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My Ego Runneth Over and Maketh a Mess

I just wanted to make sure you were aware of this bit of hubris from President Obama during his chat with 60 Minutes, broadcast last Sunday.

No, Obama didn’t compare himself to Jesus. But almost. Here’s what he said.

I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history.

It’s one thing to tout your achievements as you run for president. It’s quite another to cast yourself as among the giants of history. Especially with unemployment at 8.6 percent.

If anyone ever noticed Ronald Reagan, the Bushes or even Bill Clinton proposing themselves as possibly equal to Abraham Lincoln, I’d like to hear about it.

Obama is of course careful in his phrasing, lawyer and politician that he is. He’s talking about legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in his first two years. I’m not sure what Lincoln’s foreign policy achievements were in his first two years, though I suppose you could at that point consider his actions with respect to the Confederacy foreign policy, at least from the perspective of the South.

But whatever the technicalities, the message from Obama is clear: I’m one of these guys.

And another message is presupposed:

If only you stupid Americans who have me at 42 percent in the polls could possibly understand.

39 thoughts on “My Ego Runneth Over and Maketh a Mess”

  1. You can hear it here:

    I got a lot of flack for my title. I didn’t expect people to take it literally. Afterall, had him saying I’m better than Washington, Jefferson, etc, too. Effectively, that’s what he did say.

    Actually, he qualified the remark with the word possible, so possibly those three presidents weren’t better than him. I gave him the benefit of the doubt.

    CBS 60 minutes didn’t broadcast this clip. It’s only on their website and in the complete transcript. It came at the end of a 55 minute interview and was left on the cutting room floor. I wonder why? *wink*

    1. I found out about Obama’s Lincoln quote from the Washington Examiner. They saw it my way or I saw it their way.

      President Obama suggested, during his recent CBS interview, that his domestic and foreign policy achievements over his first term surpass any other United States president, “with the possible exceptions” of Presidents Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. – Obama: Lincoln, FDR, Johnson, Me by Joel Gehrke Washington Examiner 12/12/11

  2. The Civil War, WWII, and Vietnam, Lincoln assissinated, FDR dies in office and Johnson lost all support of the nation that precluded his re-election, and this is what he compares himself to?
    What a strange, little man we elected to the most powerful position in our country. What were we thinking?

    1. Many of us saw what was coming down the track with this guy. Unfortunately, too many foolish people fell for his promises of hope and change. I’m sure all the shenanigans pulled by ACORN and foreign supporters helped him over the finish line too.

  3. this is the same guy who graded himself a “solid B+”–which of course is what people say when they want to give themselves an “A” but are afraid someone might think they’re conceited.

    Obama’s ego knows no bounds.

    1. Janice isn’t shy. She already posted it. Thanks!

      The editing out of this clip didn’t even make sense. It would have generated more interest in the show. It only makes sense if 60 Minutes is effectively part of the Obama campaign.

    1. Offal is what this bast@rd has filled the office with…while he shows the soles of his shoes to America, feet resting on the Resolute Desk.

      Any questions about shoe soles being shown to someone in other cultures, kindly google or bing it. It is not a good thing

  4. This guy Is closer to Joseph Goebbels than anybody else.
    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    1. I’ve come to the conclusion that he believes his own lies. He’s that deluded. If your whole life is one big lie and lying is part of your second nature than I think it becomes difficult to separate truth from fiction.

      He probably believes he wrote his two books. We’re dealing with a man with a severe personality disorder. The truth will someday come out.

      1. If you are correct about his delusion, that is frightening. He holds so much power in his hands. How far will he go to punish America for our rejection of him?

  5. This president is arrogant and his legislative and foreign policies don’t even match that of any president. This guy continues to corrupt, and dismantle the liberties of all Americans and continues to put us further in debt, and undermines everything that makes the country great.

  6. During the campaign, weren’t there questions that were above his pay grade? But now he’s comparing himself to great persidents? Wow, such a disconnect. I agree with Janice, there’s definitely some kind of personality disorder going on here.

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