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Posted on 04/10/2010 10:44:29 PM PDT by TCH
A recent analysis by Roger Simon of PJTV Media maintains that Obama is showing signs of mental illness. A wide variety of commentators have observed that Obama displays severe narcissism. Obama is conceited, and he is demonstrating a serious disassociation from reality.
A recent case in point was Obama's bizarre and meandering 17-minute, 2,500-word answer to the simple question about how he could justify raising taxes for ObamaCare during a recession when citizens are already overtaxed. Obama's wildly inappropriate answer left the audience stunned and led commentator Charles Krauthammer to mockingly say, "I don't know why you are so surprised. Its only nine times the length of the Gettysburg address, and after all Lincoln was answering an easier question, the higher purpose of the union and the soldiers who fell in battle."
This lapse of delusion occurred in front of a friendly audience. Overall, Barack Obama seems to be slipping into a slightly more delusional state these days.
On Monday, following his embarrassing answer on Saturday, Obama stopped by the Washington Nationals home opener to loft an effeminate toss toward home plate constituting the ceremonial first pitch. After this display, Obama was mucking it up in the press booth talking about his love of the Chicago White Sox. The announcers asked Obama which players he supported growing up a White Sox fan. After hemming and hawing for about 30 seconds, Obama responded that he grew up in Hawaii and was actually an A's fan. Again, he avoided mentioning any players by name. Obama seems to believe that he can say whatever he wants, and not reap the consequences or be forced to defend his empty assertions. Obama behaves in a manner so disconnected from reality that he is shocked when someone has the audacity to question him. Obama acts like his word is infallible.
In March of last year Obama was on 60 Minutes with Steve Kroft. Throughout the interview as Kroft questioned about the economic downturn and people losing their life savings, Obama just kept laughing. A one point CBSs Kroft stopped him and asked, Are you punch drunk?" How will the American people react to seeing their president laugh off their predicament? Obamas inappropriate laughter clearly demonstrated he has lost touch with the pain that people are feeling.
Obama portrays himself as the larger-than-life figure towering above the political fray. At the summit when Obama was pushing his health care package through Congress, he attempted to act as if he were the chief arbiter of truth. With petty insults, he slapped down what the Republicans proposed and audaciously claimed his was a bipartisan bill. Obama distorts the truth with such frequency that one must start to question if Obama even realizes he is lying or is so disassociated from the truth that he believes what he says.
A further example of Obamas delusions of grandeur occurred when he gave himself a good solid B plus. Believing that his presidency was an above average success when America is hurting is absurd. Obama went so far as to claim that he would give himself an A once health care was passed. Obama is not living in the same reality as the rest of us.
As Charles Krauthammer wrote, Not that Obama considers himself divine. (He sees himself as merely messianic, or, at worst, apostolic.) But he does position himself as hovering above mere mortals, mere country, to gaze benignly upon the darkling plain beneath him where ignorant armies clash by night, blind to the common humanity that only he can see."
Obama sees himself as the greatest man to be president in all time. He truly believes it when he said "we are the ones we have been waiting for," and "this is the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and the planet began to heal." He believes that he can do anything he pleases and the people will love him for it. Obama plans to radically transform this country and go down in history as, in his mind, the greatest ever. Obama is clearly disconnected from reality.
Obama is, according to Newt Gingrich, potentially the most dangerous (president), because he so completely misunderstands reality. Gingrich was referring to Obamas inept and weak stance on missile defense amongst other things. Even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that Obama is an amateur; so much for wowing the world. Obama lives in an alternate universe where he treats our friends poorly and expects our enemies to change and become our friends. Heres hoping that the voters help to connect this president back to reality in November.
Ah, but you forget we are experiencing the biggest economic turn-around in history if the NYT’s is to be believed.
I bet he has been off the deep end for a long, long time.
Probably why Soros and the others chose him. They have the goods on him.
There are many of us who saw that before he was elected. Just not enough to our detriment.
I love Krauthammer.
The year long funeral to King-ize him would be absolutely heinous torture..
How do you b!tch slap a black President?..
Answer: You don't.. Pity too, he needs to be cold cocked and drug out of there..
What goods? He is an admitted drug user and a socialist. His associations with radical nut jobs was clear before he was elected. He is where he is because too much of the electorate wanted largess.
