Obama in history?

posted at 12:01 pm on May 15, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

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:

Many of President Obama’s fervent devotees are young enough not to have much memory of the political world before the arrival of The One. Coincidentally, Obama himself feels the same way—and the White House’s official website reflects that.

The Heritage Foundation’s Rory Cooper tweeted that Obama had casually dropped his own name into Ronald Reagan’s official biography onwww.whitehouse.gov, claiming credit for taking up the mantle of Reagan’s tax reform advocacy with his “Buffett Rule” gimmick. My first thought was, he must be joking. But he wasn’t—it turns out Obama has added bullet points bragging about his own accomplishments to the biographical sketches of every single U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge (except, for some reason, Gerald Ford).

Why start at Calvin Coolidge?  I wonder whether they’ve just decided to go backwards and eventually plan to add Obama campaign slogans to every biography.  Here is a comprehensive collection of the “Did you know?” sections added to boost Obama, with links to the specific pages attached to the names of the former Presidents:

It’s difficult to decide which of these are the lamest.  The entry on JFK has to be in the running, though, with its proud declaration that Obama signed a proclamation! That must have been hard work, eh?  The entry for Carter makes it sound like the Department of Energy is somehow separate from Obama’s administration, when it’s as integral as any Cabinet department; “works with” is nonsensical.  The Nixon entry doesn’t even try to differentiate anything Obama does from any other President in the last 40 years.

Twitchy is tracking the responses on Twitter, where #ObamainHistory is a big trending topic.  We’ll see if the effort to have historical presidential glory rub off on Obama continues at the White House with further additions to biographies.  For myself, I can’t wait to see what Obama will have to say about Millard Fillmore.

Update: Actually, my favorite response so far comes from The Corner:

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.

Well played, Daniel Halper.  Well played.


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today the DOE works with the Obama Administration to drive towards innovation in energy and reducing reliance on foreign oil with an “all of the above” approach.

“Works with”? Isn’t DOE cabinet level? They don’t “work with” the DOE. They ARE the DOE.

rogerb on May 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM

To paraphrase Boon from Animal House: Let him go, he’s on a roll.

UltimateBob on May 15, 2012 at 12:42 PM

The anti-Fluke/Julia effect and desperation

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Such arrogance absolutely MUST be punished.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM

This is why keyboards have delete keys.

Chuck Schick on May 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM

If I didn’t use it so frequently, I’d remove the “O” key from my keyboard.

freedomfirst on May 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM

There is no such thing as EXCESS when in praise of The Chosen One. Had Obama been around at the creation, I’m sure he’d have wanted to put in his 2 cents worth.

GarandFan on May 15, 2012 at 12:38 PM

That’s a movie I don’t want Godless Hollywood to write -but in the spirit of Mel Brooks we certainly can visualize the final chapter -where the world ends and he high-fives Alinsky’s friend….

Don L on May 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Is this fool trying to get Chuck Norris status?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Oh, the audacity….

NapaConservative on May 15, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I wonder if Norris’ history has been edited.

Chuck Norris is known for beating up bad-guys.
Obama single-handedly overpowered 10 guards & then strangled Osama Bin Laden.

itsnotaboutme on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

To paraphrase Wile E. Coyote:

“Barack H. Obama……

Suuuuuppppeerrrrr Jaaaaaackasssssss”

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

So Obama is kinda like Serpentor. All of the US’s former presidents rolled up into one super-president.

lorien1973 on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

In 1976 Elton John, the openly gay pop music song writer and musician, wrote the number one-song, Philadelphia Freedom, to celebrate the country’s bicentennial. In 2012, President Obama become the First Gay President.

TXUS on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

In 1869, George Washington’s image was put on the one dollar bill.

In 2012, Obama’s image replaced it, and the note was officially renamed “The One.” Platitudes became legal tender, eliminating the national debt in a single speech.

Arnold Yabenson on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

You can be stylish and powerful, too. That’s Michelle’s advice.”

– President Obama telling graduates to temper but preserve their interest in clothing during his commencement address at Barnard College, a women-only college of New York’s Columbia University.

They are shaking in their skins, and the year is young.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 12:46 PM

All of the US’s former presidents rolled up into one super-president.

lorien1973 on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

A composite president if you will.

