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Media: Obama is egotistical, selfish, dull
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80598.html ^

Posted on 09/04/2012 6:39:54 AM PDT by TigerClaws

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For over a year now, the political press has been writing the ever-evolving book on Mitt Romney. But as the Democratic National Convention gets under way in Charlotte, major media outlets are sending President Barack Obama through the spin cycle, lobbing five high-profile bombs at the incumbent in a single holiday weekend.

The New York Times ran a front-page piece Monday with the unmistakable subtext that Obama is a hyper-competitive egotist who often is not as good as he thinks he is at endeavors ranging from politics to poker.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 09/04/2012 6:39:59 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

“The New York Times ran a front-page piece Monday,” Labor Day where the paper is so thin and the readership so low, that it reaches virtually no one.


2 posted on 09/04/2012 6:43:34 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth Income = Net Work)
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To: TigerClaws

The MSM rats are deserting the democRATS


3 posted on 09/04/2012 6:44:39 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: TigerClaws

Obama is a hyper-competitive egotist who often is not as good as he thinks he is at endeavors ranging from politics to packers.


4 posted on 09/04/2012 6:46:18 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Panzerlied

Seeing just enough of a hint of that it makes me believe the handwriting on the wall is obvious even to them.They need to begin to try to kiss and make up with the soon to be political winners.


5 posted on 09/04/2012 6:46:34 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: TigerClaws

Obozo is the epitome and pinnacle of the decades of social engineering of our youth through the education system. Self-centered, egotistical, narcissistic and practically stupid.

And his self-esteem couldn’t be higher...........


6 posted on 09/04/2012 6:48:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Panzerlied
The MSM rats are deserting the democRATS

Nope. No way. These are just a few head fakes. The media's soul is possessed by the left.

7 posted on 09/04/2012 6:51:11 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Red Badger

“We tried to have diplomas without learning, we tried to have jobs without work, we tried to have houses without savings, we tried to have government without responsibility.” Newt Gingrich

“O” is what you get!


8 posted on 09/04/2012 6:52:09 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: TigerClaws
Obama is a hyper-competitive egotist who often is not as good as he thinks he is at endeavors ranging from politics to poker.

What could give a person such delusions of granduer?



9 posted on 09/04/2012 6:57:26 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TigerClaws
Sounds like most of the media prima donnas, too!

Did they also notice he is a communist, a narcissist and a fascist?

10 posted on 09/04/2012 6:59:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Right Brother

No, they just publish a few stories that sound right-wing to sell papers and/or magazines. I mean, if you can add a few customers, why not do it?


11 posted on 09/04/2012 7:01:17 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Right Brother

“The MSM rats are deserting the democRATS

Nope. No way. These are just a few head fakes. The media’s soul is possessed by the left.”

Yup, do not be deceived by these people! They are the enemy and always will be!!


12 posted on 09/04/2012 7:01:41 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: SMARTY
That's his grade: ZERO
13 posted on 09/04/2012 7:01:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Panzerlied

Punt. And get Hillary warming up on the sideline.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 7:06:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TigerClaws

The key to Obama’s personality is right here. Read up on Narcissistic Immunity:

http://www.healthyplace.com/personality-disorders/malignant-self-love/narcissistic-immunity/


15 posted on 09/04/2012 7:07:37 AM PDT by Erda
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To: TigerClaws

Wait. The NYT article about zerO being competitive was posted earlier on FR, and everyone came to the conclusion it was a pro-Obama puff piece.


16 posted on 09/04/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Panzerlied
Sorry Panzerlied, the MSM rats are NOT deserting the democRATS.

IMHO, what we are seeing is a temporary act of financial desperation. The various revenue streams that the MSM must receive to support their infrastructure, staff, and lifestyle is continuing to dry up. Without some, temporary, deviations into the “real world” outside the coastal enclaves of the MSM world they can not pay themselves enough to continue the lifestyles they have grown accustomed to.

I would dearly love to see the return rate of NEWSWEEK for the week's prior to and after their “Obama Must Go” issue and the return rate for that issue. I suspect it would look something similar to the Sports Illustrated rates in the weeks before and after their annual swimsuit edition. And, it is well documented as to why Sports Illustrated started the swimsuit issues decades ago.

17 posted on 09/04/2012 7:17:56 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Red Badger
With all the angry, disappointed, betrayed, defrauded, used, duped and otherwise disgusted American voters out there... I really can't see how “O” can be reelected except with massive voter fraud.

Frankly, I am convinced that's how he got in the first time.

18 posted on 09/04/2012 7:19:34 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: snarkytart

It is a puff piece. This is politico trying to do I don’t know what.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 7:22:13 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: SMARTY

“I really can’t see how “O” can be reelected except with massive voter fraud.”

North Carolina, according to a Democrat news rag, currently has 30,000 dead people registered to vote.


20 posted on 09/04/2012 7:24:57 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: July4

There you have it!!


21 posted on 09/04/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: TigerClaws

When Obama has lost Politico, the Vietnam War is over.


