Obama Drops His Name Into the Other Presidential Biographies
[B][B]Obama's ego knows no bounds...[/B][/B]
[B]Obama Drops His Name Into the Other Presidential Biographies[/B]
Many of President Obama’s fervent devotees are young enough not to have much memory of the political world before the arrival of The One. Coincidentally, Obama himself feels the same way—and the White House’s official website reflects that.
The Heritage Foundation’s Rory Cooper [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/rorycooper/status/202124615743569921"]tweeted[/URL] that Obama had casually dropped his own name into Ronald Reagan’s official biography on [URL="http://www.whitehouse.gov"]www.whitehouse.gov[/URL], claiming credit for taking up the mantle of Reagan’s tax reform advocacy with his “Buffett Rule” gimmick. My first thought was, [I]he must be joking[/I]. But he wasn’t—it turns out Obama has added bullet points bragging about his own accomplishments to the biographical sketches of every single U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge (except, for some reason, Gerald Ford). Here are a few examples:
[LIST][*]On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people. President Coolidge later helped create the Federal Radio Commission, which has now evolved to become the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls using [URL="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/04/18/president-obama-invites-you-his-facebook-town-hall"]Twitter[/URL], [URL="http://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse"]Facebook[/URL], [URL="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/26/president-obamas-town-hall-linkedin-we-are-thing-together"]Google+[/URL], [URL="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/20/president-obama-participate-linkedin-town-hall-mountain-view-california-"]LinkedIn[/URL], etc.[/LIST]
[LIST][*]In a 1946 letter to the National Urban League, President Truman wrote that the government has “an obligation to see that the civil rights of every citizen are fully and equally protected.” He ended racial segregation in civil service and the armed forces in 1948. Today the Obama administration continues to strive toward upholding the civil rights of its citizens, repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, allowing people of all sexual orientations to serve openly in our armed forces.[/LIST]
[LIST][*]President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare signed (sic) into law in 1965—providing millions of elderly healthcare stability. President Obama’s historic health care reform law, the [URL="http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform"]Affordable Care Act[/URL], [URL="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/02/29/making-medicare-stronger"]strengthens Medicare[/URL], offers eligible seniors a range of preventive services with no cost-sharing, and provides discounts on drugs when in the coverage gap known as the “donut hole.”[/LIST]
[LIST][*]On August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Today the Obama administration continues to [URL="http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/seniors-and-social-security"]protect seniors and ensure Social Security[/URL] will be there for [URL="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/03/07/social-security-101-it-s-there-you"]future generations[/URL].[/LIST]
[LIST][*]In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the [URL="http://www.whitehouse.gov/economy/buffett-rule"]Buffett Rule[/URL].[/LIST]
I imagine Bill Clinton will be especially receptive to Obama’s habit of shoehorning himself into the limelight previously occupied by others. As you can see, the bullet points make clear that while each president has done something historic or notable, Obama is carrying forward every one of those accomplishments since Coolidge. No wonder he always seems so proud of himself.
[QUOTE=cr726;4469050]I'm sure on his way to mid day tea he requested the change.[/QUOTE]
No I don't think he did it personally but someone on his staff did it. Obama is supposed to be the leader of the country or even "the free world" yet his staff keeps making mistakes that make him look like a moron.
[QUOTE=Trades;4469582]No I don't think he did it personally but someone on his staff did it. Obama is supposed to be the leader of the country or even "the free world" yet his staff keeps making mistakes that make him look like a moron.[/QUOTE]