Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Obama's Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Approach to Policy: Poison America for Attention.



This has supposed to have been the summer of recovery.  In fact, the entire Obama administration has to supposed to be the administration of recovery, yet, despite the announcement by the NBER that the recession ended in 2010, we still see massive unemployment and home foreclosures.  How can this be.  So how can a recovery look so sick?  In keeping with the recovery theme, I remembered a medical term called Munchausen syndrome by proxy.  Munchausen syndrome by proxy is where a parent causes their kid to become sick so that the parent can get attention for being the care giver.  The problem is that this only lasts so long before the child goes critical and dies and the parent’s abuse is exposed.  Similarly, it can be said that the policies of Obama are intentionally causing harm on the US economy so that he can be in the spotlight.  It even applies to foreign policy.  With debacles in Iran, Russia, North Korea, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and Israel.  He is doing such a poor job on all fronts, you would have to think it intentional.  Because of all of these negative factors, Obama has managed to stay in the spotlight as much as he was during his darling campaign.  Unfortunately for you and me, for people that practice Munchausen, any attention is good attention, even if it comes at the cost of your child, or your country in Obama’s case. 

5 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

I wonder if squawk radio and tv hosts have a variation of this disease in that they bring attention to themselves by being dependent on the failures of the president.

jrchaard said...

Close, but not quite. Radio people don't make policy or enforce/create laws. It would be like an aunt hoping their niece or nephew gets sick and then getting sympathy, but they have no ability to cause the illness. Maybe your example could be edwardschuasen syndrome by proxy.

Kansas Bob said...

I have to agree with your assessment. Squawk radio/tv hosts are truly impotent. Nothing these windbags (especially Savage) do or say amounts to anything.

jrchaard said...

They have one vote, just like you or I, unless we are democrats

Kansas Bob said...

I agree with you. The squawkers influence no other voters because they only preach to the proverbial choir.. i.e... folks that already agree with them.