonize to people who are out of work, out of investments, out of homes, etc. while your wife sports $50K baubles on her wrist, gratis.
We do. Our floors are cold here in Massachusetts during the winter. Early in the morning, it’s quite chilly in the house.
I think house shoes and bedroom slippers are essentially the same thing. It depends on what’s said in your neck of the woods. Kind of like soda or pop.
“Obamas Disquieting Heroic Fantasies”
At first glance, I read this title as:
‘Obama’s Disquieting Heroin Fantasies’!
It didn’t faze me at all. I just moved to the next article!
Well, the speech was memorable to me, but not in the way president butthead would want it.
When I heard the replay of the “Prees on” crap, I cracked up laughing, recalling the old 3 Stooges “press button” skit where they get into event by showing bathroom buttons: Moe: “Press!”; Larry:”Press!”; Curly: “Pull!”...
He recently referred to himself as a WARRIOR!!!!
I kid you not;) Look at these leftist idiots embrace the WARMONGER!ROTFLMAO!!!
I am one of those who believe that Obama is a malignant narcissist so I believe that he exercises a form of ‘emotional amnesia’. This means that as he assumes different attitudes and martyr poses- at that moment he does not recall himself as ever having had different feelings, complaints or actions. This means he can moan that he is being abused one day and brag that he is stoic the next with the appearance of sincerity because he only exists at the moment he speaks and he believes he has convinced us of the truth of he words as he says them. This would be dangerous behavior for a person even if he were not POTUS. Malignant narcissists don’t take defeat well (he’ll never admit to failure so he will convince himself that the forces of evil are arrayed against him) and so I believe he will try to damage the presidency and the people as much as possible as he goes down. I think he is hard at work on that last task by trying to build up as much class and race division as possible - ALL HAIL THE GREAT UNITER!
I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of “house” shoes. I suppose that slippers may not be necessary in warm climates. In the summer, I don’t wear slippers.
Well bedroom slippers can help reduce the dislocation of toes running into bedroom furniture...
OK. I live in Texas and we have carpet, so I guess its different
SO could glow in the dark strips on the furniture, maybe even make lanes on the floor only visible in the dark. lol.
Soda or pop?
We always said “Coke” growing up in Texas, but we always meant Dr. Pepper!!
Down here in Alabama we wear house shoes to not get the floors dirty since we are barefoot when we are outside. ;-)
I followed the link you provided and read with open-mouthed surprise the degree to which the the left is living in an alternate reality where Obama is, ‘at heart’ a ‘problem solver’!!!! Oh the article is an entire tour of THE MATRIX of denial.
“President Obama the problem-solver is turning into President Obama the warrior. It just might save him.”
Oh I don’t think so, Sparky! Let him try to convince our real warriors in the military that HE is a warrior. All I can picture is him in mom jeans riding a women’s bike with his Urkel posture on display.
Same in Alabama, it is always fun to see the look on my northern relatives faces when I ask them what kind of coke they would like.
Eyes would would having to be open when walking in order to see those strips.
I like the post where you are barefoot outside and wear slippers inside.
actually, it was stop complainin', stop grumblin', stop cryin'.
With that particular gathering you get more street credit if you speak like an ignorant fool.
LOL! My husband was barefoot all summer when he was a boy, but he did live in southern Massachusetts. :)
I guess that is true. I am sure Rube Goldberg could solve this problem. lol
Same here. I didn’t have a pair of shoes on from the last day of school until the first day of school, except for when we went to the weekly family dinner on Saturday and church on Sunday.
” - - - as his record of ineptness becomes more indisputable, Obama is becoming more intemperate, more aggrieved... “
Thanks for this post. It has been my impression for at least a year that Obama has been making all of his speeches to himself. His recent speech to the Black Caucus the other day is an excellent example of his mental detachment from reality.
He knows that his is unqualified, incompetent, intellectually inferior, and incapable of learning to be even slightly competent in the job that he was so foolishly voted into. So he compensates by standing on his portable soapbox at any street corner and publicly lecturing himself. It is a sad sight to see.
He seems incapable of listening to the advice of experts. He says one thing, and then changes his mind when the time for a decision has long past. Libya is a good example of that.
I have ridiculed Obama at every opportunity because of the harm that his socialist policies will do to my grandchildren. But now, on a serious note, I believe that Obama should resign before this year ends.
The last Presidential meltdown was the sad spectacle of Nixon. Now we are seeing a similar pattern with Obama. For the good of the Nation and his family, it is time for Obama to resign.
I don’t see that happening today. It’s really too bad that children no longer have that kind of freedom and fun.
I don’t know a single person who refers to their “house shoes.” And most people I know are normal. :-)
My husband has a habit of calling flip-flops “shower shoes.” That really bugs me.
This was just stunning. You have to wonder if he was somehow lecturing himself.
Very good analysis.
Thank you for that.
He complains about not having time to complain.
He was speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus.
Full of legislators and their staffers, DOEnergy, DOEducation, HHS, EPA, etc., "civil servants."
The Entitled Class of Washington, D.C.
Coke, soda, pop .... just a few of the dialect terms for carbonated sweet beverages. :)
Verbal 'tells' to spot the Texan: "I have a Coke, make it a Dr Pepper"
lol. It is one of those regional things I guess. I actually remember seeing maps of this posted before.
You guys have his narcissism pegged.
Interestingly, it arises from 2 false and opposite self-images.
Narcissists actually loathe themselves.
“He knows that his is unqualified, incompetent, intellectually inferior, and incapable of learning to be even slightly competent...”
Coupled with a skank and a thug for parents, it’s probable there was “abandonment” or abuse...(O’s predilection for gay sex and drugs speaks to this also). This provides impetus for creating the other false self image...what most people think of “Narcissist”. It HAS to be the opposite of self-loathing. The grandiose-”won”.
In short, Obama careens between two equally false and diametrically opposed self-images.
There’s no “there” there.
He is an empty suit. A rude construct. False. Forever stuck in puberty, where the splitting likely began.
He lies to all precisely because he can never admit the truth to himself.
Yup. You hit the nail on the head. I’m a Minnesota gal who happens to be married to a Texan who was transplanted here. And yes, after nearly 15 years of marriage he still calls me a “yankee!” :-)
I remember that berm fondly and not so fondly.
Barry has NO time when he spends his days doing this....
Tuesdays Obama Schedule
10:25 am PDT || Departs Los Angeles
1:25 pm MDT || Arrives Denver
2:15 pm MDT || Delivers remarks at Abraham Lincoln High School
3:50 pm MDT || Departs Denver
9:15 pm EDT || Arrives White House
exactly like that. Thanks
” - - - He lies to all precisely because he can never admit the truth to himself. - - - “
I always knew that Obama was a pathological liar, and up till I read your reply I had no idea that there was a rational explanation for it. Thank you for the explanation.
BTW, what should we be watching for as Obama continues to melt down?
Heck, I played football for you guys at Camp Lejeune! We didn’t have enough people interested to make our own team, so I (and a few other Dragoons) went up the road to 10th Marines and played with you guys! I still have the football jersey!
Thank you for your service - we obviously chewed on some of the same sand! I can appreciate your feelings about that berm! LOL!
So I’m guessing you guys wore boots like Obama and not bedroom slippers?
And cool map on the soda/pop/coke. I grew up with “pop”, moved and learned “soda”, moved to a “pop” place again but have stuck with “soda”.
I wonder what some of the “others” are? (Soda-pop was also used as a kid).
He has stated that he “has a gift” regarding his speechifying. I think he thinks that “gift” overshadows everything else, as convoluted as that thinking is.
I wonder what some of the others are?