The Depression of Obama

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Rachel Alexander, an attorney, is the editor of the Intellectual Conservative.

Obama's frequent vacations and increase in golfing excursions have become bizarre, considering so many continue to struggle economically almost six years into his presidency, and the world is being rocked by an epidemic of Islamic jihadist torture and horrendous murders, moving increasingly closer to our shores. Few Americans can afford to take vacations - if they actually have a job that is full time and gives them the ability to take a vacation - yet Obama continues to take exotic trips around the world with his wife and kids. Both Republican Presidents Bush never engaged in lavish family trips to the extent Obama has.

Obamacare, the signature of his presidency, has been a failure. As a result of it and other Democrat disasters during his tenure, Democrats took a historical, crushing defeat during this year's midterm elections, which went well beyond typical midterm setbacks. In addition to taking back the U.S. Senate, Republicans now control 68 of 98 partisan state legislatures, the highest ever in the party's history.

Oddly, many conservatives are afraid to point out the obvious - that Obama is in over his head and depressed. Gawker reported in 2011, "There are people at the [New York] Times who, based on the paper's reporting, believe Obama is depressed - the kind of depression where, if he weren't the president of the United States, he wouldn't be getting out of bed in the morning." Although multiple media outlets wrote at the time that the Times was coming out with an article about Obama's depression, nothing ever materialized, fueling speculation that the White House put pressure on the Gray Lady to kill it.

Tellingly, even the satire website, The Onion, ran a video about Obama's depression, which said, "White House officials admit Obama's extreme confidence and total euphoria over 'hope' and 'change' were symptoms of a prolonged manic episode."

Yahoo News, no conservative news site, listed several signs that Obama is depressed in an article last year. Besides the Obamacare disaster, Yahoo contributor David Schribman listed as reasons the surveillance debacle, which has Americans all across the political spectrum alarmed, massive opposition to immigration reform, and Israel's increasing dislike of Obama. Schribman compared Obama's implosion to former president John F. Kennedy, pointing out, "Today almost everyone acknowledges that the 35th president was breathtakingly unprepared for the White House."

Like Obama, Kennedy was propelled to the White House based less upon his ability than factors like his looks and charisma. Obama comes from a privileged background; he attended a private high school in Hawaii that cost more in tuition than many universities. He is used to smoking pot, cigarettes and drinking alcohol whenever he feels like it.

As president, he no longer has that freedom. Every move he makes is watched by the Secret Service and the media. He can't get high anytime, since there are always important meetings, speeches and phone calls.

Obama is used to being fawned over and having things easily handed to him. As an attractive, leftist-black man in politics, people have always been eager to help him succeed. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize immediately after entering office, even though he hadn't yet done anything. Now, as president, he is exposed to everyone and their opinions around the country, not just syncophants. He never built up the stamina and drive to get to the demanding, intense level where he's at, so he does not have the psychological preparedness to deal with it.

D.C. insider Wayne Madsen reported that Obama is a narcissist who spends hours googling himself, getting very upset and swearing when he finds negative news articles. In fact, Madsen believes Obama is so angry at his reporting that he wants him dead. Obama's handlers have figured out that it's best to keep him on the campaign trail as much as possible, where "he is the focus of adulation by swooning crowds," Madsen writes. "Some White House officials have expressed fear to Democratic Party officials and elected Democratic office holders around the nation that Obama is on the verge of a mental breakdown."

A few less prominent websites also report similarly disturbing things about Obama's signs of depression, although the veracity of these reports cannot be easily verified. This site claims to have interviewed a White House insider who worked with Obama and observed his depression.

As a depressed president with little energy left to help Democrats, he may be doing more harm than good for their agenda the last couple of years he's in office. On the other hand, as Glenn Beck observed recently, Obama may use the now Republican-controlled Senate as an excuse to justify ramming unpopular measures through such as amnesty using executive orders.

Whether Obama's implements his radical agenda now through executive orders because he's depressed about his legacy, or because he is a radical leftist, ultimately doesn't matter. These drastic actions must be stopped before he can do massive damage to the country. It may come down to the Supreme Court as the only entity capable of striking them down. Let's keep his legacy as the golfer of the one percent.

Rachel is the editor for intellectualconservative.com and an attorney.