Nine Times President Obama Made It All About Himself

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By Andrew Stiles | 12:14 pm, August 29, 2016

When President Obama wants to celebrate something or someone, he usually finds a way to celebrate himself as well.

Over the weekend, for example, the White House marked the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington, and the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, by posting photos of Obama on social media.

1) March on Washington

“Because they kept marching, America changed. Because they marched, a Civil Rights law was passed. Because they marched, a Voting Rights law was signed. Because they marched, doors of opportunity and education swung open so their daughters and sons could finally imagine a life for themselves beyond washing somebody else’s laundry or shining somebody else’s shoes. Because they marched, city councils changed and state legislatures changed, and Congress changed, and, yes, eventually, the White House changed. Because they marched, America became more free and more fair—not just for African Americans, but for women and Latinos, Asians and Native Americans; for Catholics, Jews, and Muslims; for gays, for Americans with a disability. America changed for you and for me.” —President Obama. 53 years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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2) National Park Service

“We are not building this country of ours for a day. It is to last through the ages.” —Teddy Roosevelt after visiting @YosemiteNPS in 1903. This summer, President Obama made his own trip to Yosemite to celebrate 100 years of the @NationalParkService, and to speak about the importance of continuing to protect our natural heritage. Since taking office, President Obama has protected more land and water than any other President in history. #NPS100 #FindYourPark

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3) Democratic convention speech

Obama made more than 100 references to himself during his address to the Democratic convention in support of Hillary Clinton.

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4) Fourth of July

5) Death of Muhammad Ali

(6) Memorial Day

7) Presidents Day

8) The Super Bowl

9) International ‘Talk Like a Pirate’ Day