Barack Obama has decided he had a role in American history. Not just has, but had.
True, he made history by being the first black man elected president. Apparently this is not enough for him if the White House website is any clue. His sycophantic trolls have decided to go back in American history, rewrite it and insert him in every administration from Calvin Coolidge onward. At whitehouse.gov his minions have taken the biographies of presidents to make them reflect each one’s historic prelude to the Obama administration.
There are bullet points that “explicitly outline the various history making torches the president is carrying,” says the New York Post. “Obama popped up in every single presidential biography since Coolidge, adding fun facts about his efforts to one-up our previous commanders-in-chief,” they write. “Some examples:
* “On Feb. 22, 1924, Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people. President Coolidge later helped create the Federal Radio Commission, which has now evolved to become the Federal Communications Commission. President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls using Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.”
* “In a 1946 letter to the National Urban League, President Truman wrote that the government has ‘an obligation to see that the civil rights of every citizen are fully and equally protected.’ He ended racial segregation in civil service and the armed forces in 1948. Today, the Obama administration continues to strive toward upholding the civil rights of its citizens, repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, allowing people of all sexual orientations to serve openly in our armed forces.”
* “President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law in 1965 — providing millions of elderly health-care stability. President Obama’s historic health-care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, strengthens Medicare, offers eligible seniors a range of preventive services with no cost-sharing, and provides discounts on drugs when in the coverage gap known as the ‘donut hole.’ ”
* “On August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Today, the Obama administration continues to protect seniors and ensure Social Security will be there for future generations.”
* “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.”
Modest, isn’t he?
But why stop there? O’s impact is much more long ranging and historical than these. Might I suggest:
In 1789 the French people stormed the Bastille. They’d had enough of oppression by the upper classes and went for liberty, equality and fraternity. Today the efforts to make sure no one has more money than anyone else have been continued by the Obama administration in their constant class warfare rhetoric. Occupy Wall Street follows this tradition of blaming the rich for every problem you have.
When Obama’s parents joined the march in Selma in the sixties, they were joining a burgeoning group of Americans concerned about civil rights. President Obama has continued their work by admitting that he’s for gay marriage. Sure, he might not start any reforms in that area, but then again, we’re not sure any relative of his marched in Selma. Except, perhaps, virtually with a time machine.
Don’t forget the O.J. Simpson trial. He was found not guilty in 1995 and today, Obama’s Justice Department under Eric Holder is continuing the practice of ignoring all evidence if there is a racial component to the crime. For instance, the Black Panthers intimidating voters outside a polling place in Philadelphia in the 2008 election were released from the bondage of prejudice even though the evidence – and their billy clubs – showed they weren’t there to offer cookies to skeptical white elderly voters.
And, in 1848 when Karl Marx wrote his Communist Manifesto urging a classless society, he obviously worried about equal health care rights for the proletariat. President Obama has continued this struggle by passing the Affordable Care Act. Now the proletariat can have equal, yet terrible, medical care at a very high price to all. Marx would be proud.
Yes, I don’t know why Team Obama stopped with just American history. He’s been on the forefront of international history, too. And why stop there? Surely the Ten Commandments need some updating. As Obama found the Constitution a source of negative rights and would like to add positive ones such as the right to free health care and the right to unionize, he probably thinks similarly about the Ten Commandments.
After all, he has his own temples like the convention one in Denver and his own altars. The media pays homage to him faithfully every day.
God’s been around, well, forever, and he’s not with the times. He could use some updating. And BO is just the one who’d like to help Him.