Just stumbled on this over at Stacy McCain’s blog:
When I saw the news from Barbara Espinosa on Twitter this morning, I thought it was some kind of crazy joke:
@rsmccain BREAKING NEWS HJ RES 15 TO REMOVE TERM LIMITS FOR PRESIDENTTHE FIRST STEP IN PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR A THIRD TERM
— Barbara Espinosa (@1Barbara1) January 6, 2013
Crazy as it is, however, it’s not a joke: Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.)on Friday re-introduced as H.J. 15 the same bill he offered last year, “Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment” — i.e., to end the two-term limit on the presidency, enabling Obama to be “President for Life.”
Granted, one would think that there isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell this would get ratified. But stranger things have happened.
One thing that has greatly concerned me about Barack Obama is whether he is a bonafide malignant narcissist in the true psychological sense.
I recall years ago reading the work of forensic psychiatrist Jerrold Post’s analysis of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Dr. Post had come to the conclusion Saddam was a malignant narcissist.
Matthew Ismail writes in his article “Dictators and Heart Attacks: Sometimes, Reality Bites“:
A psychologist who is well-known for his character profiles of dictators such as Joseph Stalin and Saddam Hussein, Jerrold Post, suggests that there are different sorts of dictators, but that the worst of them are those whom Post characterizes as suffering from “malignant narcissism” who “share grandiose dreams of glory, little empathy for others, paranoia and the willingness to use whatever aggression is necessary to meet their goals.”
Jerrold Post has further pointed out that a true malignant narcissist will do anything to hold on to the reins of power. The thought of losing the adulation of others is unacceptable to a true malignant narcissist. Additionally, they can become quite dangerous and unpredictable when they feel cornered or threatened in any way.
This is not the first time I have heard the notion of a third term for Obama. There is even a website called thirdterm.com. So, once again, is Barack Hussein Obama a true malignant narcissist? I guess we’ll find out.