Obama’s Character Profile: Mind, Courage, Heart

The portrayal of Dorothy’s friends in “The Wizard of Oz” is a fairly accurate picture of basic human nature. Most people with a normal dose of self-awareness recognize their strengths and weaknesses summed up in the needs of Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. Even though these characters represent only three general headings, each one is critical, with a breakdown representing many if not all personality traits covering our behavior including perhaps unconscious motivations as well. Not many people are lacking in every category.

All of the great people of history are remembered for having at least one of these characteristics in great abundance. Albert Einstein had a great mind. Winston Churchill not only had the mind, but possessed courage not shared by the average person. Abraham Lincoln arguably could have been the possessor of all three, mind, courage and heart. The evil, infamous people of history usually will not possess heart but can have mind and courage, while the worst may be lacking in all of them and are driven by those deficiencies. I believe we are witnessing a U.S. president who joins those lacking all three.

Mind: Many have touted the intelligence of Obama, being a Harvard lawyer and elected president of the U.S. However, intelligence alone without integrity can be a dangerous thing. Having a “sound mind” is key to using it effectively, and we are fortunate indeed that most criminal minds are not intelligent. In his book, “The Liberal Mind,” psychiatrist Lyle H. Rossiter Jr., M.D. states, “Modern liberalism’s irrationality can only be understood as the product of psychopathology.”

How else can we understand Obama’s continual lying without a twinge of embarrassment? What sort of mind intentionally incites race warfare, intentionally works to destroy the family, and, contrary to all of history, believes he can sweet talk similar pathological and other world leaders to join hands and sing Kumbaya? It can only reflect delusional and diabolical thinking and not what a normal person considers a sound mind.

Courage: By now it’s clear that Obama has worked to take America down a few notches especially on the world stage. He has felt compelled to take a stand now and then with a bravado of red lines and warnings that when challenged prove hollow. With the world watching, he backs away from confrontation even when the chip is knocked off his shoulder several times. It’s like the schoolyard bully who when challenged says, “I was just kidding,” or runs to the teacher for protection.

Heart: And while Obama pretends to care for people and their struggles, that “heart” issue is a pretense of his mental pathology. What but a darkened heart would allow a living, botched abortion baby to lie there and die, intentionally? Or, support the depraved bartering of baby organs, and ignore the deaths of some Americans while falling all over himself to politicize deaths of the useful dead?

The Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion were seeking the Wizard in order to fix their lack. In reality they did have a mind, heart and courage, the only need was to believe in them. Underneath, in their inner most beings they were good characters of moral integrity. Their huge deficits did not cause them to become like the Wicked Witch of the West, rather it moved them to find the cure.

The question then becomes what has happened to these qualities in the being of Obama and his ilk? According to Dr. Rossiter, Jr., “Radical liberalism… assaults the foundations of civilized freedom and for that reason it is a genuine evil… radical liberalism is in fact a form of madness.” A journey to the Wizard for Obama is in order, but then again, two con men working behind a curtain is not a fix. The only hope for madness is to receive a new heart and a renewal of the mind, with which will come the courage to do the right thing. And that will require not a journey to see the Wizard, but a trip to the cross of Jesus.













  1. Richard Wood says:

    Alan, while these thoughts are amusing and well written, they should not be verbalized or written from a follower of Jesus. If it is enough for the son to be like the father and for slave to be like the master, then before every action we should ask ourselves if what we are doing is a proper reflection of our master. There is no way Jesus would write this article, nor would Holy Spirit direct anyone to write this article. The moment you became a follower of Jesus, you were lit and placed on a stand for everyone to see. By writing this article, you are exemplifying that it is ok to speak or write without restraint and with misdirected purpose. Paul teaches us that our war is not against flesh and blood, including our President, but rather it is a spiritual war. Our weapons in this war, Paul continues, is the ability to cast down the lies that set themselves up against us and our Lord. Where our President is concerned, Alan, Christ gives you the ability to ask for revelation about what lies have set themselves up against him and God, Christ gives you the authority to cast down those lies, and Christ gives you the responsibility to pray for him. I voted against our President twice, yet I am still called to respect and honor him. We are all flawed characters in the play of life, and our positive characteristics become stumbling blocks for us and others. We see someone like Abraham Lincoln and commend his character, while the only thing that could make him righteous is Jesus. We all sin and fall short of the Glory of God, both you and our President. We are called to make straight crooked paths, not pave crooked paths. I would encourage you to rewrite this piece and call fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to join you in praying for our President, that he would have a heart change and that his wisdom and knowledge of Jesus would increase, and the that the last year of his Presidency would be defined by who Jesus is, not by characteristic flaws that we all battle. God gave you a gift, please use it to reflect Him. Bless you and your family, brother.

  2. Thank you brother Richard for your comment. As you know, there are Scriptures that instruct believers to take a stand against evil, one in particular is Ephesians 5:11 that reads, “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Matthew Henry in his commentary on the verse adds, “If we do not reprove the sins of other, we have fellowship with them.” You are correct in respect being needed for the office of government officials, that is, until they fall under the above Scripture (in my understanding). And the most important thing we can do is to pray for our leaders. I will join you in continuing to pray for all of our leaders to walk in the light of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Thank You
    God Bless,

  3. Loretta says:

    Matthew 23:27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.

    Jesus called it…

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