If there is one thing that we know for certain about our Dear Ruler, it is that he has a very high opinion of himself. He’s extremely keen on taking credit for things, even when he doesn’t deserve it. Case in point: the killing of Osama bin Laden. Do you remember the sound bite I’ve played on the air many time? “I directed, I made the decision, I instructed, I, I, I …” He’s a man who named his own dog after himself: BO! He coined the latest youth generation that thrust him into the White House as Gen 44, as in the 44th president. The list goes on and on.
But the latest news takes this love of self from the ridiculous to the asinine. It all started with a Tweet from The Heritage Foundation’s Rory Cooper. He noticed that on the White House website, Barack Obama had managed to squeeze himself into the official biography of 13 presidents who served before him.
Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about.
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 Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.
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 Affordable Care Act, strengthens Medicare, 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.”
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 Buffett Rule.
Okay … so this isn’t earth shattering, impeachment worthy meddling. But it is just another glimpse into the narcissistic characters of our Dear Ruler.