Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Farewell Address of a Narcissist-in-Chief

So President-for-not-much-longer Obama gave his farewell address to the nation yesterday.

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t know about it until this morning. And even if I had known, I wouldn’t have cared. I’ve long-since given up on listening to the speeches of a man so wholly consumed with himself.

This American has better things to do than listen to a narcissist try to convince her that he’s God’s gift to the world. Which, by all sane and honest accounts, is exactly what he did last night. For the umpteenth time.

According to the Washington Examiner, Obama yapped for 51 minutes during his farewell address… which was almost 10 minutes longer than Bill Clinton’s seven-minute address, Ronald Reagan’s 20 minutes and George W. Bush’s 13 minutes combined.

Also indicative of an utter narcissist is how Obama gave out tickets to people to come listen to his speech at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center, whereas Clinton and Reagan both streamed their farewells from the Oval Office, and Bush staged his in the White House East Room in from of a small audience.

In other words, Obama hopped on a plane (emitting who knows how much climate-changing carbon dioxide into the air) after renting out a stadium-sized auditorium to accommodate his enormous ego instead of just staying at the White House like a normal president.

But he’s not normal, right? He’s better than normal! That’s the whole point he so desperately wants to prove.

So it’s no surprise that The Daily Caller reported how, “President Obama referred to himself 75 times in his farewell address Tuesday night” or how he “heavily promoted the speech, penning a blog post about it and appearing in a promotional video in the days leading up to the address.”

Or, for that matter, how, “in his blog post promoting the speech, Obama encouraged Americans to tune in ‘because, for me, it’s always been about you.’”

In typical narcissistic style, I’m sure that statement isn’t entirely untrue. It has always been about us to him… about us worshipping the ground he walks on.

It’s that kind of ego-trip that makes me care so little that President-elect Donald Trump snipped at Meryl Streep via Twitter after her own swipe at him during the Golden Globes.

Was his response the most dignified or even accurate counter-attack? No, not really.

But the way I see it, a snipper-in-chief is still several steps up from a narcissist-in-chief.

So bring on the snipping. At this point, I welcome it with open arms.

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