WHY Obama Acts as He Does
By Editor Marian Banducci, Dr. Michael A. Haberman, M.D., and Dr. Sam Vaknin
This Israeli doctor says Obama has a mental disorder. Labels him a pathological narcissist and there is no greater
insanity than electing one as President said Dr. Sam Vaknin who is an Israeli psychologist.
Dr. Vaknin States: “I must confess I was impressed by Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited
to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident, a wholesome presidential
package. I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness, but also because there was an air of
haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty
words. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history.”
Never a politician in this land had such quasi “religious” impact on so many people. The fact that Obama is a total
incognito with Zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama is not an ordinary man.
He is not a genius. In fact he is quite ignorant on most important subjects.
Dr. Sam Vaknin, the author of the “Malignant Self Love,” believes Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist.
Vaknin is a world authority on narcissism. He understands narcissism and describes the inner mind of a narcissist
like no other person. When he talks about narcissism everyone listens. Vaknin says that Obama’s language,
posture and demeanor, and the testimonies of his closest, dearest friends suggest that the man is either a
narcissist or he may have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).
Narcissists project a grandiose but false imagination of themselves. Jim Jones, the charismatic leader of People’s
Temple, the who led over 900 of his followers to cheerfully commit mass suicide and even murder their children
was also a narcissist...Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara, Stalin, Saddam, Mao, Kim Jong III and
Adolph Hitler are a few examples of narcissists of our time. All these men had a tremendous influence over their
fanciers. They created a personality cult around themselves and with their blazing speeches elevated their
admirers, filled their hearts with enthusiasm and instilled in their minds a new zest for life. They gave them hope!
They promised them the moon, but alas, invariably they brought them to their doom.
When you are a victim of a cult of personality, you don’t know it until it is too late. One determining factor in the
development of NPD is childhood abuse. “Obama’s early life was decidedly chaotic and replete with traumatic
and mentally bruising dislocations,” says Vaknin. “Mixed-race marriages were even less common then. His
parents went through a divorce when he was an infant two years old. Obama saw his father only once again,
before he died in a car accident. Then his mother re-married and Obama had to relocate to Indonesia, a foreign
land with a radically foreign culture, to be raised by a step-father. At the age of ten, he was whisked off to live with
his maternal (white) grandparents. He saw his mother only intermittently in the following few years and then she
vanished from his life in 1979. “She died of cancer in 1995.”
One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological narcissists. They project such an imposing
personality that it overwhelms those around them. Charmed by the charisma of the narcissist, people become
like clay in his hands. They cheerfully do his bidding and delight to be at his service. The narcissist shapes the
world around himself and reduces others in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of personality. His admirers
become his co-dependents.
Narcissists have no interest in things that do not help them to reach their personal objective. They are focused
on one thing alone and that is power. All other issues are meaningless to them and they do not want to waste their
precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is beneath them and does not deserve their
attention. If an issue raised in the Senate does not help Obama in one way or another, he has no interest in it.
The “present” vote is a safe vote. No one can criticize him if things go wrong. Those issues are unworthy by their
very nature because they are not about him.
Obama’s election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and advance to write
a book about race relations. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL PROVIDED HIM A LOT LONGER
THAN EXPECTED AND AT THE END IT EVOLVED INTO, GUESS WHAT? HIS OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY!
Instead of writing a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which he had been paid, Obama could not resist
writing about his most sublime self. He entitled the book Dreams from My Father.
NOT SURPRISINGLY, ADOLPH HITLER ALSO WROTE HIS OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY WHEN HE WAS STILL
A NOBODY. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as important as his own self. Why would he waste his
precious time and genius writing about insignificant things when he can write about such an August being as
himself? Narcissists are often callous even ruthless. As the norm, they lack conscience. This is evident from
Obama’s lack of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month. A man who lives in luxury, who
takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who raised nearly half a billion dollars for his campaign (something
unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent to power. A narcissist cares for no one but himself.
This election was like no other in the history of America . The issues were insignificant compared to what is at
stake. What can be more dangerous than having a man bereft of conscience, a serial liar, and one who cannot
distinguish his fantasies from reality as the leader of the free world? I hate to sound alarmist, but one is a fool if
one is not alarmed. Many politicians are narcissists. They pose no threat to others. They are simply self-serving
and selfish. Obama evidences symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is different from the run-of-the-mill
narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a Bill Clinton for example. To him reality and fantasy are intertwined.
This is a mental health issue, not just a character flaw. Pathological narcissists are dangerous because they look
normal and even intelligent. It is this disguise that makes them treacherous. Today the Democrats have placed
all their hopes in Obama. But this man could put an end to their party. The great majority of blacks voted for
Obama. Only a fool does not know that their support for him is racially driven. This is racism, pure and simple.
The downside of this is that If Obama turns out to be the disaster I predict, he will cause widespread resentment
among the whites. The blacks are unlikely to up their support of their man. Cultic mentality is pernicious and
unrelenting. They will dig their heads deeper in the sand and blame Obama’s detractors of racism. This will cause
a backlash among the whites. The white supremacists will take advantage of the discontent and they will receive
I predict that in less than four years, tensions will increase to levels never seen since the turbulent I960's. Obama
will set the clock back decades. America is the bastion of freedom. The peace of the world depends on the
strength of America, and its weakness translates into the triumph of terrorism and victory of rogue nations. It is
no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castros, the HezboIIah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the
Guantanamo terrorists, and virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by the prospect of their man in
the White House, America is on the verge of destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological
narcissist as president.