Skip to comments.Meacham: Obama 'In The Wrong Business, Doesn't Particularly Like People'
Posted on 11/22/2011 5:28:10 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
When it comes to the MSM, it's hard to get more mainstream than Jon Meacham. Former Newsweek editor. Current Random House editor. Picked for a Pulitzer Prize.
So when someone of Meacham's genteelly liberal ilk unloads on Barack Obama in such stark terms, it's newsworthy. On today's Morning Joe, Meacham flatly stated his belief that President Obama "doesn't particularly like people and politicians who don't like people are kind of in the wrong business."
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Seems like maybe he hit a nerve somewhere in Mr. Ford.
Rats. Ship. Obama. Ping to Today show list.
Is he the one who was suspended recently for saying BO was “acting like a d***?”
I’ve been reading “Intellectuals” by Paul Johnson.
“Intellectuals” throughout history tend to be leftists, because their tendency to think that they should run everything runs hand in glove with leftist/communist thought.
Some commenalities of these “intellectuals” of history include
“love of humanity” as a concept, but despite/antipathy for individual humans,
sexual immorality and illegitimacy,
personal financial irresponsibility leading to borrowing without repayment,
and antipathy towards money lenders due to the previous.
That was Mark Halperin back in June.
That was Mark Halperin, but another good example of the phenomenon.
They are turning Obama into the underdog while prepping the battlefield for the drafting of the Hildebeast.
If he doesn’t run for reelection, Hillary will be elevated in the emotional psyche of the left. If he does run, the media will have the “overcome adversity” card to play.
How come ordinary Americans can see this and the Ivy League grads have no clue?
Its not that he doesn’t “like” people. He just feels so superior to them.
I think Mark Halperin and Jon Meacham are the same person. They used to go by the name Michael Kinsley. /s
Not sure I buy this: I think I could stand a politician who didn't like people but did like responsible government. Not that Obama does, of course.
I think he is better suited breaking big rocks into small ones on a chain gang.
BTW this person doesn't like him AT ALL!
FUBO GTFO! 425 Days until Noon Jan 20, 2013
If the Country can survive that long!
Politicians who don’t like people. I can think of a few: Robespierre, Lenin, Stalin, Mao tse Tung, Pol Pot ...... Obama seems to stand in a distinct tradition.
He is, essentially, saying the same thing that Chris Matthews said a few days ago in his rant.
Yes, of course...thank you for the correction. For some reason I always get those two mixed up.
it’s ok... because people don’t particularly like 0failure either
Your description also contains traits commonly found among those possessed of a narcissistic personality disorder. No surprise.
Mostly he loathes America.....
Good book, Not his best but his point is valid.
Try “The birth of the Modern”
It's hard to like stupid people, so it's logical that you won't like people if you think you're smarter than everyone else. He'll either be smarmy or condescending, depending on the circumstances and audience, but won't enter into a conversation with someone else as an equal.
There is no genuine spontaneous social interaction, just calculated resonses and manipulations.
I’d bring Mr. Meacham (and others) back to the Obama’s very first “White House Christmas Card” family photo. It tells us all we need to know. Each of the Obama’s had a hand touching another. Except Barack, who sat with his hands in his lap. He is incapable of showing genuine affection even for his own family. It’s just not in him. He does the ‘man hug’ as established by Clinton ONLY because it is politically expedient.
I haven't figured out what it is; nothing makes sense. Often I wonder if he despises people because he thinks the rest of us are as shallow, hateful, and selfish as he is. Other times I wonder if he went into politics specifically because he hates people and his political office gives him the power to harm far more people than he could hurt as a local community organizer. Or does he like people, just not productive people and especially productive Americans who hold jobs and cling to God and to guns? I don't know if he feels so superior that he thinks he is blessing us by attempting to seize control of every aspect of our lives, or if he feels like an incompetent fraud in over his head and assumes the rest of us are as bad. All I know is that whatever is happening inside his head should frighten every sane person in the world.
It’s sure as hell obvious that he doesn’t like the USA, he’s made that perfectly clear.
