Executive Intelligence Review
This article appears in the September 23, 2011 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Will Narcissist Obama's Fall
Bring Down the U.S. As Well?

by Nancy Spannaus

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Sept. 19—Two events last week serve to both reflect, and accelerate, the political downfall of President Barack Obama, whose malignant, narcissistic personality disorder represents a clear and present danger for the nation and the world. The first was the smashing defeat for the Democratic Party in the overwhelmingly Democratic 9th Congressional District in New York, in a special election held Sept. 13. The second was the release on Sept. 16 of LaRouche PAC-TV's second interview with narcissism expert Sam Vaknin, which honed in on the highly alarming potential consequences of narcissist Obama losing his popularity "fix."

Obama was already running scared before these developments. His total devotion to feeding his own diseased ego has led him to betray virtually every section of the U.S. population, except for Wall Street, which he has served with continuous bailouts. And certain constituency groups have begun to let him know just how angry they are. His repeated re-election campaign junkets, despite being stocked with all the manic cheering audiences that money can buy, have not been sufficient to prevent him from realizing that the American people hate and fear him, or just have contempt for him, in huge numbers.

Attempts by leading institutional players, especially Democrats, to raise the alarm have resulted in some extraordinary revelations, most notably an item leaked Sept. 12 by John Cook at gawker.com, that the New York Times is developing a story on signs of Obama's clinical depression. Cook says the story may be watered-down before it appears, but there are people at the Times who "believe Obama is depressed—the kind of depression where, if he weren't the president of the United States, he wouldn't be getting out of bed in the morning." The Times refused comment, as a matter of policy.

In reality, as Lyndon LaRouche has emphatically pointed out, Obama's mental impairment has potentially fatal consequences for the United States—requiring that he be removed from office immediately for the sake of the nation. Only cowardice actually prevents many prominent political leaders from echoing him. Thus they put their country at peril.

Vaknin: I Have Trouble Sleeping

Narcissism expert Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self-Love and the first to raise the possibility that Barack Obama was a narcissist (Summer of 2008), is one of the few who have no qualms about exposing the dangerous illness suffered by the President. Vaknin's interview with LPAC-TV's Brent Bedford in early September updates the picture he painted in an interview given in November 2010, and raises the alarm that Obama's reaction to being denied what Vaknin calls his "narcissistic supply" (adulation), puts our republic in danger.

Vaknin and Bedford devote the better part of an hour to discussing "What happens when the narcissist can't get his fix anymore?" Vaknin reminds the audience that the narcissistic personality is a rigid one, whereby the person creates a fake persona in order to cover up his inner sense of worthlessness, and insists on constant positive reinforcement for that fake personality. If that positive reinforcement is lacking, the narcissist uses various mechanisms to try to prevent being exposed for what he is.

The three mechanisms that Obama has chosen, in order to cope with the undeniable reduction in support from the population and political colleagues, in Vaknin's view, are 1) passive-aggressive behavior, 2) paranoid/schizoid behavior, and 3) compensatory self-pity. These can be expected to be superceded very soon by a process Vaknin calls "decompensation," in which a narcissistic personality begins to disintegrate, and reacts in a manner commonly referred to as "acting out"—i.e., aggressive behavior.

Vaknin usefully compares Obama's case with that of President Richard Nixon, who, he says, certainly shared some of Obama's malignant qualities. However, Vaknin emphasized, the fact that Nixon was not a malignant narcissist is underscored by the fact that he was able to differentiate between himself, and the government. He even continued to permit useful government activity to go on, while he was carrying out his paranoid, even criminal behavior. To the contrary, Vaknin said, Obama believes he is the government, something equivalent to the second coming of Jesus Christ!

It is for this reason, Vaknin concludes, that he fears the consequences of Obama's personality collapse. I think he will try to bring the nation, even the world, down in flames, if he sees himself being rejected and destroyed, Vaknin said. This is why I have trouble sleeping at night, because people just don't want to face the danger of having a malignant narcissistic personality in the Presidency of the United States.

Obama, who, according to multiple reports, reads or watches everything uttered about him, positive or negative, and is already obsessed about LaRouche's activities as his chief opponent, will definitely take notice of this interview. You can almost see the meltdown in progress.

Massive Rejection

Meanwhile, the signs that the American population is overwhelmingly rejecting Obama are becoming impossible to ignore.

