Barack Obama’s personality is remarkably consistent. He is a classic narcissist. His self-absorption is already legendary in the bubble that is Washington D.C., even among his most ardent supporters.
Classic narcissists display a tendency to blame others for their failures. Personal responsibility is a foreign shore. There is a complete inability to admit wrong, or take responsibility for moral failure. The narcissist’s excuses are tediously familiar.
- It’s a misunderstanding.
- Shadow conspirators manipulate events.
- Racism is to blame.
- Jews are to blame.
- The other guy is to blame.
- I didn’t know anything about it.
- It’s a lie. Everything is just great.
Barack Obama worshiped in a blatantly Jew and America-hating church for over 20 years. The radical pastor of this church, Jeremiah Wright, preaches Black Liberation Theology, an ideology that is openly Marxist, and leans heavily on vicious, Jew-hating conspiracy theories.
Obama claimed that in all his years as Wright’s parishioner, he never heard any of these evil sermons.
Seraphic Secret poses the question: Would a Republican who attended a white supremacist church get away with the same claim?
The answer is obvious.
Half of what Obama says is not true, the other half is lies. He gets away with this pathological behavior because liberal America is so desperate to prove that they are not racist. And Obama’s entire career is carefully designed to take advantage of this chronic self-flagellation.
And now, Obama’s lies are so entangled with ObamaCare that the result is almost comical: Obama lies about lies about lies — in order to distance himself from the universe of tragedies ObamaCare is sowing for millions of American citizens.
Rich Lowry has written a fantastic piece on Obama’s flight from ObamaCare.
In the great tradition of American civil disobedience, President Barack Obama is defying a law. It’s just one that he himself lobbied for, signed, and lost a house of Congress over. Even Henry David Thoreau would be hard-pressed to understand this one.
The famous dissenter refused to pay a tax because of his opposition to the Mexican-American War and slavery; presumably, though, he would have been willing to comply with the provisions of something called ThoreauCare.
President Obama is in a much more awkward spot. At every turn, he is confronted by the irrationalities and inconveniences of his own health-care law. Not since Cary Grant was chased by the crop duster in North by Northwest has there been such an affecting scene of a man constantly on the run. The president’s tools of evasion are waivers, deadline extensions, reinterpretations, and last-minute demands on insurance companies. Really, any means necessary.
Coordination with the insurance companies is dispensed with, and public notice is spotty. Announcements are sometimes made at night, when everyone eagerly awaits the latest news on how American health insurance will work. It was around 9 p.m. that the administration let it be known that it was partially suspending the individual mandate in 2014 by exempting people who have had their insurance policies canceled. It didn’t even publicly announce its one-day extension of the deadline to get insurance by January 1. This is not just government by diktat, but government by embarrassed diktat.
Read the rest here.