Why would anyone hire a guy who can’t tell you what he’s been doing the last twenty years?
Can’t tell you, and won’t let you check his references.
It’s long been apparent that Obama would be a danger to citizens of America even as a small town dogcatchcer. He is unqualified for public office anywhere. But what’s the excuse of the Congresspeople who voted with him on his obscene bill intended to accelerate the bankruptcy of America? They could and should stop him cold.
Blow jobs for coke? I'd say you are correct!
I think this guy has many more problems that are being held under wraps by his handlers. When was the last time you heard a journalist ask a sitting president if he was punch drunk? I saw the interview and Steve Kroft’s comment was a reflex. Kroft couldn’t believe what he was witnessing. Obama has serious mental problems and they will become more obvious as time goes on.
Ted Kennedy would do this anytime he was confronted with valid questions about ideas he opposed. It's simply the left's style. They are not showing signs of developing mental illness. They already had that.
Question for Dr. Krauthammer (or any psychiatrist)...
Can I assume that you have already ruled out drug use?
Recalling JFK's unfortunate use of amphetamines (Dr. Feelgood, etc), I would love to be reassured that this has been ruled out for Mister Obama.
They as guilty as he is because they want the same thing. Please tell you are not that blind.
Nothing short of what any ole' FReeper knew long, long, L-O-O-N-N-G before the election.
I have Fox as my home page and I just saw a photo of Obama exiting the White House alone. He didn’t look happy.
The caption was “Breaking years of protocol president leaves the White House about two hours before reporters were supposed to be in position to go with him.”
I’m looking at the picture now. He looks just a little bit shadey. I would check the silverware if I saw a guy looking the way he does leaving the premesis.
This is the same guy who can’t go through a single day without being in front of a camera He very well might be cracking up. Wouldn’t it be something if they had to put him in a rubber room before November?
He admits to using drugs in college. He smokes and drinks too much if you can believe his last medical report. But that is not the issue in the big picture. He is a socialist at best and a communist at worst. He is a disaster of epic proportions. Just keep you eyes open.
Zero can now afford the blow... I bet his tin horn dictator buddies make sure he has an adequate supply for his weekly parties at the White hut...
There is no shocking a narcissist into reality, they live in a fantasy world in their own head & LYING is part of their disease. They are incapable of telling the truth & they believe their own lies.
They do not like to be pinned down to specifics like baseball players names, they will skirt issues with generalities because everything in their lives is a lie!
There are professionals that have written that a narcissist should not even be allowed to be a parent, let alone a president of a country!!!
Here are a few quotes about narcissistic leaders:
Narcissistic leadership is about theatre, not about life. To enjoy the spectacle (and be subsumed by it), the cultish leader demands the suspension of judgment, and the attainment of depersonalization and de-realization. Catharsis is tantamount, in this narcissistic dramaturgy, to self-annulment.
Narcissistic leadership often poses as a rebellion against the "old ways": against the hegemonic culture, the upper classes, the established religions, the superpowers, the corrupt order. Narcissistic movements are puerile, a reaction to narcissistic injuries inflicted upon a narcissistic (and rather psychopathic) toddler nation-state, or group, or upon the leader.
Minorities or "others" - often arbitrarily selected - constitute a perfect, easily identifiable, embodiment of all that is "wrong". They are accused of being old, of being eerily disembodied, cosmopolitan, a part of the establishment, of being "decadent". They are hated on religious and socio-economic grounds, or because of their race, sexual orientation, or origin.
They are different, they are narcissistic (they feel and act as morally superior), they are everywhere, they are defenceless, they are credulous, they are adaptable (and thus can be co-opted to collaborate in their own destruction). They are the perfect hate figure, a foil. Narcissists thrive on hatred and pathological envy.
This is precisely the source of the fascination with Hitler, diagnosed by Erich Fromm - together with Stalin - as a malignant narcissist. He was an inverted human. His unconscious was his conscious. He acted out our most repressed drives, fantasies, and wishes.
Hitler provided us with a glimpse of the horrors that lie beneath the veneer, the barbarians at our personal gates, and what it was like before we invented civilization. Hitler forced us all through a time warp and many did not emerge. He was not the devil. He was one of us. He was what Arendt aptly called the banality of evil. Just an ordinary, mentally disturbed, failure, a member of a mentally disturbed and failing nation, who lived through disturbed and failing times. He was the perfect mirror, a channel, a voice, and the very depth of our souls.
