There's something very odd about President Obama and it's getting stranger by the minute. It's becoming increasingly apparent that while he loves the benefits of his job, he doesn't like the job itself. He seems to have checked out early. Could he be having some sort of mini breakdown?
I've long felt that there is no real feeling behind the words he reads from his teleprompters. When he talks of the United States being a great country, I don't sense that he actually believes that. He's an actor playing a role, that of president, but he doesn't do it very well.
There is something alien about Obama. He seems to lack normal human emotions and because he lacks something so fundamental, his responses are often inappropriate and sometimes even bizarre. He seems to have no idea of propriety or boundaries. He either doesn't know or doesn't care about how he comes across to others.
We saw this on full display yesterday with the news of the downed Malaysian airliner. Obama said it was "possibly a tragedy". News flash, Mr. President: when an airplane carrying almost 300 people crashes it IS a tragedy and would be so even if there were no Americans on board. He devoted a whole 40 seconds to the announcement and then proceeded as if nothing were amiss. Heaven forbid that you should let anything interfere with your fundraising.
It's been obvious for a long time that Obama lacks leadership skills. What's also apparent now is that he lacks people skills. He seems devoid of empathy, incapable of understanding how others might feel and therefore doesn't know how to respond to unusual situations. He is thin-skinned and when questioned or challenged, becomes petulant and mean-spirited. At times, he doesn't even seem to be in touch with reality and that's a possibility that's downright scary.
All in all, we seem to have a president who is incapable of handling the job and who just might be falling apart psychologically. God help us.