A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the POS’s approval rating has tanked. More Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance than ever before: some 54% say they disapprove, which is the highest mark in his presidency. Even more significant is the fact that only 37% think he is honest and straightforward (down 5 points from June).

Reportedly, the POS is depressed by his plummeting approval ratings, so much so that his minions at the White House tried to cheer him up by “showing him some love.” [Pass me the barf bag, please!]

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John Podhoretz reports for the New York Post that on Dec. 3, 2013, the White House staff assembled in the White House briefing room to hear their boss deliver yet another speech on the disaster that the POS has forbidden the media to refer to as Obamacare.

As Podhoretz describes it:

Finally, after two months of horror, President Obama heard cheering when he discussed ObamaCare.

OK, so the cheering came from members of his own staff […] yesterday wasn’t about ObamaCare. It was about Obama. It was about bucking up the boss. It was about showing him some love.

The fact that Obama was in on the tribute to himself only adds to the poignancy. You have to be a little desperate to agree to organize and promote a support rally to boost your own spirits.

He got the applause he wanted. He got the love he needed. He got MSNBC talk personalities to speak admiringly of him. So by those standards, if by no other, the speech was a roaring success.

It may even have kicked off a new lifestyle trend: Are you a boss? Things getting you down? Have a pep rally in the staff cafeteria and make sure your staff gives you a big round of applause!

But the White House cheering squad only temporarily boosted his spirits. National Enquirer reports, Dec. 13, 2013, that, with his popularity plummeting to historic lows, Barack Obama has suffered a “secret meltdown.”

White House insiders say the deeply depressed Commander-in-Chief is hardly eating or sleeping, hasn’t talked to Mooch in weeks and is convinced everyone hates him.

A source says:

“Barack is shattered that his presidency and his life are in free-fall. He can’t believe the American public has turned on him so viciously, mainly because of the Obamacare disaster. No one has been able to help him. Michelle has tried everything she can to comfort him, but he just snaps, ‘Go away. Leave me alone.’ Barack watches news reports, reads the papers and sees the shocking poll results – and he loses it. When he saw one report that his approval rating had plummeted to a staggeringly low 37 percent, he had a total meltdown. He buried his head in his hands, saying, ‘Everybody hates me.’ When he raised his head, his eyes were glistening with tears. He’s lost the confidence and affection of the public that he so desperately needs to go on with the hardest job in the world. A recent CBS poll said the 52-year-old President has a lower job approval rating than Toronto Mayor Rob Ford – who admitted to smoking crack and is still five points HIGHER than Obama! That was the last straw for Barack. He was mortified and humiliated.”

Lest you scoff at the National Enquirer for being a mere supermarket trash tabloid, recall that it was the National Enquirer that alone doggedly pursued and broke the John Edwards adultery and “love child” story, for which the tabloid was nominated for a Pulitzer award.

No wonder the POS is taking off for a 17-day vacation (more than half a month!) in Hawaii. (H/t FOTM’s swampygirl)

That’s what pathological narcissists do when they experience a severe setback — they withdraw and retreat into isolation.

But the withdrawal won’t be permanent. After the narcissist licks his wounds in private, he’ll return cockier than ever. Just you wait and see.


Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds.