Loudon’s Extraordinary Dishonesty

Even by Worldnetdaily standards, Gina Loudon is distinguishing herself with her dishonesty. She’s apparently a PhD psychologist whose latest column asks the question, “Is Obama a Psychopath?” And while she says up front that “no one can make a mental diagnosis from afar,” it’s the equivalent of starting a sentence with “I’m not racist, but…” because she then goes on to do exactly that. And she does so by lying through her pearly white teeth.

No one can make a mental diagnosis from afar, and I am certainly not qualified to make that diagnosis. But it is interesting to consider some characteristics when combined with actions of President Obama since he took office. He certainly had the initial charisma and likability. He had the perfect-looking family with the perfect-looking face at the perfect time for America to fall for him. No matter what his opponents pointed to, no one questioned him for fear of being labeled racists.

Really? I’ve not only questioned him, I’ve hammered him practically from the day he took office. So have millions and millions of others. And I’m not even a tiny bit concerned that anyone is going to call me a racist over it because the evidence and arguments are in favor of my position. Unlike Loudon, I don’t have to lie to make those arguments.

Psychopaths often act audaciously, without regard for those affected. They get away with actions that others in their positions haven’t, because of their ability to remain calm even when committing atrocities, and their ability to manipulate whole groups of people.

Obama has taken more luxury vacations than any other president, and he has done so as the American economy was in collapse for his policies. He has taken his entire family and spent tens of millions of dollars in exotic, luxe locations like Hawaii, Vail, Europe and Africa. His predecessors made Americans increasingly familiar with places like Camp David and Martha’s Vineyard or their own vacation homes such as the Bushes’ Kennebunkport, the Kennedys’ Cape Cod, the Reagans’ Rancho Del Cielo in California or George W’s exotic locale, Crawford, Texas. Other presidents were exceptionally sensitive to the state of the American people, foregoing vacations when the American people were mourning or hurting economically – not the Obamas. When the economy was at its worst, gas prices were at record highs, and Americans were going without vacations and other needs, Obama extended his wife and daughters’ vacation in Spain.

Seriously? Hawaii is where he was born, for crying out loud. And unlike the Bush’s, he doesn’t have a multi-million dollar vacation home because he didn’t come from a family worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Loudon makes it sound like summer homes on Martha’s Vineyard are just humble shacks, for crying out loud. And in reality, Obama has taken less than a third of the vacation days that Bush took at the same point of their time in office.

But luxe vacations are just the beginning. Obama has golfed more than any other president.

Ironically, one of the traits of a psychopath that Loudon lists is a penchant for lying. And guess what? This is a lie. In fact, it isn’t even close. Obama has played about 150 rounds of golf while president. Woodrow Wilson played over 1200. Eisenhower played about 800. And his predecessor, George W. Bush, has defended Obama on this, saying that having time set aside to relax is crucial to surviving as president. This is the kind of argument you make when you have nothing else to say.

His advisers had to pull him off the golf course to talk him into taking out Osama bin Laden.

And another lie. Seriously, does she think that was a snap decision? That operation was planned for months and by all accounts it was revamped at Obama’s insistence.

After the second round of murders of government-guaranteed defenseless Fort Hood soldiers last week, Obama mustered a tear or two for cameras before slipping out the back door to head to a $32,000-per-plate party for himself.

Nope. He was already in Chicago for that fundraising dinner (not a “party for himself”), which had been planned for months. He learned about it while at a fundraising event and immediately addressed it with the media. This is sports fan politics. If it was someone she supported who did the same thing, she’d defend them to the end. Because it’s someone she doesn’t support, it’s the worst thing ever.

This pattern of inauthenticity would be very difficult, even debilitating for someone with an intact conscience, in my opinion.

How about yours, Dr. Loudon? You’ve lied several times in just a few paragraphs. Inauthenticity, indeed. One might suggest that you’re a psychopath yourself (not me, of course).