Trafalgar on May 15, 2012 at 12:46 PM

One of the commenters on Twitchy linked to this, which I read a long time ago, but it’s worth a re-read. Sums barack up nicely. I especially like this:

People have been noticing Obama’s vanity for a long time. In 2008, one of his Harvard Law classmates, the entertainment lawyer Jackie Fuchs, explained what Obama was like during his school days: “One of our classmates once famously noted that you could judge just how pretentious someone’s remarks in class were by how high they ranked on the ‘Obamanometer,’ a term that lasted far longer than our time at law school. Obama didn’t just share in class—he pontificated. He knew better than everyone else in the room, including the teachers. ”

And now he’s better, it seems, than all of our presidents, too. The ‘Obamanometer.’ Ha! It seems everyone who has ever known this man — including, now, the American people — comes to the same conclusion: He has a grotesque, insufferable ego.

Rational Thought on May 15, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I never thought I would see the day when we would have a President that is completely out of his frickin’ MIND.

J.H. on May 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM

In 2012, President Obama become the First Gay President.

TXUS on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

You should use such bullying terms to describe the president. You would make Julia cry, if she had eyes.

pedestrian on May 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Here’s Obama’s own entry in the list:

President Obama was the first President to make a billion seem like a small number. Also credited with correcting a long-held mathematical error, where “cutting in half” actually means “doubling”. (See “Obama deficit reduction promise, ~2008″)

BobMbx on May 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Fascinating that each entry ends with “Learn more about [president's] spouse …”

Why use that term? Not only have all the presidential spouses to date been wives, but it wouldn’t break the Internet to use “husband” once that is appropriate for some future president, be they female, gay male, or smizmar.

Maybe Andrew Sullivan is right about Obama, and should start questioning who is the real mother of Michelle Obama’s daughters children props.

raybury on May 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

In 1869, George Washington’s image was put on the one dollar bill.

In 2012, Obama’s image replaced it, and the note was officially renamed “The One.” Platitudes became legal tender, eliminating the national debt in a single speech.

Arnold Yabenson on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Now, that’s funny, right there.

UltimateBob on May 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

GWB just endorsed Mitt.

Rational Thought on May 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

“To [President Washington's] disappointment, two parties were developing by the end of his first term. Wearied of politics, feeling old, he retired at the end of his second. In his Farewell Address, he urged his countrymen to forswear excessive party spirit and geographical distinctions. In foreign affairs, he warned against long-term alliances. President Obama would later uphold his dreams, destroying every favorable alliance America held and flat out forgetting how many States are even in the Union.”

JeremiahJohnson on May 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

GWB just endorsed Mitt.

Rational Thought on May 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

He must have been waiting for Ron Paul to drop out. :-)

UltimateBob on May 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

While in Africa, President T. Roosevelt killed and ate…….
While in Indonesia, Obama ate a dog.

tomg51 on May 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

2512- Ain’t nobody running out of no french fries and burrito coverings thanks to Obama.

rogerb on May 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Amateur hack.

juanito on May 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM

The boy-man simply has NO shame. Talk about a textbook case of Narcisstic Personality Disorder.

Anybody But Obama 2012!!!!!

JeffPBlues on May 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Don’t they know that this is fodder for comedians…

right2bright on May 15, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I’m waiting for some enterprising conservative filmmaker to make a hilarious Obama parody movie a la “Zelig,” where Woody Allen’s character assumes the characteristics of every person he is around, or “Forrest Gump,” where he appears strategically in significant moments in history.

Has numerous possibilities … :)

PatriotGal2257 on May 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Obama in History Mom Jeans

UltimateBob on May 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM

In 1869, George Washington’s image was put on the one dollar bill.

In 2012, Obama’s image replaced it, and the note was officially renamed “The One.”

Arnold Yabenson on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Heh.

tomg51 on May 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM

“In 1776 President Washington crossed the Delaware River to attack the Hessians in the Battle of Trenton. President Obama made it possible for all Americans to cross rivers by pouring billions of dollars into shovel-ready projects to fix our crumbling bridges and build longer runaways and…um…er…um. Forward!”

Trafalgar on May 15, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Is it possible that could flame out in November?

Like this!

Jurisprudence on May 15, 2012 at 1:03 PM

In 1215, the Magna Carta was forced upon King John of England by his subjects in an effort to limit the King’s authority.

In 2008, President Barack Obama single-handedly re-wrote the Magna Carta from the Oval Office to reverse all power back to the King of England.

The new Magna Carta cast shadow on the odd notion of personal liberty that predates the United States Constitution. In 2012, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American Supreme Court Justice, and President Obama are at work on a shiny new more fair constitution.

