A Shrink Asks: What’s Wrong with Obama?

By Robin of Berkeley

American Thinker

Ok folks, who you going to trust, a recovering liberal psychiatrist from Berkley or me?     Be clear now, she still recovering and probably incapable of using the P word which I’ve suggested may in fact be more appropriate. I’m going to write her and get her take.  You know I will………………………Rational thoughts while observing a national charade, I’m J.C.

So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I’ve written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery.

Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama’s blasé attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd revamped Obama’s “Yes We Can” motto into “Will We Ever?”

The liberal women of the TV show “The View” have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama’s living with a man so out of touch. Peggy Noonan, hardly a vehement Obama foe,  recently pronounced him disconnected.
Obama’s odd mannerisms intrigue a psychotherapist like me. He also presents a serious diagnostic challenge.

Why Are Americans Moving to Mexico?

Mexico Drug War Doesn’t Stop Americans From Moving South of the Border

MÉRIDA, Mexico
Hey get a jump, they will eventually be owning the US anyway. Rational thoughts while observing the passing charade, I’m J.C.

Bill Engle is outside, sweating in work clothes while he oversees renovations to his colonial house in Mérida, Mexico. It sits on a street dubbed “Gringo Gulch,” a pretty row of baby blue, violet, and mustard facades where expatriates outnumber Mexicans.

Mexico drug war doesn't stop Americans from moving south of the border

Tourists enjoy the beach at the resort city of Cancun, Mexico in this photo taken on June 12, 2009…. Expand
Tourists enjoy the beach at the resort city of Cancun, Mexico in this photo taken on June 12, 2009. In towns far from the US border such as Mérida, Mexico’s drug wars seem like another world. In fact, according to a recent survey by the International Community Foundation, violence reduced the frequency or duration of trips to Mexico for only 7 percent of American retirees who live or travel frequently to Mexico. Collapse

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Same Old: Liberals Then and Now


The American Spectator

Ben Stein has hit it out of every ball park in America.  A writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu, he has always been non plused by his weath,  and has held to conservative economic principles. On this page, he tells the people in Hollywood through Norman Lear, exactly how misinformed, arrogant and foolish they are.

Their sanctimoniousness, assuredness of moral superiority has no basis in fact. They are nothing more that an embarrassment to themselves, and all of America. Way to go Ben.  Random thoughts while observing the passing charade, I’m Jim

Editor’s note: Back in 1976, when Gerald Ford was President, Ben Stein, then a consultant on Washington and conservatism for the Normal Lear show All’s Fair, sent this memorandum to its creators:

What I don’t like is the way rich liberals, who have made their money through the operations of the capitalist system and who would be miserable bureaucratic cogs in a socialist system, are nevertheless socialists. I suspect that a large part of their motivation is a style of asceticism which has been fashionable among the rich since the time of the Pharisees. Another motivation for the rich liberals to dislike the capitalist system is that they have already gotten theirs and they don’t want to be challenged by other people coming along and getting theirs.

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