Being president of the United States must fill a person with a certain level of confidence. Winning reelection despite miserable economic conditions could only add to that level. But has there ever been a president in the history of this country as arrogant as Barack Obama? Not only does he never miss an opportunity to inject his image into historical events, but now he's even adding himself to historical descriptions of other presidents.
Back in August, I wrote on the passing of the first man to step foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong. As a "tribute" to Armstrong, Obama posted a picture of himself gazing up at the moon. When the focus should have been on Armstrong's family and friends and a nation who was appreciative of his accomplishments, Obama made it about himself.
Fast forward to last week, which marked the 57th anniversary of Rosa Parks' daring stand against discrimination when she refused to give up her seat on a bus. How does Barack Obama honor such an event? Again... with a picture of himself on the Rosa Parks bus. No one else is in the picture. What our president is saying, and what he's made clear from his actions too, is that it's all about him. Yes, he's the president, but give me a break!