Read It Here: He's A Narcissist!

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Vol. 18, No. 20 May 23, 2012 © 2012
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A Founding Father's basic principle to remember in this election year:
"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers,
and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our
Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
John Jay, First U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, 1816
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Being a Narcissist isn't exactly the same as being a Baptist, a Methodist or one
of the other denominations of the Christian church, but it is a sort of religion, and
features a distinct form of worship: self-worship. If there is a standard, or uniform
dictionary definition, it would read something like this: "nar·cis·sism: inordinate
fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity." So that is what we are
talking about.

To open a consideration of Mr. Obama as a narcissist, here are three observances
which make essentially the same point; first, from Mark Alexander in the Patriot
Post: "Regarding his personal motive for promoting the homosexual agenda,
Obama is an archetypal case study of Narcissistic Pathology Disorder, the
almost universal underlying pathology of Leftist political leader. Obama
most certainly has a dominant though closeted homosexual predisposition,
the ultimate expression of his unmitigated narcissism."

Second, from the Heritage Foundation: "Any person selected to the highest
office in the land is bound to indulge a small degree of narcissism. But when
it permeates the entire attitude and culture of the executive branch, it begins
to become a problem. No president is larger than the presidency."

And third, from Jamie Weinstein, in The Daily Caller: "This is not necessarily
a partisan issue. It is a cult of personality issue."

Why should we be surprised? The "Obama years" are replete with indications
of how he envisioned his plan for America. Recall his victory speech on June 4,
2008, when he had secured the Democrat nomination for president: "This was
the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began
to heal." Or his speech on October 30, 2008 just prior to Election Day, when he
prophesied: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the
United States of America.” Or more recently, on Dec. 9, 2011, when he told
Steve Kroft on CBS 60 Minutes, “I would put our legislative and foreign
policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with
the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of
what we’ve gotten done in modern history.” In other words, he claimed to be
the 4th best president in American history. His ardent supporters might possibly
find a touch of modesty there -- he could have claimed to be the best.

And the self-adulation has continued to just two weeks ago, when, in that now
famous interview with Robin Roberts on ABC, he not only announced the end of
his "evolving" into approval of same-sex marriage, but he also said: "When I think
about -- those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there
fighting on my behalf…” Unbelievable. Our military, our young men and women,
in combat, experiencing serious life changing wounds and all too often death, he
sees as not being for our nation or the cause of freedom or the defeat of terrorism,
but he sees them as making those sacrifices in his behalf . . . or for him.

And how should we react to this "cult of personality," this form of belief?
As is always the case, God, through His Word, the Bible, does not leave us without
an answer. Mr. Obama, in his disparaging view of the Scriptures, would probably
dismiss this as another "obscure passage in Romans," (his terminology), but for
the Christian, Paul gave specific instructions about this type of aberrant belief:
"For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you,
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think." (Romans 12:3)

As a further illustration of narcissism at work, and at a very high level, this
week it was disclosed that the White House staff had edited the biographies of
many past presidents on their website,, to include a bullet point
inserting President Obama into each historical narrative. Here are a few examples
of the Obama editing: (1) "President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law
in 1965—providing millions of elderly healthcare stability. President Obama’s
historic health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, strengthening
Medicare, offers eligible seniors a range of preventive services with no cost-
sharing, and provides discounts on drugs when in the coverage gap known as
the 'donut hole.'” (2) "On August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt signed the
Social Security Act. Today the Obama administration continues to protect
seniors and ensure Social Security will be there for future generations."
(3) President Reagan designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national
holiday; today the Obama Administration honors this tradition, with the
First and Second Families participating in service projects on this day."

Several internet sites have suggested this additional editing is part of this effort:
"At the beginning of time, God created the heavens and the Earth. In May
2011, Barack Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden."

How else, other than acknowledging uncontrolled narcissism, can you explain such
actions, attitudes and expressions of convictions? Couple this situation with his
open support of anti-Christian moral values, and it is evident that we have serious
leadership problems.

On the subject of marriage and the family being basic Christian teaching,
this week it was called to our attention that Marcus Tullius Cicero (circa 50 B.C.),
said: "The first principle of society consists in the marriage tie, the next in
children, the next in a family within one roof, where everything is in common.
This society gives rise to the city, and is, as it were, the nursery of the

Months ago we began reminding you of an Election Day prayer countdown.
As of today, there are 167 days until Nov. 6, 2012. And there is so much to pray
for ... our nation, our leaders, the ongoing attacks on traditional American moral
values: marriage, the family, the right of children to be born and live, the freedom of
religion guaranteed to us -- not freedom from religion . . . and beyond our shores
our fellow Christian believers daily face persecution and death from Islamists, even
as our Israeli allies face extermination by their Muslim neighbors. The Obama
administration insists that the Muslim burning of Christian churches and murder of
Christians in Nigeria, for example, is a "misunderstanding" and should not be seen
as a religious conflict. And in addition to all those overt needs for prayer, let us
pray also for God's guidance in voting on national and local issues.

As the national and international crises continue to develop and grow
larger, we are convinced of the value in "What Others Are Saying."

Kathleen Parker (writing in the Washington Post): "What’s clear for
now is that Obama is hoping he can hold on to the affections of a coalition
of admirers who will overlook his flaws simply because they like him. The
larger truth of Romney’s adult life, including far more business successes
than failures — not to mention a résumé of service to others — could tilt
the likability meter in time, though one hopes for deeper soul-searching...
Likability, like popularity contests, is so high school."

John Piper (Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis): "Our church
exists 'to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the
joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.' That is our mission. 'All things'
means business, industry, education, media, sports, arts, leisure,
government, and all the details of our lives. Ideally this means God
should be recognized and trusted as supreme by every person He has
made. But the Bible teaches plainly that there will never be a time
before Jesus comes back when all people will honor him as supreme."

