Skip to comments.Obama Speech Analysis: a Weird Journey Through the Mind of a Narcissist
Posted on 03/28/2011 8:01:19 PM PDT by traumer
The President's address was an exercise in psychodrama, a weird journey through the mind of a narcissist who can't believe all the nasty things people are saying about him.
Obama's id is wrestling with the comparisons between his Libyan intervention and George Bush's action in Iraq. He made a point of criticizing Iraq, which had a vastly larger international coalition behind it than Obama does now, united in the struggle to depose an even more gruesome and sadistic monster than Qaddafi. He warned us that we might be stuck in post-Qaddafi Libya for a while because "40 years of terror left Libya fractured." The left never cut Bush any slack for trying to rebuild a country traumatized by decades of terror from Saddam Hussein.
The President's ego is very sensitive to the criticism that his handling of the Libyan situation was lazy and disengaged. He's constructed a new narrative in his own mind, where he "created the conditions for others to step up," leading the Europeans to declare "a willingness to commit resources." Thus does Obama retroactively become the hero of a military operation France, England, and Hillary Clinton dragged him into, and which he authorized with a few peevish phone calls from a South American junket.
Obama is clearly working through some deep issues about the Clintons. He took a few unexpected, oblique shots at Bill Clinton, noting that "the international community waited more than a year" before intervening in Bosnia, while Obama got ordinance dropped on Tripoli "in 31 days." He also congratulated himself for refusing "to wait for images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action." You might want to put some ice on that, Mr. Clinton.
(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...
It’s said that “power corrupts,” but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, though, seeks mastery, for which he is insatiable, implacable.
The Postman (1997)
Saddam and Gadhafi have more similarities than differences. Iraq very nearly turned out badly and still might though the world is certainly better off without Saddam. Libya will turn out badly more likely than not though the passing of Gadhafi, if it happens, would be overall a good thing. What will be left could well be Somalia on the Mediterranean given our current leadership and the equally inept European Union.
An odd thing I noticed is that he was hitting the lectern in a pronounced but subtle way.
You didnt see it but you heard the thumps.
This guy is a passive aggressive wienie.
Pretty zingy piece. The whole thing is here:
Notice there’s the obligatory photo of Obama’s head surrounded by the prez seal/halo.
He’s way beyond his pay grade now. He’s past Pluto.
great quote although I must say I am sane and am attracted to power. :-) Just not this non power entity called Barry.
IIl Douche BAG mb
“I noticed is that he was hitting the lectern in a pronounced but subtle way.”
I don’t remember the circumstances, but I’ve seen Clinton do that on more than one occasion. Obama’s probably copycatting him. I think he thinks it makes him look tough or serious or something.
A writer for Powerline was irked by the thumping, too, so you are in good company for noticing. And there are three good posts on the Obama speech at that site now, all worth reading.
So I am not crazy! LoL
blah blah blahbebbly ...*thump thump*
brack obama: global leader of the Mentally Unstablecrat Party.
I know a lot have quit with BOR but tonight we had him on and if you missed the comments by that guy from the New Black Panthers about 0bama..wow..this Shabazz did not hold back...called him some bad bad names...said Moochelle should take the girls and leave..called him so really nasty names..
So now should anything bad ever happen to this Resident, and I hope to high heaven that doesn’t happen, the Black Panthers could be behind it..That rabid group wants mayhem and now that 0bama has “gone to war in Libya” against the ‘brothers” watch out..he won’t have the Nation of Islam guards anymore.
If you go back and review other speeches this this this....... has given, you will notice he thumps the podium all the time..and he sticks his thumb out too..He makes me sick.
WOW! trouble in paradise?
I havent watched BOR in like 6 years
I pray to God that Obama lives to a ripe old age “Out of power”
One of my biggest fears is that this idiot is itching to be a martyr.