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Is there anything Barack Obama doesn’t politicize?

As I was reviewing the transcript of President Obama’s interview with ABC News’s Robin Roberts, I caught this aspect of the Democrat’s attempt to justify his switch on state recognition of same-sex marriage:

Part of the reason that I thought it was important– to speak to this issue was the fact that– you know, I’ve got an opponent on– on the other side in the upcoming presidential election, who wants to– re-federalize the issue and– institute a constitutional amendment– that would prohibit gay marriage. And, you know, I think it is a mistake to– try to make what has traditionally been a state issue into a national issue.

Interesting how this supposedly post-partisan politician felt it incumbent upon himself to further politicize the issue.  He would have served himself — and the cause of gay marriage — better had he just limited his remarks to the merits of the expanded definition of this ancient institution.

It’s not just gay marriage.  The Democrat is trying to politicize American history:

The Heritage Foundation’s Rory Cooper tweeted that Obama had casually dropped his own name into Ronald Reagan’s official biography on www.whitehouse.gov, claiming credit for taking up the mantle of Reagan’s tax reform advocacy with his “Buffett Rule” gimmick . . . .  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).

Ed Morrissey provides “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“.

You’d think that the incumbent President of the United States would let the biographies of his predecessors speak for themselves, but this incumbent (or his staffers) felt it incumbent upon himself (or themselves) to insert his name intp their life stories, using their record to promote himself.

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  1. Nothing has done so much to undermine my faith in and attachment to America as the electorate’s putting that dangerous fool in the White House.

    Comment by EssEm — May 18, 2012 @ 4:59 pm - May 18, 2012

  2. And if they do it again in November, then I’ll starting singing the Requiem for a once great country.

    Comment by EssEm — May 18, 2012 @ 5:01 pm - May 18, 2012

  3. I’m surprised BHO didn’t pull up the Declaration of Independence and sign it himself.

    Comment by James R — May 18, 2012 @ 6:44 pm - May 18, 2012

  4. I’m starting to see this clown as a litmus test for how irrational liberals can be. As the presidency gets crazier and crazier, none of the liberals I know are willing to admit this guy is nuts. It seems that they are so into hating everything on the right that they have to love everything on the left no matter how idiotic it is.

    Comment by mnscorpio — May 18, 2012 @ 7:04 pm - May 18, 2012

  5. I don’t have the will to read the entire transcript but is there any discussion in there at all about Afghanistan, Europe, Iran, the deficit, insolvent entitlement programs, unemployment, or anything else of consequence in the next few months?

    Obama seems to be doing his best to keep the light on things that, in the big scheme of things, aren’t important right now.

    I am becoming more disgusted by the day with the fact that we (the US and allies) have people being injured and killed needlessly in Afghanistan while our leadership prattles on about letting states decide gay marriage and whether or not high cheekbones are all it takes to be Cherokee.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — May 18, 2012 @ 7:05 pm - May 18, 2012

  6. Barry is a malignant narcissist? Who knew?

    Comment by Jman1961 — May 18, 2012 @ 7:20 pm - May 18, 2012

  7. Some of our lefty commenters find his malignant narcissism charming.

    Comment by V the K — May 18, 2012 @ 10:05 pm - May 18, 2012

  8. Some of our lefty commenters find his malignant narcissism charming.

    I find it repulsive. And even laughable. This guy is gonna be the butt of jokes for YEARS to come. (No anti-gay, politically incorrect sleight intended. But still….)

    Comment by Bastiat Fan — May 18, 2012 @ 11:36 pm - May 18, 2012

  9. I don’t suppose you saw, but part of the reason Ms. Roberts even got this interview was she was an “out black lesbian” who was a personal friend of the Obama’s. I’m sure Barry was prepared for hard hitting questions, amirite! AMIRITE!

    http://www.showbizspy.com/article/246487/robin-roberts-lesbian-barack-obama.html

    Comment by Tim in MT — May 19, 2012 @ 2:53 am - May 19, 2012

  10. Yes, Tim in MT, u-izzrite!

    Comment by Jman1961 — May 19, 2012 @ 2:57 am - May 19, 2012

  11. I’m not a psychologist, but Obama’s behavior strikes me as leaning toward being a sociopath. Would any shrinks like to comment on my observation?

    Comment by davinci — May 19, 2012 @ 7:52 am - May 19, 2012

  12. Not a shrink, but ‘narcissist’ seems more to fit the bill.

    Comment by perturbed — May 19, 2012 @ 8:11 am - May 19, 2012

  13. President Obama is the Composite Man; therefore, everything is there for politics & his political gain. However, most people have the #POTUS pegged as a Marxist loser by now. His days are numbered.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — May 19, 2012 @ 9:11 am - May 19, 2012

  14. President Obama’s Communism has exposed the modern progressive their true face. The Democrat Party is ruined for a generation thanks to Obama-Pelosi-Reid’s Marxist power grabs. Thanks Obama. No go back to Kenya.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — May 19, 2012 @ 9:12 am - May 19, 2012

  15. This administration was aptly described as government by the faculty lounge. And led by the Narcissist in Chief.

    But I’m not saying anything that hasn’t been said before.

