Sunday, January 03, 2010

Who is this Guy in the Oval Office? (Part 5)

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Tell us again, Mr. President, what was it you did to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?
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Hitler’s and Obama’s health enabling acts
Threats, harassment, false promises, intimidation, invented crises
By Dr. Laurie Roth
Saturday, March 27, 2010
President Hitler signed a shockingly similar bill with similar tactics used to get it signed….threats, harassment, false promises, intimidation, invented crises. Gee….did Obama take lessons from Hitler? He certainly proudly taught ACORN workers from Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals, so why not go back to the original power crazed, crowd manipulator and evil visionary? On that fateful day, March 23rd Hitler signed into law the National Law for Removing the Distress of the People bill. It was also called Hitler’s Enabling Act.
I talked with Steve Eichler of faxdc.com this week on air about these two dates and the horrifying similarities of the two events in history. Steve and I probed whether we were indeed reliving history. We both studied the events of 1933 and 2010 and said a big fat yes!
It is horrifying how similar both acts are.
First of all, understand Hitler was a brilliant, charismatic speaker who said things in style, lied through his teeth and manipulated whatever he had to, to get a vote and power. His big dagger in the heart of the German people and constitution was to somehow get the vote by Parliament to pass his Enabling Act, which, due to contrived crises and manipulated need would give him total power, full power without the need of any more votes or Parliament.
Obama also seduced 60% of the nation, congress and most the media into not asking real questions and just believing his countless lies.
What did Hitler do? He first manufactured the need and crises.
Hitler promised Health care for everyone, jobs for 100% of the German people and protection from what he called the beginning of a widespread uprising. This was the mythological uprising he and his Nazi party created by burning down the German government building, causing huge panic and rage in the people. Hitler at the time blamed the horrific burning on the communists, thus he needed a vote for his Enabling Act to stop this out of control terror in Germany.
Napalitono, Homeland Security and Obama have called conservative Americans domestic terrorists, even returning Vets. We saw the other leaked report from the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) that listed Rev. Chuck Baldwin and Ron Paul and their followers of even being potential domestic terrorists.
In 1933 it was Jews and Communists. In 2010, not only does this growing enemy list seem anti Semitic and anti Israel, but Obama has new enemies to add. These include Christians, gun owners, pro lifers, Vets, Tea Party people, Republicans. Talk radio hosts and conservatives in general.
Doug Hagmann of North East Intelligence Network homelandsecurityus.com confirmed these growing controls by our Government even more with a recent conversation he had with an intelligence source, who talked of Homeland Security actively investigating incidents and threats of violence made to at least ten Democrats. Of course you would want and expect them to investigate if there were real threats, but Doug said more lists were being made with their focus and suspicions on tea-party organizations and pro-life groups.
How did the Nazis get the votes for Hitler for the Enabling Act?
Intimidation
The Nazis chanted loudly around the opera house Parliament was voting in, “Full powers – or else! We want the bill or fire and murder!!” They also lined the halls and aisles, glaring and intimidating Parliament members to vote Hitler’s way….or else.
False promises
Hitler needed 31 non-Nazi votes to pass his draconian bill and shred his country’s constitution. He got those by promising a limited use of his power…only using it for critical reasons, he promised no more unemployment, peace with France, Great Britain and the Soviet Union and to sucker the Center Party to give him the votes he needed, he promised to give back some basic rights that had already been taken away from them.
Hitler spoke; Hitler lied; Hitler intimidated; Hitler promised jobs, health care and safety; and Hitler won the vote 441 to 84.
March 23, 1933, everything changed for Germany. After that vote, their constitution was shredded. The most evil dictator of our time would rise to power, shockingly, by the vote of the people in Parliament. Massive controls, mass murders targeting, Jews, Communists, non supporters of Hitler and World war followed.
The Germans believed the speeches….promises of health care, economic revival and jobs for all. No one thought in German Parliament that voting for Hitler’s Enabling Act would lead to the murder of millions of innocent people, destroy their freedom and bring WW2, but it did.
Look at the similarities:
Obama shockingly also signed the constitution shredding, freedom stealing Health care bill into law March 23, 2010 - 77 years later to the day. He also gave speech after speech on America’s ‘crisis’ of health care and need for massive Government intervention and correction.
This Health care bill, like Hitler’s Enabling Act, forces many things on the American people. For the first time in U.S. history it forces all Americans to have health insurance or face huge fines or even jail time. This is forced health insurance that the Government says is acceptable. Forcing the public to buy a product or service has never been done by our Government. Obama and Pelosi are currently distorting and hiding behind the ‘commerce’ clause. I have interviewed two constitutional attorneys on my national radio show. They confirmed that the commerce argument trying to validate this mandate was 100% false and taken completely out of context.
Obama couldn’t find a more intimidating, powerful and menacing control of Health care than the dreaded and huge IRS. It is almost as if he put the military in control of tracking us with the potential intimidation and enforcement plans attached. It will be frightening enough with the IRS breathing down our throats. Has plan of control kind of makes you think of the Nazi party.
