The most troubling aspect of today’s events
Not the indecision and delayed decision about the use of force in Syria.
The Golf immediately after the Rose Garden statement.
Right after shipping responsibility for authorizing an attack on Syria, President Barack Obama returned to his comfort zone: The golf course.
Obama’s motorcade left the White House at 2:30 p.m., about 30 minutes after completing his statement.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are playing at Fort Belvoir, Va., along with White House trip director Marvin Nicholson and Walter Nicholson, according to the White House.
It’s NOT the Golf itself, but the ability of Obama to compartmentalize.
One moment he’s giving a statement to the world about what he describes as a heinous breach of longstanding international norms the gravity of which has brought him to the decision to launch military action with almost no allied support, subject only to timing (and not necessarily even subject to congressional approval).
Within an hour or so he’s on the links.
The ability to compartmentalize is troubling. It’s what makes him able to campaign non-stop on his agenda items as his administration is crumbling around him and our country is going down the tubes internationally.
Did I mention it’s troubling?
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Because he doesn’t give a shit. Because he’s not a real president. He’s an actor. And he’s already got everything he wants, save for dealing with the “reviews”: riding in Air Force One, garnering celebrity, hobnobbing with celebrities, going on cool vacations, setting himself up to become billionaire in the future, etc.
He’s a friggin’ actor, who reads scripts written for him. Some think he’s an ideologue, but to Obama, it’s all just his fantasy. Give a speech, get up on the podium, the stage, the fundraising dinner theatre, the TV show appearance. Plays his role as he’s directed, then goes out to party.
He’s a sociopath.
How I wish I hadn’t blown off that Psychology class … is it “sociopath” or “psychopath”? Clearly BO has some sort of dissociative disorder …
Right. The ability to compartmentalize is very desirable in certain situations. It allows people to do very difficult jobs without losing their minds or committing suicide. But constant compartmentalizing at all times, in every situation and on any subject hints at sociopathy. The person literally doesn’t care about anything or anyone other than himself.
You give Obama too much credit. Actors don’t need teleprompters and immediately go off script without them.
He’s closer to a trained seal than an actor. A two bit con man with a smooth patter and deep voice that is as close to “gravitas” as he is likely to get.
Valerie Jarrett is the real prez… Obama is the “useful tool,” a puppet and a fool.
But, “we” elected him twice lured by the free stuff, the grand oratory and other general “feel good” considerations..
Obama is the most effective president we have ever had and you’re criticizing him for taking off some time to relax? Come on now. Give it a break.
Obama promised back in ’08 to radically transform this country and he is well on the way of finalizing that tremendous goal. Obama has caused our unemployment figures to sky rocket, the total unemployed, amongst those able to work, is higher than it has ever been. Our national debt is growing ever higher and causing more government programs protecting our country to be shut down or greatly minimized since we can no longer afford them. Our once staunch allies are doubting whether they can ever again trust that we will stand by them or whether it’s worthwhile to support the USA on any endeavor. Obama sets markers, red lines, in the sand and then blows those faint lines away. His administration seems to be incapable of doing anything that might benefit this country.
After all, Obamacare is but one major prong of his mult-faceted program to radically transform the USA. Give’em a break, Jeez.
So, why are you criticizing Obama? He’s accomplishing his goals better than any president before him and at his rate, there might not be any presidents in the future or the USA as we know it now. And, his success troubles you?
Yep, troubles me too!
Obama seeks to get congress to nix the Syria strike for him. They’ll be doing him a huge favor by voting not to authorize a strike, bailing him out of the corner into which he painted himself. Then Obama can say, ‘hey, I was ready and willing to go but congress said no.’ Later, when Assad inevitably commits some further atrocity, this narcissistic prick will demagogue the GOP, blame it on them for stopping Obama from taking action. It won’t matter how many Dems voted not to strike – the media will ignore that to cover Obama and a numbdumb public will buy it.
There is no upside for the Preezy in bombing Syria, especially with no cover from allies. Plus, it’s not even that great of an idea, given all the al-Qaedas and Muslim Bros in the oppo. Fobbing off the decision to Congress and then losing the vote solves his problem of having drawn with the red crayon. He can say he wanted to punish Assad, but those wascawwy Wepubwicans stopped him. Takes all the pressure off. No wonder he can go golfing, because he actually cares only for his political standing and doesn’t see it connected to actually achieving results, only “winning the game.”
You give Obama too much credit.
