Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead released an op-ed Monday morning provocatively titled, “Is Obama A Sociopath?”
“President Obama returned to the White House last night after a two week vacation to Martha’s Vineyard,” Armistead wrote. “Amidst an international crisis in the Middle East, a national crisis in Missouri and the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS, President Obama practiced his golf swing by day and his dance moves by night. While on vacation, President Obama seemed to shut himself off from the rest of the country. His apparent disregard for the state of our nation is appalling.”
Later in the article, Armistead went on to indicate that President Obama’s behavior may not just be aloofness, as many inside his own Party have suggested, but may actually be the result of a serious personality disorder.
“Last week The Blaze ran an article by Wayne Root, one of Obama’s classmates at Columbia University, titled ‘Do We Have a Sociopath in the White House?'” Armistead wrote. “In the article, Root said, ‘I believe we have a president who is an arrogant, egomaniacal sociopath.’ Root went on to define sociopath as ‘a person with an antisocial personality disorder. They are often well liked because of their charm and high charisma, but they do not usually care about other people. They think mainly of themselves and often blame others for the things that they do. They have a complete disregard for rules and lie constantly. They seldom feel guilt or learn from punishments.’
“Obama couldn’t seem to care less about all the crises we find ourselves in,” Armistead concluded.
Polling does seem to indicate that the American public increasingly views the president as disconnected from their concerns, which the Washington Post notes was one of his strongest attributes at the beginning of his presidency.
Obama won 81 percent of the vote among people who said that choosing a candidate who “cares about people like (them)” was the quality they were most concerned with.
But the latest Gallup polling shows all of his “character ratings” in a free fall. Since 2009, there has been an approximately 20-point drop in the percentage of Americans who believe Obama “understands Americans’ problems.” (graph below)
Why do you think that is? Is he a sociopath? Just aloof? Let us know what you think in the comment section below, or by tweeting @YHPolitics.
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