Nov 15, 2009

Narcissism on Full Display

Barack Obama's Narcissistic Personality Disorder has been on full display this week.  First the insensitive remarks the day of the Ft Hood shootings and secondly his refusal to attend the 20th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Both extremely important events for America - but for Barack Obama?  Umm, not so much.  You see, one of the character traits of a Narcissist is their lack of caring for things and people that don't glorify themselves.

It is in Barack Obama's best interest to downplay the Muslim terrorist actions in Texas, that puts him in a bad light - for his weakness on the military, perhaps for his Muslim name, and it shines the laser beam of public attention on the continuing War on Terror - those things clearly are not about him or good for him so why acknowledge them.  Now, if the shooter was a Christian guy, wearing a pro-life Tshirt, and a copy of a Rush Limbaugh book by his bedside?  You can bet your bottom dollar he'd be all over this thing and "jumping to conclusions" be damned.

The symbolic victory of Western free markets and capitalism, the end of the Cold War, and the liberation of half a Continent is as important to the world as July 4th is to us Americans.  But it doesn't shine a light on Barack Obama, so he isn't going.  It actually does the opposite; it highlights his predecessor's achievements (can't blame Bush for that one...), it points out the flaws in a system that Obama would like to see return, and it calls to mind those nasty Tea Partiers protesting and celebrating in the street.

If it isn't about Barack Obama and what he wants, he's doesn't want any part of it.  How's that for change.

On a side note, George and Laura Bush went to Ft. Hood yesterday, but requested that they not be photographed or recorded, they were there to lend their support to the hurting community and families.