Interesting Powerlineblog Take On The Obamessiah

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    {Those little four man Libyan "Bumps in the road' can be oh, so vexing. Have no fear, the media is busy tidying up after Barry O, cleaning up his pooh like they did after Solyndra, the Chevy Volt, Gerald Walpin, the methods used in the passage of Obamacare, ..... How's that Executive Order prohibiting the use of government funds for abortion under Obamacare sitting with you today, Representative Stupak?}

    "This critical look by the New York Times at President Obama’s responses to the “Arab Spring” is very much worth reading. It describes the “hard lesson[] the president ha learned over almost two years of political turmoil in the Arab world” as follows: “bold words and support for democratic aspirations are not enough to engender good will in this region, especially not when hampered by America’s own national security interests.”

    How is it that an American president didn’t know this from the beginning? The explanation, the Times makes clear, resides in Obama’s megalomania. Thus, the Times finds that Obama’s “handling of the uprisings demonstrates the gap between the two poles of his political persona: his sense of himself as a historic bridge-builder who could redeem America’s image abroad, and his more cautious adherence to long-term American interests in security and cheap oil.”

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have a president whose foreign policy rests primarily on adherence to long-term American security and economic interests, and not at all on his absurdly inflated self-image?

    The Times also tells us:

    Mr. Obama felt keenly, one aide said, the need for the United States, and for he himself, to stand as a moral example. “He knows that the protesters want to hear from the American president, but not just any American president,” a senior aide to Mr. Obama said. “They want to hear from this American president.” In other words, they wanted to hear from the first black president of the United States, a symbol of the possibility of change.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have a president who doesn’t suffer from the delusion that, because he is unique and so special,..."

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    [Legalinsurrection piles on the Obama the megalomaniac theme. Wonder how he'll react to being defeated at the polls this November? "Hell no, I won't go!" is the leading contender at this point. And even if by some miracle he does decide to leave, will he have the graciousness to keep his mouth shut and let the elected President run the country like his predecessors more or less did? Or will Obama be holding a press briefing at whatever residence he's at every morning on whatever makes the national news? How many media reporters will be in attendance at the Obama press briefings versus those of the next President?]

    "Given the Libyan murders and anti-American riots in 20 countries, it seems clear that our president has zero idea how in over his head he is. And he’ll do anything to avoid admitting it.

    For a variety of social, psychological, and biographical reasons, Barack Obama came to believe in his own inevitability and unerring brilliance. He never had reason not to believe in them until he reached the White House, when, for the first time, his assumptions politically and about his own infallibility were challenged.

    Which explains why he considers his political opponents to be “enemies.” And also why he can’t stomach the idea that anyone might consider him less than the smartest guy in the biggest room on the planet.

    If you’re looking for insights into the president’s psyche, consider his appearance on Jon Stewart’s show just before the historic 2010 shellacking. Stewart wondered why he hadn’t kept more of his campaign promises and asked about Obama’s economic adviser Larry Summers.

    “In fairness,” Obama said testily, “he did a heck of a job.”

    Stewart remembered President Bush’s defense of FEMA head Michael Brown, who Bush had insisted was doing a “heck of a job” after Hurricane Katrina.

    “You don’t want to use that phrase, dude,” Stewart said. The audience laughed.

    But not Obama. Instead of laughing along at his unintentional echo of a famously stupid moment, he bristled—then lied: “Pun intended,” he insisted.

    No, it wasn’t intended. That’s clear. Because if it had been intended, he would’ve been criticizing Summers, not defending him. (It also wasn’t a pun.)

    Obama can’t stand to think that anyone considers him less than perfect. So he keeps doubling down on mistakes.

    From the economy to healthcare to foreign affairs, he doesn’t let facts get in the way of his self regard. And with the press bolstering him, he has every reason to keep on keeping on"

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