This is a definitely sign of a narcissistic personality disorder.
Take Ronald Reagan’s bio for example. At the end of his bio, it says:
Did you know?
- President Reagan designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday; today the Obama Administration honors this tradition, with the First and Second Families participating in service projects on this day.
- 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.
This sort of thing appears in the bios of every modern president since Calvin Coolidge with the exception of Gerald Ford. Most of these “Did you know?” bits used to insert Obama into history a la Tom Hanks as Forest Gump are even more ridiculous. With that in mind, here’s an open thread where you can set your keyboards to mock this silly revisionism. For starters…
John F. Kennedy –
“Did you know that President Obama once commanded a boat? Well, he was just a passenger and it was one of those swan boats in the lake on Boston Common, but technically it was a boat.”
William Henry Harrison –
“Did you know some people in the United States are disappointed Inauguration Day 2009 was a rather mild day and that heated cars and parade viewing stands were created?”
Herbert Hoover –
“Did you know President Obama thinks he gets the same bum rap as Herbert Hoover for a crappy economy?”
Frank Roosevelt –
“Did you know President Obama thinks term limits are for dummies and like Roosey he should be elected for life?”
Lyndon Johnson –
“Did you know that President Obama suffers from similar daddy-issues that drove LBJ to seek public adoration via elected office?”
Have at it. Most of all, have fun!
UPDATE: Now trending on Twitter (#ObamaInHistory) —
JFK and Bill Clinton shook hands in 1963, just one predecessor of Barack Obama greeting another.
Ronald Reagan went to Berlin and said “tear down this wall!” Barack Obama went on The View and talked about the Kardashians.
On August 21, 1959 Hawaii became a state of the union so Obama would be eligible to be President.
In Genesis 2:7, God created man. In 2009, Barack Obama fulfilled God’s vision when he was sworn in as president.
Babe Ruth wasn’t pointing to center field, he was pointing towards a better future with Barack Obama as our president.
In 1440 Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press so humanity could read Dreams From My Father
Prometheus brought fire down from the mountaintop. Obama capped its carbon emissions.
George Washington crossed the Delaware. President Obama continues this tradition by flying to Hawaii for vacation
In 1803, Jefferson bought the Louisiana Purchase for $233 million in today’s dollars, which Obama spent while you read this.