So what does the President do to empathize with the people he governs? Throws a birthday bash where it costs ten grand to have a picture taken with him and over thirty five thousand to gain entry to the dinner. Just one of many celebrations to be held around the country hosted by various insiders. Of course it's a campaign event. So why the heck would he want to burden the rich with more taxes? It would mean less for him.
Him. Him. Him. It's always him. I used to think he was just uninformed when it comes to matters of protocol. That he has a tin ear. Returning the bust of Churchill to the Brits the day he took office. Giving the Queen an i-Pod filled with his own speeches. Bowing to every world leader who lacks the stature to deserve it. Never mind that we bow to no one.
If you love the guy it makes no matter. But one does at times wonder why he won't release his college transcripts, or the flap over his birth certificate. If it was by design to add to the aura of mystery. There has to be some reason why he is referred to as the 'Sun King' or the 'Annoited One' even though it's by his detractors. It alludes to ego and arrogance.
Then I cam across an article by Israeli psychologist Sam Vaknin who suggests Obama may have narcissistic tendencies if he isn't an outright narcissist. Dr. Vaknin is considered an expert on personality disorders in general and Narcissistic Personality Disorder in particular.
If you sometimes wonder what makes our President tick, this is an interesting read and explains a lot. It may also explain the way Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reacts to him since it is his fellow countryman who has noted the parallels.
Many of you will totally disregard this premise, others might see a glimmer of truth in it. I found the parallels interesting and food for thought.