America got a short glimpse into the heart of the true Obama Thursday, in his initial reaction to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
"Before I begin, obviously the world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia-Ukraine border. And it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy. Right now we’re working to determine whether there were American citizens on board. That is our first priority.
"And I've directed my national security team to stay in close contact with the Ukrainian governemnt. The United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine what happened and why. And as a country, our thoughts and prayers are with all the families and passengers, wherever they call home."
"I want to thank Jeremie for that introduction' he said. 'Give Jeremie a big round of applause.
"It is great to be in the state that gave us Joe Biden. We’ve got actually some better-looking Bidens with us here today. We've got Beau and his wife, Hallie, are here. Give them a big round of applause. We love them."
The "great orator" demonstrated his inability to extemporaneously comment on the attack in any meaningful way. This surreal seeming lack of real emotional reaction evoked an immediate and negative response, even from some of his most ardent admirers in the MSM.
Obama's problem? His narcissism renders him unable to empathize with others.
As one expects from a pathological narcissist, he was unable to respond to the shooting down of the airliner as most people would, with genuine anger and sorrow. Obama cannot, as Bill Clinton famously said, ". . . feel your pain."
Any other President--Clinton, Bush, Carter, Kennedy--would have turned the fundraiser into a serious non-partisan speech about foreign policy and the threats America faces, called for calm and unity, and would have underscored the seriousness of this situation and suggested that Republicans and Democrats come together to find the best response and solution to the growing problems facing us.
He would have also suggested turning to faith for comfort and strength and called for Americans to pray for the families of the victims.
Only Obama is so self-focused as to reduce the thing to a passing sentence in his rush to bash political opponents.