Friday, May 18, 2012
Got Pomposity? Obama Edits White House Website to Liken His "Accomplishments" to Those of Every Single American President Since Calvin Coolidge!
- Lyndon B. Johnson: "[He] signed Medicare into law in 1965 — providing millions of elderly healthcare stability. President Obama’s historic health care reform law ["ObamaCare"] 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.'"
- Ronald Reagan: "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."
- Harry S. Truman: "He ended racial segregation in [the American] 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 . . . in our armed forces."
There are many additional amusing, ultra-partisan-spin-filled examples in the linked story. Truth be told, all of this excessive bloviating and unadulterated narcissism got me thinking this week: What if Obama got his bionic-partisan little hands on other websites (where's Mark Lloyd when you need him!), such as the online encyclopedia known as Wikipedia.org and its various biographies and articles? Betcha Obama would have a damn field day over there! Just imagine (with the likely Obama insertion again in italics):