President Obama’s detractors often accuse him of excessive narcissism, pointing out that the narrative surrounding him always seems to be “historic” or “fundamentally” transformational. After being elected in 2008, Obama famously told a captivated audience: “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…” Twitchy further reminded that the White House actually altered the biographies of previous presidents to insert references to Obama, and he has a history of honoring others with photos of himself.
It appears to have happened again. To honor the 57th anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a bus, the White House posted a photo of President Obama on the same bus, seemingly deep in thought.
The photo was actually taken back in April, and ABC News related at the time:
At a campaign fundraiser earlier today at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, President Obama had a chance to sit and reflect inside the old Montgomery, Ala., bus on which Rosa Parks made history.
“I just sat in there for a moment and pondered the courage and tenacity that is part of our very recent history but is also part of that long line of folks who sometimes are nameless, oftentimes didn’t make the history books, but who constantly insisted on their dignity, their share of the American dream,” Obama told donors at a subsequent event in suburban Detroit, according to a print pool reporter on scene.
The personal moment for Obama at the Ford Museum was not captured by White House press corps photographers, who were kept on the sidelines of the event.
The caption on the original photo says it is an “official White House photo” taken by Pete Souza, a photographer for President Obama.
(H/T: Gateway Pundit)