LetsBfrank on May 15, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Narcissists act like this. For corroborating evidence go to http://www.nyc.gov. There you will see on NYC’s homepage a picture and story about Bloomberg each and every day. The NYPD may have broken the Judge Crater Case. The FDNY may have saved the Wanamaker building. No matter. The picture and article will be about Bloomberg, not the city, its agencies and departments, its workers or its citizens.

xkaydet65 on May 15, 2012 at 1:03 PM

In 2012, Obama’s image replaced it, and the note was officially renamed “The One.”

Arnold Yabenson on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Classic.

Jaibones on May 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Wait, is this for real? Did they actually do this? Honestly, they deserve to lose the election. This is one of the most boneheaded political moves you could EVER make. Why? Honestly, why?

libfreeordie on May 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

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.

Well, “fixed them” would be better than simply “added“. After all, Dear Liar is smarter than… well, you know, the original author.

bofh on May 15, 2012 at 1:08 PM

What. A. Clown.

A scary dog-eating clown.

Rebar on May 15, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Wait, is this for real? Did they actually do this? Honestly, they deserve to lose the election. This is one of the most boneheaded political moves you could EVER make. Why? Honestly, why?

libfreeordie on May 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

I can’t believe we actually agree on something.

UltimateBob on May 15, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Maybe Andrew Sullivan is right about Obama, and should start questioning who is the real mother father of Michelle Obama’s daughters children props.

raybury on May 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

FIFY

talkingpoints on May 15, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Wait, is this for real? Did they actually do this? Honestly, they deserve to lose the election. This is one of the most boneheaded political moves you could EVER make. Why? Honestly, why?

libfreeordie on May 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Welcome to the party, pal…

Seven Percent Solution on May 15, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Obama acted stupidly.

NapaConservative on May 15, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Wow, they’re taking creepy leader-worship to a whole new level. It seems people learning about our presidential history has no value as long as nobody informs them how every potus and his achievements relate to the mediocrity that is Obummer. Im usually not so quick to use terms like totalitarian, but this definitely has a totalitarian whiff about it. Disgusting!

Valkyriepundit on May 15, 2012 at 1:22 PM

This is one of the most boneheaded political moves you could EVER make. Why? Honestly, why?

libfreeordie on May 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Maybe you’re finally realizing that boneheaded, amateur politicians make boneheaded, amateur moves. It’s not his first.

Trafalgar on May 15, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Hopefully, the first (and LAST!!) Chicago politician we ever elect as President…

Sheesh, what a mistake…

Khun Joe on May 15, 2012 at 1:28 PM

A couple of years ago,
Ed Schultz (of all people), on his first White House visit,
talked about seeing pictures of Obama
on every wall in the place.
Funny, I can’t seem to find a thing about it now.

mrt721 on May 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Rolling my eyes at this narcissist. Obama go away!

islandman78 on May 15, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Megalomania is a psycho-pathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of power, relevance, or omnipotence. Megalomania is characterized by an inflated sense of self-esteem and overestimation by persons of their powers and beliefs.

I know, I know, we can’t utter anything approaching the bare “truth” about this made-up version of a man but it’s so obvious, it’s silly that there isn’t an avalanche of psychological papers filling the air about the phenomenon of a clinically infirm man trying to serve as President of the United States.

It’s part of the reason he’s so hard to pin down; we’re using normal human logic. He says things every day that are filled with fantasy, that clearly misstate the most basic historical facts, that contradict what he said last week, last year or ten years ago, which were themselves contradictions in turn. He will say, literally, anything, pander to any group with a vote for sale, ban lobbyists while hiring lobbyists, claim historic inspiration for his parents in the very fact of giving him life with an event that occurred well after he was born and, now, insert himself into the biographies of past presidents with impunity.

Crazy is as crazy does.

But, don’t blame me for pointing it out. I didn’t make him. David Axelrod did.

IndieDogg on May 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM

This goes far beyond garden-variety narcissism. Odumbo is a psychopath.

Walter Sobchak on May 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Maybe you’re finally realizing that boneheaded, amateur politicians make boneheaded, amateur moves. It’s not his first.

