Obama: Our “hero”!

Posted by: ST on March 10, 2009 at 11:05 am

Obama SupermanGolly gee – after seeing how an image of President Obama on the WH’s website was named, in part, “hero” for his “heroic” efforts on lifting the Bush-era limits on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, after reading his tribute to the late actor Christopher Reeve – who John Edwards once famously assured voters would “walk again” if he and John Kerry were elected in 2004, and after reading the mainstream media’s gushing praise for The One on his “rebuke” of President Bush, gosh darn it I just feel warm and fuzzy all over!

About as warm and fuzzy as I did when I read about the “courage” he claimed it took for him to give an anti-Iraq war speech in Chicago in October of 2002, in spite of the fact that it was in front of a crowd of anti-war liberals, and at a time when he took no political risk for doing so.

Really. How brave and heroic for him to reverse Bush’s policies on embryonic research, considering the strident and vocal opposition he’s faced on the issue from the majority of the Democrats in the House and Senate, the mainstream media, and the Hollywood left

Darn it – President Obama, next time you visit North Carolina, may I touch your Superman cape? I promise I’ll never wash the hand that touches the cape again! ;;)

Related, via Memeorandum: Stem cell decision ignites right’s ire

Update – 12:41 PM: MM adds:

What’s amusing is not that the term “hero” was used — “hero shot” is a common photography term to describe the best images of a series of shots.

What’s amusing is that every damned shot that’s ever taken of Dear Leader is classified as a “hero shot.”

Personally, I prefer this hero to that one …

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  1. Brian says:

    The problem isn’t that the picture itself has “hero” in the filename that I think is bizarre, it’s that they have an entire category called “hero” and are filing Obama pics under it.

    Right-click any of those pics being shown, and select “properties”…ALL of them have a URL like this:

    “http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/hero/picture.jpg”

    Now, I could see it if they were wanting to use this to honor citizens they thought were heroes, but the President himself? Someone’s a little full of themselves, aren’t they? lol

  2. LOL … and I clicked on a couple of images of Joe Biden and did NOT see the “hero” the filename.

  3. That’s because Joe is in the “clown” directory. :o)

  4. Great White Rat says:

    The more I see, the more I think he kind of fits this pattern.

    For example:

    (1) has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

    Two books about his favorite subject – himself – followed by no accomplishments except reading well from the teleprompter. Check.

    (2) is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

    Hey, no mere mortal deserves to have his acceptance speech delivered against a Mount Olympus background.

    (4) requires excessive admiration

    Like a White House web page dedicated to the “hero”…

    (5) has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

    Or, in short, “I won”. So shut up while I redistribute your wealth.

    (6) is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

    And once you’re no longer useful, it’s under the bus with you – grandma, Rev. Wright, wounded soldiers, etc…

    (9) shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

    OK, he’s hasn’t hit “John Kerry” on the HaughtyMeter yet, but where do you put someone who thinks he can stops the seas from rising?