A Facebook acquaintance’s son made up a word: “Bigportant” (from a discussion re: BigPharma, BigGov,etc) Defintion: entity thinks it is Big and Important, or my 1st definition: largest player in a field, ie: ExxonMobil, Federal Government, my 2nd definition: Unmitigated arrogance,conceit, self-importance, hubris, also see: narcissism.
I think the following quotes easily meet the son’s definition and my 2nd definition :
“Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.” -Barack Obama June 3, 2008
From “60 Minutes” Dec 11th 2011: He ( Obama) rejected questioner Steve Kroft’s suggestion that the public was judging him on his performance as president. “I’m being judged against the ideal, ‘Don’t judge me against the Almighty, judge me against the alternative.’”
“The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln”. — Barack Obama Source
Arrogance thy name is Obama.
End of message.