Saturday, March 14, 2009

Late Night Special

Well, late night for old men. We need our sleep so that we can rise in the dawn to drink coffee and figure out how we can trick ourselves into believing that we are doing important things.

We’ve all sat around and giggled at the gross mistakes Hussein has made in picking people. The names of the ones who have withdrawn, those who have been confirmed after being shown as not who a reasonable person would want have become legion.

The question becomes, why? Bad vetting explains only so much. I think there is a deeper reason.

Smart managers pick smart employees. Heck, I always tried my best to hire people who knew things I didn't because their knowledge then became my knowledge and their skills my skills. I did not need more of "me."

And I don't want to claim too much for myself, because it took me quite awhile to figure that out. And they must be loyal. This comes from shared interests, goals and an understanding that they will be rewarded and protected.

So why this crowd of flawed people who are now showing all the signs of being people he did not have to pick?

Obama is a narcissist, probably developed by the rejection of his father and then his step-father and the conflict between his grandmother and mother in his teen years.

To the extent that people are pathologically narcissistic, they can be controlling, blaming, self-absorbed, intolerant of others’ views, unaware of others' needs and of the effects of their behavior on others, and insistent that others see them as they wish to be seen


He is a "controller" and as a controller he will try and micro manage everything and will hire people who he feels he can control. Whether or not they or loyal they will give lip service and attempt to do what they think he wants.

For example. Limbaugh is a huge source of negative comments. Obamie doesn't like that. Thus his minions move to attack Limbaugh.

A move reasonable people correctly see as stupid, but less stupid than insulting Gordon Brown because he represents colonial England in Hussein’s mind.

On the other hand we see him trying to ingrate himself with the Muslim world because he sees it as a powerful figure in his life. i.e. His father.

Psycho babble? Maybe. Maybe not. And that’s scary.

Expanded on a comnment in the Tennessean