I, President

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This week, President Obama gave a 25 minute speech in which he used the personal pronouns “I” and “me” some 117 times. He preferred “I” to “me” by a margin of 98 to 19.

It’s not uncommon for presidents to use first person pronouns in speeches. President Bush did it often enough. But Obama’s stampede of “I’s” and “me’s” is unprecedented in its quantity. The President clearly has a high opinion of  himself.

That’s a problem. Americans don’t tend to like leaders whose narcissism is out of control. That’s because those leaders tend toward the authoritarian  and the imperial. They like executive orders and top-down control. They don’t understand the nature of open political debate, and consider disagreement  a personal attack to be avenged.

According to writer Ronald Kessler, insiders at the White House say that Obama “attributes criticism of his policies to a failure to communicate or to the fact that he is an African-American.” And Obama’s campaign website revels in Obama-as-holy-figure mythology and in the sycophants who support it.  This week, for example, the website featured a piece by “Jeff,” a friendly Obama supporter who won a meeting with the President aboard the campaign bus. Jeff just happened to be a beneficiary of Obama’s stimulus plan. Here’s what Jeff had to say: “It was unbelievable. I never thought that I would win. What got me to enter was that I’m trying to donate a little each month, and I had done it the month before. I didn’t even know it was a contest—I just had no idea. But to win that and meet the President of the United States, well—as I told him, it was the second best thing that ever happened to me, after getting married.”

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  • mlcblog

    Wait till Romney and his crew select a RINO for Veep. I am not so confident then. Sorry a bit off subject. I just want his highness gone.

    • DonaldYoungsRevenge

      A little off topic again – Sheriff Joe Arpaio is holding his SECOND Press Conference, emphasis on SECOND since Frontpage refused to cover the FIRST Press Conference on March 1st, 2012. There was enough evidence disclosed at the first press conference to cause the end of a Rich White Mormon Republican's run for President so why didn't Frontpage pursue the evidence an rid this country of this NIGHTMARE we have in the Oval Office today. This second Press Conference is on July 17th and it promises to make Watergate look like a walk in the park. Lord Charles Monckton is completely on board and believes Obama usurped the office of the POTUS via fraudulent documents. He has put the Brits on notice as to what this fraudulent activity will mean for their country and it ain't pretty. Is this not worthy of a David Horowitz type story?

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  • oldtimer

    The I,I,I also gives HIM, HIM, HIM complete responsibility for all the actions of HIS,HIS, HIS administration and the people his surrounds himself with like Holder…….

  • davarino

    Yes, when I hear him talk about MY administration, or MY this or that department, it sickens me. You'd think he ran the whole federal government all by himself. HeII you'd think he killed Osama himself the way he talks.

    • exboyracer

      When you listen to the teapublicans you would think that he is responsible for the whole thing. The weather – the price of gas – earth quakes – floods- fires You have to make up your mind impotent, omnipotent can't be both.

      Your faux outrage is amusing though

      • Choi

        Nobody blames him for the weather,earthquakes,fires,and other natural disasters such as Hurricanes and Tornados,but there are the MAN-MADE Disasters which this Administration and the Democratic Party are RESPONSIBLE for,including RUINING THIS COUNTRY FINANCIALLY to "transform us into what we are NOT ,their WAR on the Constitution ,SIDING with our nation's ENEMIES such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the CLEANSING of Language re: our ENEMIES,and the SHAMEFUL treatment of America's BEST FRIENDS,including ,the worst case,towards Israel.
        The OUTRAGE is anything but faux.
        YOU,Boyracer,are a Left-Wing TROLL and MORON,but keep drinking that Kool-Aid.,you FOOL.

    • marat

      I am at the point where if I hear Obama's voice or see him behind a podium, I get nauseous. The man is so empty, such an imposter and terrible actor that his attempt to look and sound "Presidential" is simply ludicrous and pathetic to me. There is NOTHING THERE but emptiness.

  • Ain't No Dhimmi

    The medical term for Obama's illness is

    "Pathological Narcissim."

    Hitler suffered from the same disease.

    • Looking4Sanity

      "Delusions of grandeur" also comes to mind.

      • Galveston

        little barry has delusions of adequacy – the amateur makes carter look good.

        • Looking4Sanity

          I was referring to the clinical term and not the actual reality…but point taken.

    • Raymond in DC

      I recall an interview back in 2009 with an Israeli psychiatrist who literally "wrote the book" on Narcissistic Personality Disorder. And he insisted, yes, Obama is a pathological narcissist.

  • Zinnia2

    he said "my whitehouse" – words cannot describe how repulsed I was by that – he can say I, I, I, all he wants – we know he's a arrogant narcisist, but the Whitehouse is OURS!!!

    • Looking4Sanity

      It's a throwback to slave days. When a slave "made it up to the big house", it was a sign of "prosperity" and cause for pride.

    • Raymond in DC

      As Scott Brown pointed out, it wasn't Kennedy's Senate seat. And it's not Obama's White House.

