Wednesday, May 16, 2012

White House inserts Obama into past presidents' biographies on WH website‎

From the Daily Mail:
Everyone knows presidents have larger-than-life size egos. It goes with the job. But changes on the official White House website reveal that we’ve never had a self-regarding narcissist quite like the Oval Office’s current occupant...

It seems the Obama team has been taking the website’s standard biographies of past presidents and inserting gratuitous references to [Obama].

That’s led to entries like..., On August 14, 1935 President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Today the Obama administration continues to protect senior and ensure Social Security will be there for future generations.”

After President Lyndon Johnson's biography, it says: ‘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”.’
After Ronald Reagan's bio, it says: "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 Buffet rule."

The words "Buffet Rule" are highlighted in blue, so that the reader, when clicking on those words, is taken to a link that provides more information on the Obama Buffet Rule.
Obama, who was hailed as ‘The One’ by Oprah Winfrey in 2007, has long had a penchant for viewing himself as a historical figure.
The RNC opined: "It's no surprise that 'The One' is trying to insert himself into the biographies of past Presidents. Remember, this was the same guy who said he should be considered one of the top four Presidents.