Start with the Sept. 13 elections in New York. Despite the fact that the elections were called to replace the disgraced Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, everyone expected a Democratic win in an area of Brooklyn and Queens which has been in Democratic Party hands since the 1920s, and has an overwhelming Democratic registration. The area is also heavily Jewish, and the Democratic candidate to replace Weiner, David Weprin, is an Orthodox Jew, who was running against a non-Jewish Republican businessman, Bob Turner, and massively outspending him.

There were some warning signs all would not go well. Weprin, aware of Obama's unpopularity, tried to keep his distance from the President, even refusing to endorse him for re-election. He also had to notice that one of the pillars of most Democratic campaigns, the labor movement, declined to get involved this time—just as some AFL-CIO leaders had been threatening in recent months. There was also the vocal opposition of former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who campaigned against Weprin explicitly as a protest against Obama (for his allegedly anti-Israel policies).

But the result was stunning. Turner, who had lost by 28% to Weiner in 2010, defeated Democrat Weprin by 8 percentage points!

On the same day, the Democrats also lost a special election in Nevada, where the resignation of disgraced Republican Sen. John Ensign had left a vacancy. The Democrats, up against Obama's unpopularity, were unable to reap the advantage, and lost, 36 to 58%.

The results overall, coming in the context of national polls showing Obama with approval ratings in the range of 40%, and showing overwhelming disapproval of the direction of the country and the economy, put a point on the judgment of pollsters and party consultants, who are now forecasting the virtual impossibility that Obama can overcome the trend to win re-election. It was also an ominous sign for the Democratic Party as a whole.

Carville Blows the Whistle

Just how far gone the situation in the party is was shown by Democratic political strategist James Carville, in a CNN column he wrote Sept. 14, which was picked up by the widely read Capitol Hill gossip sheet Politico. Carville wrote that while he was mulling over Tuesday's special-election results of GOP victories, he had some advice for the White House. "One word came to mind: Panic."

He continued, "We are far past sending out talking points. Do not attempt to dumb it down. We cannot stand any more explanations. Have you talked to any Democratic senators lately? I have. It's pretty damn clear they are not happy campers. This is what I would say to President Barack Obama: The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed." Carville elaborated four points for Obama to follow, which we excerpt:

  1. "Fire somebody. No—fire a lot of people.... For God's sake, why are we still looking at the same political and economic advisers that got us into this mess? It's not working....

  2. "Indict people. There are certain people in American finance who haven't been held responsible for utterly ruining the economic fabric of our country. Demand from the attorney general a clear status of the state of investigation concerning these extraordinary injustices imposed upon the American people. I know Attorney General Eric Holder is a close friend of yours, but if his explanations aren't good, fire him too. Demand answers to why no one has been indicted....

  3. "Make a case like a Democrat. While we are going along with the Republican austerity garbage, who is making the case against it? It's not the Democrats! ...

  4. "Hold fast to an explanation. Stick to your rationale for what has happened and what is going to happen under your leadership. You must carry this through until the election (never say that things are improving because evidently they are not)...."

Carville concluded:

"The hour is late, and the need is great. Fire. Indict. Fight."

Carville's warnings have been amplified manyfold by individuals such as black radio host Tavis Smiley.

Obama Will Not Change

The problem with Carville's "advice," is that Obama cannot, and will not, change. He is a wholly owned commodity of the British Empire, which controls him through money and his diseased personality disorder.

Recall, for example, Obama's performance during last Spring's trip to London to see the Queen. In his May 25 address to the U.K. Parliament, which he referred to as "the Mother of Parliaments," Obama showed his true British colors, saying: "I come here today to reaffirm one of the oldest and strongest alliances the world has ever known. It has long been said that the United States and the United Kingdom share a special relationship.... Of course, all relationships have their ups and downs. Admittedly, ours got off on the wrong foot with a small scrape about tea and taxes. There may have also been some hurt feelings when the White House was set on fire during the War of 1812. But fortunately, it's been smooth sailing ever since!"

Even given Obama's propensity to be a pathological liar, this statement should cause every patriot to sit up and take notice. This President has no loyalty to the United States; would he hesitate to see it destroyed on his watch?

There is no time to waste. Obama must be removed from the Presidency now.

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