Skip to comments.State Dept now inserting Obama hosannas in “Fact Sheets”?
Posted on 08/17/2012 2:14:28 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook
First, hosannas to Barack Obama began appearing in the presidential biographies of his predecessors on the official White House website. Now, Heritage Foundations Amy Payne has discovered that the State Department has begun inserting hosannas to the boss in their new Fact Sheets of countries around the world. Is the Obama administration attempting to build a cult of personality, or just create the jobs necessary to clean up official government websites of his electioneering after January?
Inserting himself into the biographies of past presidents on the White House website apparently wasnt enough for President Obama. His State Department is now editing its descriptions of foreign countries into yet another taxpayer-subsidized campaign commercial for the Obama Administration.
The State Department has recently ended its long-running series of Background Notes, which were analytical, objective histories of other countries. In their place, new Fact Sheets now tout Obamas policies and actions toward each nation. No more historical context, no recounting of complex and long-standing issues in the country. Just cut to the chasethat is, the time when the current Administration came to power.
Heritages Jim Roberts, one of the editors of Heritages Index of Economic Freedom, was struck by the disproportionate change in emphasis while doing some research recently. Roberts, who worked at the State Department from 1982 to 2007 and used to write these country profiles, said he had never seen edits like these under either previous Republican or Democratic Administrations.
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From the article:
"Conversely, fully 70 percent (830 words) of the Brazil Fact Sheet, which is focused exclusively on U.S. relations with Brazil, discusses President Obama either directly by name (twice!) or in the context of the plethora of programs his Administration has launched with Brazil, including a shared commitment to combat discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) status; to advance gender equality; a bilateral instrument that targets racism; support for HIV/AIDS prevention, promotion of clean energy technologies in Brazil, and mitigation of climate change.
When did Congress approve any of this spending, and why are we tolerating this waste when so many are struggling here at home?
What do you expect from a cult of personality? They must praise dear leader until the end of time........................
My take: These guys never lose a propaganda opportunity. It is often personality focused, but what I think they are really trying to do is to up their percentage of marketing impressions that one is bombarded with daily. Need a Dem promotional T-Shirt? I bet you could get one cheap, although I haven’t looked.
Congress didn't but King Obama is the dictator and in effect he shut down both the Senate and the House. He has unlimited use of our taxpayers hard earned livelihood and nothing will change unless we kick his ass out. When a dictator stick our his chin and looks down at us is his trademark. That may happen in the election in November.
This is another outrageous example of Obama’s grandiosity and narcissism. Everything is always about him. Congress needs to expose the political hacks behind this nonsense.
Thanks for posting.