Our fearless leader feels that he has the right to call himself “The Gipper”. The only person, other than The Gipper himself, who has the right to call himself the Gipper is Ronald Reagan.
The Gipper, for those who do not know, was a young college football player for The University of Notre Dame by the name of George Gipp. He died at a young age from strep throat at a time when antibiotics weren’t available yet. On his death bed this is what he said to his coach:
I’ve got to go, Rock. It’s all right. I’m not afraid. Some time, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, ask them to go in there with all they’ve got and win just one for the Gipper. I don’t know where I’ll be then, Rock. But I’ll know about it, and I’ll be happy.
Ronald Reagan, before he was President, was an actor who portrayed George “The Gipper” Gipp in the film Knute Rockne, All American and was referred to as The Gipper. Reagan later used the line “Win one for the Gipper” in a political slogan in 1988.
His most famous use of the phrase was at the 1988 Republican National Convention when he told Vice President George H. W. Bush, "George, go out there and win one for the Gipper."
Obama has, in no way, earned the name “The Gipper” and how dare he try to refer to himself as such.