  • shootingstar

    The thing is he has speech writers…so why do they do this? Another question …. why does Obama always throw his chin up like the photo? Hasn't someone advised him it makes him look arrogant? Can he just not help himself?

    • B Goldstein

      That chin gives him an uncanny resemblence with Mussolini, another swaggering narcissist.

      • Western Spirit

        I agree, in fact I was going to make that point. He does remind me of Mussolini. Remember what happened to him?

    • Looking4Sanity

      If I had to make a guess, I'd say it was a conscious affectation. It reflects an inner insecurity and also a hateful defiance. Two qualities I never want to see in a POTUS.

  • Steve Chavez

    Mr. I is looking in the mirror too much and saying "Who's the fairest of them all? I of course." He also uses "they" alot as in "they/Republican's are blocking the way Forward."

    It's also funny that there is headline news today of Obama admitting his "Biggest Mistake" which he hasn't inspired enough and explained his message enough. WHAT? MORE BS TO COVER UP HIS REAL MISTAKES??? "I DIDN'T BS ENOUGH. I NEED TO BETTER CON JOB." His whole campaign is based on jokes written for him, for free, by the writers of Leno, Letterman, and Stewart. When he's not smiling, he's still telling a joke about on the policy of the Republicans. He has them laughing and they'll base their vote on "he's so funny. I'm voting for him." Too bad they don't realize the JOKE'S ON THEM!

    "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" — "I miss Bush."

    "Beware of the person with the never-ending smile, for when you turn your back, they show their fanged teeth." (S.C) Wrote that for Obama, Michelle, Hillary, and Joan Rivers.

    • Rifleman

      One of those is out of place, unlike the others, Joan Rivers will make fun of herself.

    • Choi

      So true.
      My wife has a friend who always smiles,and she's covering a SEETHING ANGER at the world with it.
      The bigger her smile,the ANGRIER she is.

    • marat

      Ironically, even while Obama is still sadly trying to Ingratiate himself to Islamist regimes, polls of the Arabs show that Muslims in general have No Use whatsoever for him and see him as a mere weak mouthpiece. What is really funny is that these Muslims rate Bush Far, Far higher than Obama. Lord, please get this man out of our lives as soon as possible. Even a Change For the Worse Is Better.

  • tagalog

    "…to win that and meet the President of the United States, well—as I told him, it was the second best thing that ever happened to me, after getting married.”

    Oh dear, what does that say about his marriage?

    • dmw

      You mean as in Masochist?

    • G'pa Bear

      just wait until he gets the tax bill for the transportation & accommodations …. he'll wish his wife had left him (it'd be cheaper).

  • Schlomotion

    If that photo is Obama being arrogant, and not answering a journalist question in the back row or smelling biscuits and gravy, then this is a photo of Netanyahu doing the Sieg Heil:
    http://blog.livenewschat.tv/wp-content/uploads/20

    Misleading photography is yellow journalism.

    • davarin

      Hmmm, a jewish nazi? Thats funny. Its kind of like jumbo shrimp, a fine mess, or artificial grass.

      • Schlomotion

        Yet we have all of those. Don't we have a fine mess in the Middle East defended by lots of astroturf organizations staffed with very important sounding pee wees?

        • reader

          Schlo, did you ever catch yourself doing the Borat act first thing every morning looking under your matrass for Jewish bed bugs?

          • Schlomotion

            No. I live in Boston, not in Allston.

          • reader

            If you are committed, you can be Borat anywhere, schlo, and you are.

    • Rifleman

      Hussein makes a habit of looking down his nose at people, and has since his '08 candidacy, at the least. But go ahead, defend him…

      • Jim_C

        Come on, not "everybody," Rifleman–Just dummies, cranks, and kooks.

        • Rifleman

          Lol, you mean like his fans, that come to see him speak? And don't forget short people, lol. I bet his neck cricks when he's around anyone taller than himself. Watch him sometime, he leans his whole body back so he can still look down his nose at them.

    • Ghostwriter

      What's wrong with you? All you do is bash Jews! Why don't you find another hobby and leave the rest of us alone?

  • Stephen_Brady

    Give Obama a vintage Italian fascist uniform, and he could do a Mussolini imitation. He's doing his best Mussolini in the White House, anyway. He just as well get the cool uniform.

    • Choi

      And the tassled hat for PREENING

    • DonaldYoungsRevenge

      Give Obama a vintage Sheriff Joe Arpaio prison uniform and send him to do his time in the same cell he sent LTC (MD) Terry Lakin. Sheriff Joe Arpaio will soon become America's hero when he and his amazing investigative team present evidence that will make Watergate to look like a walk in the park. He is holding his second Press Conference on July 17th which will be live streamed by Worldnetdaily. Why Frontpage isn't covering this scandal of the century is a mystery. What the hell is wrong with David Horowitz?

  • BLJ

    I never realized there were some many "I's" in Obama. For a guy who talks about himself so much he sure avoids taking responsibility for anything bad. He is a self delusional fool.

