Everyone knows the fiscal cliff looks better from Hawaii and why not double down and deliver a eulogy for a recently deceased Democrat senator while you are there?
Better yet, how about making that eulogy all about you?
According to Slate, via Hot Air, that is exactly how it went down. The commander in chief took the opportunity to comfort friends, family, and associates of Senator Daniel Inouye…through the life of Barack Obama.
And why not? The entire Obama apparatus exists to present all of time and space through the life of Obama. Earlier this summer we had the Obama tribute to Neil Armstrong–that was about Obama. In fact, the only things that are not about Obama are those that might make Obama less perfect–things for which Obama and his courtiers have a manifold of scapegoats.
From Slate on the eulogy filtered through the life of the narcissist in chief…
Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display Friday when the president gave his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served in Congress for half a century representing Obama’s birth state of Hawaii.
Noticing that Mr. Obama observes the world the way he does makes for amusing commentary in this context, and if he were anyone else we could saftely say that no one else would be inviting him to provide similar treatment for any one else, ever. But this is the President of the United states and his obsession with himself is not limited to speeches about deceased pols. His leadership and application of power are all centered on Barack Obama.
He won. It’s all about him, and even though he is only one-leg of the Federal government stool it’s all about what he wants, and how he wants to do it. This is why there was never going to be a compromise on the fiscal cliff. It is why Harry Reid will never force Obama to sign a budget or see any bill that Obama cannot sign or veto unless it adds another flattering brush-stroke to the historical picture of the Obama legacy.
The fact that the media even mentions the narcissist is remarkable in itself seeing as they’ve rode shot-gun the whole trip, taking on or taking out anyone who dare challenge the competence or ability of the man, to quote Charles Krauthammer– “whose major achievement before acceding to the presidency was writing two biographies — both about himself.”
In that same piece Krauthammer closes with this…
Obama is not the first president with a large streak of narcissism. But the others had equally expansive feelings about their country. Obama’s modesty about America would be more understandable if he treated himself with the same reserve. What is odd is to have a president so convinced of his own magnificence — yet not of his own country’s.
And not so much Daniel Inouye either, except through the life and times of Barack Obama.
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