In an exclusive-to-subscribers post on September 23, 2011, D.C.-based investigative journalist Wayne Madsen reports that Obama is very depressed about his fall in popularity, and spends whatever time he has from official duties, in vanity searches on the Internet.
Here are excerpts from Madsen:
“WMR has learned from government sources with close contacts inside the White House that media reports that The New York Times is developing a story on President Obama suffering from clinical depression are correct and that Obama is fixated on how the media, including certain web sites, view his presidency.
WMR has previously reported on Obama’s narcissistic personality and how it has adversely affected his leadership capabilities as president. Obama’s day usually begins by his conducting “vanity searches” on Google to see how he is being treated by both the main stream media and political blogs. When he encounters negative articles, Obama flies off the handle in a rage punctuated by the use of foul language, according to sources close to the White House. Obama is reportedly totally obsessed with how the media is covering him.
[...] WMR has been told by informed sources that when he first read our accounts of his background with the CIA, including his employment with Business International Corporation, and the CIA histories of his mother and grandparents, Obama flew into a rage — the possible source for three independent reports that indicated that the White House wanted this editor “dead.”
Privately, some White House officials have expressed fear to Democratic Party officials and elected Democratic office holders around the nation that Obama is on the verge of a mental breakdown. The White House officials believe that only by putting Obama in front of adoring crowds in a carefully-orchestrated campaign mode can they buy time for the administration. However, the White House sources have expressed grave doubts about Obama’s ability to maintain his composure when faced with growing criticism. Their worst fear is that Obama will suffer from a public breakdown, sealing the end of his re-election chances and dooming the down-ticket electoral prospects for the Democratic Party in 2012 and beyond.
[...] Obama is known to search the Internet for stories about himself before he receives the President’s Daily Brief from top intelligence officials. Woe be it to any intelligence briefer who reports on information obtained from open sources. Obama, who, in many cases has already read such accounts, will let loose with a barrage of abusive epithets, yelling, at times, “I already know that you stupid motherfucker!”
Ron Suskind’s new book, “Confidence Men,” which mainly concerns the dysfunctional nature of the Obama White House, has resulted in a full-court press being directed by the White House and its spin doctors against the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.”
Madsen’s account is consistent with the profile of a psychological pathology recognized by the American Psychological Association as the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). As explained in this article on NPD:
- At the core of the NPD syndrome is the construction of a false self as a way to cope with the external world so as to compensate for the individual’s feelings of insecurity and uncertain self-identity. Like its namesake, the mythic Narcissus who is in love with his reflection in water, the self that Obama loves is not his real self, but a false self that is grandiose, perfect, and superior.
- The narcissist is hollow inside and derives his sense-of-self from seeing his reflection in the eyes of others. The psychological literature calls this “mirroring”: the narcissist mainly uses other people as a mirror to reflect his grandiose false self-conception. Like a vampire who must feed on others’ blood in order to live, the narcissist feeds on other people’s admiration, approval, love, and compliments. That is why Obama’s handlers have decided to dispatch him on the campaign trail, where he’ll be greeted by adoring crowds.
- The maintenance and protection of the false self also requires Obama the narcissist to be constantly vigilant against being “attacked” by others. Toward any perceived criticism, he publicly feigns cool indifference, but away from the public eye, he overreacts with rage and humiliation to even minor or trivial reproach. He simply will not listen to or countenance criticism.
More disturbing is the fact that since NPD means that the narcissist has a grandiose but FALSE self-conception, this is more than a mental disorder. Pathological narcissism is also a cognitive disorder, i.e., an impaired assessment of reality.
This means that Americans have as President a man who is cognitively impaired. If he is grossly mistaken in his assessment of himself, he is also impaired in his assessment of the reality beyond himself — the U.S. economy, politics, and the world.
Think about it….