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Is Barack Obama a Compulsive Liar?
American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2012 | Steve McCann

Posted on 10/01/2012 3:53:26 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome

In an earlier column I asked the question is Barack Obama a compulsive liar or a sociopath?   (h)

A Sociopath:

A sociopath is typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others.  A sociopath is often goal-oriented (i.e., lying is focused--it is done to get one's way).  Sociopaths have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others.  Sociopaths are often charming and charismatic, but they use their talented social skills in manipulative and self-centered ways.

A compulsive liar:

A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies out of habit.  Lying is their normal and reflexive way of responding to questions.  Compulsive liars bend the truth about everything, large and small.  For a compulsive liar, telling the truth is very awkward and uncomfortable while lying feels right.  Compulsive lying is usually developed in early childhood, due to being placed in an environment where lying was necessary.

While Barack Obama exhibits traits from both categories, it is becoming increasingly clear that he is primarily a compulsive liar.  How else to explain the lies and obfuscations that so easily come forth regardless of whom he may be talking to or the subject matter.   His sociopathic skills come to the fore in his ability to manipulate others to join him in his these prevarications, or to exploit the celebrity culture that has overwhelmed a deliberately ill-educated American society.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; fastandfurious; naturalborncitizen; obama; sociopath
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I lean toward sociopath, myself.

Romney should open his end of the first debate with something along the lines of Joe Wilson's declamation "You lie!" and we can then watch the meltdown unfold apace. It wouldn't take very long, methinks.

1 posted on 10/01/2012 3:53:34 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

He’s a Democrat...they LIE...it’s what they do BEST!!


2 posted on 10/01/2012 3:57:33 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Yes, next question.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 4:00:19 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

His Muslim upbringing says lying is mandatory.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 4:00:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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I truly believe that if “Obama” were called a liar to his face, forcefully, repeatedly and unabashedly, the guy would completely lose it in short order, likely having a total public meltdown on national television. His ego is that fragile.

Jarrett is there to keep hifree dear ego intact as much as for any other reason, as Sycophant in Chief.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 4:00:38 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

YES!


6 posted on 10/01/2012 4:00:41 AM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I don’t see the two as being mutually exclusive. Obama is a sociopath who lies compulsively.


7 posted on 10/01/2012 4:01:37 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

He is without question a narcissist. By definition they have serious issues with the truth.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 4:03:07 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
"hifree dear ego"

His fragile ego.

Stupid autocorrect spellcheck.

9 posted on 10/01/2012 4:03:33 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Ann Archy

“He’s a Democrat...they LIE...it’s what they do BEST!!”

Although he is better than most.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 4:03:41 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: vanilla swirl

Right up there with the Clintons in the BEST LIAR dept!


11 posted on 10/01/2012 4:05:03 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

a compulsive lier? yes

a pathological lier? NO...he does no believe his own lies...he lies to change America into the 3rd world paradise he wishes to rule....


12 posted on 10/01/2012 4:05:45 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Repulsive liar.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 4:08:16 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Well if he didn't lie what's the alternative? Telling the truth. And how far do you think his political career would go if he did that?

"Ummm, I'm actually a foreign exchange student with an expired visa, and ummmm I want to turn the USA into a communist state and I want to destroy Israel and death to those who slander the prophet of Islam..."

Well actually the last one he sort of didn't lie about, he just changed the words a bit. He said "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam" which is pretty much the same thing.

14 posted on 10/01/2012 4:08:41 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Yes, without question, and a narcissist too. In other words, this guy has more serious and obvious psychological issues than anyone else who has ever occupied the office.


15 posted on 10/01/2012 4:13:17 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Thieves are always liars and Obama’s a thief.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 4:14:24 AM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

He is in a sick relationship with the MSM
which “vets” his lies and covers them up.

Both are acting like criminals and traitors,
and only get away with it because the
US Congress is greedy (for itself,
and its own schemes) beyond all comprehension.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 4:19:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Ann Archy
Right up there with the Clintons in the BEST LIAR dept!

At least Clinton "wagged his finger" to let us know when he way lying.

18 posted on 10/01/2012 4:21:07 AM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

He’s a leftist, a red diaper baby who never punched his way out of the paper bag. His entire worldview is a lie. Whether he is aware of it is another question. He shows no signs of struggling with cognitive dissonance, so probably not. Just a hack leftist, who reads well off a teleprompter.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 4:21:16 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

“The Struggle” is all important. Lying in service to “The Struggle” gets the stamp of approval. “The Struggle” against capitalism, against the richer, whiter 67% of America, against traditional America.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 4:21:52 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Obama is a Goebbels world class liar and has surrounded himself with all Goebbels world class liars.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 4:25:16 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: John W

malignant narcissist


22 posted on 10/01/2012 4:28:36 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: dennisw

Obama should write a book called My Struggle.


23 posted on 10/01/2012 4:29:29 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Diogenesis

Sad how much he knows the MSM will cover for him. He treats them with contempt.


24 posted on 10/01/2012 4:30:10 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
From AsiaTimesOnline
Feb 26, 2008

"Barack Obama received at least some instruction in the Islamic faith of his father and went with him to the mosque, but the importance of this experience is vastly overstated by conservative commentators who seek to portray Obama as a Muslim of sorts. Radical anti-Americanism, rather than Islam, was the reigning faith in the Dunham household. ...

Barack Obama is a clever fellow who imbibed hatred of America with his mother's milk, but worked his way up the elite ladder of education and career. He shares the resentment of Muslims against the encroachment of American culture, although not their religion. He has the empathetic skill set of an anthropologist who lives with his subjects, learns their language, and elicits their hopes and fears while remaining at emotional distance. That is, he is the political equivalent of a sociopath. The difference is that he is practicing not on a primitive tribe but on the population of the United States.

