State Department Edits Documents, Adding All Sorts Of Obama Narcissism

Sadly, I’m not surprised in the least (via The Lonely Conservative)

(Heritage)Inserting himself into the biographies of past presidents on the White House website apparently wasn’t 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 Obama’s 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 chase—that is, the time when the current Administration came to power.

Heritage’s Jim Roberts, one of the editors of Heritage’s 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.

Ed Morrisey points out this bit

American officeholders are supposed to take great pains to separate their campaigns from their official duties. Using taxpayer resources to blatantly promote the president’s positions on foreign policy—and even editing the historical record—is an egregious abuse of power.

Has Obama ever separated his permanent campaign from his official duties?

More from Public Secrets: I don’t know if this originated with Obama the narcissist, himself, or staffers acting as sycophants, but, regardless, it’s unseemly, eye roll-inducing, and unworthy of the Chief of State of the United States.

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2 Responses to “State Department Edits Documents, Adding All Sorts Of Obama Narcissism”

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  2. Gumball_Brains says:

    even editing the historical record—is an egregious abuse of power.

    Yawn. Boring. Talk to me when the law-makers actually decide to do something about this man’s dicatorial-like abuse of office and laws.

    Until someone decides to stand up, its acceptable.

    And either way, “the buck stops with him”.

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