Looking at the world of fiction and popular culture... and things The Simpsons did before reality.
The Simpsons Movie not to be outdone by the series has its own Simpsons-Did-It moment.
In the 2007 movie President Schwarzenegger states: "I was elected to read, not lead" a belief that allowed draconian laws to come to be.
Fast forward to the US Presidental Primaries in 2011, and candidate Herman Cain said:
"We need a leader, not a reader."