Absolutely! Like Obama, a narcissist will put down others to improve his own image...it's everyone else's fault. Obama envies others because he is not self-reliant, another trait of narcissists. They have a sense of entitlement, and confuse hate with fear. Obama believes he is feared by those who disagree with him, including the American people, and foreign countries. Just the opposite is true. To Obama, people are objects, to be used for self-promotion. People like narcissists in the beginning, but soon see through the veneer. Even the democrats are catching on.
Urk. I hate having something in common with the Clown-in-Chief. I don’t like people either.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
Anyone he feels superior to, he dislikes and views as inferiors,
but I’m sure he REALLY loathes those who DEMONSTRATE intellect superior to his own.
Ever heard a lib/leftist speak about rural people, or even "preppers"? They LOATHE others who are self-reliant. Probably because they know they can't control the self-reliant.
Throw Mo in there too!
He'll give you everything you need-o Even though it's all wee-weed-o He's planned this all along To keep the economy down Until we end the rule of Zer0
“he thinks he is blessing us “
another commonality with historical “intellectuals” - they tried to make others think they were doing THEMSELVES a favor when they financially supported the intellectual.
I smell some DemocRATS setting the table to a Hillary run. It's obvious - even with Obama's billion dollar war chest that he won't likely win re-election. Since this next election is literally for all the marbles - the Supreme Court and our VERY WAY OF LIFE - I wouldn't be surprised if the 'powers that be' had Obama bow out to someone many think is electable - (choke) Hillary.
despises humanity in general but is ever ready to make an exception for "the real people." He feels certain he could love them if only he could find them--or failing that, transform existing false people into his idealized "real" people through social and political programs of his own making...
Rousseau is who she's talking about in that chapter. It's very interesting.
I think he doesn’t love either people or this country, but he loves what he thinks he could make both into, if only everyone would cooperate.
Yep! And self-reliant people aren't prone to being influenced by narcissists. He's have a tough time tearing down rural people individually, so goes after the big banks that supply money to single entrepreneurs. The little people lose out every time, no matter how many times Obama tells them he is looking out for them. He gets them through the back door.
I know at least one person Obama likes...HIMSELF!
“I wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘powers that be’ had Obama bow out to someone many think is electable - (choke) Hillary.”
She’s unelectable. Hillary got stuck in a washing machine’s spin cycle, and it shows.
Haven’t we all sensed how Obama doesn’t like people? Michelle either? They have to overcome that inertia with polling day shenanigans.
The feeling is mutual.
Not so! Barry loves people as long as they’re adoring him.
Good grief, the man’s a narcissist. “People” don’t exist to him. Everything outside of himself are merely objects for him to manipulate for his own pleasure. Like a selfish child, Barry doesn’t like anything that doesn’t do exactly what he wants.
Doesn’t particularly like people, and HATES Americans.
I buy into Dinesh D’Souza’s anti-colonialism psyche of Obama.
He resents the British (and the Western World ) for torturing his Kenyan grandfather in the 1950’s.
The man simply carries a life long grudge. He seethes within. D’Souza calls him the “last anti-colonialist.” He hates living in the White House which to him is the center of Western Imperialism. Try to imagine Rush Limbaugh being elected president of the Soviet Union and having to live in the Kremlin. Kind of like that - lol.
Explains why he returned Churchill’s bust that was in the White House and approving the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
Here is a link to D’Souza’s book. The Amazon reviews are very enlightening as well.
Both, with a slight adjustment. The former is the feelings he recognizes. The latter if you remove the "and assumes..." part. The superiority pose is compensating for how worthless he believes himself to be. Barry is one sick puppy. To him, we are all just toys to manipulate in order to make him feel better. That includes his family, too.
They are prepping themselves for Shrillary
Does that make Zero the democrat Richard Nixon?
Mark, the pressure on Obama to get out and cede to Hillary or Biden is, once again, yet another Carter Paradigm (re: the Swimmer’s 1980 primary insurgency) lining up to be validated next November. Incredible how history repeats itself.
Read it, too.
Great little book.
Amongst the many fascinating things about his observations, he notes that most ‘intellectuals’ tend to be only children, and narcissistic.
I;ll have to check out the book
I betcha Obama will be caught doing drugs before his 1st term is out.