Surrounded by this kind of adulation and sycophancy, it’s no wonder Obama seemingly has so little ability to adjust, change course, or have any kind of real introspection.
Weasel Zippers reports:
In his biography of Obama, “The Bridge,” David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, quotes White House senior adviser and longtime Obama friend Valerie Jarrett: “I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. … He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. … So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. … He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”
Duuuuuuude. That’s borderline creepy. That’s Glenn Close is in the bathroom and the pet rabbit’s boiling in the pot kind of weird.
But in reality, I really don’t see lots of humility in the man and his acolytes do him no favor by pushing this view of himself which he has clearly bought into.