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.