Narcissist-In-Chief Obama compares himself to FDR

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Tom B, May 28, 2009.

  1. Tom B

    Tom B

    BHO compares himself to FDR
    Carol E. Lee Carol E. Lee Thu May 28, 12:05 am ET

    After being introduced at the DNC fundraiser at the Beverley Hills Hilton by famed producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, President 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."

    Katzenberg had a theatrical way of describing the president in his introduction.

    "If you look in the dictionary under 'grace under fire,' it will say Barack Obama," he said.

    Obama thanked Katzenberg, saying, "If it weren't for you, we would not be in the White House."

    Of his first four months in office, Obama said, "So all in all we're making some progress. We're doing okay."

    Obama even noted the gay right protesters outside the Beverly Hilton.

    "One of them said 'Obama keep your promise,' and I thought that's fair," he said. I don't know which promise he was talking about."

    The crowd cracked up.
  2. Some days he is FDR, and on other days he is JFK. Sometimes he wants to be Clinton, but Hillary won't allow it.

    We all remember on inaguration day, his cute little gimmick, when he rode the train from Philly to DC just like Lincoln.

    I have never quite understood his need to inject other personalities from decades or centuries past into his Presidency. It is really quite bizarre if you ask me.
  3. It's bizarre cause it's not ur guy that's doing it, that's all.

    No worse than W. standing on that aircraft he actually sniffed a battlefield.
  4. Stop and think a moment. Has anyone ever asked you?
  5. Lucrum


    The Chief Buffoon can compare himself to anyone he likes.

    How history looks back at him is far more important than the legend in is own mind.

    I'm thinking he'll ultimately be viewed more as a modern day Caligula than an FDR.
  6. Tom B

    Tom B

    Obama also brings up Lincoln. It is too bad he steadfastly disagrees with this quote.

    "You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for the masses, what they could and should do for themselves."

    Abraham Lincoln

    Obama should be comparing himself to Carter.
  7. FDR was a socialist too?

    Modern man makes fun of the Greek and Roman myths of the ancient past. Yet, modern man is no more exempt from this cultural phenomenon than his more ignorant ancestors. Urban myths abound in modern culture. One of those myths surrounds the life and presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, America's 32nd President.

    To this day, he is credited with pulling America out of the Great Depression. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth. Roosevelt was hardly a learned man. He knew little about economics either in theory or practice. He was indeed a great orator, but that was the extent of his gifts.

    Due to his lack of philosphical roots, FDR was easily persuaded into being the mouthpiece for the latest fad in social and economic engineering - all of which failed to bring about economic recovery. Only by the "grace" of the second World War did the economy recover. And then there was Yalta, where FDR agreed to allow Stalin to add 750 MILLION human beings to his tyrannical and evil empire.
  9. Lucrum


    Hmmm, maybe BO IS like FDR after all.

  10. He will rank way below" Jimah" after this is all over.

    Who else is getting tired of his listening to his empty platitudes?
    #10     May 28, 2009