Obama Fiddled While Democrat Party Burned

Here’s one for the record books: “Obama Watched HBO Documentary About Himself Instead Of Election Results.”

Nero fiddled while Rome burned.  Obama watched a worshipful documentary about himself while the people showed up and declared they wanted a “change.”

By Kyle Drennen
November 4, 2009During the 10AM ET hour of America’s Newsroom on Fox News Channel, fill-in co-host Martha Maccallum told viewers what President Obama watched on election night while Democrats suffered big losses in New Jersey and Virginia: “Robert Gibbs said, well, he was actually watching, you know, the HBO special about his year-long campaign and how it all went.”


On Tuesday night the White House had worked to downplay the Democratic gubernatorial defeats by claiming the President did not watch the election returns. Apparently Gibbs thought it would look better if the commander in chief was watching a self-indulgent fawning documentary about himself. Interestingly, Obama apparently previewed the HBO special a few days earlier, as Gibbs himself explained to the blog Talking Points Memo: “White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says Obama has already seen ‘By the People’…Gibbs told TPMDC Obama’s review: ‘Thumbs up!’”

On FNC, Maccallum noted: “…we know that Michelle and the girls went to the Miley Cyrus concert last night… So he’s all alone in that big house, right? Nothing to do but sit back and watch – reminisce about the long campaign and watch HBO and the special.” The HBO documentary, ‘By the People,’ debuted on Tuesday, in commemoration of the one year anniversary of Obama’s election.

The Obama White House has been playing down these off-year elections as it became increasingly obvious that Democrats were going to get their own severed heads handed back to them.  But what amazes me is the schizophrenia about it all.  Obama assigned more attention to these races than any president had EVER given to an off-year election.  Obama made five trips to New Jersey to tell voters regarding Jon Corzine, “He’s one of the best partners I have in the White House.  We work together.”  And the political signs didn’t say “Corzine,” they said “Obama-Corzine,” as if Corzine were Obama’s running mate.

And now all of a sudden Obama is utterly disinterested in all the lowly affairs going on far beneath him down on the planet earth?  And the only thing worth watching on election night turns out to be a year-old documentary about himself?

There’s that joke that goes, “What’s the difference between Barack Obama and God?”  And the punchline is, “God doesn’t think He’s Barack Obama.”

Israeli psychologist Dr. Sam Vaknin, author of The Malignant Self-Love, has been arguing that Barack Obama is a narcissist.  Among other things, Dr. Vaknin said:

“One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological narcissists. They project such an imposing personality that it overwhelms those around them. Charmed by the charisma of the narcissist, people become like clay in his hands. They cheerfully do his bidding and delight to be at his service. The narcissist shapes the world around himself and reduces others in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of personality.  His admirers become his co-dependents Narcissists have no interest in things that do not help them to reach their personal objective. They are focused on one thing alone and that is power. All other issues are meaningless to them and they do not want to waste their precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is beneath them and do not deserve their attention.”

Sounds eerily familiar to the man who has demanded to appear on television more in 9 months than any other president did throughout their entire presidencies.

I would say that his watching a one-year old “documentary” about himself while his party takes a thumping confirms the diagnosis.

He’s our modern Narcissus, gazing adoringly at his own image and perishing because he isn’t able to leave the beauty of his own reflection.

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