Obama's daddy problem

Liberal writers like Maureen Dowd are fond of bloviating about the psychological underpinnings of Republican presidents, especially Bush I and II.  O.K., since Obama’s father was, shall we say, “emotionally absent” (among other things), let’s use his other daddy, you know, Jeremiah “Chickens” Wright.   This hateful man has left a rich and pungent trail of recorded evidence and testimony on which to base his likely effect on BHO.  If I can keep my supper down, I will address these one by one:

– September 2001: “The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied.” 

Ahh, HIV came from certain monkeys in Africa which were part of the indigenous population’s diet.  AIDS remains rampant in Africa.  Does the good reverend have any evidence “[t]he government” created HIV?  Pretty far-fetched.  Primary evidence of paranoia and conspiracy mongering for profit aimed at a poorly educated, or at least horribly naive audience. 

– September 2001: “We bombed Hiroshima. We bombed Nagasaki. And we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we
never batted an eye.” 

Yes, to avoid an anticipated one million Allied casualties resulting from an invasion of the Japanese home islands, Harry Truman, bless his soul, dropped the bomb to stop the second world war.  And it worked.  Described as “the most difficult decision of his life,” Truman undoubtedly “batted an eye” to make it.  Would that the “Rev.” J. Wright could be transported in time back to standing ankle deep in sea water and vomit at the bottom a Higgins boat about to hit the heavily defended shore of Kyushu Island amid an onrush of Nippon steel.  He might have had a different opinion.  Jeremiah has a bad habit of second guessing historical decisions that were difficult and gut wrenching at the time.  Definitely the sign of a very small man.  So far then, we have revisionist history, outright prevarication, extreme ignorance of U.S. history, another dollop of conspiracy theory, unmitigated arrogance and more paranoia to add to the list.

– September 2001: “We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because of stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own backyard. America is chickens coming home to roost.”

The “Palestinians” are the constant aggressors in the middle east.  The area called Palestine was basically an overgrown, goat ridden desert until the Israeli’s decided to re-populate the land in the late 1800’s.  Somehow, it had not been considered worth fighting over (except for strategic purposes) until the Jews created a thriving, prosperous country out of it.  Besides, much of Israel’s population consists of Arabs anyway, most of whom manage to live in peace with their Jewish neighbors.  (After the 1967 war, Jerusalem’s population was 74 percent Jewish and 26 percent Arab. 40 years later, in 2007, Jerusalem’s population is 66 percent Jewish and 34 percent Arab.)  The so-called “Palestinians” are such an unruly mob that neighboring muslim countries, like Syria and Jordan, refuse to take them.  Besides, the deed to that land is ancient, well-documented and was given by the very God “Rev.” Wright pretends to worship.  As for S. Africa, well, say what you will, it is the richest and most stable state in sub-Saharan Africa.  Blacks there have a higher standard of living than any other in the region.  Equality was achieved, as in this country, without an outright race war.  Blaming older generations for not being more open-minded is like blaming them for not knowing about nuclear fission – civilization had simply not progressed to that point yet.  And as far as I know, no American force has ever conducted a pre-meditated attack which killed 3000 innocent civilians of another country in the absence of a declared war.  So, we can add blasphemy, self-serving revisionism and self-righteousness to the list of traits BHO might have learned from his ersatz daddy, the oh so “Rev.” Jeremiah Wright.

– April 2003: “The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes three-strike laws and wants them to sing God Bless America. No! No No! God damn America … for killing innocent people. God damn America for threatening citizens as less than humans. God damn America as long as she tries to act like she is God and supreme.”

Ahem, unless he means Obama and Holder’s program of running guns to Mexican drug dealers {Fast & Furious for MSM-only watchers}, I know of no instance of “the government” giving anyone street drugs.  Considering  blacks are more likely to commit violent crime (according to BHO’s own DOJ statistics), I think bigger prisons and 3 strikes laws are a good thing (for white thugs, too.)  I don’t really care if they sing or not.  Now, as a veteran, it is hard for me to respond to such hateful, unpatriotic diatribes as delivered by this self-serving ingrate and his calling on the Almighty to “damn” my country.  Let me recall briefly that during the first three days of the battle for Iwo Jima, a U.S. Marine or sailor was killed every 90 seconds.  Would that “Rev.” Wright, who reportedly was (much later) a private in the USMC, could have experienced the terror of dealing with sleeplessness, continuous noise, spider holes, hidden machine-gun ambushes and suicidal Japanese infiltrators who slithered into American foxholes at night to kill or maim its occupants.  Had he had such an experience, he might not be so anxious for God to “damn” our country.  So, let’s see, we can now include ingratitude, more paranoia, and a whole bunch of whining to the list of attributes Obama could have acquired from his mentor. 

– December 2007: “Barack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich, white people. Hillary would never know that.”

