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Tsk, tsk. Aren't we a touchy thin-skinned President

  • “Has a grandiose sense of self-importance.
  • Requires excessive admiration.
  • Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with her expectations.
  • Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings & needs of others.
  • Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.”

These are among the traits of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), according to the American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manual IV.
Narcissism is excessive self-love. At the core of the NPD syndrome is the construction of a false self as a way to cope with the external world so as to compensate for the individual’s feelings of insecurity and uncertain self-identity. Like its namesake, the mythic Narcissus who is in love with his reflection in water, the self that the narcissist loves is not his real self, but a false self that is grandiose, perfect, and superior.
Being contrived, the grandiose false self must be vigilantly protected from being pierced by reality. That is why the narcissist reacts to any perceived criticism, no matter how minor or trivial, with a feigned cool indifference or with rage and humiliation. The narcissist simply will not listen to or countenance criticism.
The extraordinary photo below of the President of the United States bickering with the Governor of Arizona was snapped by a pool reporter yesterday in Phoenix airport.

Here’s the “pool report” from Drudge:

Wed Jan 25 2012 18:33:56 ET

President Obama arrived in Phoenix at 3:15 pm local time, finding the chilly weather of Iowa giving way to sunny skies and temperatures in the high 60s.

He stepped off Air Force One at 3:28 pm and was greeted by Gov. Jan Brewer. She handed him a handwritten letter in an envelope and they spoke intensely for a few minutes. At one point, she pointed her finger at him.

Afterwards, your pooler spoke with the governor.

“He was a little disturbed about my book, Scorpions for Breakfast. I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt. So.”

Asked what aspect of the book disturbed him, Brewer said: “That he didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially. I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn’t get my sentence finished. Anyway, we’re glad he’s here. I’ll regroup.”

On the letter, she said it was personal letter asking him to sit down with her to discuss the “Arizona comeback.” She said she “reiterated an invitation that I’ve extended to him before with regards to coming to Arizona and going to the border with me.” She said she would take him to lunch. “We’ve had a remarkable comeback here and I want to share that with him.”

She said the president brought up the book.

I thought we probably would’ve talked about the things that were important to him and important to me, helping one another. Our country is upside down. Arizona was upside down. But we have turned it around. I know again that he loves this country and I love this country.”

It was clear from the moment they greeted one another that this would not be a run-of-the-mill encounter between the president and a local official. At one point, she was pointing her finger at him and at another, they were talking at the same time, seemingly over each other. He appeared to walk away from her while they were still talking, and she confirmed that by saying she didn’t finish her sentence.

When Brewer spoke with your pooler, the AP and an NBC producer for several minutes afterwards, she appeared a bit flustered and taken aback by the conversation. Asked if she was, that’s when Brewer said, “I’ll regroup.”

Wanna get your copy of the book that so upsets The Narcissist? Here’s Governor Brewer’s Scorpions for Breakfast, on Amazon!

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Karl Rove Confirms Obama is a Grandiose Narcissist

Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter report for NewsMax.com, Nov. 29, 2011, that former George W. Bush presidential adviser Karl Rove says Barack Obama is so arrogant, he doesn’t consider himself a “mere mortal.”
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, Rove was asked if he has heard reports that Obama is a “loner.”
“I not only heard it, I had to deal with it,” he responds.
“During my time in the White House my job was to try to develop an informal relationship with him when he came to the Senate in 2005, and I saw him up close for almost three years.
“My view of him is that he’s incredibly smart. He can, if he wants to, be enormously charming. But he’s also the most self-aware person I’ve ever met in politics, which makes for a deadly combination. He is arrogant and aloof and diffident and doesn’t believe he needs to get his hands dirty with the normal work of mortals. He’s not a mere mortal in his mind.
“He’s developed no long-term and deep connection with the [Democratic] leadership. They like him, they respect him for having returned the White House to Democratic hands. But there’s none of the close friendship and close working relationship that you’d expect the president to develop with individual members of Congress.”
This is not news to those of us who have tried in vain to warn our countrymen sheeple about this, beginning in 2008.
That a grandiose narcissist is in the White House has frightening implications.
A narcissist is someone with a grandiose false self-image. This means Obama’s self-perception is skewed, which in turn means he has problems with reality assessment. The erroneous assessment isn’t restricted to his self-perception but speaks to an overall cognitive impairment, which means that we have no assurance of his ability to correctly perceive reality — of America and the world.
To read more about Obama’s pathological narcissism, go here.

