Obama in History

WFB Illustrates White House's insertion of Obama into other presidential biographies


President Obama has inserted his name into almost every official presidential biography on the White House website, dating back to Calvin Coolidge, as reported by Commentary Monday. For example, the biography of President Calvin Coolidge now reads:

On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people. President Coolidge later helped create the Federal Radio Commission, which has now evolved to become the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls using TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn, etc.

The timeline, however, does not offer much in the way of visuals, so the Free Beacon decided to capture some of Obama’s forgotten moments in history.

Abraham Lincoln led the Union to victory in the Civil War; though impressive, that feat pales in comparison to the raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound, described by Vice President Joseph Biden as the most audacious military plan of the last 500 years. In this photograph, President Obama photo bombs Lincoln.

Henry Ford revolutionized American manufacturing and transportation forever in 1908 with the release of the Ford Model T, but his legacy would have been one of failure if it were not for Barack Obama.

Baseball flourished during the 1920s and the presidency of Calvin Coolidge, led by all-time greats such as Walter Johnson. In this photo, President Obama waits to shake Johnson’s hand.

The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on Sept. 17, 1978, following 13 days of negotiations at Camp David. President Obama was also there, playing tennis.