Trafalgar on May 15, 2012 at 1:23 PM

The only place where anyone thinks I’m a full throated endorser of the President is here, because I don’t trade in the hate and vitriol that many of you do. But in the “real world” most everyone knows me as a harsh critic of the President. Though from the left…

libfreeordie on May 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM

“George W. Bush said nucular. President Obama said corpsman.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 1:36 PM

It won’t make much difference Obama’s legacy is going to be taking a financial crisis as in never let a crisis go to waste, and turning it into an anemic recovery.

History is going to show, that Chicago politicians rule they don’t govern.

Dr Evil on May 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM

The only place where anyone thinks I’m a full throated endorser of the President is here, because I don’t trade in the hate and vitriol that many of you do. But in the “real world” most everyone knows me as a harsh critic of the President. Though from the left…

libfreeordie on May 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Yet, you will do as told and vote for him again come Nov.

NapaConservative on May 15, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Buzzfeed: “When you have a name like mine, Barack Hussein Obama, [the election] is always tight.”

The history of O is that he felt differently in 2008. His own words in the Dem primary: “Don’t you think that a man named Barack Hussein Obama is the best antidote to GW Bush?” He has used his name, his race, his gayness, as a bludgeon. Sink that ship.

anotherJoe on May 15, 2012 at 1:38 PM

……..and……..and…….and……

YAHOO NEWS trumpets that Obama has a $43 million “weapon”.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/spinnerswinners-27931753/pelosi-the-democrats-43m-weapon-29296609.html

With that kind of cash, we should all just give up now and beg the electors to go to their college and re-elect the great one.

All hail the “Gay Accomplisher”!!!!!

PappyD61 on May 15, 2012 at 1:40 PM

“And On the 7th day, God Rested. This is a good time to reflect that The Compassionate Barack Obama will not rest until every American has a job, every gay is married, and every single particle of CO2 has been removed from the atmosphere.”

Swerve22 on May 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Someone should just rewrite the whole story of Creation in Genesis 1 and add Obama to every verse. The end result would be … pretty similar to this.

tom on May 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Your Freudian slip is showing.

pedestrian on May 15, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Yeah did that on purpose ;)

Swerve22 on May 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM

“Abe Lincoln lived in the wilderness, eating locusts & honey. Obama ate dogs, snakes and crickets”.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM

I’m waiting for that headline to read “Obama is history” late in the evening on Nov 6.

stukinIL4now on May 15, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Yet, you will do as told and vote for him again come Nov.

NapaConservative on May 15, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Its a two party system at the Presidential level NapaConservative. How on earth would me voting for Obama be anymore “doing what I’m told” than Newt/Santorum people pulling the lever (or pushing the button) for Romney in November. Everyone votes for their version of the lesser of two evils and for their own reasons. Mine have to do with the Supreme Court. But I’m certainly not raising any money, doing any organizing, calling any phones or knocking on any doors on behalf of the campaign. In every election of my adult life I have done canvassing work to register and inform voters of their rights. Particularly felons who often are unaware of the laws of their state regarding the right to vote. I’ll, no doubt, do that again this October.

libfreeordie on May 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Wait, is this for real? Did they actually do this? Honestly, they deserve to lose the election. This is one of the most boneheaded political moves you could EVER make. Why? Honestly, why?

libfreeordie on May 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

War on Women.
War on Gheys.
War on dogs.
We are the 99%.
Fast and Furious
New Black Panther Party let off the hook after terrorizing white voters.
You can keep your healthcare.
If Stimulus passes, unemployment won’t go above 8%
Jon Corzine is my go-to guy on the economy
I’d give myself a solid B+

All those boneheaded statements, and you’re finally taking notice?

Maybe there’s hope for you yet.

UltimateBob on May 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM

“Prometheus brought fire down from the mountaintop. Obama capped its carbon emissions” Lachlan Markay at Twitter/Michelle Malkin

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Too funny!

Shiny_Tiara on May 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Other notable Obowma accomplishments:

First president to lose the Olympic’s bid.

First US president to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing.

First president to hype 8.2% unemployment as an accomplishment.

First president not responsible for the mess he created the past
four years.

First president to cause America’s credit rating to be downgraded.

First president to brag on his cocaine use in his autobiography.

First president to claim America has 57 states, attends a racist
preachers church, buddy of an American terrorist and not get
any media scrutiny.

First American president to use US soldirs as a “photo op”, then
take credit away from the troops for killing bin laden.

First president to not hype the American dream: with hard work
and perserverance you can achieve anything you want.

First openly socialist president.

dthorny on May 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

libfreeordie, your work on subverting the first part of your nom will cause you the latter part of it.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 1:48 PM

War on Women.

