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Did We Elect a Beta Male As President?
American Thinker ^ | October 05, 2009 | Greg Lewis

Posted on 10/04/2009 10:19:02 PM PDT by kingattax

We're all somewhat familiar with the body language dogs display when they greet each other. The dominant alpha male approaches directly, asserting his authority, while the beta male genuflects, crouches, tucks his tail, and may even end up on his back, exposing his neck in acquiescence, making sure the alpha male knows he has no intention of challenging him.

With his "we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist" opening to the world's dictators, the President is exhibiting classic beta male behavior, in essence rolling over on his back and exposing his throat to them to make sure they know he has no intention of challenging their authority.

Of course, the problem is that he's not simply exposing his throat, he's exposing America's collective throat, sending the message that he's a typical beta male intent on submitting to all the alpha male leaders around the world, and damn the consequences.

His response to the discovery of Iran's newest, and heretofore "secret," nuclear facility was, as Daniel Henninger (Wall Street Journal, October 1, 2009) points out, to have our State Department offer to start a direct dialogue with the tyrannical Burmese regime.

The Obama administration has also offered conciliatory gestures to the genocidal Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir, and it has dispatched none other than John Kerry to meet with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

This, of course, is not to mention his somewhat more visible overtures to the world's alpha male thugs: Obama has consorted jovially with Hugo Chavez and his counterpart Daniel Ortega, he's bowed down to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, he's agreed to halt plans to install a missile defense system in eastern Europe to placate Vladimir Putin, and he's offered the aforementioned hand to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, despite the latter's expressed unwillingness to even agree to acknowledge the truly important issue of Iran's nuclear weapons in our talks, all quintessential beta male behaviors.

While we've all been seeking a political rationale for the president's actions, his behavior goes beyond the political to something deeper and more personal: like all beta males, Barack Obama simply does not have the temperament to confront tyrannical alpha males around the globe.

In this light, even his inability to work with American allies Gordon Brown and Nikolas Sarkozy is a function of his being incapable of facing down the world's tyrants: to cooperate with our allies would require Obama to display alpha male behaviors, including demonstrating courage, something he's simply not capable of doing.

The president's beta-male proclivities are arguably putting the safety of his constituents, the citizens of our country, in serious jeopardy.

Another cue to this unfortunate character trait of the president's can be found in the lack of assertiveness of his oratorical style. While many people insist that Barack Obama is a wonderful speaker, in fact, he exhibits less emotional range when he addresses a crowd than his predecessor, George W. Bush, did.

He may have better speechwriters than W, but his delivery is monotonic and his cadences clipped, both signs of a beta male, unsure of himself, putting his words out there more for the purpose of seeking approval than of providing leadership.

The president's characteristic head tilt when he's speaking to an audience or having to deal with a tough question when he's being interviewed (although there are certainly very few instances of his having to do this) is another sign of submissive behavior.

It crops up less than a minute in during an interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly (YouTube - Barack Obama Interview With Bill O'Reilly Sept 4, 2008 - FNC ) in answer to O'Reilly's question, "Do you believe we're in a war on terror?" After an initial "Absolutely," the Candidate begins to hedge, his head tilts as he explains the difficulty in sorting out the good guys from the bad guys in the Middle East.

Like beta males everywhere, Obama is not about to commit to words that he might have to back up with assertive action.

Being a beta male is all about developing strategies for deflecting aggression, and for this reason, beta males do have an important place in society. Within the confines of a social unit, beta-male behavior can help to defuse aggression and maintain domestic peace.

But in a world where other nations' alpha-male leaders are constantly probing for even the smallest signs of weakness, having a beta male president has thrown into stark relief the dangers to which this president's unfortunate character trait is exposing his country.

To return to the canine metaphor: It's the height of folly to think that other nations won't be doing everything they can to make President Obama their bitch


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bho44; bhofascism; citizenoftheworld; democrats; elections; iran; metrosexual; obama; vainhussein
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is there any doubt ?
1 posted on 10/04/2009 10:19:03 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

None whatsoever, my FRiend. None whatsoever.


2 posted on 10/04/2009 10:22:20 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot
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To: kingattax
Nope, there is no doubt.

Even the French have more balls than Obama.

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/09/30/video-sarkozy-assesses-obama/

3 posted on 10/04/2009 10:24:10 PM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot; kingattax
Feh. Somewhere closer to O-mega. O-bama O-mega.

Cheers!

4 posted on 10/04/2009 10:25:01 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: kingattax
is there any doubt ?

Yes.

I doubt he is a ß male.

(I believe he is an Ω male)...

5 posted on 10/04/2009 10:25:24 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 256 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: kingattax
To return to the canine metaphor: It's the height of folly to think that other nations won't be doing everything they can to make President Obama their bitch

Pretty well sums it up.

6 posted on 10/04/2009 10:25:29 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: kingattax

Beta male; this is why the left adores him.


7 posted on 10/04/2009 10:25:32 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: kingattax

None. The only people he can bring himself to get tough with are American citizens (”You WILL get socialized medicine!”) and Fox News.


8 posted on 10/04/2009 10:25:39 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: kingattax

I think O knows it too because he exaggerates his body language to try to establish cred as an alpha - it doesn’t work.


9 posted on 10/04/2009 10:25:57 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: grey_whiskers

24 steeeeeking seconds!


10 posted on 10/04/2009 10:26:03 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 256 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: the anti-liberal

its like alan alda with a deep tan


11 posted on 10/04/2009 10:28:12 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

Wow that’s harsh. The truth hurts.


12 posted on 10/04/2009 10:28:53 PM PDT by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: kingattax

What is after beta?

