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Obama's Morbid Vanity

loadstar Wrote: May 22, 2012 2:27 PM
Many on the Left surely despised Dubya, but it is SO CLEAR that the "first post-racial, uniter" has been nothing of the sort! He is a classic narcissist who blames EVERYONE but himself and CONSTANTLY feels persecuted. Obama has engendered and festered yet more animus between the races and the divergent sides of the political spectrum. He MIGHT also motivate the Left and the guvment-dependent class to vote, BUT he has SURELY motivated the right side...and he seems to have alienated the indies who decide elections.
I recently came across Nathaniel Hawthorne's haunting short story "Wakefield," and I couldn't help but notice similarities (and differences) between Wakefield and President Obama.

In "Wakefield," a man tells his wife he is leaving for a short trip, but instead, he moves in to a rental home a block away, where he remains for 20 years, unbeknownst to his wife and friends. At the end of this period, he waltzes right back into his house "as from a day's absence, and became a loving spouse till death."

Perhaps at first Wakefield isn't sure why he left. He could be experiencing a midlife crisis...

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