He’s not “compartmentalizing” anything. He reads the statements they tell him to read and as a reward he gets to play golf, go on a luxury vacation, host a party with whatever entertainment he wants, etc.
This is not some deep thinker, not even a sharp schemer like Bill Clinton. He’s an empty suit with a teleprompter.
yeah … he’s got the rap down pat though. The leftist jargon from Columbia, and Hahavard, and 20 years under his mentor Rev. Wright. Then there was the tutelage under communist Frank Marshal Davis in his formative years.
He’s quite comfortable with the Farrakhan philosophy, which spews out when he is not controlled by the prompter. e.g. “I don’t know the facts … but the (white) cops acted stupidly”. He needs the prompter because his real intent and character is so antagonistic to the America we love, the America he wants to destroy/transform.
I’m not a psychotherapist, but his childhood of bouncing around from radical to radical, with neither parent really wanting him, surely left some deep imprinting. He seems to suffer some detachment syndrome, enabling him to flit off to play golf after taking the US to the brink of a new war front.
Krauthammer speaks of how he tends to look down from above, as if he is outside of (or above) the political realm, judging DC from the outside as a campaigner. He judges “evil DC” as if he is a sanctified being, here to pass judgement, to bless or condemn. He never goes in the compartment, but floats above it all.
But he is not “from on high”, it is more like “he is high”, like he’s still a “shroomer”. He offers doper style hippie lingo about how the white man is keeping him down. The old lingo works for him because of his media, Hollywood and union support. And he has his shield of race to protect him always.
So yes, he does not “compartmentalize” so much as he drops down from above (from being cool with Hollywood celeb’s, or chillin’ on the golf course) to offer his holy words to the peasants. Usually those have to be scripted, but he can always fall back to his talking points and blame game, while tossing a few race cards on the table.
Obama’s halo is slipping a little, but the narcissist in him won’t let it go.
oh, a better example, when they were getting bin Laden, the report that he had to go off to play card games as a distraction. He couldn’t bear to stay in “the compartment” even on the most serious occasion. He is detached, and seeks distractions.
It’s not just distraction — if anything went wrong he could point and say that he wasn’t there. This man will NEVER order military action on his own — if he can’t get Britain or France to come in with him he’ll go to Congress. If not Congress, then no action as there will be no one to blame when the fecal matter hits the fan. HE has to have an out. No out, no action.
The fallback, fallback position is…
Have no fear, if all else fails Barry and his chief advisor Al, have decided to set the table for Trayvon (‘Trayvon would have wanted this’) attempt #23¾. And you do, or should know what Cornel West stated about his chief advisor Al.
If you paid attention to what everybody ignored in 2008, it was and is obvious that this administration will end badly, in the Nixonian sense. We have not recovered from the damage done, ironically by Democrats, to the political process. This may well be worse.
“He’s a friggin’ actor, who reads scripts written for him.”
And he’s a bad actor at that. Clint Eastwood pegged him perfectly.
The most troubling aspect for me is that we’re stuck with this cowardly, incompetent yutz for another 3.5 years.
And after that, we’re still stuck with an electorate that had the bad judgment to elect him and then reelect him.
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Looked at sideways, MacsenMcBain .. evidently, it takes twice as long now to convince people that the Dems promises are lies as it did back in 1976…
This says some rather tragic things about our country, our schools, our media, and .. about how bad a job conservatives did in 2011 of picking *one* candidate to replace him.
Not the conservative acat, the RNC decided it was McCain’s turn and did everything they could to get him nominated. Conservatives have know for a number of years that McCain was no conservative.
Yeah, but what did he shoot? Transparency my ass!
My two college psych classes failed me … or maybe it was the almost 40 years since I took them 🙂 . I didn’t even know “compartmentalize” was a psychology term.
If we could only keep him on the golf course for another three years………..
compartmentalize ? His focus is always on golf … The Syrian statement was a distraction …
A sociopath to the extent of his narcissism — which is titanic.
We can thank our lucky stars this guy is talentless.
Titanic narcissism. Yes. Schedules press conference for 1:15. Whole planet is standing by waiting for this momentous announcement. After waiting 20 minutes, I fell asleep. Newscaster said they could see him in window talking on the phone. This irrelevant clown can’t even start his press conference on time. Keeps world sitting around while he chit-chats? Was he trying to get a Tee off time? I don’t care if he was on the hot line with Putin. Could have said, “Vlad, I gotta press conference, I’ll call you back on way to golf course.” Yes, only a narcissist would do that.
Obama lies so much I’ll bet he cheats at golf also.