During President Obama’s 40-minute
self-flattering speech in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, he referred to himself 199 times, using words like “me,” “my,” and “I,” CNS News reported. Averaging once every 12 seconds, he might’ve just broken the record for referring to himself more than any other president in U.S. history.
What’s more impressive about his 5,500 word address was his seemingly effortless ability to list off the failures of the Republican party while boasting his accomplishments – which he seems to think he’s achieved all by himself.
“They actually plan to sue me,” Obama said. “Now I don’t know which they find most offensive: me helping to create jobs, or me raising wages, or me easing the student loan burdens, or me making sure women can find out whether they’re getting paid the same as men for doing the same job. I don’t know which of these actions really bug them.”
He later continued to say, “It’s not clear how it is that Republicans didn’t seem to mind when President Bush took more executive actions than I did. Maybe it’s just me they don’t like. I don’t know. Maybe there’s some principle out there that I haven’t discerned, that I haven’t figured out. You know, you hear some of them. They’re like, ‘sue him,’ ‘impeach him!’ Really? Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job? Okay. I mean think about that: you’re going to use tax payer money to sue me for doing my job, while you don’t do your job.”
“It is lonely, me just doing stuff. I’d love it if Republicans did stuff too.”
Apparently, President Obama has forgotten the essence of what it means to be an American leader. If the purpose of his job is to serve the American people – while being paid a comfortable sum – then why does he find it so necessary to pat himself on the back? Starved for attention, perhaps? Is that even possible?
As IJReview notes, “In comparison, Obama’s favorite President – Abraham Lincoln – delivered the Gettysburg Address using only 272 words, and didn’t refer to himself once.” Interesting…
In the midst of Obama’s discourse, he vowed, of course, to use unilateral, executive action to attain the goals Congress failed to pass via the “normal, constitutional legislative process,” as CNS News phrased it.
Via CNS News:
“I can’t stand by with partisan gridlock that’s the result of cynical political games that threaten the hard work of millions of Americans,” said Obama. “I’m not just going to stand by and say, okay, that’s–I guess that’s the way it is. Whenever and wherever I have the power, the legal authority to help families like yours, even if Congress is not doing anything, I will take that opportunity.”
It sounds good in theory, Mr. President; but we’re not as convinced as you seem to be.