Obama Legacy Fun Thread

Jeezus:

If you haven’t gotten enough of Barack Obama lecturing on constitutional law, just wait until you get a chance to read the White House’s take on presidential history. Rory Cooper at the Heritage Foundation was the first to notice that the Obama administration edited the official presidential histories on the White House website to include a blurb about Obama on the page dedicated to Ronald Reagan. Commentary’s Seth Mandel followed up and found numerous other examples:

Every President since Coolidge has a blurb connecting them to Obama, except for Ford. Hot Air has the whole list. This is typical:

President Herbert Hoover signed the bill founding the Department of Veterans Affairs July 21, 1930. President Obama is committed to making sure that the VA, the second-largest cabinet department, serves the needs of all veterans and provides a seamless transition from active duty to civilian life, and has directed his Administration to modernize the way health care is delivered and benefits are administered for our nation’s veterans. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched Joining Forces to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.

Now this isn’t an outrage or anything. And perhaps other Presidents did this too. But … really, it’s so petty and egotistical and so typical. They’re really having someone go through Presidential biographies and do this?

I think the proper response to this is mockery. Viz, National Review:

In the 12th Century B.C., Moses the Lawgiver delivered the Ten Commandments to the Israelites. President Obama the Lawgiver has added significantly to them, overseeing the enactment of a record number of new regulations.

Use the comments for your suggestions. I’ll start with Gerald Ford, since they skipped him. In 1976, Gerald Ford said, “There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and there never will be under a Ford Administration.” Today, President Obama is working hard to make sure that there is Soviet — or at least Russian — Domination of Eastern Europe.

Comments are closed.

  1. Seattle Outcast

    It’s petty, which pretty much sums up quite a bit about Obama. A thin-skinned egotist looking to leave his “mark” everywhere before relegated off to being Carter’s 2nd term.

    Thumb up 6

  2. InsipiD

    It’s petty, which pretty much sums up quite a bit about Obama. A thin-skinned egotist looking to leave his “mark” everywhere before relegated off to being Carter’s 2nd term.

    It is both petty for him to do it and petty compared to the real damage he’s doing. This will take all of about an hour to undo. As for the rest of it, he might as well have scattered glitter on the carpet. There are many things that it’s impossible to completely undo.

    Thumb up 4

  3. Biggie G

    Okay, I’ll play.

    In 1800, John Adams became the first president to live in the White House, a Greek Revival mansion. In 2012, Barack Obama also occupies the White House and is overseeing a Greek Revival economy.

    Thumb up 7

  4. CM

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    Thumb up 1

  5. Hal_10000 *

    holy shit, are any of you guys picking this up? One Obama friend/goon tried to pay Rev Wright some $150,000 to stfu in the 2008 election !? My eyes actually widened when I read it.

    I’ve been holding off since (a) it wasn’t clear what had happened; (b) I’m writing grant proposals. But I’ll get onto it soon.

    Thumb up 0

  6. Mississippi Yankee

    CM from your link:

    The script and proposal, leaked to the New York Times—and subsequently renounced by Ricketts after the ensuing uproar—are politically insane. But they offer an instructive psychiatric portrait of the rage in Romney’s party. Too many conservatives are too angry to think straight.

    You and yours keep underestimate the conservative movement in this country right now and we’ll keep an eye on the left’s shenanigans, then you and I can compare notes in November.

    Thumb up 0

  7. CM

    I’ve never underestimated the US conservative movement MY. I didn’t write the piece at the link. I’m happy to compare notes in November. I think the election will be close, closer than 2008. Romney certainly could win. Personally I don’t dislike Romney. Seems ok.
    If Romney wins the US will be much more likely to get a Keynesian boost because he’ll get support for exactly the same stuff that the Republicans block Obama from doing. And that’s because, as Hal keeps pointing out, the Republicans have backed themselves into an ideological corner and refused to come out. They’ll probably only edge themselves out if Romney wins.

