There's something interesting to consider about 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.
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.
But luxe vacations are just the beginning. Obama has golfed more than any other president. On
days when America has been under attack, on days when military heroes
have died, on days when the nation is mourning – still Obama finds time
for a game of hoops with a hip-hop star or a round of golf with a key
contributor. His advisers had to pull him off the golf course to talk him into taking out Osama bin Laden.
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.
This pattern of inauthenticity would be very difficult, even debilitating for someone with an intact conscience, in my opinion.
But audacity is a manifestation of psychopathy, and Obama is a master of audacity.
He has exacted more items into law by the capricious act of executive
order than any other president in such a short period of time.
Traditionally, this is only done in very rare instances, because
presidents know that the American people will not stand for that sort of
tyranny. In Obama’s case, it is explained away, if mentioned by media
at all, with whinings of “the other party’s obstructionist acts” or
“someone else forced the president to act so cavalierly.”
That brings us to another habit of the psychopath –
blaming others. First, Obama and his cronies blamed President Bush for
just about everything. They blame the tea party for any bad press,
the Koch brothers for any mishaps and Congress for Obama’s tyrannical
executive orders and the removal of the filibuster as a means of defense
against Obama’s imperial appointments.
The truly skilled psychopath can make his own biases look like they are
the shortcoming of his opponent. When the New Black Panther thugs with
clubs were intimidating voters during the 2008 election, those who
voiced concern were called racist and alarmist for even bringing up the
issue. Once elected, Obama had his attorney general, Eric Holder not
only drop all charges but actually drop convictions! President Obama
accuses others of racial bias, when it is he who is one of the worst.
Another common trait of the psychopath is a mysterious and shady past.
We know very little about President Obama’s formative years and little
about his college years. Records are sealed or withheld, and requests
for them are dismissed as ridiculous requests from paranoid detractors.
The psychopath is great at connecting personally with people and
convinces everyone that he is just like them. President Obama is just a
normal guy who likes movies, basketball, golf and likes to play video
games. Experts call it mirroring.
Perhaps the most frightening symptom of the psychopath is to kill while
keeping their own hands clean. Obama takes full credit for killing Osama
bin Laden to the point of both stealing the glory from our Navy SEALs
and at the same time betraying the existence of SEAL Team Six and
exposing them to unwarranted assassination risk – risk that resulted in
the worst catastrophic loss of life in the history of the SEALs. Did
Obama take responsibility for that? He certainly spent far less time
mourning their loss or taking responsibility for their deaths than he
did taking credit for being tough dealing with terror.