Among the several thousands slings and arrows that the Left aimed at President Trump, every minute of his presidency, was that he is a dyed-in-the-wool narcissist. I have no degree in psychology, and no clinical background, however, it likely is true that Donald Trump exhibits many characteristics of narcissism.
Trump cannot, in the least, hold a candle to the greatest narcissist that the U.S. presidency has ever had to endure, someone who easily merited the title Narcissist-in-Chief: the unbearably conceited, one and only, Barack Obama.
Why bring this up now when Obama holds no elected office? Many political pundits on the right have reason to believe that Obama, through Susan Rice, current director of the U.S. States Domestic Policy Council, is pulling Biden’s strings.
Obama’s Water Girl
Rice has carried Obama’s water many times. The most egregious, perhaps, was when Obama sent her on a two-week juggernaut of political talk shows claiming that an insulting video prompted the September 11, 2012 attacks on our consulate in Benghazi.
The ploy involved concealing news of the attack, on that ignominious anniversary, until weeks after September 11, 2012, so that Obama’s poll numbers during the election season would not plummet.
This move was classic Obama who had been “all about himself” from the moment he stepped into the public spotlight.
Once he entered the White House in 2009, his decades-in-the-making narcissism went quite public, even if largely unnoticed by his throngs of admirers, and under-reported by the sycophantic press.
Obama paid homage to JFK by posting a photograph of himself looking longingly at a portrait of the late, assassinated president.
Obama sent Queen Elizabeth of England a gift – two of his speeches, saved on an iPod. The Queen already possessed an iPod, but no big deal. It must have been a thrill for her, amidst a lifetime of them, to have received Obama’s recordings. It certainly was a thrill for Obama.
Not coincidentally, Obama bestowed this gift to the Queen around the time that he had returned the bust of Winston Churchill which had long graced the Oval Office.
Look at Me!
When Neil Armstrong, the first man who put his foot on the moon in 1969, passed away in August, 2012, how did Obama publicly remember Neil Armstrong? He presented a picture of himself gazing up at the moon. Gazing up at the moon. You cannot make this stuff up.
When Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, war hero, and longtime public servant passed away in December, 2012, Obama spoke eloquently about Inouye’s life.
If you listen closely, however, he reflected upon the Senator only as Inouye related to own life. In other words, he was speaking about Inouye on the surface, but actually was touting “me, me, and me.”
To honor the late Rosa Parks, in February, 2013, Obama posted a picture of himself in the same bus seat where she had sat. How moving! That seat must have felt blessed.
When Nelson Mandela of South Africa passed in December, 2013, and the world mourned, so did Obama. He marked the occasion by tweeting a photo of himself and one of his daughters in Mandela’s #5 cell on Robben Island. Looking down from heaven, undoubtedly, Nelson Mandela was touched.
Close your eyes and imagine that Donald Trump had done the same – tweeted a similar kind of photo of himself with Ivanka in Mandela’s cell. Would the media machine ever let this go? Would this not be included as a major item in Trump’s future obituary?
Sinking to the Bottom
On the 70th anniversary of the USS Arizona sinking in Pearl Harbor, Obama ‘honored’ the dead sailors by issuing a picture of himself walking down the stairs in front of the USS Arizona Memorial. The name of the ship was obscured in the picture, but Obama looked good.
You get this picture: Obama could never and can never get enough of himself. He goes of his way to ensure that everyone else cannot either.
Obama’s brand of over-the-top narcissism continues to this day. In the last year, he made the rounds on political talk shows, late night TV, and prime media platforms, reserved, of course, only for Lefties.
You Didn’t Write That
In November and December, Obama touted his new, 700-page book, A Promised Land, which, incredibly, covers only part of his presidential administration.
The ‘newspaper of record,’ the New York Times gushed: ‘Barack Obama as fine a writer as they come. It is not merely that this book avoids being ponderous, as might be expected, even forgiven, of a hefty memoir, but that it is nearly always pleasurable to read, sentence by sentence, the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid.’
My guess is that Barack ‘you didn’t build it’ Obama didn’t write that.
Now Hear This
The audio edition of A Promised Land is ONLY 29 hours long — far longer than the respective audio editions of current biographies on Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein, each of whom actually accomplished great deeds.
While Beijing Biden does more of Obama’s bidding, we’ll have to wait with bated breath for the second volume. Hopefully, it will not run 700 pages, but with a world-class narcissist, who can say?
It might be much longer.
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It is to our overwhelming advantage to ensure that only registered Republicans are able to participate
Let us resolve to keep our primary voting to those who are registered Republicans. One can make the argument that there are closet Republicans who, for fear of reprisal in the workplace, cannot join the Republican party but are, nevertheless, Republican in sentiment.
