Good Grief. Obama Compares Himself to Lincoln, Reagan, FDR and Now Martin Luther King Jr.

Good Grief.
Obama has compared himself to Lincoln, Reagan, FDR and now to Martin Luther King Jr.

Barack Obama played the victim card and compared himself to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a fundraiser in Manhattan last night.

The Politicker reported, via Poor Richard’s News:

Standing in Weinstein’s basement, Obama said his troubles are like the ones facing Cuomo.

“When I ran in 2008, I think that a lot of folks believed we elect Obama and suddenly we’re going to fix politics in Washington,” Obama said. “And Andrew is familiar with this, because everybody figures, well, we’re going to fix politics in Albany.”

“And then it turns out that there are a lot of bad habits that have been built up over time, and we’re also a big, diverse country and not everybody agrees with me; not everybody agrees with the folks who live in Manhattan,” he said, drawing laughter from the rich celebrities that filled the room. “West of here,” he said. “You guys may not be familiar with it.”

…Before leaving, Obama likened himself to one more figure. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times,” he said.

Vilified? Really? We’ve never seen a president get such an obvious pass from the leftwing media in the history of this country.
That’s just nuts.

This is just more proof that the Narcissist in Chief takes no responsibility for his failed policies that have caused the American economy to tank.

UPDATE: Media Matters says Obama never compared himself to Lincoln, Reagan, FDR, MLK.

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  • Militant Conservative

    America is the victim. Obama is the Disease.

  • Major Kong

    Ohh, my! Talk about delusions of grandeur. A SCREAMING schizo.

  • Militant Conservative

    Under Clinton America had an STD.

    Under Obama America has terminal brain cancer.

  • chuck in st paul

    A martyr for the cause….
    ’cause he’s an a-hole.

    A legend in his own mind no less.

  • jim m

    I think he’s come down a bit. After all, he used to compare himself with God.

  • StrangernFiction

    I think it is fair to say that the Clown in Chief was elected because he was judged more by the color of his skin than the content of his character. Although his nicely creased pants helped.

  • chicago

    first of, Dr. King is a REPUBLICAN. Second, Dr. King is ANTI-ABORTION. third, Dr. King is a CHRISTIAN. Fourth, DR. King has more honesty, integrity, and courage than Obama ever will!

  • Bob Z

    It was the democrats that didn’t like King.

  • lizzy84

    ..Same ‘play the victim game’ from O’Blame who hasn’t done nothin’:


  • Hugh

    He is delusional.

  • Hobbitually conservative

    I would say that Lincoln was pretty controversial. The like-minded democrats of the day started a war because they hated Lincoln (they thought everyone should think like them and just allow slavery to continue and force the north to return any slaves that escaped and made their way north).

    MLK wanted everyone to be judged by the content of their character not the color of their skin. zero wants everyone to judged by their submission to himself and the democrat party.

    Don’t compare yourself to MLK, he WAS a uniter.

    Martin Luther King is just another republican (Lincoln, Reagan) that obama wants to compare himself to so that he looks reasonable.

  • StrangernFiction
  • mcc

    I’m with ya, Barry. And don’t forget: no other candidate – ever! – has had to suffer his opponents’ flipping the bird at him. Oh, wait…

  • FurryGuy

    #6 August 13, 2011 at 11:46 am
    StrangernFiction commented:

    I think it is fair to say that the Clown in Chief was elected because he was judged more by the color of his skin than the content of his character. Although his nicely creased pants helped.

    Don’t forget Joey Plugs considered him clean and articulate. The Veep couldn’t be wrong, could he?

  • Conservative Ken

    Wait till his campaign gets in full swing again. The USSR style Obama posters are gonna come out again as he tries to promote himself as “Still the One”. Barry, the Messiah gimmick’s played itself out.
    The only job waiting for you Barry is janitor at a Kenyan dog kennel.

  • What ‘suffering’ has he ever experienced… people not worshiping him. Guy is pathetically shameless and his narcissism is causing delusions of grandeur. He is actually mentally ill.

  • FurryGuy

    #15 August 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    Conservative Ken commented:

    The only job waiting for you Barry is janitor at a Kenyan dog kennel.

    Even dog poop is above Barry’s paygrade.

  • FurryGuy

    For the first time in Barry’s life and political career he has finally run up against serious opposition to his worldview and policies. No wonder he thinks he vilified. This is something he has NEVER had to deal with before.

  • Buffalobob

    Truly those messianic foam pillars obama stood under during his inauguration have affected his grasp on reality. I wounder if he has them in his bedroom at the WH.