Obama and the Democrats used the same intimation, bribes, and harassment and pay offs as Hitler did getting the votes to line up. We saw the Louisiana Purchase, Corn Husker pay offs and pay offs to Stupack Airports. All this and more suckered the pro life Democrats to sell out on the abortion issue. They shamefully caved in when our manipulative and lying President, Obama offered the executive order to stop tax payer money from paying for abortions. In talking with several constitutional attorneys on this, they all said that issuing an executive order was pure theater since NO EXECUTIVE ORDER CAN TRUMP A LAW JUST PASSED BY THE CONGRESS AND SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT.
We will never know the amount of pay offs, bribes and intimidation that really happened to set up the vote for Obama. We saw an example of how Obama’s goon, Rahm Emanuel, works, when he poked Rep. Eric Massa in the chest when they were showering. He intimidated and harassed him, even physically poking him while naked to vote for Obama’s bill. This was the Nazi-like response from Emanuel to one of their own who had dared to vote no the first time. Never mind that Massa was resigning largely due to his fighting cancer.
Remember, Hitler and the Nazi party started with promises of health care, environmentalism/green issues, promise of creating jobs and protecting the country from threats like the communists and Jews.
Obama has also started his first 15 months with false promises regarding jobs and the economy and health care. Soon he will push amnesty to secure illegal votes from illegal aliens then cap and trade to shred, regulate and control American business.
He is pushing on several fronts for Health ID cards, forced worker cards, as was spoken about this month in the Wall Street Journal and smart grid technology to track all the energy and electricity used in our homes. Think of it. As Hitler quickly did, Obama is boldly attempting to collect, control on line, all our medical and mental health records, tracked through the IRS. He is also planning to know who we all are, where we work, hiding behind the immigration issue. We would have to have and show our worker card to have a job. He even wants to control energy and the utility use in our own homes with the smart grid use and push.
The Nazi party was proudly ‘Green’ and environmentally obsessed. That was just one of their many attacks on the Jews….they were too capitalistic, they were mean to animals and the environment….lie lie lie.
Obama is also obsessed with passing the draconian and controlling Cap and Trade bill that is based on fraudulent, global warming science. This would micromanage, regulate and control American business right into the ground or simply turn them into obedient serfs that forcibly serve Obama and the Government, or go bankrupt.
Violence followed the manipulated votes in Hitler’s direction after his health care, environmental, economic/job and national protection push in Germany.
What will the American people do now with another unconstitutional bill designed to control us and shred our constitutional rights as Hitler did 77 years ago on the same day?
So far the Attorney General suits are flying regarding the violation of 10th amendment rights and forced mandates. Other law suits are lining up due to the multi-layer, constitutional breaches. The Tea Party groups are growing through the roof. Faxes, emails and phone calls are flying to congress like never before and mental health centers and retirement services are hiring new staff just to absorb the amount of congress people who will be out of work after the Mid terms.
We must march, scream, yell, write, call, vote, organize and pray. Together we will get this nightmare regime out of congress and our White house back. Violence is not what is needed but clear thinking and action is needed NOW. We cannot allow what happened in 1933 to happen in 2010. Wake up and focus, America!
Check out this history yourself at thehistoryplace.com 
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Obama Believed He’d Reign Like Julius Caesar, But Will He End as Nero?
Unmitigated failure behind a vain mirage of gold-foil triumph
By Kelly O'Connell
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Like a troop of soap opera actors convinced they are perennially on the verge of real stardom, modern leftists seem persuaded liberalism lacks only an unblocked opportunity to show the world it is an unrivaled theory of sheer genius. Yet conservatives argue it has been the very lack of a chance to fully implement pure liberalism – until now – that gave liberals their cover, helping obscure certain, unmitigated failure behind a vain mirage of gold-foil triumph.
Obama’s critics claim no politician has ever summed up better than Barack this gulf between the empty reality of full-blown, late-term liberalism and the promised fool’s-gold socialist mirage. His campaign promises were so large when he ran for office, but his follow through so paltry, that if he’d come from Texas, he’d simply be known as Barack “Big Hat, No Cattle” Obama.
Bisecting Roman history as a colossus, Julius Caesar inspired men to achieve great deeds during war and peacetime, during the height of the Republic. Yet, ironically, Julius employed all his leadership genius to actually subvert the government in order to create an empire ideally run by one man – himself. While he died before achieving a kingdom, he left plans behind that laid the foundation to create the Roman Empire, used by his adopted nephew Octavian, aka Augustus. President Obama seems he might have fancied himself a new Julius Caesar when starting his first term, but his current trajectory comports better with the addled Nero, who also began auspiciously. Yet, the latter’s infamous reign was terminated by a perverse comedy of errors befitting a powerfully misguided clown.
Julius Caesar
Born in 100 BC, in Rome’s Subura district, Gaius Julius Caesar came from a moderately successful family. His stunning array of unparalleled political powers was directed by his towering ambitions, all which he nearly achieved. According to Michael Grant, in “Julius Caesar,” “He was an astute politician, a masterly propagandist and showman, a clever and affective administrator, and exceptionally gifted writer, a man of great and wide learning and taste, and a military genius who moved with terrifying speed and exercised magnetic authority over his troops.” Grant adds, “He possessed extraordinary personal charm, and was so successful with women his ancient biographers often attributed to him the morals of the farmyard.” Many historians rate Julius the greatest and most gifted leader in history.