The narcissistic leader prefers the sparkle and glamour of well-orchestrated illusions to the tedium and method of real accomplishments. His reign is all smoke and mirrors, devoid of substance, consisting of mere appearances and mass delusions.
In the aftermath of his regime - the narcissistic leader having died, been deposed, or voted out of office - it all unravels. The tireless and constant prestidigitation ceases and the entire edifice crumbles. What looked like an economic miracle turns out to have been a fraud-laced bubble. Loosely-held empires disintegrate. Laboriously assembled business conglomerates go to pieces. "Earth shattering" and "revolutionary" scientific discoveries and theories are discredited. Social experiments end in mayhem.
As their end draws near, narcissistic-psychopathic leaders act out, lash out, erupt. They attack with equal virulence and ferocity compatriots, erstwhile allies, neighbors, and foreigners.
It is important to understand that the use of violence must be ego-syntonic. It must accord with the self-image of the narcissist. It must abet and sustain his grandiose fantasies and feed his sense of entitlement. It must conform with the narcissistic narrative.
All populist, charismatic leaders believe that they have a "special connection" with the "people": a relationship that is direct, almost mystical, and transcends the normal channels of communication (such as the
legislature or the media). Thus, a narcissist who regards himself as the benefactor of the poor, a member of the common folk, the representative of the disenfranchised, the champion of the dispossessed against the corrupt elite, is highly unlikely to use violence at first.
The pacific mask crumbles when the narcissist has become convinced that the very people he purported to speak for, his constituency, his grassroots fans, the prime sources of his narcissistic supply, have turned against him. At first, in a desperate effort to maintain the fiction underlying his chaotic personality, the narcissist strives to explain away the sudden reversal of sentiment. "The people are being duped by (the media, big industry, the military, the elite, etc.)", "they don't really know what they are doing", "following a rude awakening, they will revert to form", etc.
When these flimsy attempts to patch a tattered personal mythology fail, the narcissist is injured. Narcissistic injury inevitably leads to narcissistic rage and to a terrifying display of unbridled aggression. The pent-up frustration and hurt translate into devaluation. That which was previously idealized is now discarded with contempt and hatred.
This primitive defense mechanism is called "splitting". To the narcissist, things and people are either entirely bad (evil) or entirely good. He projects onto others his own shortcomings and negative emotions, thus becoming a totally good object. A narcissistic leader is likely to justify the butchering of his own people by claiming that they intended to assassinate him, undo the revolution, devastate the economy, harm the nation or the country, etc.
The "small people", the "rank and file", the "loyal soldiers" of the narcissist - his flock, his nation, his employees - they pay the price. The disillusionment and disenchantment are agonizing. The process of reconstruction, of rising from the ashes, of overcoming the trauma of having been deceived, exploited and manipulated - is drawn-out. It is difficult to trust again, to have faith, to love, to be led, to collaborate. Feelings of shame and guilt engulf the erstwhile followers of the narcissist. This is his sole legacy: a massive post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A one point CBSs Kroft stopped him and asked, Are you punch drunk?” How will the American people react to seeing their president laugh off their predicament? Obamas inappropriate laughter clearly demonstrated he has lost touch with the pain that people are feeling.
The illusion that he was in touch at any point, was only words read off a teleprompter - a means to an end.
Now, here’s a thought experiment. What do you suppose his handlers will do if he starts to go seriously and noticeably erratic? To the point it can’t be hidden anymore?
They’ll have to do something. There are a couple of possibilities. One is, he withdraws and reduces his contact with the public. Not easy to do these days.
The second is Reichstag Fire.
Suppose that a narcissist, having the realization that he is no longer the object of affection, determines that suicide is more preferable to disgrace (Thin Nero, Hitler) Might such a individual attempt to take the country with him? This would explain Obama’s wreaking havoc on our defenses and alienating our allies, while coddling our enemies. It is as if he wants to take us all into the grave with him. I figured from the first that Obama was a textbook sociopath.
Or is it his jihad?!