  • RL

    He, er, it, may only be a skin rash, but the lesions are leading to a National AIDS condition….

  • tommy mc donnell

    since taking office he has exacerbated every bad political habit in washington. he is an old line marxist politican with the marxist perchant for dictatorship. every policy he has authored, every policy he has pushed thru congress was done in opposition to the will of the majority of the people.

  • Sandy

    I knew we would get to his suffering. Could the race card be far behind? The job of President is about accomplishment its not about pity.

  • midusdew

    The pinko needs to be put inside a jail cell.

  • USMC Thomas

    Campaign RaceCard 2012.

    That is all the POS has.

  • MamaGrizzly


    A good friend of mine’s dad was MLK Jr.’s college roommate.

    What a crock Obama is spouting. Loose associations is all he can come up with.

    Such a jerk.

    Sad thing is, he REALLY believes it.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    That’s funny I don’t remember Martin Luther King being lying bag of crap who demonized people every time he opened his mouth.
    Well they did warn us they were going to “change” our history.
    Screw you Opetty 2012 can’t come fast enough.

  • Dodging the OBVIOUS: Martin Luther King’s PRIMARY adversary was MALCOM X. The two were pitted against each other CONSTANTLY – which view would prevail for the soul of the Black community?

    Martin Luther King Jr: The CHRISTIAN response to segregation:
    confession, repentence, forgiveness, reconciliation

    Malcom X: The NATION of ISLAM response to segregation:
    accusation, reparations, separation, unforgiveness, retailiation

    After 40 years, which has prevailed?
    Martin Luther King was called “UNCLE TOM” by Nation of Islam as the Uncle Tom character in the novel was martyred for doing what was right – NOI twisted it out from honor and dignity and blessed by God, but as their prime example of being a “sucker” and “fool.”
    To this day, “Uncle Tom” is uses as a smear, against ML King, not as a sign of greatness and eternal victory as it was meant to be understood.

    Meanwhile, lots of furtive whispering and slinking about to avoid discussing that Malcom X was murdered by the movement he’d been supporting when he discovered the truth about it and was ready to spill the beans. Why did NOI kill their No. 1 most eloquent spokesman? WHat was wrong in paradise?

    Rather jarring then to hear Obama, practically the spitting image of Malcom X, fresh from worshipping in a hate-encouraging, reparations-pushing, separationist NOI-derived “church” for twenty years, trying to lay claim to the mantle of Martin Luther King.

  • jorgen

    The only thing he suffers is delusions of grandeur.

  • Patty

    when you feel the need to compare yourself to others, then you have reach the end of your rope or in Obama’s case it is time to let loose and give the other a turn.

    he has proven time and time again he hasn’t a great thought in his head, so now, he is trying to borrow the thoughts from the greatest leaders who have lived.

    I suppose he is hopeful something will rub off on him. well, too little too late and very sad.

  • SeniorD

    While I have no doubt the Lame Duck Walking Puppet may be comparable to St. Franklin the Roosevelt, especially in their Socialist proclivities, there is NO WAY someone with the intellectual deficit Obama continually displays can even begin to compare himself to MLK. The former is a poseur with monstrous megalomania, the latter (despite his many failings) brought about necessary change through ‘peaceful’ means.

  • Patty

    I can see the revised liberal history books comparing Obama to all of these. At least, that is what he is “hope” ing for!

  • Male Silverback

    This guy is really too much for me. I still see many blacks walking around with Obama t-shirts. I wonder if they really pay attention to his crap.

  • myohmy

    Oh no, Mr. President You are no Martin Luther King. You are just one big whining gas bag.

  • American Patriot

    I actually knew Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin was a friend of mine. Believe me, Barack …. you are no Martin Luther King, Jr. Not even close.

  • tarpon

    Who is the idiot in front of Martin Luther King? Is that el Bongo?

    He has no limits, ever since the styrofoam temples died.

  • Patty

    #32 August 13, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    Male Silverback commented:

    This guy is really too much for me. I still see many blacks walking around with Obama t-shirts. I wonder if they really pay attention to his crap.
    I too am extremely worried about this typical voting section of America. Will they do the same thing this time around. And will the be so influence with the words and only words coming out of this guy’s mouth. And the video of the woman played on you tube and Beck where Obama will pay for her home and he will give her everything. These people are seriously contributing to more of our problems and our taxes are paying for them.

  • retired military

    Obama is a victim….of his own delusions.

