by NW Spotlight
The NY Times is reporting this week that President Obama is facing criticism for shameless self promotion using the official White House biography web pages of every president since Calving Coolidge, except Gerald R. Ford.
The self promotion of Obama and his policies runs from the mundane — a footnote likening Coolidge’s first public radio address to President Obama’s use of technology in social media to engage the public [Because what relevance does anyone in history have if we don’t know how they are like Obama?] – to the controversial – a “Did you know?” note at the end of President Reagan’s biography now compares President Obama’s push for the Buffett Rule to a 1985 speech that President Reagan gave calling for a fairer tax code:
“In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett Rule.”