October 16, 2013
(Must-See Video) Dr Keith Ablow Psychoanalyzes Obama's 'Victim Mentality'Topics: Political News and commentaries
Psychiatrist and Fox News Medical A-Team member Dr. Keith Ablow engaged in some psychoanalysis of President Barack Obama on Wednesday's 'Fox & Friends'. Dr. Ablow described Obama as seeing himself as the "victim-in-chief" and is attempting to share that victimhood with the nation ... and the world.
[...] President Obama has insisted that Republicans were "holding people hostage" and engaging in "ransom taking" during the government shutdown.Take the time to watch the full segment to hear Ablow's spot-on analysis of our "victim-in-chief":
While the average person might think that Obama's words are nothing more than partisan rhetoric, psychiatrist Keith Ablow said Obama's words reveal more about his mindset.
"There's a real victim mentality here," Ablow said during an appearance on Fox and Friends.
"It really explains the president's whole mentality ... if he feels victimized and if millions and millions of us have been victimized by America ... well that explains why he wouldn't negotiate with 'hostage takers' and 'victimizers' who have kidnapped him and threatened to destroy him," he explained.
As Ablow wrote in his piece at FoxNews.com on October 10th:
[...] President Obama's rhetoric is finally coming closer to what appears to be his psychological truth: Because America victimized him and countless millions of others, any person or party or movement that opposes his views and does not yield to him is not just his adversary, but abusive, predatory and even threatening.Take the time to read the whole piece. It makes so much sense that anyone that's not an Obamatron will say to himself, 'hell, I knew that all along'!
Again and again, President Obama has described members of Congress who insist on fiscal responsibility as having taken "hostages," "demanding a ransom," using "extortion," and threatening to "blow up" the government.
On Tuesday, in fact, the president used these exact words when speaking to the press, "What you haven't seen before, I think from the vantage point of a lot of world leaders, is the notion that one party in Congress might blow the whole thing up if they don't get their way," he said. Later he added "you do not hold people hostage or engage in ransom taking to get 100 percent of your way."
[...] The president's victim mentality could contribute to dissolving the will of countless Americans who might otherwise see themselves as capable of summoning internal resolve and creativity to surge out of poverty.
True victims can't surge out of anything, because they are hostage to forces outside their control. They await justice and restitution.
They don't, ultimately, see themselves as able to stamp out poverty; they see themselves as the rightful recipients of food stamps.
They don't, ultimately, see themselves as able to take control of their health; they see themselves as the rightful recipients of free health insurance.
They don't, ultimately, see themselves as someone worth hiring and worthy of investing themselves with education and training; they see themselves as worthy of 99 weeks of unemployment checks.
And the president's victim mentality could have already gone global.
The apology tour that the president embarked upon after being elected to his first term in office, apologizing for America's supposed predatory behavior toward others, turned his victim mentality viral -- offering a pandemic of helplessness to anyone who wanted to claim that the ills of its nation were due to a monstrous pathogen called the United States of America.
A victim mentality would explain why the president immediately allies with anyone else he thinks might be a victim, too.
This explains the seemingly bizarre statements he made castigating local police in Cambridge, Massachusetts for detaining a distinguished Harvard professor and man of color who they understandably considered possibly to be an intruder. ...
Posted by Hyscience at October 16, 2013 2:12 PM
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