A legit attack on the efforts of GOP controlled state legislatures to restrict women’s rights to reproductive freedom.

War on Gheys.

Not sure about the politics behind that mispelling, but also a legit attack on the efforts of the GOP to restrict LGBT rights both in terms of marriage, but also employment discrimination. See the following link:

War on dogs.

Dumb silly season politics, both sides are guilty.

We are the 99%.

I know Occupy organizers, they are not lock-step Democrats.

Fast and Furious

Too big for this thread but quickly: A drummed up non-controversy by the GOP. Apparently undercover or “sting” operations became an illegit tactic the minute Obama got into office.

New Black Panther Party let off the hook after terrorizing white voters.

*sigh* I can’t help you when you start from cray-cray.

You can keep your healthcare.

A foolish thing to say when he should’ve just been honest and advocated for a single payer system ala Hillary. One of the reasons I cast him a major side eye during the 2008 primary.

If Stimulus passes, unemployment won’t go above 8%

Another foolish thing to say. He did that Reagan thing of not asking anyone to sacrifice and increasing spending on all fronts, but i knew that would be the case the minute he hired Timmy Geithner.

Jon Corzine is my go-to guy on the economy

He said that?

I’d give myself a solid B+

What’s the President supposed to say?

All those boneheaded statements, and you’re finally taking notice?

I’ve taken notice the whole time. \
Maybe there’s hope for you yet.

UltimateBob on May 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM

libfreeordie on May 15, 2012 at 1:52 PM

“Bill Clinton scroomed Monica with a cigar. I scroom the land with my pen”.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 1:56 PM

On the first day, God created man.
On the seventh day, Obama played golf.

smfic on May 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

On the first day, God created man.
On the seventh day, Obama played golf.

smfic on May 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Err, you all get the point.:)

smfic on May 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I wonder if Norris’ history has been edited.

Chuck Norris is known for beating up bad-guys.
Obama single-handedly overpowered 10 guards & then strangled Osama Bin Laden.

All he needs to know is who’s ass to kick.

crazy_legs on May 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM

The only place where anyone thinks I’m a full throated endorser of the President is here, because I don’t trade in the hate and vitriol that many of you do.
 
libfreeordie on May 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM

 

how DARE the GOP claim that they support black people.
 
Bishop on May 8, 2012 at 9:23 AM

 

Exactly…Not sure what’s confusing about that. If I sit on a street corner and watch three guys beat and rape a woman, do nothing and refuse to even call the police. Can I really claim to be supporting that woman?
 
libfreeordie on May 8, 2012 at 9:26 AM

 

I would be “supporting” the descendents of the rapists
 
libfreeordie on May 8, 2012 at 9:59 AM

 

You’re a fool.
 

libfreeordie on March 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

 

You’re ignorant.
 

libfreeordie on April 13, 2012 at 7:55 AM

 

Why does anyone care about this ridiculous diva?
 

libfreeordie on March 31, 2012 at 11:29 AM

 

No nimrod…
 

libfreeordie on March 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM

 

Because you’re a bold faced liar. And also just generally a weirdo.
 

libfreeordie on March 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM

 

Are you illiterate
 

libfreeordie on March 15, 2012 at 11:18 AM

 

tom…even the conservatives around here think you’re a joke.
 

libfreeordie on March 22, 2012 at 7:48 PM

 

But, go head Delores Van Cartier…
 

libfreeordie on April 28, 2012 at 5:13 PM

 

The ODS is strong with this one.
 

libfreeordie on April 15, 2012 at 8:15 AM

 

There’s no point in even trying to learn the facts for yourself. That would involve thinking.
 

libfreeordie on March 22, 2012 at 8:24 PM

 

Ah there’s the ignorant voices I’m used to seeing around here.
 

libfreeordie on March 8, 2012 at 4:42 PM

 

speaks to shallowness of your intellect. For someone who goes around giving grades you aren’t that critical a thinker.
 
libfreeordie on March 28, 2012 at 5:09 PM

 

I fear as a glenn beck listener it may have been *ages* since you’ve engaged in any of these activities). But yes, they all count as sex.
 

Or are you one of those people who had anal sex as a teenager and claimed to be a “virgin” as some evangelical kids have done to skirt the “saving it for marriage” rules.
 

libfreeordie on April 28, 2012 at 4:45 PM

 

I like you. You’re funny.

rogerb on May 15, 2012 at 2:03 PM

“General George Washington became our first president after defeating the British in the war for America’s independence. After more than two centuries of mutual alliance, respect and trust between the former foes, President Barack Obama has somehow managed to cause Great Britian look upon the United States with a sense of distrust.”

