Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the computer, there he is, Dick Cheney, blithering on about Obama being “the worst president the country has ever had!” I think it’s safe to say history will prove that statement false. Once again, Dick entertains us with his stunning projection and denial that is a medical textbook case study in projection and denial. The father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud first coined the word “projection” to identify the mental aberration “that thoughts, motivations, desires, and feelings that cannot be accepted as one’s own are dealt with by being placed in the outside world and attributed to someone else. What the ego repudiates is split off and placed in another.”
Plainly spoken, all the horrors that Dick accuses Barack Obama of committing, Dick himself is guilty of. In “Dick World” Obama is destabilizing the Middle East, weakening our global status and generally guilty of treason. That is one for that medical textbook on projection. Dick told a radio audience, “If you had somebody as president who wanted to take America down it would look exactly like what Barack Obama’s doing.”
As NY Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof said, “By that logic, Cheney himself is a sleeper Iranian agent. Cheney helped oust Iran’s enemy to the east, the Taliban in Afghanistan, and then replaced Iran’s enemy to the west, Saddam Hussein, with a pro-Iranian regime.” See what I mean about Dick’s mental illness?
While Dick was acting president for eight years Iran’s nuclear program took off from just a few dozen centrifuges to many thousands and let’s not forget all the friends he made torturing prisoners and the deaths of a half million Iraqis.
My theory on this whole projection thing is that Dick is nearing the end of the line on this mortal coil and he is unable to accept his legacy, hence the projection onto the current occupant of the White House. A mentally ill, big talking, draft dodging coward like Dick can only point the finger of blame and is incapable of honest contrition.