Beyond raw talent, Julius had the discipline to guide himself unerringly towards goals, and the great good fortune of living when such a man could flower into his prime. He matured during the brutal reign of Sulla, whose pro-senatorial leadership produced more terror than any in memory. Caesar, along with famous fellow general Pompey and the millionaire Crassus assembled an informal First Triumvirate to resist Sulla, according to Michael Grant’s “The Twelve Caesar’s.” Meanwhile, Julius also often led troops in his far-flung military campaigns. His famous war against the barbarian Gauls, lasting a decade, resulted in the conquering of large territories, the enslavement of a million souls, and deaths of a million more. Caesar brought huge troves of booty back to Rome, as well, adding great wealth to his increasing fame.
In evaluating Julius Caesar, one is confronted with an extraordinary level of experience and success. These include ascending to the top Roman civil post of Consul, in 59 BC. He was also elected Chief Priest, ie Pontifex Maximus, in 63 BC, the position in charge of the priestly college. Between 58-51 BC, he conquered central and northern Gaul to the Rhine, breaking the Gauls forever. He also he penned his lively history of the Gallic War, immortalizing the conflict. After this, Caesar battled and badly outmaneuvered the previously untarnished Pompey in the Civil War of 49 BC. During the same period, Julius also fought King Pharnaces in Asia Minor, claiming later to the Senate, “Veni, Vidi, Vici,”—“I came, I saw, I conquered.” He then set sail to Spain where he defeated the last vestiges of Pompey’s army, returning to Rome for a hero’s welcome.
But Caesar did make a crucial mistake, allowing himself to be appointed dictator in 49 BC, after being elected to consul five terms. According to Chester G. Starr, in “Civilization and the Caesars”, Julius inherited a Republic stressed and falling apart for various reasons, including its giant size, lack of political power of the poor, a vacuum of enlightened leadership, and an increasingly foreign populace. The upper classes were afraid total chaos would erupt, and welcomed Caesar’s mastery of the leadership arts. He took perverse advantage of this to push for a short-lived tyranny. Previously, the head of Rome was always a co-consul, lasting only a year, to avoid despotism. So when Caesar grabbed total power, shock waves rippled through the Republic, and many fine patriots died in the struggle against tyranny—such as Cicero, who was murdered in the resistance, and Cato the Younger, who simply committed suicide rather than accept the loss of freedom. Caesar refused to believe the Roman people were not ready to return to a kingdom.
So, in fighting Sulla’s brutal tyranny, Caesar ended up creating a bigger despotism in order to cure the first. In war, Julius used propaganda and rumormongering to help terrify his foes, being a master of the art. Naturally, in his home rule, he also used psychological props and tricks to win over the people. Starr writes, “To the masses he made practical promises of money, peace and security; to the nobles he proceeded on a different plane, as a craftsman of both the spoken and written word.” So Caesar bribed the commoners, and seduced the upper classes with speeches and pamphlets, appealing to their values. But, Julius had taken a Republic and turned it into a dictatorship. This fact caused him to be struck down by Brutus and friends, in 44 BC.
Nero
Nero was born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus at Antium on December 15, 37 AD, the last male descendant of Emperor Octavian Caesar Augustus, and he reigned from 54 to 68 AD. He was the stepson of Emperor Claudius. Nero is identified more than any other emperor with crazy antics and bad leadership, but was actually a beloved young ruler nearly as popular as modern Elvis, and even referred to as the “Babe.” Nero began his reign at 17, too young to legally sit on the throne so his mother Agrippina guided his first few years of rule. But she was so aggressive and ambitious that the court, the upper class, and Nero himself, came to despise her. He eventually decided to kill his mom by sending her out in a collapseable boat, but when the vessel fell to pieces, she simply swam to shore. Nero then sent two naval officers to cut stab her in her own bed, according to Grant’s Twelve Caesars.
Nero was advised by famed Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca, and started off as a fairly attentive and typical Emperor. But as time passed he became increasingly bored by the hard work of running an empire. His real love was theater, chariot racing, acting, and singing. He also took to wearing Greek clothing, and was the greatest grecophile in Rome’s history. He affected a charioteer’s hairdo, and wore increasingly outlandish outfits, often donning a very short toga with a floral print. After his mother’s death, he devoted himself to learning how to sing and act. He was a fop and a ham. Nero decided that composing and performing the Arts were what he was born to do, and he spent much of the second half of his reign in the conquered territory of Greece on stage – where he performed, when he wasn’t racing chariots. Nero was famed for being a persistent ravager of both sexes and all ages, and devoted much time to debauchery, and regular feasts of wine and much gluttony, states Grant in Twelve Caesars.
Nero is most famous for the great fire which burned much of Rome during his tenure. There seems to be no proof he set the fire himself, but the fact he cleared the land to build his massive home, the Golden House, caused the people great anger and suspicion. It’s indisputable he did blame the Christians for starting the blaze, badly persecuting them. Nero’s policies were increasingly impulsive and sentimental. For example, he once tried to cancel indirect taxes for the entire Empire, which would have left direct taxation or war booty as the only means of raising funds. He later became so attached to Greece that he ostentatiously announced he was canceling taxation for the entire province, according to Grant’s Twelve Caesars.