BRunner on May 15, 2012 at 2:07 PM

War on Women.
A legit attack on the efforts of GOP controlled state legislatures to restrict women’s rights to reproductive freedom.

Coordinating with the media to ask Romney in a debate if he thinks the Supreme Court should reverse its ruling and allow states to ban contraception is manufacturing a Republican War on Women. If they want to argue that Obama is Pro-Choice and Romney is Pro-Life, do that, don’t try to pretend most Republicans oppose all birth control.

War on Gheys.
Not sure about the politics behind that mispelling, but also a legit attack on the efforts of the GOP to restrict LGBT rights both in terms of marriage, but also employment discrimination. See the following link:

War on dogs.
Dumb silly season politics, both sides are guilty.

We are the 99%.
I know Occupy organizers, they are not lock-step Democrats.

Will they vote for Obama or Romney?

Fast and Furious
Too big for this thread but quickly: A drummed up non-controversy by the GOP. Apparently undercover or “sting” operations became an illegit tactic the minute Obama got into office.

There are families of over 300 dead people who would disagree. Sting operations may be legit, but when you give automatic weapons to murderers without any plan for controlling them or tracking them, you’re basically an accessory to murder.

New Black Panther Party let off the hook after terrorizing white voters.
*sigh* I can’t help you when you start from cray-cray.

Only enforcing voter intimidation on a racial basis (pro-minority-it’s OK to intimidate whites) should be offensive to every American.

You can keep your healthcare.
A foolish thing to say when he should’ve just been honest and advocated for a single payer system ala Hillary. One of the reasons I cast him a major side eye during the 2008 primary.

Foolish and incorrect and you’ll vote for him anyway

If Stimulus passes, unemployment won’t go above 8%
Another foolish thing to say. He did that Reagan thing of not asking anyone to sacrifice and increasing spending on all fronts, but i knew that would be the case the minute he hired Timmy Geithner.

And you’ll vote for him anyway.

Jon Corzine is my go-to guy on the economy
He said that?

Biden did.

I’d give myself a solid B+
What’s the President supposed to say?

Well, an accurate grade would be more like a D or F-probably similar to his actual transcripts.

All those boneheaded statements, and you’re finally taking notice?
I’ve taken notice the whole time.

Not that anyone could tell.

Maybe there’s hope for you yet.

UltimateBob on May 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM

libfreeordie on May 15, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Apparently not.

talkingpoints on May 15, 2012 at 2:11 PM

The very next day, President Obama told the North Carolina knuckleheads to take their referendum and shove it; he endorsed same sex marriage, although he didn’t make a federal case out of it. He left it for the states to work out the legislative details (conveniently enough).

The mishandling of the President’s endorsement of same sex marriage sent the president’s re-election prospects into a tailspin; electoral college handicappers busily moved North Carolina from “toss-up” to “likely Republican.” And it necessitated today’s “let’s-get-the-media-talking-about-something-else” news event (the Bain attack ad).

Because we have been told for so long that Team Obama is the very model of the modern campaign operation, we have come to sort of believe it. In reality, they’ve been surprisingly inept since they set up shop last year. They’ve been through three slogans and four over-arching re-election “themes.” They’ve made a big deal out of Romney’s dog. They’ve introduced us to “Julia,” which seemed like a right-wing parody of the perfect constituent of the nanny state. One could on (and on).

So far, the president’s re-election campaign measures up poorly, in terms of its execution, against the Alan Cranston re-election effort of 1986. Imagine that.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Above should all be in quotes.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I like you. You’re funny.

rogerb on May 15, 2012 at 2:03 PM

What an EPIC smackdown and exposure of libfreeordie’s hypocrisy.

*applause*

NapaConservative on May 15, 2012 at 2:14 PM

French King Charlemagne unified all of Europe under his rule, bringing about a period of peace and prosperity at one of the worst points during the Dark Ages. President Obama is working hard to make the United States be more like France. #ObamaInHistory

simkeith on May 15, 2012 at 2:14 PM

I refer people to the phrase “Cult of Personality”, defined here.

This is not accidental. This reflects either what Buraq Hussein himself demanded, or what his sycophants thought would please him. If the latter, you can be sure that it was brought to his attention; and the fact that he did not tell them that they were BFC and to put it back the way it was means that “he looked upon it and said it was good”.