Er, excuse me.  By most standards, BHO grew up in a privileged existence: wealthy grandparents who raised him, private and exclusive Hawaiian prep schools, pricey Columbia University, then Harvard Law – of course, no one remembers him anyplace and his stooges will not release his grades or even attendance records.  The cherry on top is that, without ever writing a single syllable in review of so much as an ice cream cone, he was appointed to the prestigious position of Editor, Harvard Law Review.   So much for the implication that BHO is one of the “brothers” who was oppressed by “the man.”  BTW, BHO, although much wealthier than G.W. Bush, ’43, gave far less to charity than the rich, white Bush (I don’t know about Hillary, another scion of wealth and privilege who has made a career of “pimpin’ the poor for fun and profit; cattle futures or real estate anyone?)”  Here is a naked attempt at deception by implication and omission – another psychological habit passed on to BHO from his daddy.

– “Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than there are in college. … Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run.”

As for “fact # 1,” recent research shows this is just not true.  The “Rev.” J. Wright may get away with lying to his flock every Sunday, but when BHO spouts such nonsense, you can be sure somebody will fact-check it (not the MSM.)  “Fact # 2” is doubtful as well.  As I have pointed out in many other blogs, America was no more racist than other countries during its history and far less so in many ways.  In fact, America gave up slavery sooner, practiced it for a shorter period of time and arguably paid a more horrible price for its eradication than any other modern industrial country (one million dead in the American Civil War.  Remember, we “inherited” slavery from England, just like Obama “inherited” all his problems from G.W. Bush.)  Besides, the fact that we even have a black president belies the argument and would put paid to it were it concerning any other subject.  Having said that, racism is not now the genesis of black sociopathology in America nor the major obstacle to black advancement and success.  Blacks are being used by white liberal politicians to keep themselves in power.  Remember, they say to the average black person, “you cannot get ahead without a benevolent government (read “a master”).   Worse yet, lib policies practically force poor black women to eschew husbands when having children to survive economically.  So, what have we now?  Learned helplessness, more lies and more whining.  Wow.  This guy is a mentor?

– “You cannot do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back on you.”

Besides poor grammar (for a guy who claims to have a doctorate), this junk has already been covered: see above.

– “We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional killers. … We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. … We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. … We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means. And … And … And! God! Has got! To be sick! Of this shit!”

As mentioned, BHO and AG Holder have encouraged the drug trade by “exporting guns, etc…” and hopefully will be prosecuted for same (see above.)  I know of no one outside the fringes of a KKK klavern who seriously believes in white supremacy or black inferiority.  This kind of rhetoric is pure race baiting – hardly the thing one would expect from America’s first “post-racial president.”  I’ll bet God is sick of this s__t, too!  And, oh yes, possibly millions of G.I.’s were exposed to radiation for measurement and testing’s sake.  It was a mistake, but remember, a lot more people sacrificed a lot more for this country.  So, race-baiter, rable-rouser and distorter of the facts, i.e. deception, can be added to the list.  BTW, criticizing decisions by people long ago dead and judging them by contemporary standards of knowledge and enlightenment is possibly the most classless thing I can imagine..   

– “To say “I am a Christian” is not enough. Why? Because the Christianity of the slaveholder is not the Christianity of the slave. The God to whom the slaveholders pray as they ride on the decks of the slave ship is not the God to whom the enslaved are praying as they ride beneath the decks on that slave ship.”

No one alive today has ever met anyone who rode anywhere on a slave ship.  Just more inflammatory race-baiting rhetoric.  So, how to profit from the historical suffering of others and how to win celebrity (and votes) by reviving long dead tragedies can be added to the list.  What would we call this?  Morbid reflection?  Misleading the less informed?  Fanning the flames of resentment?  Catering to the grievance mongers?  Just plain deception? Fraud?

In any event, we have assembled quite a list.  Everything from paranoia, to deception, to race-baiting, to fraud; with quite a few unsavory stops in between.  As far as I know, Maureen Dowd is a journalist with a BA in English and has won a few prizes, mostly political, for beating various liberal drums.  None of this suggests she is qualified in the slightest degree to be pontificating about GW Bush’s psyche or that of anyone else.  

However, since I hold several degrees in the field and have worked as a clinician 20 plus years, I feel qualified to so pontificate.  Therefore, it is my professional opinion that Mr. Obama is an easily-led ideologue with severe “daddy” issues.  Having never worked in the “real world” or been expected to match the performance of his peers, he now has developed an entitlement mentality with a prominent case of grandiosity.  Narcissism is his predominant trait as a result.  He believes just “being” the first president is all he is expected to do, since “just being” black was all he was expected to do in the past.   His best bet for therapy would be a real job in the real world.  Perhaps catching chickens with his father figure, the good “Rev.” Jeremiah Wright, would suffice.  If not, I know of about a million other jobs which have recently become available and which were formerly considered jobs “Americans would not take.” 

Err, never mind.  I’ve just been informed that those jobs are no longer available either.  


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