    Comment by Conservative Guy — May 19, 2012 @ 1:16 pm - May 19, 2012

  16. I think most if not all politicians tend toward narcissism and sociopathy; where else do you get the kind of ego that says you should run other people’s lives? Obama has these traits to an extreme degree because no one, in his entire life, ever taught him real humility. He has been surrounded, his entire life, by people telling him how special and wonderful he is.

    Comment by V the K — May 19, 2012 @ 2:11 pm - May 19, 2012

  17. “He has been surrounded, his entire life, by people telling him how special and wonderful he is.”

    That would be all well and good if he was, in fact ,”special and wonderful”. However, he was mediocre at best.

    Comment by TnnsNe1 — May 19, 2012 @ 2:42 pm - May 19, 2012

  18. No. Next question.

    Comment by Ryan — May 19, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - May 19, 2012

  19. What is even more scary than the self-indulging BoBo is the fact so many people on the left are absolutely in awe of this inept neophyte and will vote for him again.

    Comment by benj — May 19, 2012 @ 6:38 pm - May 19, 2012

  20. I agree with Ryan, the answer is NO, next question. But, to put some flesh into it, please read this piece by Victor David Hanson: http://victorhanson.com/articles/hanson051912.html

    I am no clinical psychologist, but I am convinced Obama is a pathalogial narcissist, a pathalogical lier, and corrupt to his core.

    Google all the terms and you will see Obama in the definitions. At the end of the day, Obama is the most dangerous person on the planet.

    Comment by mixitup — May 19, 2012 @ 10:01 pm - May 19, 2012

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  22. That was a TERRIFIC read, mixitup. I have only one minor quibble with VDH: for Presidunce Corky McShortbus, rhetoric IS reality.

    Comment by Bastiat Fan — May 20, 2012 @ 1:30 pm - May 20, 2012

  23. Is there anything Barack Obama doesn’t politicize?

    Solar Eclipses!!!!! (unless they’re gay or of the millionaire variety!)

    Comment by sonicfrog — May 20, 2012 @ 10:10 pm - May 20, 2012

  24. Yes, when he chows down with his family at dinner every night.

    Comment by davinci — May 20, 2012 @ 11:32 pm - May 20, 2012

  25. He has been surrounded, his entire life, by people telling him how special and wonderful he is.

    V the K, you forgot to add “…and screaming RACIST at anyone who dared to suggest otherwise.” This is the problem with many of those who propelled him to the top and who will be doing their earnest best to keep him there.

    Comment by perturbed — May 21, 2012 @ 10:37 am - May 21, 2012

  26. I see Bastiat Fan continues to advertise that he has never worked with the mentally-challenged before.

    Comment by Cinesnatch — May 22, 2012 @ 3:47 am - May 22, 2012

  27. I see Bastiat Fan continues to advertise that he has never worked with the mentally-challenged before
    Comment by Cinesnatch — May 22, 2012 @ 3:47 am – May 22, 2012

    Maybe not, but he’s had to endure your insipid idiocy, so that more than makes up for it.

    Comment by Jman1961 — May 22, 2012 @ 11:52 am - May 22, 2012

  28. ^ If you want to keep him company, that’s your choice Jman1961.

    Comment by Cinesnatch — May 22, 2012 @ 11:58 am - May 22, 2012

  29. Don’t you have better things to do, like blocking out the scenes of that gay ‘snuff’ film you’re working on?

    Comment by Jman1961 — May 22, 2012 @ 12:02 pm - May 22, 2012

  30. ^ ?

    Comment by Cinesnatch — May 22, 2012 @ 12:24 pm - May 22, 2012

  31. Jman1961,

    Vince may be an ass, but there are a lot of things to give him grief on w/o making stuff up. Please lay off the profanity.

    Comment by The_Livewire — May 22, 2012 @ 1:16 pm - May 22, 2012

  32. I see Bastiat Fan continues to advertise that he has never worked with the mentally-challenged before.

    Actually, I HAVE worked with the mentally challenged, Cinebitch. And I’ll take them over YOU any day. You’re just morality- and decency-challenged. Get help, honey. They’re doing wonders with the new psychotropic drugs these days.

    Comment by Bastiat Fan — May 22, 2012 @ 2:07 pm - May 22, 2012

  33. You’re just morality and decency-challenged

    I’ll leave that up for others to judge.

    Comment by Cinesnatch — May 22, 2012 @ 2:20 pm - May 22, 2012

  34. @33.

    Really, cinesnatch? I suspect you won’t like the judgment rendered.

    Comment by Bastiat Fan — May 22, 2012 @ 9:11 pm - May 22, 2012

  35. Let the others speak for themselves, BF. I’m not afraid.

    Comment by Cinesnatch — May 22, 2012 @ 10:47 pm - May 22, 2012

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