This is not the mind of a person who will accept the possibility of being defeated by mere mortals in something as plebian as an election. November 6, 2012 and/or January 2013 may be dates cited by historians as turning points; and not in a good sense. Are we ready for that?

Subotai Bahadur on May 15, 2012 at 2:17 PM

How bout, OBAMA IS HISTORY………… that’s the way I see it………..

angrymike on May 15, 2012 at 2:18 PM

WOW. This is sickening. What a self centered ego maniac this guy is.

dogsoldier on May 15, 2012 at 2:23 PM

“In the 1860′s Abe Lincoln freed the African slaves. Currently the Obama administration is making all Americans debt slaves.”

Hucklebuck on May 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

heh … someone already registered obamainhistory.com and photos are starting to appear.

Lost in Jersey on May 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

“Theodore Roosevelt was a wunderkind. I’m a wundermensch”.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

This is not the mind of a person who will accept the possibility of being defeated by mere mortals in something as plebian as an election. November 6, 2012 and/or January 2013 may be dates cited by historians as turning points; and not in a good sense. Are we ready for that?

Subotai Bahadur on May 15, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I agree with the cult of personality idea. It never ends pretty.

That being said, I see this absurd need to be included in every bio a little differently. The need is to make him seem far more relevant to history than he really is. The reality is that he is going to be President known for being the first person of color to hold the job. Douglas Wilder was the first black governor of Virginia. He was a big deal at the time but now- not so much.

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2012 at 2:34 PM

heh … someone already registered obamainhistory.com and photos are starting to appear.

Lost in Jersey on May 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

You mean like photoshopping him in to the signing of the Declaration of Independence or landing on the moon?

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Heh, Dana, check this out.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Instead of generating new ideas, they just claim every idea generated are theirs.

Party of Ideas, so easy (a caveman can do it).

Sir Napsalot on May 15, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Should’ this have been an Obamateurism of the Day?

Tomolena1 on May 15, 2012 at 3:14 PM

My bio entries from the Headlines thread:

“In 1913, Ellen Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson, established the White House Rose Garden. Ninety-six years later, Barack Obama, whose s*** smells just like those roses, was sworn in as president.”

“In December of 1992, George H.W. Bush signed NAFTA, a free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada, into law. Barack Obama’s administration was also a big supporter of trade with Mexico, having sold thousands of semiautomatic rifles to violent Mexican drug cartels to help them murder law enforcement officials. He is also very proud of the work he did to boost trade in Canada by encouraging them to sell their cheap oil to China.”

Bruce MacMahon on May 15, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Obama acted stupidly.

NapaConservative on May 15, 2012 at 1:22 PM

And there you have Obama’s biography.

Portia46 on May 15, 2012 at 3:17 PM

In 1945, President Truman sent the Enola Gay to drop the first atomic bomb.

In 2012, the One announced something about somethin-somethin-Gay.

KorlaPundit on May 15, 2012 at 3:28 PM

In 1959, during the term of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Hawaii became a state, and the movie “The Tingler” was released.

President Barack Obama turned Chris Matthews into a “tingler,” and his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii was never released.

KorlaPundit on May 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM

In 1973, Richard Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Act was overridden by Congress and it became law.

Barack Obama became the first President to break that law, and now does it freely.

KorlaPundit on May 15, 2012 at 3:36 PM

In 1955, Dwight D. Eisenhower saw the heights of the civil rights struggle when Rosa Parks defiantly refused to move to the back of the bus.

Starting in 2008, dozens of fellow travelers of Barack Obama were thrown under the bus.

KorlaPundit on May 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

You mean like photoshopping him in to the signing of the Declaration of Independence or landing on the moon?

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Or at Waterloo? Big stick notwithstanding, he does have a lot in common with the tiny emperor.

Portia46 on May 15, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Apparently not.

talkingpoints on May 15, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Heh. Good takedown. I would have said pretty much the same thing if I had to time to go through that comment line by line.

Hanging out on Hot Air is fun, but I actually have a job and occasionally need to get some work done.

UltimateBob on May 15, 2012 at 3:44 PM

George Washington as a gentleman farmer is known to have grown hemp.

Barack Obama as a teenage jerkoff is known to have smoked weed, aside from more serious drug use.

KorlaPundit on May 15, 2012 at 3:47 PM

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