Only God can help us. President Obama fired Shirley Sherrod because he thought that Glenn Beck would have her on his blackboard that evening! Can you believe it? This is the leader of the the free world and mind you, the man with his fingers on the nuclear trigger that could start WWIII! Many of us have noticed President Obama’s tendency to blame everyone except himself. Could there be a real problem with Obama? American Thinker has this post which gives us something to think about:
July 29, 2010
Barack Obama, Adult Child of an Alcoholic
Shirley Sherrod’s hair trigger firing is merely the latest in a long line of dysfunctional responses by the President that may indicate that he’s out of control. How many incidents does it take to make a pattern? How many times does the President have to show his propensity for paranoia, projection, and blaming others before his team arranges for an intervention?
He began to drink more heavily and had a series of alcohol-related accidents, one of which resulted in the death of another driver. Shortly before his death a colleague from the Harvard Institute for International Development working at the ministry in Nairobi saw Obama, Sr. “staggering'” through the hallways. He asked another employee:
“I asked someone next to me, ‘What is the matter with that guy?’ ” said Gray…”He said, ‘He is always very intoxicated and unable to do his job.’ It was very sad.”
He [Tom Vilsack] jumped the gun partly because we now live in a media culture where something goes up on Youtube or a blog and everybody scrambles.
I take responsibility. It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this thing down.
Hyper Vigilance/Anxiety…ACoAs tend to scan the environment and relationships for signs of potential danger…or insults and ruptures. We constantly try to read the faces of those around us so that we can protect ourselves from perceived danger…we may perceive danger when little exists.Hyper Reactivity/Easily Triggered…we may respond to stressful situations blowing conflicts that could be managed calmly out of proportion.Emotional Constriction…those that have experienced relationship trauma have a restricted range of feelings.
Obama said this last year in a CNBC interview:
I’ve got one television station that’s entirely devoted to attacking my administration. That’s a pretty big megaphone. You’d be hard pressed if you watched the entire day to find a positive story about me on that front.
I’m one of those that think you need to have a beer with Sean Hannity.
…instead of a somber [sic] chief executive offering reassuring words and expressions of sympathy and compassion viewers saw a wildly disconnected and inappropriately light President making introductory remarks…the president thanked various staffers and offered a “shout-out” to “Dr. Joe Medicine Crow.
If we follow Dr. Dayton’s guidelines, Obama’s frightening behavior falls within the clinical definition of an ACoA. As long as ACoAs don’t actively work on changing their behavior patterns, they will add more names to their list of casualties. Sherrod came out of the debacle unscathed, but other victims caught in the dysfunction of an ACoA president may not fare as well