Is Obama Having a Mental Breakdown?
Richard Salbato October 16, 2010
I knew that Obama had not political experience when he was elected, but I did not expect that he would not do anything presidential. The first thing I observed was that he did nothing himself. He brought in a cabinet that was political, but then brought in his friends as Czars to do his work for him. His first bill, the Stimulus Package, was completely written and passed without Obama ever even reading it. He had nothing to do with the Obamacare bill, and never read the Bank Regulation bill. In fact, in two years he has spent more time out of the White House than in it. He has played more golf, gone on more vacations, given more speeches, and done less work than any President in history. He has no idea what the bills say that he takes credit for.
Another thing I noticed is his use of the word “my”: my vice president, my cabinet, by general, my bill. I have never heard this from any other president. This gave me the first indication of his narcissistic personality. The first indication of possible mental illness is a self-absorbed person. All mentally ill, from the minor to the major and the suicidal have this one thing in common, they are self-absorbed and can think of nothing except from the point of view of how it effects themselves. In order to feel good about themselves they must have constant ego support- outside adoration. In Obama’s case he needs adoration crowds. He is in heaven when thousands are in front of him giving him praise.
Now that the majority has turned against him he is having a mental breakdown. Most recently, an anonymous White House insider and investigative reporter Wayne Madsen both paint an even more disturbing portrait of a U.S. President who is in a narcissistic meltdown – smoking and drinking too much, so depressed he’s on anti-depression medication, paranoiac, and in the grip of near-schizophrenic self-delusion.
…WMR can confirm from multiple sources is a president who is suffering from Nixonian levels of paranoia, depression, and schizophrenia…. Obama’s paranoia and severe depression over his correct belief that certain interests are out to get him.
…according to the former White House staffer who is talking to Ulsterman, [Obama is] extremely lazy, only interested in watching ESPN and discussing sports, and playing golf, and doing what he is most comfortable at: campaigning.
Obama clearly wants to run again for president, citing the “adoring crowds” who greet him on the political stump. Mrs. Obama has reportedly told the president that
“there are no more adoring crowds.”
In his campaign stumps he hand picks the crowds and still gets questions he does not want and depresses him even more. He may stop all together to keep from having a breakdown in public.
WMR has been told by informed sources that Obama’s drinking has, on occasion, been more than moderate. The only meetings he does not miss is the Wednesday reelection team of Emanuel, Jarrett, David Axelrod, White House pollsters and focus group specialists.
The national security team of National Security Adviser Jim Jones, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are convinced that Obama and his political team are only focused on the 2012 re-election campaign and not on pressing national security issues.
Brawls have reportedly broken out between the two groups.
(See Note 2)
Mass Exodus just before elections:
. In every Presidents office, there are changes of the guard every two years, but never just before a mid-term election. This can only happen if the people leaving just cannot stand another day or week of these problems. Think about the mass exodus.
Rahm Emanuel’s firing came after he and Mrs. Obama had a major argument, and the First Lady told Emanuel he had to go “for a reason.” Mrs. Obama reportedly flatly told Emanuel he was “no longer welcome at the White House.” The “Emanuel-running-for-Chicago-mayor” story was mere window dressing to cover up the meltdown in the White House leadership.
The top-level White House resignations, just before a critical mid-term election, are unprecedented even by Watergate standards. The October 1973 White House instability was one year before the 1974 mid-terms, an election that still saw the Republicans suffer tremendous losses in the Congress.
The following have all left the White House, some abruptly:
· Rahm Emanuel, chief of staff. Resigned effective October 1, 2010.
· Retired General James Jones, National Security Adviser. Resignation announced on October 8, 2010.
· Ellen Moran, Communications Director, left in April 2009, however, the leaks indicate the Obama “Deep Throat” had more recent access to the Oval Office. Moran is now chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.
· Van Jones, special adviser for “Green Jobs.” Left in September 2009, again, too early to have been privy to later inside information.
· Mark Lippert, deputy national security adviser. Left in October 2009 and went from reserve to active status in the US Navy. Lippert was a “pick-up basketball” partner of Obama during the campaign.
· David Ogden, Deputy Attorney General. Resigned in February 2010.
Greg Craig, White House Counsel. Craig was forced to announce his
resignation in November 2009. Although November 2009 was also possibly too
early for Craig to be the source, he is a consummate
· Peter Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Resigned in June 2010. Like Craig, a strong possibility.
· Retired Admiral Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence. Resigned in May 2010. Would have had classified access to White House operations although he did not work in the White House.
· Christina Romer, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Resigned in September 2010.
· Larry Summers, Director of National Economic Council. Resignation not to take effect until after November 2 election.
are also reports that White House Press
Secretary Robert Gibbs has been told to look for another job. Defense
Secretary Robert Gates has announced his decision to leave but with James
Jones’s early dismissal, Gates may move up his departure from the Pentagon.
