Michael van der Galien

Obama: the Anti-American Narcissistic President

Posted on July 10 2010 12:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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In his latest column for the Washington Post, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer takes President Obama to task for, well, being a tad bit narcissistic and anti-American.  He writes:

It began with the almost comical self-inflation of his presidential campaign, from the still inexplicable mass rally in Berlin in front of a Prussian victory column to the Greek columns framing him at the Democratic convention. And it carried into his presidency, from his posture of philosopher-king adjudicating between America’s sins and the world’s to his speeches marked by a spectacularly promiscuous use of the word “I.”

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. …

He goes on to explain that although most other presidents also had “a large streak of narcissism,” Obama is the first such president who fails to combine it with a tremendous dose of patriotism. America has had its narcissistic presidents, but their self love was always tempered by just as big a love for their country.

Not so with Obama. No, all this president thinks highly of is himself. Everybody and everything else comes in a distant second, including the nation he’s supposed to serve and represent. Instead, he speaks highly of himself and apologizes for every single thing his country ever did.

Welcome to ObamaWorld: Everybody and especially the United States sucks, but luckily its president rocks. I hope you’ll enjoy your stay.

h/t Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.

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