Nero’s reign became increasingly dilatory, as he spent greater amounts of time in Greece, performing his shows. During his last run he garnered over 1,800 trophies. His naturally suspicious and fearful nature was soothed by the constant encomiums delivered by the Greeks. But back in Rome were launched relentless purges against Nero’s political enemies, which badly weakened the Empire, but which only seemed to egg on future conspirators. The army stayed largely loyal to him, despite his finally sending orders for some of his best generals to commit suicide. But his other generals finally turned against him. An order was issued that the Emperor himself was an enemy of the state and must be hunted down and flogged to death by rods, as was the ancient punishment for this crime. Nero committed suicide before soldiers came to strike him down, writes Grant in Twelve Caesars.
Comparisons to Barack Obama
One can see elements of both Caesar and Nero in Obama’s actions and character. To begin, Obama had all the ambition of Caesar to remake the US Republic, but only the love of performing of a Nero at his disposal to achieve the feat. Like Nero, Obama loves the stage, but conversely, he appears to have few of Caesar’s wide array of gifts – or more importantly, his great vision or common sense. Yet it does appear Barack badly misread his times, just as Caesar did, which badly affected both men’s popularity.
Obama Compared to Caesar
Policy
Caesar, like Obama, had an impressive list of goals he planned to work on. According to Grant’s “Julius Caesar,” these included trying to allow the poor to relocate to foreign colonies where they might find land. He limited the free corn dole to the truly needy, which he was able to do by cutting the rolls from 320,00 to 150,00. He was planning to codify all Roman civil law, which was first done 600 years later. He also planned to reform the bankruptcy laws, and was also trying to cut down on the percentage of slave laborers allowed on farms. He wanted to drain the Fucine lake to increase arable land, and form a new waterway for Rome. He was also working on breaking down barriers between provincials and Italians by offering citizenship to scholars and doctors.
Obama’s list of programs and proposals tends to be much more doctrinaire and theoretical than Caesar’s, who specialized in practical answers to current problems. But it helped that Caesar did not have to genuflect towards any theory, such as any leftist ideas, in building his policies. Obama focuses upon the classic goals of socialism such that any politician of the appropriate leftward slant could fill in the same blanks with carbon copies of the same programs. For example, a Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon Johnson, or Ted Kennedy would have offered the same exact ideas as Barack, without skipping a beat. Such proposals as giant deficit spending bills, government “Obamacare” health reform, state investment in private business, increased federal employment, jobs bills, reductions in foreign military investments, increases in taxing the wealthy, Global Warming fighting measures, and cap’n trade, etc. Certainly, these programs represent the old battle-cries of the benighted leftist ringing down from the past decades and centuries.
Yet, it’s inconceivable a highly successful leader like Julius Caesar would take seriously such an embarrassing bunch of already tested and failed programs. Given Caesar’s logical powers and genius, it’s certain he would quickly see through the flaws of socialism and utterly oppose Obama’s entire theory of legislation, despite not having lived long enough to read Karl Marx. He would quickly intuit Marxism refuses to accept human nature, etc.
In fact, Caesar fought against the socialism of his day, by cutting back on welfare, and by offering to send the poor to colonies where they’d be more productive. He also wanted to reserve Roman citizenship to offer to truly valuable non-Romans. He too believed in gaining peace through armed strength and war, not a truce achieved through a show of belly-barring capitulation. Further, Julius did not portray himself as above and beyond Rome itself, and nor did he excoriate the Roman way of life, war, or its economy to other countries. Yet he did think for himself, outside of the box, beholden to none in trying to solve Rome’s problems.
Personality and Character
In terms of character, Caesar was known for his extraordinary charm which he could apparently turn on at will. Obama has this, but often appears aloof, whereas as Julius was known for being down-to-earth. Julius was also famed for great rapidity and speed in everything he did, whether mental or physical. But Obama took almost half a year to decide on how many troops Afghanistan needed. Caesar was a great horseman and swordsman and he led his army from the front, often on foot. He was absolutely fearless. Obama has never been in the military, and is not known for bravery.
Both men gained fame as speakers, but Obama seems terrible without a speech written by others, delivered by a teleprompter, whereas Caesar penned his own speeches and recited these from memory. Caesar was a great leader of men, both by example and by word. Obama doesn’t seem to have the gift of leadership, despite being a riveting speaker. Further, there is credible evidence Obama had a ghostwriter for his autobiographies, whereas historians don’t dispute Caesar wrote his own masterpiece – the Gallic Campaigns. And, by the way—can one imagine Julius Caesar bowing to a barbarian king, for example?!!
Most of all, Caesar exemplified success at every level, except when his ambitions finally outstripped his opportunity. Obama represents an unending roll call of failed legislation, and non-performing programs. He seems not even to understand how to help create legislation, or how one presents ideas in such a way that others find them compelling. This undoubtedly has much to do with the fact he appears to have spent much of his life in opposition as a critic. His never having headed any organization appears a colossal hurdle that Obama cannot overcome. Contra, Caesar led both military and civilian groups, and was a master at persuading others to support his plans. Yet, both men have encountered the same response from their people – that too much statism is unacceptable.
Obama Compared to Nero
Policy
Nero’s policies were initially influenced by a naïve desire to help others, such as by canceling all taxes. Later, he virtually gave up ruling Rome to go and play in Greece. Certainly, Obama seems more grounded than Nero, but his policies may turn out to be just as damaging. For example, massive deficit spending bills will achieve the same effect as canceling all taxes, when one considers the impact of the reckless printing of fiat money, which has nothing backing it up. Both will make insolvent the government. Further, Nero’s decision to rule Greece a tax free zone makes about as much fiscal sense as Obamacare, with both being launched as a personal crusade, and to cost their governments huge amounts, but the results being a general debasing of the economy. Further, Obama’s habit of allowing others to craft his legislation is similar to Nero relocating to Athens instead of staying home to run the country.
