President Barack Obama is the college football star who has been told he’s the second coming since he was five years old. It doesn’t help that the Press refuses to do its job and ask a serious question.
Conversely, he seems to have a hoarding mentality demonstrated by his lack of generosity. The insulting gifts to foreign leaders, and now, the stinginess with his kid’s school:
“There were expectations that they might donate something more personal, like the Clintons did,” said another source who knew about the auction. “Lots of people were disappointed.”
The President is the product of the self-esteem movement. Senator Harry Reid relates this story:
Reid, D-Nev., writes: “‘That speech was phenomenal, Barack,’ I told him. And I will never forget his response. Without the barest hint of braggadocio or conceit, and with what I would describe as deep humility, he said quietly: ‘I have a gift, Harry.'”
And so, it’s on this backdrop that President Obama or someone representing him can fly one of his jets at low altitude with a fighter jet escort and not consider how New York City, aka Ground Zero, might be terrorized by jets roaring near buildings and the Statue of Liberty.
Not only was President Obama’s action selfish, it was thoughtless and mean. And in the self-esteem movement, it’s not his responsibility how other people might feel. It’s their own fault if they’re upset. If the residents bring “fear energy” to that experience, that’s their choice, just like it’s his choice to fly “his” plane where he likes.
And don’t even bring up the hypocrisy of burning a carbon footprint big enough to keep a small country going for a month. And don’t even think about the tax dollars wasted during an economic depression. And don’t even remember the promises to cut spending.
President Obama doesn’t have to answer those questions because he is President Barack Obama. That is enough. He is the culmination of self esteem run amok. Every decision is pulled through the filter of “what is good for me”? Every mistake (or 100s of them) is a “learning experience” that must be glossed over and left behind. No point in dwelling in the past–even if the past was five minutes ago.
And without the natural feedback loop from advisers and the press, President Obama will never be dissuaded from his unconditional positive self-regard.
Cross-posted at RightWingNews