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Wayne Madsen: Obama Obsessed With Vanity Searches

In an exclusive-to-subscribers post on September 23, 2011, D.C.-based investigative journalist Wayne Madsen reports that Obama is very depressed about his fall in popularity, and spends whatever time he has from official duties, in vanity searches on the Internet.
Here are excerpts from Madsen:

“WMR has learned from government sources with close contacts inside the White House that media reports that The New York Times is developing a story on President Obama suffering from clinical depression are correct and that Obama is fixated on how the media, including certain web sites, view his presidency.

WMR has previously reported on Obama’s narcissistic personality and how it has adversely affected his leadership capabilities as president. Obama’s day usually begins by his conducting “vanity searches” on Google to see how he is being treated by both the main stream media and political blogs. When he encounters negative articles, Obama flies off the handle in a rage punctuated by the use of foul language, according to sources close to the White House. Obama is reportedly totally obsessed with how the media is covering him.

[…] WMR has been told by informed sources that when he first read our accounts of his background with the CIA, including his employment with Business International Corporation, and the CIA histories of his mother and grandparents, Obama flew into a rage — the possible source for three independent reports that indicated that the White House wanted this editor “dead.”

Privately, some White House officials have expressed fear to Democratic Party officials and elected Democratic office holders around the nation that Obama is on the verge of a mental breakdown. The White House officials believe that only by putting Obama in front of adoring crowds in a carefully-orchestrated campaign mode can they buy time for the administration. However, the White House sources have expressed grave doubts about Obama’s ability to maintain his composure when faced with growing criticism. Their worst fear is that Obama will suffer from a public breakdown, sealing the end of his re-election chances and dooming the down-ticket electoral prospects for the Democratic Party in 2012 and beyond.

[…] Obama is known to search the Internet for stories about himself before he receives the President’s Daily Brief from top intelligence officials. Woe be it to any intelligence briefer who reports on information obtained from open sources. Obama, who, in many cases has already read such accounts, will let loose with a barrage of abusive epithets, yelling, at times, “I already know that you stupid motherfucker!”

Ron Suskind’s new book, “Confidence Men,” which mainly concerns the dysfunctional nature of the Obama White House, has resulted in a full-court press being directed by the White House and its spin doctors against the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.”

Madsen’s account is consistent with the profile of a psychological pathology recognized by the American Psychological Association as the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). As explained in this article on NPD:

  • At the core of the NPD syndrome is the construction of a false self as a way to cope with the external world so as to compensate for the individual’s feelings of insecurity and uncertain self-identity. Like its namesake, the mythic Narcissus who is in love with his reflection in water, the self that Obama loves is not his real self, but a false self that is grandiose, perfect, and superior.

  • The narcissist is hollow inside and derives his sense-of-self from seeing his reflection in the eyes of others. The psychological literature calls this “mirroring”: the narcissist mainly uses other people as a mirror to reflect his grandiose false self-conception. Like a vampire who must feed on others’ blood in order to live, the narcissist feeds on other people’s admiration, approval, love, and compliments. That is why Obama’s handlers have decided to dispatch him on the campaign trail, where he’ll be greeted by adoring crowds.

On Oct. 16, 2010, Obama let slip his charming public mask and revealed the raging demon within.

  • The maintenance and protection of the false self also requires Obama the narcissist to be constantly vigilant against being “attacked” by others. Toward any perceived criticism, he publicly feigns cool indifference, but away from the public eye, he overreacts with rage and humiliation to even minor or trivial reproach. He simply will not listen to or countenance criticism.

More disturbing is the fact that since NPD means that the narcissist has a grandiose but FALSE self-conception, this is more than a mental disorder. Pathological narcissism is also a cognitive disorder, i.e., an impaired assessment of reality.
This means that Americans have as President a man who is cognitively impaired. If he is grossly mistaken in his assessment of himself, he is also impaired in his assessment of the reality beyond himself — the U.S. economy, politics, and the world.
Think about it….

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