Wayne Root (author and political commentator): "Are you ready to bail
out a continent? It was bad enough that the U.S. government risked
trillions of taxpayer dollars bailing out banks, car companies, insurance
companies, Wall Street firms, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. We’ve
even bailed out foreign banks and foreign countries (Greece). But have
you ever considered bailing out a continent? Are Americans asleep at the
switch? Did anyone notice that Europe’s financial crisis went from
frightening to unimaginable last week?"

Peter Wehner (writing in Commentary): "During his interview with NBC’s
Brian Williams, David Letterman went off on a passionate defense of
President Obama. Letterman concluded by saying, 'What more do we want
this man to do for us, honest to God?' For starters, something better than
the weakest economic recovery in the modern era, the worst jobs record of
any president in the modern era, the highest sustained unemployment rate
since the Great Depression, a housing crisis worse than the Great
Depression, unprecedented deficits and debt, a standard of living that’s
fallen longer and more steeply during the past three years than at any time
since the government began recording it five decades ago, a downgrade in
the United States’ credit rating for the first time in history, and a record
number of people in poverty." [Mr. Wehner is too kind; he left out so much.]

Barack Hussein Obama: "We believe the free market is one of the
greatest forces for progress in human history; that businesses are the
engine of growth; that risk-takers and innovators should be rewarded."
[Some might label that as an example of the "Big Lie," because he obviously
believes nothing of the sort.]

Fred Thompson (actor and former Senator, in Fred Thompson's America):
"We are seeing (and living through) the inevitable consequences of ignoring
irresponsible fiscal behavior. We are seeing it both in our own economy and
in Europe, as social welfare states melt down to the point of no return from
policies that are bankrupting their countries. A growing number of
Americans are determined to see that the U.S. does not reach that point."

"Giacomo" (writing in Godfather Politics): "Barack Obama is the most
narcissistic and egomaniacal president in American history. From his actions
and statements, he has proven that he doesn’t care about the nation or
anyone except himself. He will and is stooping to the lowest levels of decency
in his attempt to be re-elected. Obama and his campaign leaders seem to be
unwilling to stop at anything, whether it be lying, slandering, re-writing
history, or misrepresenting himself, in order to renew his option for another
four years in the White House." And then this foreboding conclusion: "My fear
is that if he is successful in winning the November election, that this may be
the last free election in America. His ego and self-centeredness is so strong
that he would not have any qualms in destroying the economy, declaring
martial law and taking dictatorial control of the nation."

"One Liners" worth quoting are hard to find; here are just a few:

Jerry Beavan, writing here in ANC: "Extremism in the pursuit of persuasion
is no virtue." (With respect to probably well intended conservatives ignoring
accuracy to present their viewpoints.)

Vice President Joe Biden, when asked why so many West Virginia Democrats
voted against Mr. Obama in that state's primary last week, responded with
another Biden-gem: “they’re frustrated, they’re angry.” [Hmmm: they're
Democrats, and this is their president . . .]

From Conservative Outpost: "Reelecting Barack Obama would be like
backing up the Titanic and driving it into the iceberg a second time."

Jim Treacher, in the DC Trawler: "All of American history was just
prologue. How can any future president live up to Obama’s example?"

And there is no way to close without adding some "Afterthoughts."

For what it's worth, and this is not presented in an argumentative way:
The publication management firm of Dystel & Goderich, used this biographical
statement for Barack Obama's book Dreams from My Father, for several
years, and as late as April 3, 2007 (Mr. Obama won his U.S. Senate seat in
Nov, 2004): "BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from
Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic
National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of
the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Kenya to an American
anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia,
Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A
STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York
Times bestseller." (In 2007 Mr. Obama decided to seek the Democrat
nomination for president, and the firm changed the biographical statement they
had been using so that it said that he was born in Hawaii.)

Perhaps a word of warning, or at least an admonition: do not allow yourself
to be at all upset or seriously disturbed by all the election polls which seem to be
appearing everywhere, and on more than a monthly or weekly schedule - almost
daily, it seems. If they made any sense, they would all be pretty much the same,
or at least somewhat close in their conclusions. But they vary all over the place!
We are some 167 days from Nov. 6 . . . the only poll that has any meaning is
how the votes are cast on that day.

ANC doesn't sell books, but occasionally does mention some new ones.
Edward Klein, former foreign editor of Newsweek, and former editor-in-chief of
the New York Times Magazine, has recently released his newest volume, The
Amateur. From the advertising material, this quote is interesting: "... pulls back
the curtain on one of the most secretive White Houses in history. He reveals
a callow, thin-skinned, arrogant president with messianic dreams of
grandeur, supported by a cast of rue-believers, all of them united by leftist
politics, and an amateurish understanding of executive leadership."

And from the advertising material for another newly released volume:
"Americans are losing hope in the future. Patriotism is at an all-time low
while partisanship is at an all-time high. White Hall Press is pleased to
release this rare American treasure back into print after 117 years!" The
book is Hero Tales from American History, written by Theodore Roosevelt
and Henry Cabot Lodge, and originally published in 1895. And this further
word from the announcement: "This book was designed to revive the
venerable Christian tradition of charting the topography of the past. It
was meant to bring the tales of forgotten American heroes back to the
fore of the American story."

Very honestly: how could we go through a week without reflecting on
the wisdom and foresight of our nation's Founding Fathers?.

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each
individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your
dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and
no man ought to take from us.” -- John Hancock, 1771

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with government of
himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have
we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer
this question." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1801

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