Obama likes to compare himself to great presidents. He seems to think he’s their equal or better. It’s what one can expect from a narcissist.
Obama comparing himself to Reagan:
People don’t voluntarily pay taxes. But if you ask, most wealthy folks here in Dallas or around the country, they’ll tell you, you know what, I want to make sure that I’m doing my share for America to succeed. But somebody has got to ask.
“Now, some Republicans in Congress, they’re already dusting off the old — their old records. ‘That’s class warfare.’ Let me tell you something, 26 years ago — some of you may have seen this on television, clips have been circulating — 26 years ago, another President said that some of these tax loopholes, and I quote, ‘made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary, and that’s crazy. It’s time we stopped it.’ That was 26 years ago. You know the name of that President? Ronald Reagan.
Obama comparing his plight to Lincoln’s:
But when you listen to what the Federalists said about the anti-Federalists and the names that Jefferson called Hamilton and back and forth — I mean, those guys were tough. Lincoln, they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.
Right, Obama has a Civil War to deal with.
Obama compares himself to Theodore Roosevelt (President of over a century ago who did believe in free markets despite Obama’s characterization):
“Teddy Roosevelt believed what we know as true today, that the free market is the greatest force for economic progress in human history. Roosevelt knew that the free market has never been a free license to take what you can from whomever you can.”
By the way Barack, Theodore hated to be called Teddy!
Obama evokes Gandhi (who was a pedophile by the way):
A student identified in the White House transcripts as Lily: “And if you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be,” she asked to laughter.
“Well, you know, dead or alive, that’s a pretty big list,” Obama replied to more chuckles. “You know, I think that it might be Gandhi, who is a real hero of mine.”
Obama praised Gandhi, whose creed of nonviolent political action helped liberate India from British colonial rule. Gandhi led hunger strikes and acts of civil disobedience that embarrassed the….
…British and eventually paralyzed their rule.
“Now, it would probably be a really small meal because, he didn’t eat a lot,” Obama said of the Indian spiritual as well as political leader. “But he’s somebody who I find a lot of inspiration in. He inspired Dr. King, so if it hadn’t been for the nonviolent movement in India, you might not have seen the same nonviolent movement for civil rights here in the United States. He inspired César Chávez,” one of the founders of the United Farm Workers union and the modern Latino power movement.
Oh, that’s great Barack, the Marxist Chavez!
Obama as George Washington:
“George Washington grappled with the problem” of taxes, Obama said. “He (George Washington) said, ‘Towards the payment of debts, there must be revenue, and to have revenue, there must be taxes. And no taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.’
“But he understood that dealing with the debt is — his choice of words — ‘always a choice of difficulties.‘ He also knew that public servants weren’t elected to do what is easy; they weren’t elected to do what was politically advantageous. It’s our responsibility to put country before party. It‘s our responsibility to do what’s right for the future. And that’s what this debate is about.”
Uh, Barack, George Washington was unhappy about British taxation and control over the lives of the colonists!
Obama as JFK according to Caroline Kennedy:
Senator Obama is running a dignified and honest campaign. He has spoken eloquently about the role of faith in his life, and opened a window into his character in two compelling books. And when it comes to judgment, Barack Obama made the right call on the most important issue of our time by opposing the war in Iraq from the beginning.
I want a president who understands that his responsibility is to articulate a vision and encourage others to achieve it; who holds himself, and those around him, to the highest ethical standards; who appeals to the hopes of those who still believe in the American Dream, and those around the world who still believe in the American ideal; and who can lift our spirits, and make us believe again that our country needs every one of us to get involved.
I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.
Obama as FDR:
After being introduced at the DNC fundraiser at the Beverly Hills Hilton by famed producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, President Barack Obama compared himself to FDR. “I would put these first four months up against any prior administration since FDR,” Obama said. “We didn’t ask for the challenges that we face, but we don’t shrink from them either.”
Biden invoking the best presidents in the name of Obama:
“The defenders of the status quo have always tried to tear down those who would change our nation for the better,” Biden said. “They said Thomas Jefferson wasn’t … a real Christian. That was the essence of the campaign against him. Well, does that sound familiar?” he said.
“Ladies and gentlemen, they said Abraham Lincoln … wanted to take away individual rights. Ladies and gentlemen, they said Franklin Roosevelt would destroy the American system of life. Sound familiar? And ladies and gentlemen, they said that John F. Kennedy was, quote, ‘a dangerous choice in difficult times.’ …