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May 15, 2012

Taking "Obama Everywhere" a Bit Too Far....

Back in 2009, the Obama Permanant Re-Election Committee came up with what may well turn out to be this administration's signature public policy initiative: the loopy "Obama Everywhere" campaign. It wasn't long before even stalwart leg tinglers were thoroughly sick of it (and him):

"Stick out your tongue."

I did so, and the dentist wrapped some gauze around it and said, "I need to explain myself about the public option."

Stunned, I raised myself up in the chair and looked. It was Barack Obama.

"I'm both for it and against it," the president said. I tried to bolt but he had me by the tongue. I squirmed and cursed like Rahm Emanuel, and finally he had to let go. I ran from the exam room, pausing in the outer office to make my next appointment but the receptionist looked a lot like Barack Obama and so I kept on moving. Hitting the street, I jumped a cab. "The Washington Post," I said, "and step on it."

"You got it, buddy," the driver said -- and turned around. It was Barack Obama. "Let me tell you something," he said. "The public option is not what it sounds like. It’s not socialism. This is what I tried to explain on "Meet the Press," "Face the Nation," "State of the Union," "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," Jorge Ramos on Univision and, I think, "Sesame Street," although I may not have done that one yet.”

The cab stopped for a light and I opened the door and ran. I did the couple of blocks to my office in record time, and when I got there I switched on my favorite public affairs show, "The View.” I couldn’t believe my eyes. ...I grabbed for the remote control and desperately searched for something else.

I flipped past Barack Obama standing hip high in water doing a stand-up for the Weather Channel, and then someone named Cesar Obama who was whispering to a Mexican Chihuahua about single-payer programs, and then I saw -- I swear I did -- Barack Obama in the arms of Tom DeLay on “Dancing With the Stars," and he was singing a soft song about the uninsured.

Fast forward to 2012. Seemingly not content with overexposing himself in the present, the Campaigner in Chief has discovered a mysteriously underserved venue that has yet to be permeated by Obama Everywhere...

...the past:

I’m sometimes amazed at the depth of the narcissism this President suffers under, but this particular example has to take the cake:
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. My first thought was, he must be joking. But he wasn’t—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 Coolidge (except, for some reason, Gerald Ford).

This might seem a bit... oh, I don't know... excessive? Until you recall that we're talking about a guy who wrote not one but two autobiographies during his twenties, before he had actually done anything worth writing about.

The first female/black/gay/Hispanic President is now the first President in history to go back in time and insert himself into the records of his predecessors. It truly *is* all about 'Bam.

Posted by Cassandra at May 15, 2012 03:03 PM

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TownHall-dot-com or somesuch has a list of Obie's "first evahs".

It's not pretty...

Posted by: BillT at May 15, 2012 05:13 PM

The ubiquious narcissist.

Say that real fast a few times.

Posted by: Don Brouhaha at May 15, 2012 10:47 PM

To be fair, someone dangled several million dollars in front of him to write that first autobiography, a strong spur to sharing his young wonderfulness with the world. And even then he didn't actually write it himself, his narcissism apparently having limits when it calls for a lot of hard work.

Posted by: Texan99 at May 16, 2012 12:07 AM

The ubiquious narcissist.
Say that real fast a few times.


Found the link to Teh Firstses -- it was in the multi-mag pouch on my IBA. I *knew* I put it somewhere I wouldn't lose it.


Posted by: BillT at May 16, 2012 02:51 AM

I'm not on Twitter, but for any who are, feel free to steal:

The word "I" has prehistoric roots in many cultures. Obama celebrates their common diversity by using it as much as possible #ObamaInHistory

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at May 16, 2012 12:57 PM