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June 5, 2009
Obama: It's all about me
Terence P. Jeffrey of CNS News has noticed a very interesting speech pattern from one of the most prominent members of the Me! generation and uses a recent incident as a vivid example.
President Obama used the first-person singular pronoun "I" 34 times on Monday when he announced he was nationalizing General Motors.
He used "Congress" once and "law" not at all.
As Obama described it, the government takeover of General Motors was Obama's decision made for Obama's reasons.
"Just over two months ago, I spoke with you in this same spot about the challenges facing our auto industry, and I laid out what needed to be done to save two of America's storied automakers," said Obama.
"From the beginning, I made it clear that I would not put any more tax dollars on the line if it meant perpetuating the bad business decisions that had led these companies to seek help in the first place," he said. "I refused to let these companies become permanent wards of the state, kept afloat on an endless supply of taxpayer money. In other words, I refused to kick the can down the road."
Was there a coup during the first 100 days that we somehow all missed? Most thought he was a duly elected US president with a staff who advised him in the presidential branch consulting and working with the Congressional branch, setting policy and making laws. But apparently we were wrong; we elected a supreme emperor instead.
hat tip: Lucianne.com