No one knew that Pol Pot, Hitler or Ceausescu were psychopaths until they knew. Could America be more perceptive, more insightful, more predictive of a psychopath in leadership before it is too late?

Yeah, that isn’t too insulting to the victims of those murderous tyrants or anything.

Comments

  1. sh3baproject says

    apparently just golfing is now psychopathic. seen some old rich white guys complaining about a marxist muslim while playing the game.

  2. joe_k says

    When George W. Bush, for crying out loud, is defending you from the American right…

    I suppose that the WND lacks the self-awareness to consider what that implies…

  3. raven says

    How about yours, Dr. Loudon? You’ve lied several times in just a few paragraphs. Inauthenticity, indeed. One might suggest that you’re a psychopath yourself (not me, of course).

    Dr. Gina Loudon comes across more as a sociopath. And for sure, an idiot.

    Since when is playing golf or taking vacations the sign of a psychopath?

  4. eric says

    No one knew that Pol Pot, Hitler or Ceausescu were psychopaths until they knew. Could America be more perceptive, more insightful, more predictive of a psychopath in leadership before it is too late?

    “Before it is too late?” We are six+ years in to an eight year stint. When exactly does she predict this psychopathy is going to manifest – on day 2,921 of his presidency?

  5. gopiballava says

    “His advisers had to pull him off the golf course to talk him into taking out Osama bin Laden.”

    Taking out bin Laden? No. Invading another country to raid a house that hopefully had bin Laden in it, and attempt to kidnap him. Slight difference.

    In the aftermath of the raid, I saw an interview with I believe the Pakistani ambassador. The interviewer asked him how the majority of a group of educated Pakistanis at a lecture could raise their hands when asked if the US was a bigger threat than India (I think. I am sure they said the US was the biggest threat but forget all the alternatives). The interviewer was aghast and confused.

    Let’s see. We just invaded their country. We said we had taken measures to make it unlikely that we would need to shoot down any of their aircraft but admitted we might. We assassinate people in their country with impunity – only bad people though, so it’s ok. We elected GWB twice and almost had Palin as a VP. And we don’t think they should feel we might pose a threat. Got it.

  6. naturalcynic says

    I wonder about how many golf games Boehner has played? I’m sure Loudon wouldn’t even bother to want to know.

  7. dugglebogey says

    Ah, she’s a PHD of “Human Organization and Development” from Fielding Graduate University, an online college.

    Very impressive.

  8. dugglebogey says

    Trying to deceive people into thinking you are a “Doctor of Psychology” might be interpreted by some as psychopathic or sociopathic behavior.

  9. Kevin Kehres says

    I’m surprised she went with golf. After all, it’s probably true that Obama has played WAY more basketball than any other President in history.

    She shoulda led with that.

  10. says

    eric@4:

    Obama is always just about to impose Marxist tyranny on the US or, as Garrow has said, nuke a large chunk of it. It’s only through the vigilance of the mighty keyboard commandos at sites like World Nut Daily that has stopped him. So far.

  11. zenlike says

    Pol Pot, Hitler and Ceausescu were by all definitions horrible human beings and tyrants, but I seriously want a citiation on the claim that they were psychopaths. This person knows less about psychology then a barber who regularly reads his own pop magazines.

  12. bahrfeldt says

    Seriously? As if more than 0.1% of WND readers could identify Ceausescu. Although I presume that at least that percentage could find Romania on a map.

  13. says

    YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE MORE SCARED AND ANGRY THAN YOU ARE. IMAGINE HOW BRILLIANT “OUR” INCOMPETENT “PRESIDENT” MUST BE FOR HIM TO BE SO ADEPT AT DESTROYING THE ECONOMY CONSIDERING HOW RARELY HES IN THE WHITE HOUSE!

  14. says

    bahrfeldt “Seriously? As if more than 0.1% of WND readers could identify Ceausescu.”
    LIES! WE ALL KNOW THAT HE WAS THAT FRENCH DIVER GUY!

