Obama uses Senator’s funeral to talk about himself

Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display Friday when the president gave his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served in Congress for half a century representing Obama’s birth state of Hawaii.

Inouye was a Japanese-American war hero (he lost an arm in World War II, destroying his dream of becoming a surgeon), and as a senator he served on the Watergate committee, helped rewrite our intelligence charter after scandals, and was chairman of the Senate committee that investigated the Iran-Contra affair. It’s the kind of material any eulogist could use to give a moving sense of the man and his accomplishment. But President Barack Obama’s remarks at Inouye’s funeral service were a bizarre twirl around his own personal Kodak carousel.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • RCND

    Of course he did. What is sad is we are getting so used to it now from him that it has to be pointed out to us to notice

  • $8194357

    Its always all about Barry.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    I’m sure the Narcissist-in-Chief felt that his story was much more interesting than that of any Medal of Honor recipient!

    According to Gateway Pundit, the story Obama told about his fascination with the Watergate hearings differed with his account of the timing of that vacation he told in one of his many “autobiographies”. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/12/sad-obama-fabricated-his-life-story-at-senator-inouyes-funeral/