#ObamaInHistory (guilty pleasure)



While I do not twitter, I do occasionally find TREMENDOUS amusement in reading the “latest” tweets on certain topics.

Today’s being the obama self-inclusion, or more correctly, usurpation, of the most notable accomplishments of PAST Presidents.   Yes, 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-fricken-Coolidge (excluding Gerald Ford).

Gems are abundant:

screenshot – click to enlarge –  to read the twitter thread click the pink link above

The Daily Caller has a piece detailing some of the “enhanced” Presidential biographies :


Yep. This is a real thing that they really did. Here are just a few examples from the presidential biographies at WhiteHouse.gov (emphasis mine). Calvin Coolidge:

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 (FCC). President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls using Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.


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.


President John F. Kennedy famously suggested the American people: “Ask what you can do for your country.” In 1961, the Peace Corps was created, facilitating service among citizens working toward peace in developing countries. In 2011, President Obama celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps with a Presidential Proclamation.


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.

Even the guy who calls Obama an “amateur” was just one of his opening acts:

Continuing his work as a lifelong public service, Clinton created the Clinton Foundation in 2001 to improve global health, education, economies and environments. Affectionately calling him “Do-Gooder-in-Chief”, President Obama has worked with Clinton to make buildings in our country more efficient—announcing a $4 billion investment in energy efficiency upgrades for commercial buildings.

All of American history was just prologue. How can any future president ever live up to Obama’s example?

So now, of course, #ObamaInHistory is trending on Twitter. Here’s some of the fun, courtesy of Twitchy:


~ by ladysforest on May 15, 2012.

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