It's a frightening look at a side of President Obama few are willing to look at, particularly those that have come to see him as some kind of messiah. After all, they can't have a Dear Leader who is as human and as fallible as the rest of us, if not more so. But Obama displays all the classic signs of a major league narcissist, to whit:
He can create a cult of Personality by associating himself with the idea of change. He convinces everyone that things are terrible and a drastic change is needed. He then casts himself as the only person who can deliver this revolutionary transformation that everyone is waiting for. He portrays himself as a benevolent guide; the only one who cares about people and their needs and can pull them out of their alleged misery. In reality, they have no clue about how to address the problem - have no experience, no track record. But they are convincing because they are self assured.
Sound familiar? Obama made broad, sweeping promises during his campaign that he would fix the problems, but never went into any kind of detail about exactly how he would 'fix' them. Now that he's in office, his cure for what he claims ails is far worse than the ailment, doing exactly the same things he claimed his predecessor, his foe, has done, but doing them on a much grander scale, but with little oversight from the Fourth Estate. He calls it progress to a new future. But all many of us see is a dark future of massive debt that can never be paid off, economic malaise, confiscatory taxes at all levels, a cult of personality that will surround him not unlike that of other narcissists in history, and an outcome not unlike that as foretold by Ayn Rand.
What has Obama ever accomplished that would lead people to believe he's capable of running a country? As far as I can recall all he's managed to do is bury portions of his past, campaign, raise money, and get elected. He's very good at getting elected. But beyond that he has little talent in actually getting things done.
Over at Maggie's Farm there's a similar thread dealing with narcissism. In the comments I linked to the same article as above, and another commenter posted a link to an article on Front Page magazine about Obama Derangement Syndrome, as if the past eight years of BDS can compare to a single article about our present President's narcissism and his need to destroy those daring to contradict him or speak out against him.
BDS was a raw, emotional phenomenon that attributed every little event or occurrence that did not fit the Progressive point of view to some dark conspiracy by George W. Bush and his cronies. It was pathological, hysterical, and permeated the belief system of far too many of the leftists/socialists in the Democratic Party. It was an illness that still exists, particularly within Washington.
ODS is the merely in the minds of those same leftists who use it as an excuse to ignore the questions brought up by conservatives and moderates about their leader. Even legitimate questions that bear answering. Or perhaps ODS should be defined this way: The irrational belief that Barack Obama can do no wrong, that he is the Anointed One, and anyone questioning his competence, his motives, or even his choice in attire must be ignored, marginalized, or silenced.
That seems like a more rational definition of Obama Derangement Syndrome.