Personality and Character
Nero goes down as one of the truly horrendous emperors. But does Obama also rate as one of the worst presidents? Both men share a fixation on superficial oral presentations while leaving the heavy lifting of leadership to others. Both were initially regarded highly until their ruling style became well-known as haphazard, reckless and irresponsible. Each man seems to lack any native ability to lead, or inspire the confidence of those who initially oppose them. Further, both blame their mistakes on others. And each seems committed to a cause beyond the borders of their land – Nero to stage productions in Greece, and Obama to a totally foreign concept of economics, values and leadership.
Conclusion
Obama did seem to start his presidency with the same goal as Julius Caesar – to take a functioning democratic republic and move it closer towards statist, one-man rule. In both cases, the people arose to criticize the attempt. Now, it remains to be seen if Obama’s first try will be his last. Since Barack keeps pushing Obamacare, it seems he will continue to try to force the issue over the next three years. Will America become the next Roman Empire run by selfish demagogues?
Nero ruled as an increasingly infantile figure, completely fixated on being on stage. In fact, when he discovered he was named an enemy of the state, he gasped, “qualis artifex pereo,” or—“What a loss I shall be to the arts!” One wonders if Barack Obama will ever see fit to rise above his own slogans and simplistic, boastful rhetoric to truly embrace the whole job of being Commander in Chief? This position includes not just reading speeches, but researching important topics at length, and thinking deeply about these, as well. Barack must come to his own positions, based upon genuine knowledge, deduction and common sense – not just political ideology.
If he can’t do this bare minimum, then certainly Barack is destined to follow in the steps of Nero – a failed and even laughable caricature of a leader, content to spend his days reciting others’ words, without understanding them, but reading them like a soap opera star from a cold teleprompter to people he will never know, nor apparently ever care to.
Kelly O’Connell is a writer and attorney. He was born on the West Coast, raised in Las Vegas, and matriculated from the University of Oregon. After laboring for the Reformed Church in Ireland, he returned to America and attended law school in Virginia, where he earned a JD and a Master’s degree in Government. He spent a stint working as a researcher and writer of academic articles at a Miami law school, focusing on ancient law and society. He then returned West and worked as an assistant district attorney. Kelly is now is a private practitioner with a small law practice in New Mexico.
Kelly can be reached at: hibernian1@gmail.com 
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A picture worth a thousand words—read from a teleprompter
By Steve Miller Monday, January 25, 2010
President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Va. on Jan. 19, 2010 using teleprompters to speak to 11 year old kids.
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America’s Crash Course in Narcissism 101
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
By Joy Tiz
Monday, January 25, 2010
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV-TR) is the diagnostic manual used by mental health professionals. A diagnosis of narcissism requires five out of nine characteristics. Note these traits must endure overtime and must not be reactions to a particular situation or environmental stressor:
Grandiose sense of self-importance.
Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, beauty, or ideal love.
Sense of specialness, belief he can only be understood by or should associate only with other special or high-status individuals or institutions.
Need for excessive admiration.
Heightened sense of entitlement, leading to unreasonable expectations that others should treat him especially favorably or comply automatically with his expectations.
Tendency to be interpersonally exploitive. A person with NPD does not hesitate in taking advantage of others to meet his own ends.
Lack of empathy, an inability or unwillingness to recognize or identify with the feelings or needs of others.
An envy of other people, or conversely, a belief that other people envy him.
A tendency toward arrogant behavior or attitude.
In his essay on Obama’s narcissism, Sam Vaknin references Obama’s haughty body language and condescending attitude. Vaknin also points out Obama’s “emotion free language.” Commentators frequently describe Obama as cool and aloof.
Some narcissists learn to mimic normal human emotions. Clinton is the master of this; he claimed to feel our pain, and plenty of Americans believed him. Clinton learned how to win people over with his pseudo empathy. Obama has yet to demonstrate anything we could call true empathy; irrespective of the words he uses, there is no real emotional content.
When children experience overwhelming trauma, they protect themselves as best they can with a variety of defense mechanisms. There is no question that life for little Barry was traumatic, full of chaos and abandonment, as well as genuine fear. The adults in his life betrayed him and taught him hate and mistrust. Otto Kernberg, in his research on narcissism, states that it evolves as a defense against a cold and unsympathetic parent. The child withdraws part of himself from the unavailable parent and turns it back toward himself, creating a grandiose sense of self. Healthy emotional development was just not possible in young Barry’s environment.
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Big Head Of The Day
Narcissist Barack Obama
By Bob Parks
Monday, January 25, 2010
We’ve been calling President Obama a narcissist for awhile now. Between “Let me clear”, “I’m the president”, or the numerous times he retells the wonder that was his election victory, one could assume he has an overinflated sense of self.
Rep. Marion Berry’s parting shot, published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette offers a warning to moderate Democrats and border state moderates — warning of a midterm bloodbath comparable to the 54-seat D-to-R swing in 1994. But the jaw-dropper is Berry’s claim that President Obama personally dismissed any comparison between Democrats now and under Bill Clinton 16 years ago — by saying his personal popularity would bail everybody out.
