Dr. Justin A. Frank is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center. A left-wing Democrat, in 2011 Frank did an armchair psychoanalysis of the POS in his book, Obama On the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President.
The video below provides a good synopsis of Frank’s attempt at dissecting the psychology of the POS. Frankly, I find Frank downright hilarious in his analysis. Here are his main points (my rebuttals are in green):
- Having been abandoned, permanently, by his Kenyan dad and periodically by his anthropologist mom (who would go off to do field research for long stretches of time), Obama has major abandonment issues. That’s why he desperately wants Americans to be one big happy family, which is why he’s been so accommodating with Republicans. (Yup. Saying stuff like “If I had a son, he’d look just like Trayvon” and “You didn’t build that” is a sure way to unite the American people. Snark.)
- Obama doesn’t stand up to the Republican obstructionists and naysayers in Congress because, since he grew up without a father, he looks upon the GOP as a father figure. (Republican obstructionists in Congress? The POS had a Democrat-controlled House and Senate for TWO years, which was how he got the unpopular Obamacare passed into law.)
- Obama perceives the Democrats as a mother figure but, since he has resentment issues with his mom, he sees Democrats’ and liberals’ questioning why he’s not living up to his campaign promises as whining and nagging. And that’s why he hasn’t delivered on his campaign promises! (Hmm… Didn’t the POS get Obamacare into law? Didn’t he get rid of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in the U.S. military? Didn’t he appease the Greenies by axing the Keystone Pipeline?)
Justin Frank’s armchair psychoanalysis of the POS confirms what I’ve always thought about the discipline of Psychology. It is, at best, a soft science, which is just a polite way of saying it’s a pseudo-science. More often than not, it’s plain mumbo jumbo, especially when the psychiatrist in question makes no effort toward even a semblance of scientific objectivity by reining in his political partisanship and ideological bias.
H/t FOTM’s beloved LTG.