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There is a psychiatric term for Obama's dichotomy of purpose...

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Submitted by Ron Gerskup (Canada), Nov 28, 2011 at 04:07

There is a psychiatric term for Obama's dichotomy of purpose. It is called cognitive dissonance. This is when one has two opposite beliefs that cannot be reconciled. The tendency is to take one of those beliefs and turn it on its head so that their world makes sense. So, for example, if one believes that all blue eyed people are bad, yet saw a blue eyed person do a nice deed, that person will conclude that this blue eyed person had an ulterior motive for "appearing" to do the nice deed. I wonder what side will win out in Obama's case. Leftist dogma or America the beautiful. Anyone care to speculate?

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