Take for example some of the recent murderers, like Scott Peterson of Modesto, Calif, or Drew Peterson of Bolingbrook, Il. One was sentenced to life in prison & the other has been sitting in jail awaiting his murder trial and both are thriving, not suicidal or emotional wrecks but thriving and have adapted!
Read this: http://samvak.tripod.com/obama.html
What on earth is going on in his head? Would you let your child anywhere near this man?
Yikes, and NO.
I saw him once and he looked right at me.
A campaign of laughter should be initiated against this guy.
Nothing will send one over the edge faster than being constantly laughed at.
As Michael Savage says, “Liberalism is a mental disease.”
Ditto and bump.
Nah, he just needs his chip rebooted.
He’s back on weed. You can tell by his detached ‘nanny nanny boo boo you can’t get me’ attitude. What are the odds that he and Rahm smoke up a storm in oval office bathroom?
Nah, he’s no more narcissistic than an ordinary politician. If you haven’t noticed, it is a condition that is quite normal for pols on each side of the aisle. As to his seeming vocal ineptitude, he’s flustered by a gradual reduction in his public adulation. This is normal for folks with “short man’s complex” (there, is that non-technical enough). Obama has really not done anything, of note, that he can be terribly proud of. Lesse’ now, weird parents, but plenty of folks have ‘em. Ivy league degree...it’s a yawner. Plenty of those around without significant accomplishments to their credit. Law degree.....ditto. Community organizer....it’s not really a job. Best selling author....that thing was ghosted if you bother to read some of his earlier stuff. Senator....for a very short time, but there are lots of senators that have put in full terms that have had real accomplishments.
President....that’s noteworthy enough, but he’s managed to piss most of the electorate off with more to come in the near future. This is hardly a people person, though folks still seem to think he’s a nice guy. I guess I must judge character different than the average American.
He’s a Christian.....nope.
He’s a Muslim....nope.
In truth he attended a church which was noteworthy for its adherence to Black Liberation Theology. That’s not really a religion, so much as a Marxist philosophy masquerading as a religion. It’s pretty transparent that Marxism is at odds with Christianity, so what’s the draw for the fellow? Why, street cred, of course. He’s gotta’ get elected and this particular flavor of “religion” fills out his card for the local electorate.
So is he a Muslim in “Christian Drag”? Unlikely, as his public break with Islam makes him an apostate. This is an order of magnitude more detestable than an infidel. An infidel can be tolerated, but to publicly reject the true faith is....is....well, it’s akin to a capital crime within some Muslim sects. These folks don’t mess around when their religion is dissed.
So if he’s not really a Christian, and he says he’s definitely not a Muslim, what is he? Why, he’s a secularist with political religious needs. It’s rather like Clinton after he’d been caught with his pants down. He’s gotta’ act like he’s a religious person, even though he probably isn’t. It’s like Bill’s Bible with the big red cross painted on the cover. Clinton was very careful to carry it so the press cameras could record it when going into his church service/photo opportunity after the fall.
There are plenty of pols, and civilians as well, that want the mere mantle of religion, without any belief or behavioral responsibility. It’s just a show for them.
The guy’s a slimer, but that in itself is not nearly as dangerous as what he’s got up his sleeve for most of us.
I think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has noticed Obama’s thin skin and shaky mental health and is going to keep focusing on destabilizing Zero with further mockery and insults targeting Obama’s obvious weakness, instability etc.
Why not drugs AND mental illness?
DAVID LIMBAUGH.com: "READ THE TRANSCRIPT AND FREAK" -Posted by David Limbaugh (SNIPPET: "It's obvious how disorganized his thinking is when you read his answer. I encourage you to follow this link and see for yourself" SNIPPET: "But his answer didn't just lack meaningful structure. It wasn't a case of his making a lot of sense on various points but just failing to tie them together. Some of the answers themselves were embarrassingly silly -- the height of unsophisticated thinking. Some were reckless, especially from the president of the United States. SNIPPET: "We've seen this before from him -- way too often.") (April 5, 2010)
Mmmmm...yes...yes....with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Putin looking on, Biden would stride proudly into the oval office.....*shudder*
"Obama is, according to Newt Gingrich, potentially the most dangerous (president), because he so completely misunderstands reality."
