Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Barack Hussein Obama: Totally Uninterested in Any Human Being Other Than Himself

Mark Steyn, guesting for Rush Limbaugh today, mentioned that President Obama doesn't have any curiosity about other people, and has been therefore unable and simply uninterested in forming any relationships with world leaders.

That's quite true.

This article from Michael Barone expands on that theme, which basically just circles back to Obama's stealth and deadly combination of incompetence (except in destroying/"transforming" America) and malignant narcisism.

"Obama critics have pointed out his fondness for the first person singular. He said "I," "me," or "my" 63 times in his 1,631-word eulogy for Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye. He spoke twice as long about his own family experiences as the heroism for which Inouye was awarded the Medal of Honor."

"Bill Clinton and Rudy Giuliani succeeded in large part because they were curious about other people different from themselves."

"Barack Obama prefers to look in the mirror."

 "The ability to read other people comes more easily if you're interested in others, curious to learn what makes them tick."

"It comes harder or not at all if you're transfixed with your image of yourself."

This is a very interesting topic to me, because I also think that curiosity is a very important character trait. 
I prefer the company of curious people, people who ask questions, challenge me and make me think. 

I think you can tell a great deal about a person by the questions they ask, or don't ask about the company they keep, and I've seen a lot of remarkable individuals who are simply natural masters at the art of conversation, at asking questions and putting people at ease with their sincere and true interest in the answers. 
It's quite a joy to behold.