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Obama's Behavior Is Getting Worse


Obama's Thursday news conference was a sober reminder of the nature of the man in the Oval Office. I infer that even many of his supporters in the liberal media are finally catching on to the magnitude of his personality disorders.

How could a man in his important position continue to act so childishly, accepting no responsibility for his policies and behavior and demonizing everyone who dares to disagree with or oppose him? It's worse than embarrassing; it's unsettling.

From the conference we are reminded that Obama believes that:

—Only "big and bold" intervention by the government can get an economy moving; so long as he cites a few "expert economists" who agree with him, there can be no other legitimate opinion.

—Anyone who disagrees with or opposes him is engaging in partisan politics rather than acting in good faith, on principle and in the best interests of the country. Republicans have blocked him for partisan reasons for not just the past six months, but the past 2 1/2 years. He has "gone out of (his) way in every instance to find common ground" with Republicans. You know, as with "I won, John" and "I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talkin'" and "stay in the back seat."

—If Republicans continue to oppose his jobs bill, it will be because they don't want laid-off policemen, firefighters and teachers working again.

—The failure, waste and corruption in his $868 billion stimulus package are irrelevant when considering whether to embark on another such reckless venture. He doesn't need to explain away the damning empirical data on his stimulus bill, because economists told him it would work and therefore it did work. If he hadn't spent all that borrowed money, we would have experienced another great depression. Anyone who disputes this is either a rube or improperly motivated.

—It doesn't matter that he famously breached his promise that unemployment would not exceed 8 percent if Congress passed his stimulus bill or that studies show that only 7 percent of the stimulus money went toward infrastructure despite his commitments to the contrary. Nor does it matter that he cavalierly joked about having lied about the existence of a plethora of "shovel-ready jobs." He is a well-meaning liberal, after all.

—His good intentions also exempt him from accountability on the Solyndra scandal, because his ideology inclines him toward a blind faith in the existence of cataclysmic man-made global warming, which in turn requires him to mandate government subsidization of "green technologies." Those allegedly noble intentions further entitle him to a pass for ignoring those who warned the government not to proceed with the project.

His intentions relieve him from responsibility for Solyndra's abject failure to meet the projections of the same kind of geniuses he is berating us for not following on his jobs bill.

—He still isn't the slightest bit concerned about our national path toward bankruptcy, addressing it only with a few throwaway lines about how this bill would pay for itself, even though no bill of his has paid for itself.

—He is going to stick to his lies that a) his bill is a "jobs bill," b) it would implement the "Buffett Rule" when Warren Buffett himself said he is only for raising taxes on the super-rich, c) the "rich" aren't paying their fair share of taxes, and d) Republicans have not put forward an economic plan.

—He is going to continue to pretend or fool himself into believing that the American people still back his socialist approach to economic problems, his class warfare approach to influencing public opinion, his demagogic approach to entitlement reform and his hyper-partisan approach to problem-solving.

—He has complete confidence in Eric Holder, so he doesn't need to worry about the facts on "Fast and Furious," either; Holder's dubious testimony is of no concern to Obama, and he doesn't have to answer for it, because he trusts Holder, and therefore, so should we. Besides, even if it should turn out that Holder did something wrong, Holder is the attorney general and Obama's not responsible for him.

—He is never going to stop blaming everyone and everything but himself for the problems he has caused. Thursday, he told us yet again that our economic mess was created by George W. Bush, the Japanese tsunami, the two wars, the Republicans' gamesmanship over the debt ceiling, and Europe's financial instability. Oh, yes, and many of our problems even "predate the financial crisis."

Our chief executive either is a mastermind at Machiavellian manipulation or has deep psychological and emotional problems. I've never seen an adult in an important leadership position — especially not the president of the United States — show such frightening immaturity and self-absorption.

David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book, "Crimes Against Liberty," was No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list for nonfiction for its first two weeks. Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at



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I agree wholeheartedly: What's disturbing about the whole Obama phenomenon is that the collective American electorate was dumb enough to elect a man so devoid of any experience. Obama has never worked or delivered inside of any empirical, mertiorious, system: He's a pure politician, and one of the worst sort. Politics, of course, is never about right vs. wrong, morality vs. immorality, merit vs. the unmeritorious. Politics is about serving "the agenda" - what the specific agenda is within the day's exercise of politics. If "politics" (and politicians) can twin-track the moral, what's right, what's meritorious, in advancing the agenda, they do as a matter of pragmatism and protection. However, if they can't advance the agenda with those things, they are as adept at doing what's wrong (in the larger sense), what's immoral, and what is unmeritorious (vis-a-vis larger principles) in advancing the agenda. Now recognize that Obama is a pure politician, absent any other meaningful experience in meritorious and empirical things. Pair all of that with the fact that most Oscar-worthy performances happen far from Hollywood - most are in Washington, D.C. and on campaign trails - and we've got the perfect storm: A great actor, willing to do anything, and those "anythings" are absent any real-world, empirical, meritorious, tethers. We are in deep, deep trouble. - David Scott, Author, "I.T. WARS"
Comment: #1
Posted by: David Scott
Fri Oct 7, 2011 6:09 AM
Barack Obama is a disturbed man in the service of a disturbed -- and disturbing -- ideology.
Comment: #2
Posted by: Jack Rail
Fri Oct 7, 2011 1:20 PM
Obama is mentally retarded!
Comment: #3
Posted by: gerard
Fri Oct 7, 2011 4:50 PM
Barry Sotero is a classic narcissist. Narcissism: 1) excessive or erotic interest in oneself. 2) extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's own talents and a deep craving for admiration. 3) self-centeredness arising from failure to distinguish the self from the external. Narcissistic traits in babies are common. If carried into adulthood it then becomes a mental disorder.
Comment: #4
Posted by: Keith B.
Fri Oct 7, 2011 6:15 PM
The truly frightening thing is what would have happened and where would be if the Republicans had continued in the let's get along vein when he was first elected and the Tea Party had not risen up. When I watch his press conferences I always wonder if he never watches himself to see how really whiny and pathetic he looks or does he think "man I killed it today." I just want this nightmare to be over.
Comment: #5
Posted by: Carole
Fri Oct 7, 2011 8:48 PM
It's amazing to my husband and me how many times this supposedly Harvard Law School graduate says "and uh" or "Uh". Something's not right there!
Comment: #6
Posted by: Barbara Land
Sat Oct 8, 2011 1:38 AM
Comment: #7
Sat Oct 8, 2011 1:17 PM
This man has won both his elected senate seat and his presidential seat through misrepresentation and smear campaigns. He joined the Democratic Party because his ties to the Socialist Pary would not lend to his perceived credibility by the American people. He is false. His mission is to deconstruct the United States of America. He knows exactly what he is doing and he is not operating on his own intelligence or merit. The only thing transparent about him are these proven, well documented facts. We will never be able to view his medical records. We can only guess on his birth country or where he has been since there are so many discrepancies in his convoluted history. He has been set on his course by sources who operate and govern the medias of the United States. He is a figure-head only. Do not underestimate the power behind him.
He is false. We are watching Kabuki theatre at its finest. This is deviance on display. This is lawlessness on a magnitude never seen in our lifetime, layer upon layer.
Comment: #8
Posted by: Linda Flemming
Sun Oct 9, 2011 11:02 PM
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