Why Bill Clinton Keeps Purposely Sabotaging Obama

6 Jun

Because he’s a fucking narcissist.

Earlier tonight, Ace asked, “Is Bill Clinton a Double-Agent For the GOP?”  No.  Not possible.  Bill Clinton isn’t an agent, double or otherwise, for the GOP, the Democrats or anyone else.

Bill Clinton is an agent for Bill Clinton.

The rule for narcissists is the same as the rule for the Immortals in Highlander:  There Can Be Only One.  The best and most succint description of narcissism I have read puts it like this:

In short, the narcissist is the main character in his own movie.  Not necessarily the best, or strongest, but the main character.  A narcissistic injury occurs when the narcissist is confronted with the reality that he is not the main character in his movie; the movie isn’t his, and he’s just one of 6 billion characters.
The worst thing that could happen to a narcissist is not that his wife cheats on him and leaves him for another man. He’ll get angry, scream, stalk, etc, but this doesn’t qualify as a narcissist injury because the narcissist still maintains a relationship with the woman.  That it is a bad relationship is besides the point– the point is that he and she are still linked: they are linked through arguing,  restraining orders, and lawyers, but linked they are.  He’s still the main character in his movie; it was a romantic comedy but now it’s a break-up film.  But all that matters to the narcissist is that he is still the main character.

Does that sound like anyone else we know?

Think back to when Hillary! was still in the running for the Democrat nomination for president.  Bill Clinton didn’t give a shit about Hillary’s nomination except as it reflected on him. And he damn sure wasn’t happy about all the adulation that was being heaped on Barack Obama.  In the book Game Change, in a conversation between Bill Clinton and Senator Ted Kennedy (Piss Be Upon Him), Bill tries to get Shakes McRapist to back his wife for the nomination, in part by dismissing Obama as a nobody:

But Bill [Clinton] then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.

Of course, all the RAAACCCIIISSSST! cries completely missed the point.  It’s not that Obama is black.  It’s that he’s a nobody in Clinton’s narcissist mind.  He threatens not Hillary, but Bill by challenging his self image as The Kingmaker, the Power Behind the Throne, The Only One That Matters.

Very much like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton’s entire life revolves around the construction and maintenance of his self-image.  Go back to the quote from The Last Psychiatrist above – it doesn’t matter that Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury or that he’s a known philanderer.  Look how deftly he lied and dissembled about Monica Lewinsky until it became obvious that everyone knew he was lying.  Then he just didn’t give a shit anymore.  It only matters that he’s the main character in his personal movie.  Barack Obama threatens that.  And when a narcissist’s identity is threatened, that’s when the rage comes out.

Look at this clip from Chris Wallace’s interview of Bill Clinton on Fox News Sunday several years ago.  At 1:14, he really gives us a peek beneath the mask.



Bill Clinton is a career politician.  Even in retirement, he has handlers who advise him on how to handle any question that might come up.  Most importantly, how to keep your composure.  But when someone like him suffers a narcissistic injury, you get rage.  That manifests itself in many different ways, but in his case, it really bubbled to the surface.  Chris Wallace attacked his image of himself as President Who Totally Did Not Let Bin Laden Slip Away.  He leans forward, pokes at Wallace – I’m surprised he didn’t hit him. He was furious all out of proportion to the questions.

Bill Clinton will never help Obama.  He is constitutionally incapable of doing so.


4 Responses to “Why Bill Clinton Keeps Purposely Sabotaging Obama”

  1. blaster June 7, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    I think that Bill Clinton is very uninterested in Hillary being President, because it would cut into his making piles of cash and getting a bunch of strange business. He can keep getting away with it as long as she is a Secretary of State who has no power. If she were President, there would be… scrutiny.

  2. Bill F'ing Clinton June 7, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    But enough about me. What do YOU think about me?

  3. Kansas Gman June 7, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Bill is just pissed to find out that Secret Service agents have been pounding Columbian pussy all these years while he was stuck with Monica’s piehole. Who knew he could get better action as part of the Presidential “entourage?”

  4. Blue Hen June 8, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    I’m wondering if he and others have already decided that Obama is toast, as is the economy. Instead of a primary against his ass or forcing him to resign, they’re going to let him run and be crushed. Let the Republicans be the grownups for two to four years while they save something in the Senate and rebuild.

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