Obama and his political operatives have decided to rebrand those Americans now under 40 as “Gen44.” Specifically, Gen44 is the name of his “council to cultivate and empower a rising generation of leaders in the Democratic Party.”
Why the number 44? Why, that would be because Obama is the 44th President of the United States, of course. It’s all about him. As Tina Korbe writes:
Can you say, “hubris,” anyone? It’s almost like pleading to restart the calendar with 2008 as 1 Anno Obama.
Every time I think I have fully grasped the height of this man’s arrogance and the depth of his narcissism, I find that I have underestimated both.
Can anyone imagine Lincoln calling his reelection campaign “Gen16?” Obama’s self-positioning in this matter as in so many others is not that of a democratically-elected hired executive leader; it is that of an absolute monarch or totalitarian dictator.
And what of those core supporters of Obama who are willing–even eager–to submit themselves to uncritical leader-worship? How, in a free society, did we ever wind up with a considerable number of such people?
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