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Posted on 11/13/2013 6:10:26 AM PST by Cincinatus' WifeEdited on 11/13/2013 10:01:29 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
In a recent study of U.S. presidents' personality traits, Lyndon Johnson ranked highest in grandiose narcissism.
While it frequently gets a bad rap, grandiose narcissism may predict both positive and negative leadership behaviors, according to a group of researchers who published a paper in October in Psychological Science.
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Why don’t they say who the king of the vulnerable narcissists is? It’s clearly got to barky.
I think Obama leaves them all behind in the dust in terms of grandiosity and narcissism.
Remember the news photo of LBJ with his head in his hands, portraying him in a melt-down over Vietnam?
I want to see a shot of Obama just like that.
Obviosly a flawed study that intentionally ignored the 600 lb gorilla in the room. And I remember LBJ, no comparison.
Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble
When you're perfect in every way
I can't wait to look in the mirror
Cause I get better lookin' each day
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man
Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble
But I'm doin' the best that I can!
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Try as they might, I, for one, am not buying this distraction/detraction. It is, in fact, The One, Mr. Stompyfoot. He makes LBJ look like a patriot.
LBJ,”They’re all my helicopters:.
Obama lacks the intelligence to imagine truely grandiose fantasies. He’ll always be a minor leaguer in this contest but if one is willing to spot him twenty points as a handicap, in view of his obvious limitations, he might win.
Case in point; The thesis from Brent Bozell’s piece this am:
“The spin control is actually amusing when you consider that it isn’t Team Obama trying to influence the media. It’s the media doing damage control for Team Obama.”
The evaluation criteria must have excluded consideration of sociopaths.
The study stopped with George W. Bush.
Trash a jerk to make a bigger jerk look better... ain’t working... obama is the worst president by any metric.
My thoughts EXACTLY.
“Amusing” isn’t the right word.
I agree. I am not amused. Here is the article. There’s a goofy grinning picture of Brian Williams at the top.
Mr. Bozell, I imagine, sees the media as being on the losing side in their battle to prevent the truth form coming out about their leader, Prince Stompyfoot.
Oh, come on. Compared to the current occupant?
I am barely old enough to remember LBJ. How many people responding to this poll had ever even seen him?
“The study stopped with George W. Bush.”
Oh. Well, there you go. No doubt the researchers skipped the emperor, finding him, through their infatuation stupor, unquestionably exempt, though they did find the subject pertinent enough to write about during this time of complete, unforeseen revolution and perhaps destruction in our great medical system.
The paper is linked at post #9.
I simply pointed out that the study ended with George W. Bush.
It’s not a poll.
The study is linked at post #9.
I’d have to agree. Any person who would present the Pope a statue of himself as LBJ did has to be a man of immense ego.
When I was a kid and my older bro was in Vietnam I used to scare the crap out of my younger brother by telling him LBJ lived under the basement steps. I would draw a caricature of LBJ on table napkins and slide them over to him during dinner and he’d practically faint. LBJ was my personal boogeyman - we were a Goldwater family - we even had a red cat named Goldwater! Today I like to think LBJ and McNamara are cleaning out the stables in Hades. LBJ was a dirty rotten creep democrat of the tallest order. Hard to say whose a worse narcissist - between him and Obama. LBJ is the worst American Narcissist President and the Preezy is the worst “post-American” Narcissist President.
Is that a shopped photo?
If not, it’s very Mousilini looking for sure.
Jesus loves me, Yes he do
Lyndon Johnson told him to...
Well, it’s good to find someone who realizes that George W. Bush was the 42nd President. Ask the average journalist and he or she probably thinks Obama is the 44th person to hold the office—people forget that Grover Cleveland #22 and Grover Cleveland #24 were the same person.
Who did they skip? GW to GWBush is 43 presidents.
Sorry to say, it's the real deal. From the 2009 Inauguration.
Army as well. Part of a cadence I heard in the mid 70’s. My DI probably picked up in the 60’s.
Now... Sound Off!.... Sound Off!.... 1, 2, 3, 4...
LBJ helped pioneer ballot fraud in the US.
Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.
Whatever the left is blaming on the Conservatives is something of which they are guilty.
Take it to the bank.
Grover Cleveland had two presidential terms #22 and #24 interrupted by Benjamin Harrison, who was #23.
Wouldn't give him that much "credit." Vote fraud was not unusual in the US, especially in urban areas with their (mostly Democratic) political machines, going back to the 1800s. But LBJ's stealing the 1948 primary for US Senate in Texas by manufacturing about 200 votes in a rural county was probably the most historically significant instance of it up to that time. If not for the fraud, LBJ would have been out of Congress then and could have been gone from elective office forever. American history would probably have been vastly different.
Thanks for the ping!
With the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination fast approaching, LBJ remains a hot suspect in the assassination case. In all probability, he masterminded several other murders as well.
A new book, "The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ", by Roger Stone and Mike Colapietro, reveals a slew of unflattering anecdotes about LBJ's psychiatric problems, and makes a strong case for his involvement in the Kennedy assassination as well. This is far from the first book fingering Johnson in that crime.
And yet, as BAD as LBJ was, he did not destroy the American way of life in the same deliberate way that the current Narcissist-in-chief is doing.
(I agree with you, BTW)
The first question any homicide investigator asks is “Who benefits?”
Actually, there’s plenty of competition.
Woodrow Wilson. Teddy Roosevelt. FDR.
But I’d agree that The One tops them all.
Ahhhhh! The levitating obama picture! I’d lost track of it!
Andrew Jackson was up there as well.
This is far from the first book fingering Johnson in that crime.
Why read it then if just a duplicate?
Payback is a b*tch. JFK chose LBJ as his running mate because, although he knew that Mayor Daley will steal Chicago for him, he needed LBJ to steal Texas as well. Otherwise he had no chance to win the election.
LBJ was a second Mafia boss, in effect.
I wouldn’t put anything past LBJ
Good point. Aside from LBJ's obvious benefit of moving up to the presidency, there were government investigations going on at the time which very well could have led to criminal charges against him, especially since his nemesis Bobby Kennedy was Attorney General. Killing JFK and moving to the White House would surely solve that problem for Johnson. And, as I said, LBJ had, in all probability, killed before.
There was one critical piece of physical evidence found by a private detective years after the assassination: a fingerprint identified as belonging to an LBJ associate in the "sniper's nest" in the Texas School Book Depository Building!
It's not just a duplicate. There is new information gleaned from the author's personal research and his personal contacts. The author, Roger Stone, is a career GOP political insider, and knew a lot of people, especially Richard Nixon, very well.
Lyndon Bird was an immoral bastard who forced a few female reporters into bed as a favor to their president. He would interview his underlings while he squatted on the WH crapper.
He was very proud, however, not of his country but of his enormous schwanschticker.
In short. He was an animal.