    EDIT: Downvote if you like this post.

    Thumb up 3

  8. Poosh

    Basically someone very close to Obama, it seems, or so Wright claims, told him to stfu, Obama is about go for the nomination (I believe it was this time) and that he was not to say anything and stop his public speeches etc. He protested and said that’s how he supports his children, so the Obama operative offered him $150,000 to relieve him. Wright turned him down. You can argue that Obama was unaware of this but I doubt it.

    They really should go after Obama’s relationship with Wright, he’s literally hit back after being thrown under the bus by Obama and it’s pretty heavy stuff. I feel quite sorry for Wright for some reason. If Romney or Bush or anyone had attended the church and been mentored by racist anti-american nut case for 20 odd years, you can bet your arse they’d be spreading it all over the news 24/7.

    It harks back to the moment Hilary et all got word of Wright. It became obvious he was a massive liability and a literal cover-up (controlled and intuitive) had to be instigated.

    Thumb up 3

  9. Section8

    In 2004 it was Bush that fell victim to a derangement syndrome from much of the American left which concluded that everything he did was wrong, and that everything that went wrong was his fault. Since 2008 Barack Obama has enjoyed precisely that relationship with much of the American right, even though it was they who relentlessy mocked those exhibiting syndrome symptoms right up until Barry HUSSEIN Obama took office.

    And now the left is whining about the same treatment they claimed at the time was “intellectual”. Seems like a draw to me. Got anything else?

    Thumb up 2

  10. CM

    And now the left is whining about the same treatment they claimed at the time was “intellectual”.

    Inherently there was nothing intellectual about BDS. That’s not to say there wasn’t valid strong disagreement with various actions/policies, just as there is with Obama. That’s not derangement. People can form a perfect sound and sane opinion that they don’t like Obama’s policies. It seems many would prefer to just go off the deep end. Same thing happened with Bush. I spent some time in the company of people suffering obvious-BDS in London during 2003/2004, including a few while waiting in line to see the British Parliament vote to go to war. It was rather demoralising witnessing people go right off the deep end when they would/could have been far more effective and credible reigning themselves in.

    Seems like a draw to me.

    Totally. Didn’t intend to make it seem like anything else. Derangement syndrome seems to be a compulsory state-of-mind for a shitload of people who didn’t vote for the winner of the election. If your candidate didn’t win, spend the next 4 years blaming everything on the President, and assess every single thing he does as retarded or part of some evil agenda. Rinse and repeat.

    I feel quite sorry for Wright for some reason.

    ODS could explain it. In no other situation would you feel sorry for him. That’s how much you despise Obama.

    Thumb up 0

  11. Poosh

    ODS could explain it. In no other situation would you feel sorry for him. That’s how much you despise Obama.

    LOL didn’t catch that until now. No such thing as ODS – fabrication designed to discourage people from engaging in the vetting process of Obama. I feel sorry for Wright because he quite clearly had affection and a powerful relationship for/with Obama, or thought he did, but was promptly thrown under the bus when it suited Obama. I may hate Wright because he’s a racist – and even worse – he’s a leftist, but I feel something called empathy for him. You know, real empathy, as opposed to fake, self-interested empathic posturing that you liberals have.

    Thumb up 1

  12. CM

    Wow CM and I agree on something? Who knew?

    I have no doubt that we actually agree on a lot (we also agree on the stupidity of the Dem attempt to put up financial walls to stop people leaving and thereby avoiding tax). The opportunities just don’t present themselves.

    No such thing as ODS – fabrication designed to discourage people from engaging in the vetting process of Obama.

    Really?
    I would say at the vetting stage there wasn’t sufficient time and opportunity for people to engage in ODS.

    You know, real empathy, as opposed to fake, self-interested empathic posturing that you liberals have.

    Yes I know it well. I always pretend to feel bad after eating small children. It helps me get to sleep.

    Thumb up 0