This morning on radio played an audio reel put together by CNS News – a compilation that highlights how much emphasis President Obama puts on himself, his opinions, and his beliefs in his speeches.
“He only said it [I] 113 times in a 25 minute speech,” Pat pointed out. “That’s only once every 13 seconds.”
“That’s incredible,” Glenn responded.
Glenn went on to point out that this is a personality trait with Obama, and pointed out the danger that it can lead to if the American people aren’t careful. Glenn noted that the main reason communism usually outlasts fascism is because fascism typically centers on the personality of the dictator – that can only last a lifetime. Communism tends to be about having a dictator. A dictator is replicable, a personality isn’t. Communists can create the illusion that everything is about the people. Glenn noted several examples of how a cult of personality has built around the President and the patterns history shows us repeating.
“Remember when he first, when he was first running?” Glenn asked. “Everybody was like, 'Okay, let's not put the seal on the edge of the desk and make it into yours?' That's why, when he did become the president elect, he decided that, "I can just change the seal of the presidency and make it the seal of the president elect of the United States." I've never even seen that before. It's why his followers put his face on our flag – you didn't see that with Ronald Reagan. Did you see Ronald Reagan's face on the flag when he was running? No. Of course not, because it was about America. It was about the workers. It was about the people. It was about the ideas. A good leader will never make it about him. He'll make it about the ideas. Why would the 9/12 project outlast any other of these grassroots? If it would outlast, it would outlast because of the values and the principles. Make it about the values and the principles. Not the personalities. Not about the election, not about let's get this guy out, but the values and principles. The values and principles are the only thing that will ever last. That's not what this man is creating.”
Glenn pointed back to audio he played earlier in the show of Obama senior campaign advisor Robert Gibbs spreading lies about Mitt Romney in an interview with Candy Crowley on CNN. This administration knows that their followers are not going to look up the facts, and that’s all that really matters to them.
After hearing this, Steven, a psychiatrist in Indiana, called into the show and told Glenn and his listener how well known this behavior is in the world of psychiatry – it would be too uncomfortable for Obama’s followers to find out their leader was lying to them.
“I agree with you that the truth is the heart of what we need to point out, but when the truth is not being told, what the people are telling from the Obama administration is, 'You need to believe, believe, believe, believe. Believe me, I was just handed a can of worms that I couldn't possibly turn the ship around in less than four years. I didn't know how bad it was. Believe me.' The word "believe" means there is no proof,” Steven pointed out. “He says the word "believe" more than any president I've ever hold, and I'm an old man, I think.”
“It’s disturbing how much he says 'believe me',” Glenn added, “and 'trust me.' I learned early on from my grandfather anybody who says 'trust me, don't trust them.'"
The caller also pointed out the other key factor about using terms like “trust” and “believe” is that they can’t be looked up.
“You cannot look up, "Is there a god." I mean, if you use the truth and honesty and facts, I always say to people never let facts get in the way of a good argument but, you know, I mean, the fact is Jesus should never have been crucified. It was left up to the people. And the people at that time went with their gut. And that's what's happening with our country. We go more with the gut than we do the fact,” Steven said.
Next, Glenn put America on the psychiatrist’s couch. “We're a patient. You know, the United States of America is a patient that walks into your office and says, 'I believe in this guy. He's not abusing me. He tells me he loves me.' You as a shrink, how do you get them to see the truth and lead them there so they become a stronger person?” Glenn asked.
“It's more personality, and that's one thing that Romney has to get involved in is developing his personality that he becomes likeable,” Steven answered.
He later added, “In going away from somebody who's abusing you, you've got to first look at the fact that there is an alternative. Is there something else out there and why would it attract me. And so you've got to become attracted to the individual, the idea, and that's what happened with Obama back in 2007 2008. Everybody got attracted to hope and change. Believe, you know. As you said, the use of the free election heel on his plane was a genius. It was almost like he was preordained to become our minister, our savior, our president. So he was a genius at psychology.”