Obama’s Glory Was Inevitable

says Obama.

He is remarkably unself-aware.

[Update a few minutes later]

It really is a personality disorder:

Examination of the symptoms should give pause. I’m not saying he might be the only politician with this problem or that he’d even be diagnosed with NPD. I’m not a doctor and I don’t play one on TV (although I have stayed in a Holiday Inn Express before). However, there are so many examples of similar behavior in his past that it is hard to ignore what is right in front of your eyes. And while he may not personally do everything (this probably being an example) he has a staff which knows their President and does what he would approve. That’s why they’re where they are. They play into the personality and feed it.

They’re riding for a hard fall in November.

Phil Klein says he should get over himself:

Obviously, as president, Obama can use the tools of the White House to advance his goals. But at the same time, all presidents are to some extent guardians of the institution. Sure, a lot of the White House website is naturally going to be used to promote Obama, but there are some areas that should be considered neutral ground — one of them being the history sections. White House presidential biographies are the type of thing that school kids read and they should be able to do so without being bombarded by propaganda for whoever is in power. I’m sure that during the Social Security debate in 2005, if President Bush had updated the biographical page to say that he was trying to preserve FDR’s original vision for Social Security, liberals would have been up in arms. And if Mitt Romney wins in November, I’m sure liberals won’t want him to use the presidential biographies for self-promotion, either.

Obama should get beyond his own narcissism and realize that, win or lose in November, he’s just a temporary part of something that’s bigger than himself.

He can’t. It’s who he is. It’s what he does.

[Update a few minutes later]

Well, this was inevitable: Obama in history.

10 thoughts on “Obama’s Glory Was Inevitable

  1. Curt Thomson

    Obama is under the mistaken impression that America’s symbol is the bald ego.

    [Taranto]

  2. George Turner

    If Romney wins in November, it still won’t be over. Obama will be eligible to run for another term and what Democrat would oppose him for the nomination, Al Franken? He will hector the American public and spend four years lecturing us about our great mistake, and that we can repent our primitive, racist, and gun-clinging ways and put him back where he belongs, in the White House. Meanwhile Moobacca will probably become a fixture on The View or get her own show on the Oprah Channel. When it comes to meddling in US and international affairs, he’ll make Jimmy Carter look like a hermit.

    1. wodun

      “When it comes to meddling in US and international affairs, he’ll make Jimmy Carter look like a hermit.”

      Too true. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him host a show on MSNBC and CNN while being a judge on American Idol at the same time being in a reality show about his efforts to be President of the UN.

      At each opportunity he will blame his successor for changing his programs and that things would be 314% better if people just did what he said.

  3. Doug Jones

    Michelle would only get a show on the Oprah channel over Oprah’s dead body. That particular bridge has been burned, knocked over, and pushed into the swamp.

  4. MfK

    It would be delightful if some future administration erased the entire history of this administration, and replaced it with “2009 – 2013: position vacant.”

  5. Josh Reiter

    Looks like there are all kinds of nuggets of fun in the Edward Klein biography of Obama. Over at Power line blog they have this excerpt from The Amateur:

    He also had a run-in with Steven Rogers, a wealthy businessman who became the Gund Family Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

    Early in his campaign for the U.S. Senate he gave Mr Obama $3,000 and arranged for thousands more dollars to be donated to him on one condition: he come and speak at the school when he got elected.

    After becoming a Senator Mr Obama is said to have gone back on his offer because he was too busy and told Mr Rogers: ‘Come on man, you should know better when politicians make promises’.

    In a furious tirade Mr Rogers screamed at him: ‘You’re a dirty rotten m*****f*****. What kind of s*** are you trying to pull? F*** you, you big-eared m*****f*****.’

    A year later Mr Obama finally showed up but by then Mr Rogers’ had all but written him off as a friend.

  6. Leland

    Obama’s legacy: 3 years of a Democrat controlled Senate unanimously rejecting his budget.

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