Ulsterman of News Flavor recently had another conversation with the anonymous “White House insider” whom Fellowship of the Minds calls DeepThroat2 (DT2). See Ulsterman’s previous interview with DT2 HERE.
According to DT2, Obama is battling severe depression and is on anti-depressant meds. Obama is also very angry and smoking more than a pack of ciggies a day — all signs of a man who’s very stressed but who remains in denial that he himself is the source of the problem.
This is consistent with the syndrome of pathological narcissism. When a narcissist finds the world no longer conforming to his grandiose view of himself, and other people have become critical instead of adoring, he typically falls into a severe depression. Most narcissists eventually come out of their depression cockier than ever, with a redoubled grandiosity instead of humility.
For a narcissist to really change requires that he shed his grandiose self-conception and look at himself honestly. In short, a narcissist must stop being a narcissist. But the very nature of pathological narcissism prevents narcissists from admitting they have a problem and to seek professional help. As psychiatrist M. Scott Peck explains, “To receive treatment one must want it, at least on some level. And to want it one must consider oneself to be in need of it. One must, at least on some level, acknowledge his or her imperfection.” But imperfection is something to which the narcissist, by the very nature of his disorder, will not and cannot admit. That is why psychiatrists say pathological narcissism is one of the most difficult-to-treat conditions in the lexicon of mental illness. [Read more about pathological narcissism HERE.]
The following Qs & As are compiled from Ulsterman’s article of September 27, 2010:
Q: So you state that President Obama is depressed? How did you come by this information?
DT2: From a direct source still working within the White House on a daily basis. As I had stated previously, tensions at the White House have reached a critical stage. The infighting among staff is off the charts. More recently, the president has increasingly withdrawn emotionally from the day to day demands of his job – he has become what was described to me as “empty”.
Q: Do you mean to say the president is not doing his job?
DT2: Not exactly. He is there, he is getting briefed throughout the day, but President Obama appears to have emotionally shut down, not entirely mind you, but a great deal. It has worsened since I was last there. His natural detachment has become almost chronic to the point of being disconcerting to staff around him. It appears President Obama is suffering from severe depression.
Q: And why do you think this is happening?
DT2: Well for one, he was completely unprepared for the job of being President of the United States. The demands on one’s time, the emotional and physical toll, are considerable. Second, the failure of the administration to effectively communicate to the American people. You have to understand that Obama believed that his ability to orate would be enough – that is proving to have been a considerable mistake on Obama’s part, and he is not dealing particularly well with that reality.
Q: why…should your opinion on the condition of President Obama be viewed as legitimate?
DT2: I certainly understand a healthy dose of scepticism. I still wish to remain anonymous, and for those still supporting the president, I would understand how they would wish to dismiss any reports that diminish President Obama in any way. The fact remains though, I know what I know. And I know what I have been told by very reliable sources still at the White House. There are staff increasingly dissatisfied with this president. When that happens, word starts to get out.
I would also add what you well know. I have been quite accurate on my previous discussions with you. I indicated there would be a mass exodus of staff from the White House days and even weeks prior to those leaving became public. Larry, David, Rahm, and more have or are in the process of leaving. Your readers need only check the dates of when you published with the public announcements of those departures to confirm that fact. I have been very truthful. I indicated Pelosi was under intense pressure and challenge from within her own party. That has also proven to be accurate. What I have told you to date has been the very thing that has developed surrounding the White House – and what I am telling you now is also just as accurate.
[...] call this process a test balloon, the kind that is often run up in politics. We are gauging the reaction by those within the party, as well as critical supporters outside the party. In essence – can we count on Obama for 2012? We are conceding November 2010. We are about to get our asses kicked. Ok, so be it – let’s get our –expletive- together for 2012. The most critical component of that of course, is Barack Obama. Will he hold up? Can he prove as effective a candidate for 2012 as he was in 2008?Q: So just how bad is the president’s depression?
DT2: It is my understanding it is pretty bad.
Q: Is he being treated?
DT2: You will need to be more specific, do you mean by a doctor?
Q: What I mean specifically is medication. Is the president receiving medication for his depression? (Long pause)
DT2: I believe…yes, I believe he is. I believe he has been for some time actually. As to something more specific, I do not know. Nor do I care to say.
Q: Just to confirm then – it is your belief that President Obama is on anti-depression medication?
DT2: Yes – that is what I just told you.
Q: Smoking? The president is still smoking then?
DT2: Yeah – I thought that was pretty common knowledge. Yeah, the president is still smoking. The problem is, he’s apparently smoking a great deal, and for a man approaching his 50th year, having smoked for so long, that cannot be a good thing. I’ll put it this way – the smoking is considerable enough that it has become an issue.
Q: An issue? Who has the issue specifically?
DT2: I would assume his family. I know the White House – his staff. Certainly his doctors. They have noted the increase in his smoking over the last year. It has apparently alarmed some of them considerably.
Q: So what are we talking about here? More than a pack a day?
DT2: Oh yeah, more than that. The guy is under a lot of stress, that is no secret….
Q: So how would you describe the overall mood of the White House these days?
DT2: Troubled. Concerned. Uncertain. And angry. A lot of anger.
Q: And what about the mood of the president himself?
DT2: The same.
Q: You have been kind enough to leave our readers with a tidbit of information to further prove the validity of your claims. What can you leave us with this time regarding what is coming from the White House or the Democratic Party that has not yet been picked up by the mainstream media?
DT2: Just prior to the midterm elections, a significant figure within the party is going to break out and talk publicly to the media about much of what has and is going on both at the White House and Congress. We need to have a bit of a cleansing process as a party, and this individual is now willing to do just that. It may actually be more than one. From there we can start the process of rebuilding and recovery. It will be much the same as we did back in 1994. That playbook is still as legitimate today as it was then. Don’t count out the Democratic Party – we will be back, and back in a big way, and I still believe back in time for 2012.
To read the interview for yourself, GO HERE.