  • exboyracer

    This and issue for you guys — because you have nothing else.

    • Choi

      Man-O-Man,If you're not a Poster Boy for DEMENTED LEFTIES ,I would like see who is.
      But having you Trolling here is good Batting Practice for us.

    • Rifleman

      Lol, keep telling yourself that. This is just one of the many flags for everything else.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Some day I hope I will learn just what authority Obama used to spend America into a trillion
    dollar hole four years in a row. No budget always meant no spending, I must have missed
    something outside of the idiocy of those who voted for this lunatic and disgraced the Nation……………………..William

  • Rifleman

    I always thought hussein was a poor public speaker and a case study in poor leadership practices.

  • Ronald Johnston

    osama obama, the dictator!!!! He has a Napoleon complex!!!

  • Adrian

    Isn't it the case that Obama has the lowest personal pronoun count of any recent President, including Reagan?

  • Gman213

    The sadistic narcissist perceives himself as Godlike, ruthless and devoid of scruples, capricious and unfathomable, emotion-less and non-sexual, omniscient, omnipotent and omni-present, a plague, a devastation, an inescapable verdict.”
    ― Sam Vaknin

  • radicalconservative

    The man is a cipher with a supercilious narcissistic personality disorder. Those who voted for him are unsophisticated dolts, sheep, pathologically needy incompetents who look for a savior to give them goodies. Puke.

  • Lady_Dr

    This guy Jeff is astonishing – I mean he actually got some woman too respect him enough to marry him. But then I suppose she is another loser like Jeff, or alternatively he is a con artist like BHO. Pathetic.

    • G'pa Bear

      now Dr. Lady, we don't know all the facts … maybe Jeff has amazing abs … or more likely, a VERY rich (& politically savvy) uncle who has no other heir to which to deliver generations of productive investments.

  • Chaim from The Bronx

    All the arrogant things Ben Shapiro finds so repulsive about Obama are very appealing to an utterly stupid 50% of the American voting public today, entranced by his compelling, radiant charisma of self- love, and of self-hate, too.

  • DrofManyThings

    Narcissism is a personality disorder with specified diagnostic criteria. It is differentially diagnosed from mental disorders pertaining to mood, thought, or organically based impairments. Narcissism is an enduring characteristic of an individual's way of functioning and not subject to much modification over time with therapy or medical management. Obaba has classic symptoms, as has been mentioned numerous times by Harvard educated psychiatrist, Charles Krauthammer. Obama's sense of righteousness, superiority, and elitism flows as much from his flawed character as it does from being elected president. He knows best. He is smarter than the rest. He should be above criticism. He is thin skinned and impatient with those who criticize or oppose him. Narcissists are people who love to be admired, stroked, and praised. They preen and pose, exactly in the loathsome manner of the president who is most likely to hold up his nose and close his eyes, letting others bask in his radiating glory. It is a problem to have a pathological narcissist as a leader, as inevitably they extend their sense of entitlement and authority beyond the expressed powers of their office. He is a weak and effeminate man on the one hand, but also has the cold heart of a tyrant consistent with his pathology. He is not to be trusted, as narcissists are often champion prevaricators in their own behalf, having little regard for truth when lies are helpful in propping up his massive ego.

  • mrbean

    My name is President Barack Hussein Obama and I am better than everyone of you white crackas. The rest of you exist only to serve my every need. When I walk on water I leave no ripples, and when I step on the shore, the earth becomes hallowed from the holy oils of my feet. When I die I want my Earthly body to be buried with my A$$ in the air so you crackas can all have the privilege of kissing me goodbye.

    • josephine

      Barack Obama President have been reelected and i am sure this could somehow for a better change and yes to those who are not from the US are looking forward that the dollar rate would increase. what makes a good business logo

  • Karma Rules

    When Obama loses the election and he is finally confronted with reality, let him eat heaping bowlfuls of his own you-know-what. The photo for this article says it all. This man is insane. He lives in his own world. He never went to Occidental or Columbia which is why there are no transcripts. He was a drug mule in Pakistan while there with his Pakistani boyfriend whom he met in California. His father was not a Kenyan but rather Frank Marshall Davis, a black American pervert who made his living selling porno pictures of white women (one of whom was Obama's mama). Let all come out.

  • Jaladhi

    For Obama, it's always "I" and never "we". have Americans caught up to this sickening narcissistic self glorification!! Or they are still "in love" with this messiah they were looking for.

    Actually, he is not "I, President" bit "I, Caliph" of the American Muslim Empire!!

  • Fred Dawes

    Obama is just one more globalists tool to be used on you.

  • Ylem

    Obama and Hillary are giving America over to the U.N.

    Please watch: The UN Deception (Full)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

  • Anamah

    I'm sick of this personage… so clownish this selfcentered idiot so unbearable capricious and infatuated he can not even register the ridicule's level he reaches…No doubt a very bad guy, and a obtuse brainwashed pro radical Islam commie inserted in the wrong place at the wrong time. I hope we are going to threw out of WH. this mistakenly elected president.

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