Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ego Trippin' Out

Every need, got an ego to feed-Bob Marley

George Will hits a grand slam with his analysis below about Obama's ego being more out of control that Roman Polanski at an all girls Junior High School.

Here is Will on the the Obama's speeches to the IOC:

Both Obamas gave heartfelt speeches about . . . themselves. Although the working of the committee's mind is murky, it could reasonably have rejected Chicago's bid for the 2016 Games on aesthetic grounds — unless narcissism has suddenly become an Olympic sport.

In the 41 sentences of her remarks, Michelle Obama used some form of the personal pronouns "I" or "me" 44 times. Her husband was, comparatively, a shrinking violet, using those pronouns only 26 times in 48 sentences. Still, 70 times in 89 sentences conveyed the message that somehow their fascinating selves were what made, or should have made, Chicago's case compelling.

In 2008, Obama carried the three congressional districts that contain Northern California's Silicon Valley with 73.1, 69.6 and 68.4 percent of the vote. Surely the Valley could continue its service to him by designing software for his speechwriters' computers that would delete those personal pronouns, replacing them with the word "sauerkraut" to underscore the antic nature of their excessive appearances.

The Obama ego is something I wrote about in July 2008. Check it out:

The Audacity of Extreme Arrogance

Conceit is the disease that the doctors got no cure
They've done a lot of research on it
but what it is they're still not sure- Bob Dylan

Last July, (2007) Obama explained to reporters that he would eventually overtake Hillary Rodham Clinton in the polls because "to know me is to love me." Some months later, he told the The Associated Press' "Every place is Barack Obama country once Barack Obama's been there."

Wow. This guy really is full of himself, and people are finally starting to notice.

I swear, over the years, I have come into contact with more than my share of Obama- type arrogance. It comes from being told how smart you are way to many times. It comes from the ivy league types, who every word out of their mouths sounds like a resume. It comes from a generation that rattles off fake accomplishments every time you have the misfortune of running into these self absorbed ....people.

The great Charles Krauthammer says it better than I ever could:

Americans are beginning to notice Obama's elevated opinion of himself. There's nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a President. Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted "present" nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself.

He lectures us that instead of worrying about immigrants learning English, "you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish" - a language Obama does not speak. He further admonishes us on how "embarrassing" it is that Europeans are multilingual but "we go over to Europe, and all we can say is, 'Merci beaucoup.'" Obama speaks no French.

For the first few months of the campaign, the question about Obama was: Who is he? The question now is: Who does he think he is?

Back to Baldman (July 2008): And don't forget Michelle. Check out this nutty directive from Mrs. O:

"Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism ... that you come out of your isolation. ... Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed."

Think about the unbridled arrogance contained in "Barrack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual....

Baldman Oct. 6, 2009

American Presidents have inspired many songs. With all due apologies to Carly Simon, here is an updated "You're So Vain"

You're So Vain

You walked into the town hall meeting
with your liberal friends in the stands
you read from your teleprompter
And said "Yes we can" "Cause I'm the Man"

You're so vain
I bet you think health care is about you
Don't you? Don't you?

You went to the Middle East
And put America down
and you told all the dictators
America is great now that your around
your around

You're so vain
I bet you think health care is about you
Don't you? Don't you?

You took over the banks
And the car companies too
and thought you could get the Olympics
Cause its all about you, all about you

You're so vain
I bet you think health care is about you
Don't you? Don't you?

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