A certain amount of narcissism must be present in order to be a politician; the politician believes his solutions are worthy of your vote. A certain amount of narcissism is healthy. Barack Obama is certainly narcissistic. But more than that, Obama suffers from a pathology of Masochistic Omnipotence that infects Leftist Progressives generally and that's worrying. MaxedOutMama recommended this post by ShrinkWrapped and it is a must read (also, read this). Shrinkwrapped says:
I mention this woman because what Richard Landes describes as Masochistic Omnipotence is ubiquitous on the left. Much of the commentary about the Iraq War, and some of the most egregious commentary post-9/11, suggests that our actions produced the Islamic terror that we are currently fighting. This not only devalues the motives, intelligence, and actual words of our enemies but places us in the position of omnipotence and control over their actions. This is certainly compensatory. It is far less anxiety producing to believe that if you behave nicely to your enemies they will reciprocate in kind, than to believe that there is nothing you can do except fight them with all of the faculties you have, but it also represents unconscious omnipotent fantasies that should be very troubling.In addition to the arrogance and childish and fanciful notions of control, The Anchoress notes how Barack Obama just isn't that bright. He has made mistake after mistake on the campaign trail and the media has ignored his ignorance. It's breathtaking really. The press so desires this man as president, they willingly overlook a preponderance of evidence of Obama's dull-wittedness after years of hammering Bush and before him, Bush I and Dan Quale and before him Ronald Reagan. Would that the same standards were applied to a Democrat.
Arrogance and ignorance is a worrying combination.
UPDATED: Gateway Pundit reports the potential of a videotape of Michelle Obama using the term "whitey". Ha! Just the idea makes me laugh. One of Jim's commenters TaSSsays:
Republican tactic?I'd enjoy it more if the stakes weren't so high.
The timing is all Hillary.
Someone please, pass the popcorn. The vast right-wing conspiracy is doing nothing more then enjoying the show.