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Doesn't crave the spotlight!!??

By Doug Powers  •  December 26, 2010 05:13 PM

Yesterday, the New York Times, as a Christmas gift to those of us who enjoy laughing until pumpkin pie and egg nog shoots out our noses, published a piece about how President Obama has a natural penchant for humility:

“I think it speaks volumes about the man’s temperament,” said Robert Dallek, the presidential historian. “He doesn’t crave the spotlight the way some of these other presidents have. They needed to be constantly in the eye of the public; it propelled them into politics in the first place. Obama is less that way; he is more of a self-contained person, someone who can genuinely spend time by himself with his family.”

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Say what!!? They have bumped their why compare Obama to Reagan so often?

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Asked by tnmomofive at 8:43 AM on Dec. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I think they had a little too much spiked eggnog! Or maybe it was just the regular crazy kool-aid they are always drinking at the New York Times.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 8:45 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Media "spin" is a wonderful thing. Ugh.

    Answer by Scuba at 8:53 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • This is absolutely stupid considering we can all SEE him soaking up the spotlight. Ridiculous!

    Answer by shanlaree at 8:55 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Another example of the hypocrisy of the NYT.

    Answer by Carpy at 9:10 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • I would love to meet the Obama that everyone in Washington thinks is our pres, maybe I'd like him better than the one I see all of the time in the spotlight.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:10 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Oh wow, I agree they must have had a bit much of that liquid holiday cheer. LOL

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:13 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • This is his 'move to the right' we have heard so much speculation about. He doesn't actually become more moderate. They just start saying he is humble, compare him to Reagan, and he says he is reading a book on Reagan while on vacation. Boy, I'm so glad he is now a more conservative, humble man especially since he had them declassify narcissism as not being a psychological disorder.


    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:20 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Well, he's not a narcissist.

    The APA says narcissism doesn't exist anymore.

    However, to the APA's credit ( no, they don't really deserve any), they have just rolled the symptoms of narcissism over under sociopathy/psychopathology.

    In 2013 the APA publishes newest version of DSMV, so they could still add narcissism back.

    Many clinicians are running around screaming like their heads are on fire about it!

    They needed to get rid of narcissism since Mr. Obama is one.

    APA likes to get rid of stuff for political purposes.



    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:16 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • ALL Presidents are available for "photo opps.." Didn't you know that? Of course, it seems perfect to zero in on THIS president. It gives y'all another chance to bash him and hs family. Thanks for starting off the day right....with a laugh and further proof that you are all a little....slow.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 10:28 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • – collapse

    They needed to get rid of narcissism since Mr. Obama is one.

    APA likes to get rid of stuff for political purposes.

    Answer by mustbeGRACE 12 minutes ago
    What does the APA say about "paranoia" ? Yours.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 10:30 AM on Dec. 27, 2010 (hidden) + expand

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