Obama’s 12 favorite photos from 2012; 11 are of him

Obama’s 12 favorite photos from 2012; 11 are of him

Capture“But enough about me,” the narcissistic celebrity says to his television interviewer after waxing rhapsodic about his achievements for a solid half hour. “Let’s talk about you. So what do you think of me?”

That used to be a joke. Now, sadly, it is a biography. It is a distressingly on-point thumbnail of the habits of the 44th president, whose self-reverence has been on proud (prideful?) display since he announced his candidacy in 2007.  The years since have been punctuated by acts of unpaaralleled egotism, beginning with his pre-presidential seal and marked most recently by his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, which included no less than 63 references to himself.

View slideshow: The year in pictures (in the eyes of B. Obama)

Now to close out a busy year, Obama has gathered up his favorite photos and posted them to the White House Facebook page. In its introduction to the photo spread, MailOnline notes that the pictures are there “for America to enjoy.” But when you inspect the images — all but one of which is of the president — you get the distinct sense that his priority is not the nation’s enjoyment, but his own self-congratulation.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.