Is the White House Constitution Day message downright offensive?

President Barack Obama celebrated America’s 10th observance of Constitution Day by tweeting a picture of himself giving a speech at the National Archives building.

The irony was not lost on many.

The president has been accused even by the likes of liberal law professor Jonathan Turley and Democratic commentator Kirsten Powers of creating the worst constitutional crisis in living memory, so any hope that he might actually honor the founding documents of the United States – much less their DWEM (dead, white, European male) authors – on his Twitter feed were predictably misplaced.

His Twitter timeline provides ample evidence to substantiate his informal designation as narcissist in chief.

President Barack Obama honors himself on Constitution Day.
President Barack Obama honors himself on Constitution Day.

For example, on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, President Obama tweeted a picture of himself looking at a portrait of the 35th president.

To congratulate the U.S. soccer team for their performance in the World Cup, he tweeted a picture of himself again, this time allegedly speaking on the telephone with players Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey.

He’s done precisely the same thing when celebrating Easter, marking the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ historic bus ride, and, of course, remembering the heroes and victims of September 11.

The Constitution Day tweet, below, should therefore come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention. Offensive? Maybe. Surprising? No.

As the saying goes, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me six times…

Also not surprisingly, Twitter had a field day.


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