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President Me!Me!Me!, Part III

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 15:02 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

Newsweek anoints Obama as "The First Gay President"Has there ever been a politician or candidate as transparently in love with himself as Barack Obama? Granted, the farcical media coverage he gets, like this week’s Newsweek cover (Hey look, our president is a holy man-god! A gay holy man-god! Oooohhhhh!), doesn’t do anything to deflate his laughably oversized ego.

It isn’t Newsweek‘s fault, though. Narcissism this severe truly comes from within, even if others validate it, much as someone’s poor diet might worsen her diabetes but didn’t cause it. Still, when I first saw the following story yesterday on a blog (can’t remember which one), I thought it was a joke. Seeing it today in Investor’s Business Daily makes me more inclined to believe it.

It was probably to be expected from a monstrous political ego that considers himself among the top two presidents of the 21st century.

But faced with the apparently frightening possibility of losing his reelection bid, Barack Obama has inserted himself into the online White House bios of almost every president in the last nine decades. To somehow share and compare their achievements. At one point Obama even draws his wife into the biographical additions.

It would be funny if it wasn’t so hilarious. Remember the grandiose but short-lived little party hats that Richard Nixon designed for his special presidential guard unit?

Imagine the emotional insecurities of a grown man who would have henchman find and gratuitously insert even the faintest link between this 44th president and almost every president back to Calvin Coolidge –“On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people…..President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls.”

Just to be sure this wasn’t a put-on, I checked WhiteHouse.gov, and it’s true, every bit of it. See for yourself. Go to the Presidents page and click on anyone from Calvin Coolidge (#30) to George W. Bush (#43). The only president in that span whose biography isn’t tainted is Gerald Ford.

This is so pathetic, it’s like…actually, it isn’t like anything we’ve ever seen. It is incomparably, unprecedentedly vainglorious, a sure sign that Obama is either in full panic mode or actually believes that anything a former President did, he can do better.

Of course, there’s another possibility, alluded to in the article: that Obama is so insecure that he has to keep pumping himself up in an endless attempt to get people to like him. I’ll have to ask my psychiatrist friend if that’s a component of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. How else can anyone explain the emanations from the Obama echo chamber a few weeks ago, when All the President’s Lemmings were babbling about how “cool” he was? Don’t think that didn’t come straight from the top. It’s as if he craves attention and acceptance.

I would like to believe that this presidential bio gaffe was the idea of someone else in the administration (when I think “gaffe,” I automatically think “Biden”) or even in the campaign (illegal as that would be), but I fear otherwise. My guess is that it was the brainchild of the president himself and, though others might have tried to talk him out of it, in the end Barack gets what Barack wants. If I were one of his supporters, I’d be embarrassed.

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