He’s going to have to be removed from office, but it’ll take a Republican House and Senate and cooperation from some serious democrats. The Marxist is mentally unfit along with being completely unqualified..
What about concealing him from view for awhile while lobbing dark hints of Tea Party drones threatening him and how he must be protected from them? That would activate his faltering base for awhile, further divide the country, perhaps even get racial tension to rise.
Sociopaths and narcissists tend to care only about themselves so they are not as prone to suicide as some of us might suppose. They are unfortunately far more prone to rage, revenge etc. He will make his own downfall as damaging to the country as possible. (of course, if he has other mental issues and drug use, the chance of suicide would go up but right now he seems to be so completely ego centric that I suspect he will want to pull everyone down with him instead of harming himself)
Moogly the man cub is just that....he has all the characteristics of a grown up whose younger years were spent be spoiled and allowed to do whatever the little darling wanted.....his development was arrested like an alcoholic’s is when they start drinking...
He shows all the classic signs of the addict who started his addiction at a young age and never grew emotional past that starting age.....
You can see it in any alcoholic. We have a child as president, (small “p” intended)
From what work are you quoting? It’s very good stuff.
Here is the reply:
"I think he is a narcissist who survives and prospers not by addressing problems but by manipulating people. Narcissists like Bill Clinton or Barack Obama are not stupid, they are wonderfully clever and exceedingly effective in reading their victims and manipulating them.
I think that Barack Obama has a worldview provided to him, posthumously, by Saul Alinsky which gives him a framework for analysis. In other words, Obama does not "analyze", rather he "sorts" and puts data into their appropriate slots provided by the philosophy of Saul Alinsky. He has learned a vocabulary which enables him to contrive a front of effectiveness, a seriousness of purpose and depth of character which is all a sham.
Think of Barack Obama as the professional coordinator at an Alinsky meeting. For those old enough, think of Barack Obama as the leader of an EST meeting of the 1970s. These experiences give him an eschatology, a vocabulary, a forensic ability to manipulate, and ego satisfaction. What was he doing as editor of the Harvard Law Review if he was not producing actual work? He was acting out as a community organizer with the shtick modified to fit a new venue. If one examines his career at every level the pattern is the same. As a constitutional law lecturer he produced no written work but he was evidently perfectly fit to the culture of the law school. In the Illinois Senate he voted present but ingratiated himself with the Daley machine. He barely passed go in the United States Senate but he knew the vocabulary and he passed muster with the likes of George Soros. In each instance, Barack Obama behaves as a narcissist, very shallow, producing no work product, but selling a great package.
If one takes away the Marxist belief system provided to him or reinforced in every step of his development from his mother to Frank Marshall Davis, to Columbia University, the Harvard Law school, William Ayres, to Reverend Wright, one is left with a truly hollow man. That is why Obama is such a dangerous ideologue. There is no Obama apart from a lifelong sham, a compensation for always being advanced beyond his competence because of his race and his ability to manipulate. He simply cannot stop the act and get off stage because there is nothing but the act.
Obama is a man without a soul and without a spiritual compass. His relationship to Reverend Wright reveals that he has no real spiritual quality to him for there could hardly be a more rank apostasy than in the church which he attended for 20 years. It has nothing to do with spirituality and everything to do with ego satisfaction. It is the opposite of the Judeo-Christian message.
Obama cannot abandon his radicalism because there is no other there there. He is a massive compensation system. His body is a life-support system for his narcissism and the narcissism is utterly dependent on the received wisdom from Saul Alinsky and the rest of them."
Re post no. 22:
Shortly after he was "elected", I predicted this would happen.
He would invent a death threat type of attitude and disappeaer from public view, thus becoming the real "Big Brother" on large TV screens.
The TV part is a fait accompli, but he hasn't disappeared.
I guess the analysis is correct that his narcisism does not allow him to go away, but to become even more visable.
I don't know, but there's no doubt ... this man(?) should not be in a position where what he says or does has a direct affect on other peoples lives ............ including fatherhood.
(Though I'm not so sure of THAT .... Does ANYONE have pictures/news items of Mitch's pregnancies?)
Along with the birth certificate and school records ... where's all the pregnancy/birth data regarding his(?) daughters ???
Where's the newspaper announcements?
Are there any PG pics of Mitch ?