There is nothing mysterious about Obama's methods. "A demagogue tries to sound as stupid as his audience so that they will think they are as clever as he is," wrote Karl Krauss. Americans are the world's biggest suckers, and laugh at this weakness in their popular culture. Listening to Obama speak, Sinclair Lewis' cynical tent-revivalist Elmer Gantry comes to mind, or, even better, Tyrone Power's portrayal of a carnival mentalist in the 1947 film noire Nightmare Alley. The latter is available for instant viewing at Netflix, and highly recommended as an antidote to having felt uplifted by an Obama speech. ..."

Article: Obama's women reveal his secret
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/JB26Aa01.html

25 posted on 10/01/2012 4:31:22 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

He has to be a liar. There’s no other way to defend and prop up broken ideas like his.


26 posted on 10/01/2012 4:32:15 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Obama and Clinton are products of liberalism.

Both are unrepentant liars because neither was held to any standards of honesty throughout their life.

The liberal media and political correctness continue to foster the lies, so they become more egregious over time.


27 posted on 10/01/2012 4:33:23 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
I believe he's a sociopath, as well. His lies are never betrayed by any emotion. To me, that's indicative there's more psychology involved than just compulsion.
28 posted on 10/01/2012 4:34:33 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: vanilla swirl

A good liar not only lies compulsively, but to be good, has to be believed, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.


29 posted on 10/01/2012 4:36:08 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Vaquero
a pathological lier? NO...he does no believe his own lies...he lies to change America into the 3rd world paradise he wishes to rule....

He lies so much he ends up half believing his lies. Eventually Obama gets semi-brainwashed too. Lying is a skill you cultivate. For the most part he's aware of his lies, since they will help him achieve what is all important, getting re-elected

30 posted on 10/01/2012 4:38:17 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Sacajaweau

“His Muslim upbringing says lying is mandatory.”

As does his involvement in the international socialist movement. (Is he more Muslim or more Progressive?; just asking)

IMHO


31 posted on 10/01/2012 4:39:38 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Diogenesis
Nobody, and I mean NOBODY wants to be responsible for bringing down America's Historic First Black PresidentTM.

He is quite simply Too Black to Fail.

The rule of law is meaningless in the face of political correctness.

32 posted on 10/01/2012 4:43:54 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

“I truly believe that if “Obama” were called a liar to his face, forcefully, repeatedly and unabashedly, the guy would completely lose it in short order”

Not to detract from the “Liar In Chief” skills at lying but wouldn’t you, wouldn’t I, wouldn’t anybody?


33 posted on 10/01/2012 4:44:03 AM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Fresh Wind

“Repulsive liar.”

There, you have it!


34 posted on 10/01/2012 4:46:06 AM PDT by Holly_P
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To: SpaceBar
"Obama should write a book called My Struggle."

"Mein Can't" has an apropos ring to it.

35 posted on 10/01/2012 4:49:08 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I would say that the answer to the question is self evident.One would need to be blind not to see his lies.


36 posted on 10/01/2012 4:50:36 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

(h) A Sociopath: A sociopath is typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others.

Wow look at that. The definition of a sociopath is the same as that of a politician!


37 posted on 10/01/2012 4:52:42 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Uh, yeah.


38 posted on 10/01/2012 4:58:53 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: SpaceBar

“The Struggle” is a leftist, communist, community organizer phrase that goes way back to at least the Great Depression.


39 posted on 10/01/2012 5:18:48 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Vaquero

He’s a persistent liar, but it’s neither compulsive or pathological. It is premeditated, well thought out and, as Vaquero said, he does it to further his end of changing America into a 3rd world paradise. The Alinsky playbook is all about deliberate deception.


40 posted on 10/01/2012 5:22:23 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: SECURE AMERICA
"Wow look at that. The definition of a sociopath is the same as that of a politician!"

There's more than a kernel of truth in that statement. At the same time however, most politicians are neither so divorced from reality nor so protected by the newser class that they could get away with even a fraction of the mendacity on display by this poser day after day after agonizing day.

This man represents the ultimate play by the collectivists. We must stop them in November at the ballot box, since all other legal and societal failsafes have apparently, well, failed.

New tag line.

41 posted on 10/01/2012 5:31:19 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama": His entire life is Photoshopped.)
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To: littleharbour

John 8:44 was written for one such as 0bama:

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.


42 posted on 10/01/2012 5:36:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ETL

Thanks for referencing this article.


43 posted on 10/01/2012 5:55:09 AM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: MrB

He’s an evil lioness OB


44 posted on 10/01/2012 5:57:57 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

He’s an islamist. What should one expect?


45 posted on 10/01/2012 5:59:03 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Covenantor

That’s a good one -

An evil Leo Panthera midwife.


46 posted on 10/01/2012 5:59:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
He's asking for the votes of people who he intends to impoverish and enslave in favor of a select minority - in other words he's a democrat running for office.

What else can he do?

47 posted on 10/01/2012 6:19:49 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: onedoug
He’s an islamist. What should one expect?

He's a communist. He has no true religious faith of any kind, other than Marxism. Commies use religion only to help advance their anti-American agenda. They have a (temporary) "unholy alliance" with the islamo-fascists, as both want the US destroyed. Should it ever happen they'll go at each other's throats.

48 posted on 10/01/2012 6:31:55 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Richard from IL

You’re welcome. It does sum up nicely what this traitor-in-Chief commie is about.


49 posted on 10/01/2012 6:34:20 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Congenital liar: One who is born to lie


50 posted on 10/01/2012 6:37:46 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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