Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Personal Aside: Obama’s Narcissism.


After he sat listening to a 52-minute tirade about America the Fascist Imperialist tyranny, a droll Barack Obama told the media that the rant by Nicaragua’s Daniel C. Ortega “wasn’t about me.” No, it wasn’t. It was about America which evidently didn’t concern the narcissistic U. S. president since it involved John F. Kennedy, not he. And it did not occur to him to defend America since he himself wasn’t named: thus the narcissism. Also the lack of patriotism.

Criticism about Obama back here has centered on his spinelessness and unwillingness to defend his country from attack. Yes, that’s part of it. But a bigger part is the absolute obsession of this young man with himself—in contrast to concern about the country. This could be expected from one who has caused the press…guilty over charges of racism… to evade its own responsibility for checking facts on presidential candidates—notably the one that his late paternal grandmother made declaring she was present when he was born in what is now Kenya…also checking the recording supposedly of the grandmother making the admission which has been publicly available and about which two men have submitted affidavits attesting to its authenticity, which have not been answered by Team Obama.

Increasingly, Obama is becoming unmasked as a moral cipher as well as genealogical fraud although at this stage the major media have been too defensive to consider. All the while Obama’s insouciance at the Summit of the Americas at Port-of-Spain in Trinidad and Tobago has been the object of growing concern in this country.

Drawing more attention than his defensive statement “it wasn’t about me” concerning Ortega’s attack was Obama’s acceptance of a handshake and a book from arch-U.S. hater Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who has openly denounced U.S. foreign policies, has called President Bush “the devil,” and has sought to organize the region to oppose this country. He gave Obama a book which, if ever found to be readable, is a heavily anti-American tract. Obama, gecko-like in affable response, shook his hand and the two seemed cordial in the photographs—pictures which Chavez rushed to put on his website.

Obama has already done a great deal to re-write American foreign policy saying he would like to renew negotiations with the Castro brothers. When reminded what he had said on the same subject in 2004, the slippery U.S. president said: “Hmmm. Well, 2004: that just seems eons ago. What was I doing in 2004?” Always about himself. He was running for the Senate.

The best thing about the Obama experience to-date is that he is providing a great deal of material very early on that will make him a one-termer and able to be listed slightly under the worst president in modern times—Jimmy Carter.

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