May 2009 ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å NARCISSIST IN CHIEF: Experts explain what makes Barack Obama tick
He may be the most mysterious and secretive president in American history.
Though inexperienced and arguably unqualified for the presidency, he mesmerized the entire establishment press and more than half of voters, many regarding him as nothing short of a political messiah. Though he can barely speak publicly without a teleprompter, he's praised as a transcendent communicator. Though his voting record is extreme left, he portrays himself as a pragmatic centrist.
But beyond Obama's political ideology, many Americans are troubled also by his strange personality attributes: He greatly exaggerates his achievements, expects constant praise and admiration, believes he's special, doesn't appear to concern himself with other people's feelings, expresses disdain for those he feels are inferior, sets unrealistic goals, appears as tough-minded and unemotional, and other qualities ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å all of which are textbook symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder.
Indeed, the word "narcissist" is increasingly being applied to America's 44th president. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and former psychiatrist Charles Krauthammer asks, "Does the narcissism of this man know no bounds?" Jack Kelly, journalist and former high-ranking Reagan administration Pentagon official, says: "The most dangerous thing about having a narcissist in a position of power is his unwillingness ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å perhaps his inability ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å to ever admit error. In response to questions from ABC's Terry Moran and CBS' Katie Couric, Sen. Obama acknowledged the troop surge in Iraq has produced dramatic improvements, but said he still would oppose it." Radio giant Rush Limbaugh said of Obama: "He's supremely narcissistic ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ This is all about him. This has nothing to do with the country. It has nothing to do with our way of life. Every aspect of his presidency is about building him up, making him appear to be savior, messiah ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__"
But beneath the label, what is a narcissist ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å and is the president of the United States indeed a narcissist, a condition psychology and psychiatry recognize as a serious personality disorder?
That's the radioactive question the May issue of WND's acclaimed Whistleblower takes on, titled "NARCISSIST IN CHIEF: Experts explain what makes Barack Obama tick."
In "NARCISSIST IN CHIEF," Whistleblower's formidable team of experts ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å including psychiatrists, psychologists and astute political analysts ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å tackle this question and, in the process, serve up some stunning information and insights for readers.
"I think itÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs critically important, now more than ever, to understand our presidentÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs core beliefs and to realize that if we embrace them fully, weÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇll be well on our way to becoming the U.S.S.A.," says Brian Russell, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, attorney and familiar national television pundit. And according to Lyle H. Rossiter Jr., M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist who has diagnosed and treated mental disorders for more than 40 years, it's not just Obama: America's leadership ranks are full of people with serious psychological problems, declaring that "the modern liberal mind, its distorted perceptions and its destructive agenda are the product of disturbed personalities."
"This is surely one of the most fascinating ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å and possibly most important ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Whistleblower issues we've ever produced," said David Kupelian, editor of Whistleblower and managing editor of WND. "Some of the articles, including the ones by narcissism expert Sam Vaknin, Ph.D., and forensic psychiatrist Lyle Rossiter, M.D., are nothing short of brilliant. They make it crystal clear for the reader exactly what's going on inside the brains of those leading America today. This is definitely a paradigm-busting edition of Whistleblower."
Issue highlights include:
- "Is Barack Obama crazy?" by Joseph Farah
- "American idolatry" by David Kupelian, on why experts believe we're becoming a nation of egomaniacs
- "Psychobamanalysis" by Brian Russell, Ph.D., in which the well-known psychologist explains how Barack Obama thinks
- "Barack Obama: Narcissist or merely narcissistic?" by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D., a comprehensive expert look at how the presidentÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs behavior matches many markers of the troubling disorder
- "New study: Narcissists crave power"
- "Poll: Obama beats Jesus as American 'hero'" by Chelsea Schilling
- "Farrakhan on Obama: 'The Messiah is absolutely speaking'" by Bob Unruh, on why the anti-Semitic Black Muslim leader says, "Barack has captured the youth" and will bring about "universal change"
- "Youth movements are bad news" by Dennis Prager, who explains why Obama's powerful appeal to young people does not bode well
- "Understanding Obama's cult of personality" by Ali Sina, in which the Iranian ex-Muslim author recalls similar widespread public ecstasy over the charismatic Ayatollah Khomeini
- "'Disturbed personalities' leading America today" by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., M.D., in which the veteran forensic psychiatrist explains the psychodynamics of today's radical liberal mind
- "The Obama Doctrine: 'Don't blame me'" by Ben Shapiro, on the dangers of a president being obsessed with his own greatness
- "Oratory ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å or hypnotic induction?" Some analysts claim Obama's eloquence is augmented by hypnosis techniques
- "The strange roots of political correctness" by Reb Bradley, who explains how raising coddled, narcissistic kids leads naturally to PC madness
- "Liberalism is a mental disorder" by Michael Savage, in which the top radio talker invites confused Americans to "throw off their chains"
- "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" by Ellis Washington, in which the law prof highlights what he calls Obama's "infantile, overarching, all-consuming sense of entitlement."
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