Saturday, May 2, 2009

The "Me" President

It's getting to an uncomfortable point. Obama's ego is out of control. I've been feeling this way since the Roman Coliseum backdrop and the shock and awe fireworks display. This man eats it up and the ego problem is feeding on itself.

If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
Deepak Chopra

Yesterday, in a not-all-that-funny and way-too-telling move Obama essentially shoved Robert Gibbs out of the way to give the daily press briefing. Red-Light Obama can't resist the cameras.

What President decides to take over the networks for a speech to mark his 100th day? A day that traditionally marks a symbolic point when the media gives its assessment of a President's first 3 months in office. It's as if Obama said "Tell ya what...I'll spare you the effort, here's how great I've been over the first 100 days.."

Soon Obama's ego will need to be carried in a wheelbarrow along side him to get it in the room.

This is a man who wrote 2 books about himself before he achieved anything and they read like he conquered Everest with a piano on his back. This is a man who, when speaking of his own orating skills said to Harry Reid, "I have a gift, Harry"

Barack, you're wearing us out with the gift. And you're oversaturating yourself. Think Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson. Back-off, the campaign's over.

Maybe humility is something Barack doesn't do well. In explaining his lack of talent on the bowling alley Obama declared he was as bad as a Special Olympian. He simply hasn't had enough practice with that humility thing.

Obama starts far too many sentences with the word "I" where other Presidents started with the word "we". It is painful, embarassing to watch and eventually will become tiresome even to the most ardent Obamaniacs.

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