Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Barack Obama: Narcissus Unhinged?

We posted yesterday on Sean Hannity's claims that Barack Obama had essentially become withdrawn into a world of NBA highlights and golf, while throwing tantrums and having meltdowns every time a piece of bad news is brought to him (Imagine if he had been president on 9/11....). This piece has been floating around for a while; it is similar to Hannity's in that it is also "unsourced" - the tales told are from "a close contact inside he White House" - and that the mood of the piece and description of Obama's increasingly erratic behavior is strikingly similar to Hannity's.

excerpts from a conversation with "A longtime Washington D.C. insider, and former advisor to the Obama election campaign and transition team":

He absolutely obsesses over Fox News. For being so successful, Barack Obama is incredibly thin-skinned. He takes everything very personally.

Obama chose Biden for one reason – to have an older white guy with some international policy credentials. Period....Give Joe a job and get him the hell out of my hair – that pretty much sums up the president’s feelings toward Joe Biden.

What about Hillary Clinton? Obama is scared to death of Hillary. He doesn’t trust her – obsesses over her almost as much as he does Fox News.

I’ll tell you this – if you want to see President Obama get excited about a conversation, turn it to sports. That gets him interested. You start talking about Congress, or some policy, and he just kinda turns off. It’s really very strange. I mean, we were all led to believe that this guy was some kind of intellectual giant, right? Ivy League and all that. Well, that is not what I saw. Barack Obama doesn’t have a whole lot of intellectual curiosity. When he is off script, he is what I call a real “slow talker”. Lots of ummms, and lots of time in between answers where you can almost see the little wheel in his head turning very slowly. I am not going to say the president is a dumb man, because he is not, but yeah, there was a definite letdown when you actually hear him talking without the script.

That sounds like you are calling Obama stupid to me. No – I am not going to call him stupid. He just doesn’t strike me as particularly smart.

As bad as it might look to voters based on what they do know, it’s much worse. The infighting is off the charts. You got a Chief of Staff who despises cabinet members, advisors who despise the Chief of Staff, a President and First Lady having their own issues…

Come again – what about the First Lady? (The insider takes a deep breath) Ok, look, just like any other marriage, folks have issues. The Obamas are no different, except of course they are very high profile. I was told they were having issues before the campaign, and they have even more issues now....

I don’t have a problem saying that the president is losing it. I don’t mean he is like losing his mind. I mean to say that he is losing whatever spark he had during the campaign. When you take away the crowds, Obama gets noticeably smaller. He shrinks up inside of himself. He just doesn’t seem to have the confidence to do the job of President, and it’s getting worse and worse. Case in point – just a few days before I left, I saw first hand the President of the United States yelling at a member of his staff. He was yelling like a spoiled child. And then he pouted for several moments after. I wish I was kidding, or exaggerating, but I am not. The President of the United States threw a temper tantrum. The jobs reports are always setting him off, and he is getting increasingly conspiratorial over the unemployment numbers. I never heard it myself, but was told that Obama thinks the banking system is out to get him now. That they and the big industries are making him pay for trying to regulate them more. That is the frame of mind the President is in these days....

Seems similar to what Hannity is saying. And as I have stated here often enough before, the Jerseynut does not believe in coincidences. Unless, of course, Hannity's "insider" at the White House is this same insider, or if Hannity simply read the same report here and spoke of it as if it were his own.

But what are we to do if these stories are true? A president, too stubborn and childish to change his mindset, becoming slowly but surely unhinged as his pet policies fail him, his "superior intellect" proves unworthy to the challenge, with a wife who is apparently contemplating leaving him.

Do we have any recourse? Or are we doomed to watch the Republic burn at the hands of the ultimate man-child, a liberal who -denying reality to the end - would rather perish and bring a nation down with him than admit that he was wrong about the nature of the universe?

The times are troublesome enough, without having a man on the verge of an emotional and psychological breakdown at the helm...

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