It looks like U.S. president Barack Obama's political troubles are causing him to hit the bottle excessively.
As you know, Mr. Obama is widely considered to be a narcissist, and narcissists tend to have addictive personalities. In Obama's case, his addictions appear to be to cigarettes and alcohol, rather than drugs.
Obama, who smokes 8 packs per day, famously told the media last year that he had quit smoking. But that was just a lie. He also promised his wife, Michelle, that he would quit his nasty habit. But, unfortunately, even nicotine patches couldn't help him stop smoking.
With Obama's approval ratings dipping near 40%, and his $3 trillion health care bill on life support, it's no wonder that Obama is drinking himself under the table as a form of self medicating to take his mind off his worries.
According to UK's The Guardian, Obama recently had an annual physical. And while his doctor gave him a clean bill of health, it was noted that Obama is "still struggling to kick his smoking habit."
But most interestingly, Obama's doctor recommended "moderation of alcohol intake".
That last note is important because if Obama was a casual drinker there would be no need for his doctor to advise him to drink "in moderation." It means Obama is hitting that bottle hard, and the liquor (and smoking) are likely affecting his health.
While Obama's doctors portray him as being healthy, we know there is no such thing as a healthy drunk or a healthy cigarette smoker. At some point, the excessive imbibing and the chronic smoking will take its toll on his liver and lungs.