22 posted on 09/04/2012 7:29:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: EGPWS
Obama is a hyper-competitive egotist who often is not as good as he thinks he is at endeavors ranging from politics to poker.

What do you mean often?

23 posted on 09/04/2012 7:29:44 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Erda

Every time I read professional literature regarding Narcissism, I mentally check off the list of things that apply to 0bama. He hits just about every one, every time.


24 posted on 09/04/2012 7:32:09 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: TigerClaws; All

Obama inherited a bad ecconomy
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Obama saved the auto industry
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Obama will protect women
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Obama repealed don’t ask don’t tell
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Obama is respected by the rest of the world
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with such an excellent record it would be racist to not vote for obama.
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25 posted on 09/04/2012 7:40:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MestaMachine

When I first read it, I thought it was a puff piece, too. But then I realized that it actually did show him as a braggart and fantasist who actually thinks his bowling score or golf handicap is as important as the big stuff.

He wants to be popular and “best” at silly things (as if anybody really cared about his bowling!) while bragging and writing off the important things that he simply is too dumb to understand (economics, for example).

I think this is part of the Dems’ attempt to project Obama as somehow so likeable, such a sweet little baby boy who’s trying so hard, that only a meanie wouldn’t vote for him. They obviously can’t present him as a successful President, or even as someone who takes the job very seriously. So instead they’re presenting him as a loveable celebrity.

That said, even while the press is composed of raving leftists, I think the bloom is off Obama for a lot of them, too. Maybe he didn’t accomplish enough of their leftist goals, maybe it’s because he has not treated the press particularly well and has shown the same arrogance with them that he’s shown with others, but I do think he’s becoming less popular among them.


26 posted on 09/04/2012 7:49:24 AM PDT by livius
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To: TigerClaws

The big act of four years ago is burned out, and the paparazzi of political glitz are lowering the bar, way down on the down low, where Obama’s peeps can identify. After a term of perceived godhood, it is time to drag their idol through the muck of humanity, and call him human. See, he is just a man with faults and warts, and his crap stinks like ours. He is one of us. Vote for him, or we will get those guys who aren’t like us.

Or maybe that isn’t it at all. Obama is just a putz.


27 posted on 09/04/2012 7:51:06 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Erda

Thanks for the link to “Narcissistic Immunity.” This is one of the best explanations of the workings of the narcissistic mind that I have ever read. It did leave me with a knot in the pit of my stomach, though. I sure hope our nation can survive leadership by a mental defective.


28 posted on 09/04/2012 7:56:03 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: TigerClaws

I have a different take on this: they are beginning to distance themselves from him and start the argument for the democraps’ loss to Mitt and Paul in that it wasn’t their policies, it was because Obummer was too aloof. The ‘journos’ are starting a CYA.


29 posted on 09/04/2012 7:56:50 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: henkster

remember “free gass obama money” woman?

Obama voters do not care. They only care about free stuff. Obama voters only care about feeding sexual fetishes. They do not care about the country burning as long as they get their dose of soma.

Obama means FREE STUFF


30 posted on 09/04/2012 8:00:25 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TigerClaws

In 2004, before he addressed the Democratic National Convention, a cocky Obama told David Mendell of The Chicago Tribune, “I’m LeBron, baby. I can play on this level. I got some game.”

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/03/05/obamas-id-sniping-and-ego/#ixzz25VxFng2D


31 posted on 09/04/2012 8:19:35 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: TigerClaws

Time’s Mark Halperin: “With the exception of core Obama administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusion: The White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters.”

Halperin’s diagnosis was inevitable, given Obama’s conviction that he represented a movement that was larger than politics or even the presidency. After all, this was the man who, as a candidate, descended on Berlin as the leader of a worldwide cause that transcended national borders. And when asked in a debate what his greatest weakness was, he plumbed his soul and answered that he was disorganized. “My desk and my office doesn’t look good,” he said.

He recently begged a crowd of black supporters not to “make me look bad” by staying home from the polls. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he scolded young voters that if they don’t vote, it will be proof they “weren’t serious in the first place.”

“You know, I actually believe my own [bull],” Obama told the author of “Renegade,” Richard Wolffe.

http://tinyurl.com/9ssc4tb


32 posted on 09/04/2012 8:24:02 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Right Brother

“These are just a few head fakes. The media’s soul is possessed by the left. “

Indeed. These articles are nothing more than tepid disclaimers that, despite their understanding of the situation four years ago, they were mistaken: Obama isn’t God after all but is merely Superman.


33 posted on 09/04/2012 8:48:59 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: All
The MSM rats are deserting the democRATS

Well, the RATagandists ARE the democRATs.

The RATs are deserting the H.M.S. Obama.

34 posted on 09/04/2012 9:14:45 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: TigerClaws

First, he fantasized about his missing father, making him into a larger than life hero, He has now simply transferred this myth onto his own sense of “self”. In his head, he is the (imaginary) superhero that he pretended his dad was. This may be where that inflated ego came from.


35 posted on 09/04/2012 9:39:09 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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