“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”
We can now officially declare President Obama’s narcissism fact….
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Obama’s Kiss of Death
White House went into a major spin overdrive
By Bob Beers
Friday, January 22, 2010
Rasmussen Reports is one of the few polling companies you can trust to give you real numbers rather than those the Obama Administration uses to skew the results. After the Massachusetts debacle, the west wing of the White House went into a major spin overdrive in an attempt to prove what had just happened hadn’t. The reality is something else entirely.
Check out this link on how America really feels about the Marxist Messiah,
Here is the first paragraph:

“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday, shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15.”
Like Carter, Obama is attempting to blame his disastrous results on the previous administration. The message isn’t being believed, not even by a majority of those who voted for him. Admittedly, Ford was essentially a buffoon much like Bush, but neither man could be honestly accused of creating the economic disasters that came into play after they left office. Unlike Carter, Obama has managed to work his voodoo onto the American economy into less than half the time. The GOP is literally salivating at its improved prospects. Also like Carter, Obama is completely clueless in regard to public opinion. Apparently, so is the Mainstream Media. You have to search long and deep for any article criticizing Obama’s agenda for the Democrat losses in Virginia, New Jersey and now what is known as the most liberal state in the union, Massachusetts. There is a simple reason for this, most of the managers and directors of America’s media outlets are now aging hippies; the same people who decided in the 60’s to abandon every cultural aspect that they associated with their parents, cleanliness, chivalry, loyalty to kin and country, manners and patriotism; and the big one, the sanctity of innocent human life.
These people, Obama included, found avenues of employment that allowed them to continue their steadfast belief in the communist agenda without having to deal with the economic realities the rest of us cope with on a daily basis. They did so, covering their walls with posters, not of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Adams, but with the likenesses of Mao, Lenin, Ho, Guevara and Castro. Insulated from economic reality, they developed a cocoon of self-righteousness that continues today. There can be no other rational explanation for the headlines that preceded the Massachusetts election. Words such as “shocking” give an indication as to how the results of the voting hit them.
If you peruse the archives concerning the Brown/Coakley campaign, you will notice several articles trumpeting Obama’s decision to stump for the Democrat candidate. Nowhere will you find one warning the President off because his lack of popularity may do more harm than good. You actually have to travel into the Tweetsphere (my coined term) to find mention of Obama’s deadly pucker. There was a brief glimpse of the term “Kiss of Death” on The Drudge Report, but that was it.
The liberal messiah is planning on traveling to my state of Nevada to champion Harry Reid’s reelection. Reid’s numbers are just above those of the good President, which is to say, they are both cellar-dwellers. There is every chance that when Obama leaves Nevada and we finish cleaning up the stench, that Harry Reid will find campaigning against the Searchlight High Prom King an uphill battle. And now, they face an additional obstacle, the Supreme Court has taken the shackles off of corporate giving.
In a 5-4 decision, the court found the McCain-Feingold restrictions on political giving to be unconstitutional. Of course they were. The problem was that McCain either didn’t understand the Constitution or didn’t care. We know that Obama’s choice of Justice doesn’t care because she voted in the minority. If you read the very small paragraph:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Nowhere in this short passage can you find or even infer that a collective has any more or less right to contribute to a campaign than the other. In fact, corporations, the great Satan of the mushy-brained type, aren’t even mentioned, unless you want to include them in the last clause. McCain Feingold was a violation of our constitution pure and simple.
Sotomeyer’s vote in this is very telling of both her opinion and the one who appointed her. What is also telling is that the great flock of the American Sheeple is changing into a wolf pack and the Democrats haven’t a clue. 0 for 4 and counting.
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Keeping awake while Obama sings his Marxist Lullabye
RINOs, John McCain, Scott Brown, Sarah Palin, Fox News
By Judi McLeod Friday, January 22, 2010
Distressing as the latest news of McCain’s co-opting Senator Scott Brown and even Sarah Palin into Amnesty is, the biggest danger for America is allowing Obama to “normalize” his obsessive agenda for the United States of America.
There is nothing “normal” about wanting to transform America into a Socialist state.
There is nothing “normal” about community organizer Chicago street activists shutting the door on American sovereignty as soon as they arrived at the White House as President and First Lady.
There is nothing “normal” about a president and First Lady who hate America.
There is nothing “normal” about people who go so far out of their way to hide their pasts.
Obama is trying to distract patriots when he compares what happened Tuesday night in Massachusetts to his own election on Nov. 4, 2008.
Both before and after Lt. Col. Scott Brown’s arrival in Washington, Obama was bad news in action for the United States of America and what is left of the Free World.
To be clear Barack Hussein Obama is not just another Jimmy Carter, he is an unflinching ideologue who will use anything at his disposal to get what he wants: a broken America forced to worship at the hideous altar of Socialism.
Marxists seethe on the inside and show a deceitful charm to those who stand in their way long enough to get their way!
There is a warning in the reply to the comment of a Michigan woman included in the comments of former Marine and Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Jerry McConnell today: “The Scott Brown victory was a very needed boost to the morale of those who love America and want to keep her free! God should get the glory, he heard our prayers,” the Michigan commenter wrote.
