The Great I Am

Jeff Jacoby – the lone voice of sanity at the Boston Globe – writes about Obama’s love affair with himself.

PRESIDENT OBAMA was too busy to attend the celebrations in Germany thisweek marking the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. But he did appear by video, delivering a few brief and bloodless remarks about how the wall was “a painful barrier between family and friends’’ that symbolized “a system that denied people the freedoms that should be obama snobthe right of every human being.’’ He referred to “tyranny,’’ but never identified the tyrants – he never uttered the words “Soviet Union’’ or “communism,’’ for example. He said nothing about the men and women who died trying to cross the wall. Nor did he mention Harry Truman or Ronald Reagan – or even Mikhail Gorbachev.

He did, however, talk about Barack Obama.    

“Few would have foreseen,’’ declared the president, “that a united Germany would be led by a woman from [the former East German state of] Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent. But human destiny is what human beings make of it.’’

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I guess this is what happens when your serial polygamist father and your Communist loving mother ditch you for bigger and better things during your formative years.


4 thoughts on “The Great I Am

  1. Sure seems to me as if the Nobel Prize Laureate thought the Olympics would come to Chicago – all he had to do was go to Copenhagen and talk about himself.

    And remember that someone counted:

    Obama loves to hear himself talk – about himself. In just 41 speeches so this year, not including this week’s big speech at the United Nations, Obama has talked about himself nearly 1,200 times – 1,198 to be exact. (That breaks down to 1,121 “I”s and just 77 “me”s.)

    Yeah, well… what’s that they say? “As long as it doesn’t go to his head.” Hehehe…

  2. Don’t you understand – if it’s not about Obama, then it is not worth his time. The diffence between Bush and Obama is that Bush understood that there were things far bigger then he is.

  3. The money quote:
    “At this rate, it won’t be long before the president’s ego is so inflated that it will require a ZIP code of its own.”

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