Is Our President A Compulsive Liar?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
my plan, if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.
Period. If you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your
healthcare plan. Period. Nothing changes, except your health insurance
costs will go down.”
It was just a couple of
renegade IRS agents in Cincinnati. Benghazi was a spontaneous protest
that got out of control in direct response to an inflammatory video
posted on the Internet. During September 2012, our rebounding economy
created an astonishing 873,000 jobs. And on and on." (Source: Paul Driessen in his article entitled: "Lies My President Told Me.")
So -- you think "compulsive lier" is too strong a term to use when describing our President's incredulous promises and faux facts, do you? Well, I suppose the most elevated office on the planet is deserving of a more, shall we say -- "creative" -- term. So, how about this: Our President seems to be suffering for an acute case of "pseudologia fantastica." (I'll save you a click to Google. It means: compulsive lying.)
We established long ago that Obama is a narcissist. Compulsive lying is just another manifestation of his narcissism.
Pathological lying is one of the hallmark characteristics of a narcissist.
Consider this: "With
the classic narcissist, language is used cruelly and ruthlessly to
ensnare one's enemies, to sow confusion and panic, to move others to
emulate the narcissist ("projective identification"), to leave the
listeners in doubt, in hesitation, in paralysis, to gain control, or to
punish. Language is enslaved and forced to lie. The language is
appropriated and expropriated. It is considered to be a weapon, an
asset, a piece of lethal property, a traitorous mistress to be gang
raped into submission." --Sam Vaknin, author, Malignant Self Love. SOURCE: http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2009/05/narcissism-pathological-lying-and.html
Let's delve a bit deeper, shall we:
"Narcissists often have an interesting group of believes that revolve
around how much better the world is with them in it. They are often
preoccupied with their perceived beauty, intelligence, and success and
give off a vibe of extreme arrogance. They tend to think that anyone who
is critical of them is simply jealous. They expect others to go along
with their ideas and will almost certainly become irritated when they do
not. They are inclined to think that they are extremely special and
only other special people are worthy of their company.
rarely, if ever, pleased with others and most often see others as
inferior to them. Overall, they are very dramatic and demanding of
attention. They display symptoms that can be quite overwhelming to those
Two primary symptoms include an overpowering need
for others to admire them and a complete inability to empathize with
others. They almost always dominate conversations and are adapt at
integrating themselves into other’s problems and tragedies." SOURCE: http://www.compulsivelyingdisorder.com/do-you-have-a-narcissist-in-your-life-understanding-narcissistic-personality-disorder/
Does this sound like a president you know???
How about this statement: "In
general, the lack of an ability to feel guilty about the lies, and the
perverse sense that he is "entitled to lie" are standard for the
political narcissist." (Emphasis by underlining is mine.) SOURCE: http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2009/05/narcissism-pathological-lying-and.html
Reich, M.D., a New York City psychiatrist and expert in
psychopathology, says compulsive lying has no official diagnosis.
Instead, intentional dissimulation -- not the kind associated with
dementia or brain injury -- is associated with a range of diagnoses,
such as antisocial, borderline and narcissistic personality disorders." SOURCE: http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200310/understanding-compulsive-liars
an article by Selwyn Duke entitled: "Barack Obama is a Liar" and
published by Canada Free Press back in October of 2012, Mr. Duke says
the following: “A liar, however is someone who lives and breathes
the lie; someone who specializes in the art of artifice; someone to whom
lying is his first recourse, not his last. Such a man is Barack Obama.” You may read the entire article at: http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50567
an article entitled "Obama’s Tsunami of Lies" authored by my friend
and fellow commentator, Alan Caruba, Mr. Caruba says the following: "There
are some well-known facts about compulsive and/or pathological liars
and they all fit Obama. Compulsive lying is a type of obsessive
disorder. Pathological liars are described as manipulative and cunning
people who lie to achieve their goals without caring whether it hurts
the feelings of others. Compulsive liars lie because it is their
automatic response to any situation. They are often referred to as
habitual or chronic liars." SOURCE: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/58998
In closing his commentary, Mr. Caruba says: "We must expose the lies, discuss the lies, and we must resist the lies or be their victim."
As usual, Alan is spot on!
Everyone lies, or so the shrinks tell us. But not everyone is the President of the United States!
It is immeasurably important that a President maintain the trust of the
citizens. It is just as important that America's allies -- AND
America's enemies -- trust the President.
Unfortunately, Mr. Obama has set a new low on the lying bar, which reflects in the growing lack of trust US citizens -- and US allies -- have for anything he says. That is shameful.
J. D. Longstreet