“Like you I thought the Scott Brown victory was a prayer answered, and really it was; but two days later I wondered if he was all that I thought him to be,” McConnell responded. “He has sided with the RINO John McCain and is now going soft on amnesty; I’m sure at McCain’s urging.
“But even more discouraging news came from Sarah Palin yesterday when even SHE agreed to campaign for RINO McCain and said she supported McCain’s views on amnesty for the illegal aliens.
“McCain sweet-talks people telling them how beneficial “bipartisanship” is for the country; and in reality, if it could be done I would have to agree. But to the liberal Democrats the word bipartisanship means only: “Do it my way” and if you disagree with what they want, you are not being “bipartisan”. What a bunch of baloney.
“So those two revelations in addition to an earlier report that Rupert Murdoch, the Fox News biggie, is about to enter into an agreement with one of the Saudi princes that can only mean more concessions to radical Islamism.
“What promised to be a week of big celebrations has turned into a depressing turn of events. I am hoping that the Tea Partiers can come up with something to counteract all these bad news items. I guess I’ll have to pray a little harder from now on.”
While praying, we should all keep our eye on The One who, just as Saul Alinsky advises, works so hard to keep us all demoralized and distracted.
What could be better for a deceitful Marxist than patriots let down by their own folk hero leaders?
As some of our “conservatives” put their egos ahead of the people, it will be more important than ever to remember that it was the independents more than the card-carrying Repubs (RINOS) who gave us proof in the Massachusetts Miracle that main-street America rejects Obama.
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A Messiah Treading Instead of Walking on Water
The magic, the tingle and the thrill were gone
By Judi McLeod
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
There’s a bone-chilling, Siberian-like chill flowing among Obama’s czars today; a biting wind that can’t help but remind them that while seized power doesn’t last forever, the need to pay one’s bills does.
While the hippie czars were trimming their ponytails for the party bound to follow next week’s State of the Union address, something called reality happened.
Some guy, not even a redneck, drove right through Obama’s image as the Messiah leaving it in smithereens. It was a honkin’ green truck, and not even one of those dinky toys promoted by Greenpeace, Maurice Strong, George Soros and company!
The silence at the White House on the First Anniversary of the Obama inauguration is deafening. But in order to see how they’re all feeling, all you have to do is to tune in on the histrionics of MSNBC where the tingle of the thrill is gone.
Call off the cops. Obama senior adviser David Axelrod is not really missing. He’s only hunkering down under all his astroturf. Even the definition of astroturf: “Manufactured grassroots support” is today an ironic Axelrod humiliation. The manufactured grassroots of the Tea Party won big in Boston last night.
The fallout is rich in possibilities. Perhaps it won’t be long before big-talking White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will come tiptoeing across the stage exiting left in his crisis-seeking ballerina slippers.
Must have been a glum pajama party last night when slum landlord Valerie Jarrett, New Age Queen Oprah Winfrey and Michelle, the three women to whose apron strings the president is hopelessly tied, held their wake.
When it was all over their emperor was standing there with no clothes.
The magic, the tingle and the thrill were gone, and the the emperor left standing there was only another politician as vulnerable as any other.
Worst of all it all happened on the very day when Madam Toussaud unveiled the wax form of Michelle standing next to her husband in a “fake Oval office.”
In reports of the fawning mainstream media, Michelle was still trying to find herself, to strike out for herself, to determine where to leave her mark.
Like many self-centered community street organizers, Michelle thinks it is important for us to know that she is still trying to find herself. Still trying to find oneself at age 46 is absurd.
Having her wax form unveiled by Madam Toussaud’s on yesterday of all days was a disaster because they may as well have carved Scott Brown’s face on it.
It’s over, the voters of Mass. took aim and shattered forever Obama’s image as “The Messiah”.
The last word here belongs to Canada Free Press commenter Turner Echols who posted these words this morning: “New Post-Election slogan: “So Can We!”
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Jimmy Carter has the dubious honor of being known as the most incompetent President this country ever had. Ronald Reagan’s quip, “Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?” may be changed to, “Are you better off now than you were a year ago?” Because Barack Hussein Obama has proven that he knows even less about economics than his peanut-pushing compatriot Carter.
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B. Hussein Obama Grade for First Year in Office: F minus; Abject Failure
Obama has established himself as one of the most “don’t-give-damn” liars of all time in that office
By Jerry McConnell Monday, January 4, 2010
We have just passed through the time of year which we have for many years called the ‘Season of Joy’ in this overwhelmingly Christian nation. However, there wasn’t much joy in this year of 2009 due to the unwelcome presence of a foreigner who has usurped the highest elected office of our country: the U. S. Presidency and ignores Christ.
I have to call the occupant a usurping foreigner because he adamantly refuses to allow his ORIGINAL birth certificate to be seen by anybody. Some of his totally blinded and easily duped supporters defend this action by issuing discordant invectives as abuses naming those who call attention to it, the out of order term “birthers.” A term that is more comical of the issuer than the issuee.
If Obama is a true American citizen, like the rest of us, he should be proud to show his true colors. But methinks a huge can of ugly worms would be opened to the devouring public should the real truth ever be seen. A veritable Portrait of Dorian Gray.
