Sunday, August 14, 2011

Barack Obama’s Emotional State of Mind « Commentary Magazine

Barack Obama’s Emotional State of Mind « Commentary Magazine:

I wonder if a good deal of UUism isn't in the same bind when it comes to the self-regard. Telling the world where love stands. Doing the Peace Pivot on Obama's violation of the Wars Power Act.

And we may be just as poorly equipped as Obama to process the collapse before our eyes either.
"If there’s anything we have learned about Mr. Obama during the last two-and-a-half years, it is his obsessive need to advertise his moral superiority. He wants us to believe – he is desperate for us to believe – that his motivations are pure, that he is the only adult in Washington, that he is a champion for the national interest while his critics are champions of special interests. It is not enough for Obama to be president; he wants us to believe he’s Sir Galahad.

As Mr. Obama is increasingly overwhelmed by events, as he and his presidency shrink before our eyes, his worst tendencies are being exacerbated, his narcissism further exposed, his anger at an unaccommodating world more pronounced. A man of supreme self-regard is watching things crumble before his eyes. He is obviously not well equipped to process any of this. It is enough for one to feel, if only for a moment, some pity for Mr. Obama. These are not easy days for him, and certainly not for his country."

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