However, this is a small group. And, they are more than offset by hordes of Democrats who, if allowed into Republican primaries will do their dirty work as they have done throughout counties in North Carolina and throughout the nation.
Overall, it is to our overwhelming advantage to ensure that only registered Republicans are able to participate.
As a case in point, on the national level, the RINO Nikki Haley would be out of the race if not for Democrat voters stepping over the line in coordinated effort and voting in Republican primaries. Granted, she is backed by billionaire mega-donors who fear Donald Trump. If Democrats could not vote in the GOP primaries, however, the mega-donors dollars wouldn’t be worth much.
As a result of Haley staying in the race, Donald Trump has to spend a bit more than otherwise, and deflect some of his attention away from the Democrats, the swamp, and the Marxist’s plans to destroy our country.
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The panoply of liberal and Leftist policies are harmful to society
Biden and company want to contort the right to vote, endlessly fund Ukraine, kowtow to Middle East terrorists, pack the Supreme Court, end the filibuster, disband the electoral college, treat January 6th protestors like insurrectionists, convict Trump on SOMETHING, appease China, and permanently make tens of millions of Americans totally dependent on government entitlements.
In recent years, the questionable lockdowns, restrictions, and mandates over COVID-19, and Democrats’ willingness to overlook street violence, enhances my view that the Left loves the idea of total authority and forevermore imposing its will on all of us.
Insanity Over the Top
The panoply of liberal or Leftist viewpoints, from no need for voter ID to restrictions on the 1st Amendment, to indoctrinating children is harmful to society.
Is it acceptable to teach children that there are more than 50 genders? Do you believe, as Leftists do that children may choose their gender? Do you think that cross-dressers ought to be reading to children at story hour? Should the sciences, mathematics, and other core academic disciplines be taught to accommodate ‘politically diverse’ points of view?
Are you okay with colleges holding separate graduation exercises and celebrations for different ethnic minorities? Martin Luther King, Jr, must be rolling over in his grave. Should entire college curricula be redesigned because most of the great works of literature throughout history have been written by white males?
Should student loans be exonerated? Should colleges establish safe spaces? Are you perturbed when conservative speakers are disrupted from speaking on campus, or are banned from campus? Curiously, can a university promise students an unbiased education when 97% of college professors’ political donations go to Democrats?
Open the Spigots!
Should Medicare be provided for all and, if so, how do you pay for it? Is late-trimester abortion acceptable? After a baby is born, is it the right of the mother and the doctor to choose whether or not that person will continue to live?
Should we have open borders, and let in anyone who wants to come here, now approaching 9 million since Biden was installed? Are illegal immigrants to be given free healthcare once they cross the border, as all Democrat presidential contenders stated on live TV in 2020? How do hordes arrive at the southern border, well-fed and hydrated, after trekking 100s or 1000s of miles, with sturdy walking shoes and cell phones? Should they be flown and bussed all over the U.S. courtesy of the Biden administration? Are sanctuary cities a good idea, and do they support the lives and aspirations of actual U.S. citizens?
When newspaper headlines scream about gun violence, is wringing your hands over the issue any solace for families in Chicago or Baltimore ghetto communities who experience gun violence on a daily basis? Do you care about the issue, or do you only get riled up when the mainstream media stokes your emotions by giving World War II coverage to carefully crafted, elevated cases?
Is calling others racist acceptable when, in your own heart, you know that you are biased at times against this group or that? Is virtue signaling an acceptable form of social participation, or should one actually take appropriate, non-violent action to address a perceived wrong? Is a comment from 30 or 40 years ago made by a celebrity — or a politician, for that matter — enough to cancel his or her career?
Goals and Tactics of Violent Groups
Are the goals and violent tactics of Antifa acceptable to you? If they’re proud of what they stand for and forthright in their actions, why do they wear ski masks? Appearing in selected cities in time to cause trouble, and leading the turmoil following the death of George Floyd, how many of them actually hold jobs?
In pursuit of protests, do any pay for their own transportation and housing costs? If they do not pay for themselves, who is paying? Most curiously, why do they often go after the most vulnerable people they can find in any gathering? Is it okay when law enforcement stands down in the face of violence committed by those on the left?
The Left embraces mass insanity and it’s getting more absurd all the time. Yet, it appears that Leftists do not understand the magnitude and ramifications of many of their political and social views. Their agenda, fully implemented, would destroy our civilization in less than a few years.
Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men [and women] were free.”
It would be nice to reach consensus, in some way, with those on the Left, however, my sensibilities cry out and say that would be cultural and national suicide.
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