  • Betsy Ross

    I beg to differ. As does my favorite Taxed Enough Already American, ZoNation:

  • JDStone

    I can only hope Obama can keep up this behavior until Nov 2012. His goose will be cooked to a crackly crunch by then

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  • WBM

    Obama, you couldn’t carry the trios’ jock straps……….keep freaking dreaming while we the tea party get ready to eject you and the Democrats and RINOs out of Washington ENMASS!!!!!

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  • Tiberius

    I think that people who constantly vilify a democratically elected President of the United States during a time of war and a time of national economic crisis are traitors to their country, and unworthy of being called Americans, let alone patriots. I thought it when Bush was President and I think it now.

  • Lyn Ridenour

    Dr. King was fighting to get people out of slavery. Obama is fighting to put them BACK into slavery, this time black and white! How in the world can Obama be a victim!! Good grief, he has never worked a day or lived in a house that was not supplied by tax payers money, from grants and special privileges for school and housing to a Chgo. senator to President. How is that being victimized!!! Give me a break!

  • MamaGrizzly

    #27: Obama is just trying to distance himself from (his true) dear old dad — MalcolmX. Too funny.

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  • myohmy

    Not so long ago Democrats and their liberal friends whined about these two wars. Where is our dear leader stand now? You can barely hear liberal media screaming about these wars. All democrats care about is POWER and access to MONEY.

  • lol

    poor baby boo freaking hoo!

  • Ginger

    Oh, Dr. Martin Luther King was a gentelman, a man of honor and that kenyan fraud is a wee wee little mole! I could say more but I will just think it!

  • Reveling in being vilified, needs help, one can tell in his words and manner. A serious problem.

  • USMC Thomas

    Tiberius, you wouldn’t make a pimple on a patriot’s ass.

  • thegoldman


    Can’t wait for the A$$ Hole Comparison !

  • >>>The only job waiting for you Barry is janitor at a Kenyan dog kennel.

    This is a silly statement. Even if Obama doesn’t get re-elected, he – and his wife – will become richer than ever by going on the speaker’s circuit and raking in the dough, just as Clinton did. Indeed, he’ll probably be appointed as an ambassador to Kenya or Indonesia by the incoming president – regardless of which party wins.

    Meantime, Sarah Palin continues to try to steal publicity from everyone else. Talk about a loser. Sarah – either declare for the Presidency, or stop trying to steal the thunder from those people who’ve had the courage to do so.

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  • Deborah Leigh

    #53 Caroline Miniscule, would you be criticizing if it were someone whom you liked? Far from being a loser, she has shown to be an strong, ardent Conservative who stands for America. She has always been in the battle. Never backing down. That you don’t understand the strategy, doesn’t make it wrong. BTW, what is it that you don’t like about her? Small government, less taxes, fiscal conservative, honesty, increasing revenues to the Alaskan people, that she worked hard to get to this level, is a loving wife and mother, etc?

  • Deborah Leigh

    Obama is grasping at greatness, because he isn’t close to being great. He doesn’t know what it takes to be great, nor does he have the inclination to work that hard. Everything has always fallen to him. He doesn’t want people to remember that MLK was Republican, anti-abortion, and Christian as Chicago posted in #7. Malcom X recanted his earlier positions, and went on to tell the Blacks that they had been “bamboozled”. Well, they keep being bamboozled by the Democrats, and the likes of Obama.

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  • saveus

    how did he leave out jesus, moses, marx and the three stooges?

  • Alaska Mom

    I think Mr. Obama should reflect more carefully on that comparison. MLK Jr. had a dream, not a nightmare. Mlk Jr was a Christian Preacher who encouraged initiative; not a muslim rat who created a welfare state. MLK Jr was a father who was active in his child’s upbringing; Obama deserts his family and his nation every time he goes on the Golf Course. MLK Jr spread the word of Christ’s love and wrote constantly about Islam’s attempt to enslave his brothers; Obama celebrates Romadon and honors Islam. Indeed, MLK Jr wrote extensively about the evils of the Black Panther movement and attempt to expose them as an enemy of the black man and the state; Obama promotes them and uses them to subvert America. Indeed, the prevaling attitude among Americans, both white and black is that Eric Hold IS a Black Panther and an enemy of the US.

    MLK Jr. promoted peace; Obama and his cronies promote violence. When MLK JR left an area, people began to work toward understanding; when Obama leaves an area it becomes consumed in riots within 3 months of his departure, unless it is a golf course.

