Why Does Obama Have An Enormous Ego About Himself But Not About America?
Wonkette Weeping Eagle winner Charles Krauthammer is doing his best to prove he earned it. Today he wonders why Obama has "modesty" about America but none about himself. A president, like any American, is supposed to believe that the United States is the bestest country in the world. But Obama doesn't! Yet MEANWHILE Obama is constantly "narcissistic" and screaming in our faces about how awesome he is. What is his problem?
Take human rights. After Obama's April meeting with the president of Kazakhstan, Mike McFaul of the National Security Council reported that Obama actually explained to the leader of that thuggish kleptocracy that we, too, are working on perfecting our own democracy.
JESUS CHRIST, Obama, American democracy is perfect. How can you not see that? How can you not notice how smoothly you pass legislation and how elections are super fair and never decided by nine random old people on an unelected court?
And what about Obama's immodesty about himself? Krauthammer has very important examples! Krauthammer has not really been paying attention to politics since the 2008 election, but he remembers that Obama spoke in Berlin one time, A PLACE WHERE THERE IS ARCHITECTURE, and then whoever designed the Democratic Convention set "Greek columns" up, such as those that are on many important government building in the United States.
Obama also likes to use the word "I" a lot, Krauthammer notes, as if he is some sort of chief executive or leader or something.
Notice, too, how Obama habitually refers to Cabinet members and other high government officials as "my" -- "my secretary of homeland security," "my national security team," "my ambassador." The more normal -- and respectful -- usage is to say "the," as in "the secretary of state." These are, after all, public officials sworn to serve the nation and the Constitution -- not just the man who appointed them.
These people do not serve at the pleasure of the president! How can Obama think that? Those advisors are only supposed to listen to what the Constitution tells them, and if the Constitution cannot seem to talk, they are only supposed to listen to random crazies who live in the U.S. They are NOT supposed to serve Obama. They are not HIS advisors. That is definitely not in the job description.
Why won't Obama acknowledge how kick-ass America is? It is just so disappointing, because as Krauthammer shows, Obama is good at constantly sticking his dick in our faces and bragging about how great he is.