Mar 22, 2009

Obama's Descent Into Madness? Updated.

Our TOTUS, giggling like an idiot, worries his 60 Minutes interviewer.

His remarks came in a “60 Minutes” interview in which he was pressed by an incredulous Steve Kroft for laughing and chuckling several times while discussing the perilous state of the world’s economy.

“You're sitting here. And you're— you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, "I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about money—” How do you deal with— I mean: explain. . .” Kroft asks at one point.

“Are you punch drunk?” Kroft says.

“No, no. There's gotta be a little gallows humor to get you through the day,” Obama says, with a laugh.

Holy crap! Just. . . I'm . . . how?. . . uh. . . oh. . it's gobsmackingly frightening.

Update: Casual diagnosis: Hypomania?

  1. inflated self-esteem or grandiosity
  2. decreased need for sleep (e.g., feels rested after only 3 hours of sleep)
  3. more talkative than usual or pressure to keep talking
  4. flight of ideas, or subjective experience that thoughts are racing
  5. distractibility (i.e., attention too easily drawn to unimportant or irrelevant external stimuli)
  6. increase in goal-directed activity (either socially, at work or school, or sexually) or psychomotor agitation
  7. excessive involvement in pleasurable activities that have a high potential for painful consequences (e.g., engaging in unrestrained buying sprees, sexual indiscretions, or foolish business investments) [hoo-boy! foolish business investments? really? -ed.]


Mike Wilson said...

I'll say it.

I actively wish the man Ill.

Joan of Argghh! said...

It would appear you are late to that party. He got there first.

Ricky Raccoon said...

Kroft never should have agreed to sit down with that dictator.

Liberty Girl said...

I won't be happy until the motherfucker is in a straightjacket.

Robin Starfish said...

What the hell does he have to say to the nation this Tuesday that he hasn't rapped about already?

Oh yeah, he's got about an hour's worth of apologizing backlogged already, that must be it.

Velociman said...

And that's just the manic phase. Wait'll the depression kicks in. He might start Armageddon.

dogette said...

He's a freak.

LauraB said...

THIS was my main concern about the freak - that he would have access to EVERY agent's identity, every plan in place, every hidey hole and delicious tidbit.

And the big red button.

Amazing...but stranger still is the relative SILENCE from Cankles.

Anonymous said...

Hell, why shouldn't he laugh? It's not his money.
The J.R.

PeggyU said...

It's horrifying and fascinating to watch at the same time. And, yes, the cackling cankled one has been seeming strangely absent.

Hammer said...

I think he is enjoying his power to destroy this country.

I think he was listening to Wright's sermons after all

Remember "God damn America" ?

I think that is the plan.

LauraB said...

I just the snippet in question - the man was STONED. I swear it.

His left eye, just a bit half mast glimmery? That tilt of his head away from camera - looking away to find composure and an answer?

Yeah. Still an SOB.

oceanguy said...

Was anyone else struck... even frightened.. by the gleam in his eye during that sequence. He was genuinely enjoying himself and the situation. He actually thoiught it was funny and was so full of himself for being in charge.

We are in deep do-do.