  15. Loqi says

    @eric
    Oh, it’s gonna happen, just you wait. On the day before the election, he’s going to cancel it and declare himself dictator for life. Somehow he has the ability to do that, and the rest of the country wouldn’t just ignore it and hold the election anyway.
    Or if that doesn’t happen and a Democrat wins the election, he/she will just be a puppet for Obama, and *then* the bad stuff will start.
    Or if a Republican wins, Obama is just performing a feint to throw us all off the trail (except WND – they’re never get thrown by this sort of thing. What you call “living in a cconspiratorial fantasy world” I call “Seeing through the diabolical machinations of the evil communist nazi secularist Muslim dictator HUSSEIN Obama.”) He’ll resurface again and use his secret homosexual Muslim “pinkshirt” army to take over once he’s sure America is sufficiently weak from taking the 10 Commandments out of schools. At that time, it will fall to the last defender of Christianity and the red, white, and blue to save us: Vladimir Putin. He will ride across the ocean on a white horse (shirtless, of course) and fight off the Obamunists by taking staged photos of himself doing manly things wrestling an alligator (which will be previously sedated. And snared. And dead. One can never be too careful) and chopping down a tree (also previously sedated. Again, one can never be too careful). We can only hope that his manly display of rugged manliness is enough to beat back those gays who are simultaneously effeminate sissies and the greatest threat the world has ever known. Putin may even be able to turn them into good hetero males who order steak at restaurants and clumsily hit on and/or grope the wait staff. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “Help us, Vladimir Putin. You are our only hope.”

  16. dhall says

    “No one knew that Pol Pot, Hitler or Ceausescu were psychopaths until they knew.”
    So . . . no one knew until they knew. Hard to argue with that kind of logic.

  17. says

    “no one can make a mental diagnosis from afar,”

    I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and I can’t imagine someone who had actually studied the field to speak so sloppily. I wonder if she got her degree from a mill, or a Cracker Jack box. Besides, I haven’t checked lately but I think psychopathy isn’t in DSM IV, being replaced with a variety of diagnoses for borderline personality disorder.

    Diagnosis in psychology is why I concluded the field was bullshit, so I am especially sensitive when I see psychology bullshit being done badly.

  18. bcreason says

    SHE’S NOT LYING!
    She’s in the bubble. Like Mitt Romney talking about Benghazi during the debate. He wasn’t lying he was just in the Fox News, WND bubble.

    First rule of brainwashing is to control information sources. Either by actually limiting what people hear or discrediting contrary opinion / facts as unreliable. “Liberal Media” anyone.

    So she believes all that stuff because that’s what she hears on Fox News and WND. To her anything else is lies from the George Soros controlled the liberal media.

  19. D. C. Sessions says

    You know that you’re headed off at a steep angle from reality when what is supposed to be a psychological analysis starts with physical appearances of the subject and his family.

    Now here’s a tough one, Ms. Louden: how do other national politicians score on your checklist? Especially when the objective facts (e.g. rounds of golf, vacation days, etc.) are corrected?

  20. caseloweraz says

    “No one knew that Pol Pot, Hitler or Ceausescu were psychopaths until they knew.”

    Careless editing is careless.

    Qué sera, sera.

  21. garnetstar says

    What’s wrong with a psychopathic president? They’re not all violent, and some are very successful at some things.

    I’d vote for anyone anywhere on the mental health continuum who proprosed and then implemented rational, effective policies.

  22. cptdoom says

    If I am remembering the coursework for my undergraduate psychology degree correctly, a key aspect of psychopathology is a lack of empathy, which of course describes the President who insisted on meeting all the families of the slaughtered children in Newton. It couldn’t describe the President who celebrated John McCain’s birthday during Katrina, or the Secretary of State who shopped for $1,000 shoes while the residents of New Orleans drowned in their homes. Because science!

  23. steve84 says

    Mitt Romney on the other hand is pretty much the textbook definition of a sociopath. Extremely selfish, a pathological liar, a complete lack of empathy, and the inability to connect with anyone who isn’t exactly like him.

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