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.