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Paul M. Fick, Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist with a private practice in Laguna Niguel, California. Dr. Fick’s psychological expertise brings clarity to the sometimes confusing and perpetually dysfunctional political arena.
Dr. Fick’s first book, The Dysfunctional President (1995, 1996, 1998), provided the definitive psychological analysis of Bill Clinton. The New York Post hailed the book to be “prophetic” since Dr. Fick predicted in 1995 that Clinton would act out sexually during his administration in a manner that would risk his presidency. The Dysfunctional President was the first book authored by a mental health professional to contend that a sitting president’s psychological status would hamper his ability to govern. One need only recall the chaos that ensued during Clinton’s impeachment to realize that Dr. Fick’s contention was right on the money.
In The Destructive President, Dr. Fick has turned his attention to the current political climate and to President Barack Obama. After studying Obama for over three years, Dr. Fick has come to startling conclusions about our current president and has determined that President Obama’s psychological concerns far exceed that of President Clinton. It is essential that Americans learn the truth about Obama’s psychological status so that they may prevent him from causing further destruction to the country.
Dr. Fick has appeared on many national and international television programs including The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Dateline NBC, One on One with John McLaughlin, etc. He has been a frequent guest on talk radio programs across the country and has been interviewed by major newspaper publications.
Dr. Fick is married to Dr. Ashley Fick who is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist. He has three fabulous daughters, all of whom are in their twenties. Dr. Fick prays that America will awaken to the truth about Obama so that our children and grandchildren will not live in an America unrecognizable to the country we grew up in.
You may learn more about Dr. Fick by visiting his website, DoctorOfPolitics.com.
on Sep. 07, 2012 :
Just when I thought everything that could be said about Obama has been said… Dr. Fick takes us to greater psychological depths and dimensions. This book reveals what has been missing in all of the other books on President Obama! Although the book is short -- IT IS DENSE with expert insight and information.
After just a few pages I realized that Dr. Fick is skilled in identifying, evaluating, and explaining the psychological forces that command Obama’s thoughts, plans, and actions, as a private citizen and as the President of the United States.
Dr. Fick combines a psychological profile from Obama’s own factual words and actions and his own experience as a psychotherapist, tracing the genesis of Obama’s repeated losses and grief, to the effects of the Obama Presidency… and as Dr. Fick guides the reader through the psychological maze, I now understand fully, why the United States is in the most perilous of times in our nation’s history. If you are looking for a “feel good” book - this is not it. If you are looking for a factual book that will raise your level of awareness and knowledge of what drives people to do what they do, THIS IS IT!!
As just one of many examples from this book that I found very disturbing, Dr. Fick exposes and dissects President Obama’s spiritual experiences as follows: “[as] Kristof wrote, ‘Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent in a remark that sounds delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks). Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.” Memory is not only encoded in picture form, it is also embedded through all the senses including hearing. And, even more importantly, Obama’s statement reveals that the effect of repeatedly hearing and responding to the call to prayer was encoded on a deep emotional level. This is mentioned not as commentary on Obama’s religious leanings but to point out that what we experience in our youth and our interpretation or perception of those experiences becomes a part of us.” This was taken from just half way through the book on page 24, and I wish that I could quote the rest of this page and comment on it for you, because the progression for Obama beyond this experience turned Obama’s life into utter identity confusion, insecurity, and tremendous resentment and feelings of abandonment.
I was also surprised at the astute parallels that Dr. Fick exposed between President Obama and President Clinton’s childhoods and how each individual took a different path of how they coped with these similar experiences and how they led a nation.
Another thing that might be of interest for considering this book, Dr. Fick explains that he has more than 30 years of experience in clinical and forensic psychology. He explains in the book that there are psychological tools (tests, etc) that psychotherapists use to evaluate clients. This one, I will not give away… all I will say is he put Obama to the test and explains his results to us, the average person. Very shocking! He doesn’t stop there… (the rest you’ll have to read for yourself, or I’ll ruin the ending for you).
I apologize if I sound like I’m “selling” this book. I must say that I have read many other books on Obama, but this book is unique. I found each page to be packed with information and insight. I just wish that EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN (and non-citizen) would read this BEFORE THEY VOTE! I can only HOPE that the mainstream media would read this book… it would certainly CHANGE the way they report the facts and in-turn, influence the FORWARD progress of our nation!
Who can argue with the truth? “The truth will set you free… and those who are free, are free indeed.”
(reviewed the day of purchase)