Seriously, he doesn’t even seem MASCULINE. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

Psychologically, he seems effeminate, self-conscious, and very quick to anger.

If he were a dog, he’d certainly roll over onto his back. Actually, I am not sure he would ever have left the house if he didn’t have the owners he has, dragging him around on that leash, making him fly to Copenhagen, etc.


13 posted on 10/04/2009 10:29:15 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: kingattax

More like a Gamma Delta,


14 posted on 10/04/2009 10:29:21 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Yaelle

“Psychologically, he seems effeminate, self-conscious, and very quick to anger.”

Sounds like a bitch instead.


15 posted on 10/04/2009 10:30:35 PM PDT by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: kingattax
Compare? Noooo, doubt about it. We got us a Beta.
16 posted on 10/04/2009 10:32:07 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black.)
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To: kingattax

Only a girly-man could be as sensitive as this guy is...


17 posted on 10/04/2009 10:32:11 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: kingattax

18 posted on 10/04/2009 10:32:59 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: kingattax

Maybe if we are lucky we will see Lord Obama urinate in public in a display in submission...


19 posted on 10/04/2009 10:33:35 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: ari-freedom

I wonder if he hiked up his panties before that throw?


20 posted on 10/04/2009 10:33:49 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: Yaelle

What is after beta?


Present.


21 posted on 10/04/2009 10:33:59 PM PDT by elizabethgrace (I pray for our military, our Republic, Bibi and Israel.)
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To: kingattax

like bowing to the Moslem King of Arabia and Keeper of the Holy Places?


22 posted on 10/04/2009 10:34:43 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (di tray hoi den La Vang)
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To: kingattax
Photobucket
23 posted on 10/04/2009 10:35:45 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: ari-freedom

oh no not the mom jeans.


24 posted on 10/04/2009 10:35:46 PM PDT by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: the anti-liberal

Well, Beta, anyway.


25 posted on 10/04/2009 10:35:50 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (di tray hoi den La Vang)
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To: kingattax



26 posted on 10/04/2009 10:36:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kingattax

O-Dawg.


27 posted on 10/04/2009 10:36:37 PM PDT by MonicaG (Thank you to our military & veterans, with love & gratitude. XOXOXO)
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To: Yaelle
What is after beta?

Notta?

28 posted on 10/04/2009 10:36:59 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (di tray hoi den La Vang)
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EXHIBIT A

29 posted on 10/04/2009 10:37:38 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

No, a zeta male, a Walter Mitty, and it’s our nightmare that we’re all stuck in his daydream.


30 posted on 10/04/2009 10:37:52 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: voteNRA

Exhibit A.


31 posted on 10/04/2009 10:37:53 PM PDT by MonicaG (Thank you to our military & veterans, with love & gratitude. XOXOXO)
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To: voteNRA

LOL, you beat me by 35 seconds!


32 posted on 10/04/2009 10:38:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kingattax

Say what you want, he acts more like a beta female. How about beta child...


33 posted on 10/04/2009 10:38:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: kingattax

Beta Crap.


34 posted on 10/04/2009 10:38:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: ThanhPhero

Maybe that’s why he won’t show us the long form BC!


35 posted on 10/04/2009 10:38:34 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: kingattax
I'm not a psychiatrist, however I differ with Mr. Lewis' premise.

I don't think that the beta male descriptions are compatible with those of the malignant narcissist.

When Marxist Obama is clearly against something (like our military, e.g. F-22s, or the Massachusetts police officer who "acted stupidly") he shows no restraint.

He had no trouble returning a bust of Winston Churchill.

.

36 posted on 10/04/2009 10:39:09 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

More like a beta female.


37 posted on 10/04/2009 10:39:16 PM PDT by Defiant (Hey socialists-- We're right, we fight, get used to it.)
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To: null and void

O’meager? Male?


38 posted on 10/04/2009 10:39:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: null and void

Lamda.


39 posted on 10/04/2009 10:41:51 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: kingattax

Is this Beta Male crap the same as being a Pussy?

If it is, he is, and the whole world knows it.


40 posted on 10/04/2009 10:42:13 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Conservatives THINK people are smart. Liberals KNOW people are stupid.)
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To: MonicaG
Exhibit B.

Photobucket

Photobucket

41 posted on 10/04/2009 10:42:16 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: arthurus

Winnuh!


42 posted on 10/04/2009 10:42:27 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I prefer to refer to Betas as ‘Siamese Fighting Fish’.


43 posted on 10/04/2009 10:42:50 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (He said red, yellow, black or white, All are equal in his sight, Mmm, mmm, mm!, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Lancey Howard
LOL, you beat me by 35 seconds!

I love that picture, I have it on speed dial

44 posted on 10/04/2009 10:43:17 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Two different categories. Though I am not sure which is first or worst.

Guess it sucks to be him?


45 posted on 10/04/2009 10:43:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Seaplaner
He had no trouble returning a bust of Winston Churchill.

I am sure it troubled him.

46 posted on 10/04/2009 10:44:49 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Who is tougher:

The guy hauling logs?

or

the guy setting doilies?


47 posted on 10/04/2009 10:45:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: kingattax

48 posted on 10/04/2009 10:45:53 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: kingattax
Did We Elect a Beta Male As President?

Is that anything like an "aging gay pimp"? Then yes.

49 posted on 10/04/2009 10:47:10 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Defiant

Actually, I think he’s more like a BetaMAX. If you bought it (or him), you realized quite quickly that you had made the wrong choice.

Hank


50 posted on 10/04/2009 10:48:50 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Where's the diversity on MSNBC? Olbermann, Schultz, Matthews, Maddow.....all white males!)
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