This calculated lapse of common decency and respect for what he calls his “fellow Americans” is probably the most singly responsible element in Obama’s slide to new popularity depths with the public. It, along with numerous incidents of breaking his word to the people who put him in the White House , are paramount to his failing grades as he ends his first year in office.
The number and description of his broken promises are so voluminous as to be physically impossible to totally repeat in a column of this size, so I will try to cover some of the principal promises that have not been kept.
And before you ask; yes, I wlll list the very scant few promises to the voters and general public that he has kept. In fact, that they are so few, I will list them first. Although you will note that four kept promises (with one pending) do not have great impact or assistance to the greater majority of American citizens. They are more targeted on low income people and many of probable questionable legal citizenship.
The basic information shown for each one of the next four excerpts of “promises kept” (and one pending) was furnished in an online column by Adam Serwer at TheRoot.com
Credit Card Reform
In 2004, 84 percent of African Americans and 75 percent of Latinos were carrying a credit card balance, compared to 51 percent of whites, making them especially vulnerable to random interest rate increases, etc. The credit card reform bill Obama signed last May prohibits unscrupulous practices and hidden fees.
Reforming the Civil Rights Division
Adam Serwer claims the Civil Rights Division of Justice under the Bush Administration “faltered in its responsibility to enforce anti-discrimination laws and protect the voting rights of minorities” theoretically because Bush appointees were “ideologically opposed to the historical mission of the division. Since being confirmed, the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez has declared the Civil Rights Division ‘back in business.’ The Division has prosecuted the largest number of hate crimes since the last time a Democrat was in office.”
Signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Lilly Ledbetter was a supervisor at Goodyear Tire and Rubber’s plant in Gadsden, Alabama, for nearly twenty years before she discovered that her male counterparts, often with less experience or seniority, were making far more money than her. Nine days after being inaugurated, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act—the first bill of his presidency—into law, which extends the statute of limitations to 180 days after the last discriminatory paycheck, rather than when the discriminatory wage was first set. The potential implications in a country where African-American men and women earn 72 cents and 64 cents respectively for every dollar that white men earn are obvious.
Reforming Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
It happened without much fanfare or notice, but an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act the President signed in November 2009 directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to review all the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, the first time it has been directed to do so since 1991.
Although this next item is not yet signed into law by the president, it has two versions passed through the two houses of Congress; to be resolved and merged into one satisfactory to the president.
The Health Care Bill
The Senate recently passed its version of the bill which will now go to conference between the Senate and the House for final presentation to the president. I have not shown any of the provisions of either bill, suffice to say that there is no way anyone can predict what will be in the final version.
An ever-increasing majority of American citizens are opposed to this form of a health care reform bill and pressure on legislators while home on the holiday leave break could even cause a wholesale dismantling of the two bills and a renewed effort to present a bill that would be more acceptable to the general citizenry.
As I noted above, all four of Obama’s “promises kept” apply only to select groups of Americans and not the majority of our citizens.
Also as I noted above, the volume of “promises not kept” makes a complete list impossible; particularly with comment regarding each individual one. Things like his promise to “keep lobbyists out of his Administration” could take several pages just identifying the individual lobbyists that he has already hired to work in his Administration. There are so many of them that Michelle Malkin has written an entire book titled “Culture of Corruption” that is bloated with such events. So we should probably list that one as one of the most egregious and go on to the others as is possible.
An online site titled, Infowars.com almost a year ago listed some of the campaign promises that Obama had already broken. This is the site and the information in it:
Infowars.com
February 17, 2009
1. Make Government Open and Transparent
2. Make it “Impossible” for Congressmen to slip in Pork Barrel Projects
3. Meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public
4. No more secrecy
5. Public will have 5 days to look at a Bill
6. We will put every pork barrel project online
As you can see, just reading that short list that Infowars.com has furnished, every one of which has been totally ignored, Obama has established himself as one of the most “don’t-give-damn” liars of all time in that office. Trouble is, he also keeps repeating, for compliant press coverage promises that he has already broken with absolutely no intention of EVER keeping them.
In just about every appropriations bill that comes before him he has just previously promised not to sign the bill if any earmarks (pork) is in it. I just read the other day that so far during his short term as president there have been about 9,000 earmarks total in the bills he has signed.
Probably the most ludicrous and downright laughable promise that he has also made on several occasions, both before and after being elected is the assertion that he will provide the most “transparent” administration of any of all time. Then his very next procedure is to take evasive actions and steps calculated to turn transparency into the dark of night to hide any possible actions that could cause controversy or questions.
Number 3 above is a total joke. All the major bills written to create a new law are done, again in the dark of night, and by professionals who are not even elected and then in many cases, they are voted on in Congress when the time is most propitious for secrecy while voting. These actions also impinge on Number 4 in the list also.
Of all the major bills so far during the course of this legislative year does anyone recall when the public got FIVE days to examine a bill before a vote took place? This was a promise Obama made that needed cooperation from the Congress but has never been achieved.
Also never achieved is the promise made to publish all pork barrel projects online. The next one will be the first one.
One of the reasons why I believe Obama makes and then doesn’t keep his promises is that when he makes a promise in a public setting or news conference gathering he is posturing and trying to look presidential. But then later when confronted by those to whom he is obeisant and who tell him to back off, he just conveniently forgets it; sort of like Al Gore’s convenient lies that have made him so much money.
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