    Woe to anyone who lets Obama in their state.

  • donh

    Obama is showing the depth of his diseased mind. I have never said this here before , but I fear Obama WANTS to go down like MLK. He envies the stature of a true moral martyr…So he is pushing his radicalness to the max.. pushing everything and taunting our society to the breaking point in order to provoke the kind of insanity he needs to bring about his own murder. He is becoming very disappointed with America’s civility…that America would sooner allow Obama to bankrupt our government than give him his delusions of martyrdom.

  • dallasdan

    Obama is a lying POS. No news here.

  • Kent Perry

    @donh,: Wow,, hehe do WE have a brain sick President or what,, THIS IS JUST TOO HARD TO READ. I mean can YOU imagine being Barack Obama! I have tried but I just can’t get my nose high enough in the air.

    I dunno donh, maybe Obimbo, OboZo Soetoro, what ever his REAL name is, we may never know but I can assure you, if Odrama has a death wish, like that and wants to be murdered, I have often thought that same thing. I have been around since Kennedy was capped and I have never known a more HATED more reviled, more revolting a President. One who has no shortage of would be assassins, I see people post words to that effect on a daily basis anymore. One issue I have to disagree with however, is this idea he would be like some martyr like Dr. King. Sure their would be a Holiday but it would be a day of celebration on the day Obama is ever immortalized being the victim of an assassins bullet. Problem is, it wouldn’t be the late President everyone would be celebrating .

    It would be the assassin as,

    an American Hero

  • Molon Labe

    I waiting for the day when he inserts his hand in his vest and calls for Josephine and calls for the Imperial Guard to rally to him.

    Obama is the brain cancer of American politics. One wonders how such a creature could retain the support of any thinking person. But the answer is clear, he has no thinking supporters.

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  • diksi

    The truly great don’t have to constantly compare themselves to anyone. Who else is he going to compare himself to next week? He sounds whiny and desperate.

  • RebeccaH

    Martin Luther King Jr. would turn around and slap this poseur across the back of his head and tell him to straighten up and fly right.

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  • Raider71

    Nice try. This story has been totally rebuffed. The quote was taken totally out of context. When you read the entire quote, you realize the president was paying tribute to Dr. King. Nothing more, nothing less. In other words, the above piece is either an intentional falsehood or a serious misrepresentation of the facts. Which is it, Mr. Hoft?

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  • David

    Politicker has corrected its story to say Obama “referenced” MLK, not “compared himself to” MLK. The full transcript supports the correction. Regardless of your opinion of Obama, can we agree that Mr. Hoft should update his original post to acknowledge this development?

  • David

    That update, “Media Matters says . . . ” is dishonest and cowardly. Mr. Hoft’s source (Politicker) retracted its assertion that is the heart of Mr. Hoft’s post. Obama simply did not compare himself to MLK in those remarks. A legitimate, trustworthy news source would tell its readers that its original source was wrong and apologize for having not verified the information before posting about it. Instead, Mr. Hoft simply told his readers that Media Matters disputes the claim, as if the argument continues. It doesn’t. Politicker was wrong and has acknowledged it by correcting their story. Mr. Hoft should follow suit.

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  • Questionman

    Saying Obama has a dieased mind shows how sick in the head these racist cancervatives are. They think EVERYONE is one their side, and anyone who doesn’t follow them or think like them hates America.
    We don’t hate America, They hate having a black president and their black-hating sick rants prove it.

  • AGgirl

    Questionman, be careful in your accusations. I’m a conservative and have a black sister, and an indian brother. Being conservative doesn’t make us racists, we are just able to identify an idiot when we’ve had one running our precious country for the past few years. Yes, we hate Obama, but we DON”T hate black people. MLK was a great man, and Obama has NO right to compare himself to any of our past successful leaders. I honestly don’t know where you came up with your ridiculous accusation, but I highly suggest that you go educate yourself on Obama and what good he’s done, if any, for America. Then you can hopefully somehow find a way to see the bigger picture instead of always relying on your prejudiced views against conservatives. Until them, Obama IS an idiot. It doesn’t matter if you are conservative, or liberal, there are still people who are racist, but your political group doesn’t define that. And you really piss off a lot of people if you decide to have such a narrow mind and go around saying that all conservatives are racists, so I tell you again, be careful when you make stupid accusations. Thank you, and have a good day.

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  • David Connor

    So I suppose Martin Luther King would have supported the Syria war, Iraq war, Afghanistan war and have 100,000s of innocent people killed for lying politicians.