You can’t make this shit up:
President Barack Obama apparently thinks he’s the closest thing to a Jewish president America has ever had.
Speaking to JPUpdates.com, top Obama confidant David Axelrod described a moment where the president expressed exasperation to him over being derided as anti-Israel by some.
“You know, I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office,” the president claimed, according to Axelrod. “For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts.”
Gee, I don’t know where they could possibly have gotten that idea.
But wait! There’s more!
In the interview, Axelrod attempted to blame the current impasse between America and Israel as the fault of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Axelrod slammed Netanyahu for only being in politics because he wants “to be somebody,” in contrast to Obama and more “respectable” politicians who Axelrod claims entered elective politics to do “something positive.”
That there, ladies and gents, is what the headshrinkers and psychobabblers call “projection.”
Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against unpleasant impulses by denying their existence in themselves, while attributing them to others. For example, a person who is rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude.
Projection tends to come to the fore in normal people at times of crisis, personal or political but is more commonly found in the neurotic or psychotic in personalities functioning at a primitive level as in narcissistic personality disorder or borderline personality disorder.
President Obama explained to a group of young Asian leaders today that it was important not to betray one’s principles while being a leader.
He pointed out that one of his core principles is to “treat everyone fairly” regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
“One of my core principles is that I will never engage in a politics in which I’m trying to divide people or make them less than me because they look different or have a different religion,” Obama said. “That’s a core principle, that’s not something I would violate.”
Obama admitted that it was important to stay true to one’s principles, allowing people to sense their “integrity.”
“Unfortunately, too many politicians, they’re just climbing the ladder but they don’t know why, and when they get there then they’re not very effective leaders,” he explained.
Such politicians, Obama explained, were subject to the temptations of corruption and willing to give up anything to stay in power.
“That’s when you lose your way, right?” Obama said. “You have to be willing to lose something for your principles, you have to be willing to lose an election.”
Let’s all say it in unison:
What the fuck?