David Axelrod plans to leave as early as March 2011 to work, as he has stated,
on Obama’s re-election campaign from
Watergate and the Iran-contra scandal, however, the corporate media is refusing
to report on the breakdown of the Obama
Now that Jones is out, Gates is going — maybe sooner than reported — and Clinton is contemplating leaving and challenging Obama in 2012, the national security team under Biden’s close friend Donilon is now in the hands of a veteran Democratic political team.
But the political team has also taken major hits, with Emanuel gone, Axelrod leaving next year, and White House General Counsel Greg Craig having left last January. New Chief of Staff Rouse is a protege of former Senator Tom Daschle and is considered close to Biden’s circle.
White House team now consists of Biden’s circle of Donilon
and Rouse, the Obama circle of Michelle Obama, Jarrett, and an increasingly
weakened Axelrod, and those in the middle who are not sure about the future of
Informed sources in
Obama’s refusal to change
course because of his ego was discussed at the recent annual Bohemian Grove
conclave in northern California, which brings together influential businessmen
and politicians from both parties. Top
Although such complaints could be expected from Republican businessmen, we have learned that top Democratic businessmen at the Bohemian Grove have told Jarrett, Obama’s chief liaison to them, that all she does is shake them down” for campaign contributions and that the uncertainty on the costs for Obama programs on health care and taxes has prevented the hiring of workers.
WMR has also learned that rather than change course, the White House staff, who are keenly reading anything that is critical of the president, are more interested in exacting revenge for criticism than in changing course. ‘The White House staff are voracious readers who are obsessed with favorable coverage,’ one source said.
The 25th Amendment (Incompetent to Serve)
Reacting to all this, there’s a rising chorus of voices calling for the use of Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to remove Obama from office. (See Note 1)
voices calling for the removal of Obama via the 25th
Amendment include not just fringe politicos like Lyndon LaRouche but also Kesha Rogers,
a black Democrat running for the House of Representatives from Texas’
22nd District. More interesting still is a Wayne Madsen Report
(WMR) claiming that “Obama’s depression and lack of interest in his duties
condition] has top-level
Section 4 has never been invoked…. The present talk about invoking Section 4 has made Obama even more paranoid about his enemies, who he feels range from Biden and the Clintons to the banks and Wall Street.
Section 4 would allow Vice President Biden, along with a majority of either ‘the principal officers of the executive departments,” the Cabinet or “such other body as Congress may by law provide,” to declare the President disabled by submitting a written declaration to the president of the Senate pro tem Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Under Section 3 of the 25th Amendment, Vice President Biden would become Acting President.
Section 4 is designed to be invoked if the president’s incapacitation prevents him from discharging the duties of his office. A written declaration to that effect must be presented to Congress. The president may resume exercising the Presidential duties by sending a written declaration to the president of the Senate pro tem and the speaker of the House.
However, should the Vice president and Cabinet remain unsatisfied with the president’s condition, within four days of the president’s declaration that he is fit, may submit another declaration that the president is incapacitated. The Congress must then assemble within 48 hours, if not already in session. Within 21 days of assembling or of receiving the second declaration by the Vice President and the Cabinet, a two-thirds vote of each house of Congress is required to affirm the President as unfit. Upon this finding by the Congress, Section 4 states that the vice president would continue to function as the “Acting President.” If the Republicans win one or both houses of Congress on November 2, a lame duck Democratic-led Senate and House might have to deal with the invocation of Section 3, something that could plunge the country into a constitutional crisis.
Biden were to become president, he would have to nominate a vice
president subject to a majority approval of the Senate and House of
Representatives. Again, a lame duck Congress may find itself thrust into approving
a vice presidential successor and Biden would likely want such a decision to
fall to Democratic-led chambers rather than one or both being controlled by the
Republicans. In such an event, Secretary of State Clinton, the senior Cabinet
member, may find herself as the favorite. Current talk in the corporate media
The scenario of invoking Section 4 of the 25th Amendment is a worst-case scenario but the mere fact that it is “on the table” provides an indication of the current dysfunctional situation in the White House. Democratic Party leaders are scrambling in anticipation of major losses on Nov. 2 in the Congress and state houses. President Obama may soon find himself at the receiving end of senior Democratic Party elders who will bear a “shock therapy” message: “shape up or ship out.”
1. 25th Amendment
This is what Wikipedia says about the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
The Twenty-fifth Amendment…to the United States Constitution deals with succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities…. Section 4 is the only part of the amendment never to have been invoked. It allows the Vice President, together with a majority of either “the principal officers of the executive departments” (i.e., the Cabinet) or of “such other body as Congress may by law provide”, to declare the President disabled by submitting a written declaration to the President pro tempore and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. As with Section 3, the Vice President would become Acting President. Section 4 is meant to be invoked if the President’s incapacitation prevents him from discharging the duties of his office and to provide a written declaration to that effect.
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