The psychological term for this is transference. Obama is basing his entire final push on trust ?!? The man who spent almost two weeks pushing an obscure video as the cause of 4 American deaths ? Every justification that he has given for his election is based on an outright lie, a half-truth, or a statistical abherration that has no correlation to the claim he is making.
He spent 100s of millions bashing Romney for events that happened at Bain after he had any control over the company. Events that are part of the normal cycle of business.
He claims to have created 5 million jobs when there are 20 million fewer people working vs. when he took office. If I was working when he took office, got layed off, had 10 temp jobs during his term and was unemployed when he left I’d count as 10 jobs created instead of 1 less person working.
He claims to have made gains in energy production when he has slashed all the production that he has control over, while subsidizing production in other countries. Private companies have stepped up on private lands to make up the difference.
He reverses the cause and effect of high fuel costs causing weak economies and claims that high fuel costs are proof his economy is succesful even though fuel demand is down.
He claims to have lowered healthcare costs when every measure of apples to apples costs has skyrocketed especially the price of insurance. Only because so many millions of people have been forced to drop off insurance and can’t afford to seek care can he claim that overall spending on healthcare is down. This is bad for the people that are not getting care, and for the industry, but he claims credit anyway.
He claims that Romney is paying a smaller percentage in taxes than those who make less than him, completely ignoring the 30% Romney gave to charity and thus was able to deduct from his taxes. He also claims that he invests in loopholes and outsources when Obama has the same investments.
Finally, he claims a god-fearing, sober, righteous mormon is a bulls***er when everyone knows who the BS’er really is. Transference is a classic trait of the Malignant Narcissist.
Perhaps the most obnoxious part of this story is that the journalist never suggested his kid didn’t like Romney. He just said his kid had positive words for Obama. Why would Obama assume the kid thinks Romney is a bullsh**er? Isn’t it possible he thinks they’re both good men and just wants Obama to win ?