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Michael Ledeen writes:
The president is now portraying himself as a great expert on Judaism, but we know -- as I wrote some years ago -- that this is false. He has demontsrated considerable misunderstanding of Judaism, including the significance of our holiest day, Yom Kippur.
stop him from lecturing twenty-odd rabbis on Judaism, nor claiming that no other president before him has understood it as well as he does. So he tells the Jews what they really believe, and therefore what they should do.
In the coverage of his alleged role in personally selecting the targets of Hellfire missiles in the Middle East, it was claimed that he arrived at this remarkable decision after reading Sts. Aquinas and Augustine on "just war." Do you believe it? Did any journalist think to ask for specifics?
In any event, it is a further case of the president telling Catholics what to believe, and therefore how to act. We all know the other cases, which have led to an open revolt from American Catholic leaders against the president's theology and his policies.
In his speech in Cairo -- the one he addressed to the "Muslim World" -- he made numerous false statements about Islam, including Muslim theology and history. He spoke as if he did not realize that the Muslim Middle East is a failed culture (as numerous Muslim scholars have said). Nonetheless, that did not prevent him from telling Muslims what they believed and therefore how they should act.
He probably told the Dalai Lama something similar, dontcha think?
In short, he's not only commander-in-chief who thinks our soldiers serve him, not the nation and its Constitution, but the prophet-in-chief for all religions.More here.
Hmmm... , sounds like Ledeen is talking about a guy that can accurately be described as a man that ...
- Subtly misrepresents facts and expediently and opportunistically shifts positions, views, opinions, and "ideals" (e.g., about campaign finance, re-districting). These flip-flops do not cause him overt distress and are ego-syntonic (he feels justified in acting this way). Alternatively, refuses to commit to a standpoint and, in the process, evidences a lack of empathy.
at conflict with his fantasy world, or with his inflated and grandiose self-image. This has to do with magical thinking. ... he denies the gap between his fantasies and his modest or limited real-life achievements (for instance, in 12 years of academic career, he didn't publish a single scholarly paper or book).
- Feels that he is above the law.
- Talks about himself in the 3rd person singluar or uses the regal "we" and craves to be the exclusive center of attention, even adulation
- Has a messianic-cosmic vision of himself and his life and his "mission".
- Sets ever more complex rules in a convoluted world of grandiose fantasies with its own language (jargon)
- Displays false modesty and unctuous "folksiness" but is unable to sustain these behaviors (the persona, or mask) for long. It slips and the true Obama is revealed: haughty, aloof, distant, and disdainful of simple folk and their lives.
- Sublimates aggression and holds grudges.
- Behaves as an eternal adolescent (e.g., his choice of language, youthful image he projects, demands indulgence and feels entitled to special treatment, even though his objective accomplishments do not justify it).In other words, our Prophet-in-Chief does indeed suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder ... he's one sick puppy.
And the American people are actually considering giving him another four years?
Related: Ali Sina - Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer