According to President Obama, he's a historic figure. That's no figure of speech. This week, journalist Seth Mandel discovered that President Obama had authorized his staff to add his name to the biographies of former presidents from Calvin Coolidge to George W. Bush on the White House website.
For example, Calvin Coolidge, it now states at WhiteHouse.gov, created the Federal Radio Commission; President Obama "became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls using Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, etc." Franklin D. Roosevelt created Social Security; President Obama says FDR's biography "continues to protect seniors and ensure Social Security will be there for future generations." Lincoln ended the Civil War; Obama once thought about growing a beard. All other presidents, apparently, were just placeholders until The Big Fella arrived.
This massive sense of ego has led Obama to the inevitable conclusion that his is the only opinion that matters. If he is the culmination of Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower, then he is also the culmination of all moral thought for the last several thousand years. He can singlehandedly declare same-sex marriage moral -- and what's more, he can fundraise off of it like nobody's business. If religious institutions had thought to back same-sex relationships millennia ago, just think how full their coffers would be now.
The swooning media has feted Obama for his bravery. Newsweek placed a rainbow halo around his head and christened him "The First Gay President," which should surely come as a shock to Michelle. Members of "The View" oohed and aahed at him, with Joy Behar leering so sycophantically that it was a wonder she didn't lose a layer of her pancake makeup on his posterior. Obama, we've been told, has evolved; those who haven't evolved alongside him are now a stage of evolution behind. Thus, the awkward spectacle of MSNBC's Chris Matthews lecturing a black pastor that he hoped would "evolve" -- a statement that would certainly get any non-liberal kicked off the air forthwith and with good reason.
And, of course, nobody was prouder of Obama than Obama himself. His campaign website now features baby clothing emblazoned with the slogan "My Two Dads Support Barack Obama." His campaign team has sent out emails asking for cash that make it sound as if Obama just achieved world peace. Never mind that children need a mother and a father -- Obama spoke, and the world was changed.