‘Thanks, Obama’: President Selfie video issues invitation for mockery; ‘great job being a joke!’

President Obama used an interview with the website BuzzFeed to appear in a video released Thursday that showed he’s really just like every other American.

He does stupid things when he’s by himself, like mugging for the mirror. (He gets to see his favorite performer that way.)

He tries to look tough. (Though adversaries like Vladimir Putin and allies like Benjamin Netanyahu do it better.)

And most of all, when things go wrong, he blames Obama.

It’s one of the rare times he’s telling the truth.

The bright young Obamaphiles at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. probably thought it was a stroke of genius. And the Obamaphiles in the media — like the publicly supported NPR — thought it gave the White House “exactly what it wanted.”

True enough — if mockery was what the White House wanted. Because mockery is what it got.

First, the platitudes.

So, the libs at NPR love it. And the lefties at Mother Jones think it’s awesome that the president of the United States has the Internet “freaking out.”

But for saner adults, the reaction to the latest display of presidential foolishness was a combination of sadness and mockery.  Sadness for the dignity of the office; mockery for the man who n0w holds it.

But mockery really was only half of it.

That seems like a long time ago now.

But only two more years to go.

Note: The video that was originally posted with this article has been replaced.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].


32 thoughts on “‘Thanks, Obama’: President Selfie video issues invitation for mockery; ‘great job being a joke!’

  1. Shannon Tidwell says:

    Wish Obama focused on jobs like he focuses on promoting himself.

    1. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

      I think the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.6 percent. It could be much better if not for record obstructionism.

      1. Friend Of St. Frank says:

        No, the unemployment rate is 13.5% 19% for African Americans. Unemployment rates only count those receiving unemployment benefits and since the maximum time you can receive it was shorted by republicans, it now shows a lower number. Mr. Hypocrite. Not a republican but you are a hypocrite and a fool.

        1. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

          So maybe you could explain to me why Grover Norquist is encouraging republicans to take credit for the improved economy and unemployment figures? Seems you folks need to get your story straight . You need those marching orders. Nothing was done without Obama’s signature. You know that right?

          1. liberalsrparasites says:

            The New Republic made the case that Norquist is conflating correlation and causation. While the economy has gained a better footing as spending as a share of GDP has dropped.

            NYT said, The problem for Republicans, is that the economy’s shortcomings — wage stagnation, growing income inequality and a squeezed middle class —
            Mmmm, that’s why.

          2. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

            Thanks you just confirmed my point. Do you even know what you pasted?

          3. liberalsrparasites says:

            Does your mother know you’re on her computer, my little dead beat troll. Your partisan cheering is going to leave you flat on your ignorant a–.

          4. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

            Actually you elected more gop last election. You are getting exactly what you deserve . The same thing you got last time. More wars and more financial disasters. Congratulations!

          5. Bobbie says:

            Oh please. Yes we all know about obamas signature and his phone. And I could tell him where he can put them both!! The guy is a baffoon and has made this country the laughingstock of the entire world and you knee jerk libs are so enthralled with him you can’t see the forest for the trees By the time you finally pull.your head out of his butt it will be too.late. very sad.

          6. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

            I would suggest you read some foreign newspapers. You truly have no idea how Obama is viewed world wide do you? The republicans in america are constant fodder for foreign papers. I remember when der spiegel in Germany referred to the GOP as banana republicans. Your ideology is blinding you.

      2. Pamela K. Cahoon Laub says:

        That doesn’t take into account those that no longer get unemployment benefits and still can’t find employment.

        1. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

          Unemployment figures never take that into account. Never have. Do you want different standards for a black president? Is that your position?

          1. liberalsrparasites says:

            Oh the race card…No credibility, you lose.

          2. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

            If you have another reason for setting a different standard for Obama then post it.

          3. liberalsrparasites says:

            The world sees your messiah for the lying piece of race baiting garbage he is. As a zealot the only thing you deserve is to service each and everyone of us middle class tax payers, with your lying liberal mouth, who now, (due your “dear leader”), are straddled with further financial burden, so that you can have stuff, your either to lazy or to stupid to work for.

          4. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

            The world sees the previous administration as war criminals. They see Obama has trying to restore the trust Bush lost.

          5. liberalsrparasites says:

            That lying scum bag is trying to restore trust?????…..Bawhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaha……

            Only a stupid liberal like yourself would continue the lie, (the war is illegal). That the war that was voted on by the democrat congress and the same one Obama claimed we won in 2008. Do you even know who Joe Wilson is and how he has been discredit? Of course you don’t. It was rhetorical, you’re an idiot.

          6. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

            I am not a liberal at all. But because I am not a liberal does not mean i am a rabid right winger. You should learn to tell the truth. No one voted to go to war. They voted to authorize bush to do what was necessary to protect america. Bush chose the war option.

            Further more 126 democrat congressmen voted against authorization and 21 democratic senators. That would be a total of 156 that voted against authorization .

            I know who joe wilson is. I know he was right. I know bush administration committed treason outing his wife. I know scooter libby was convicted of perjury and obstruction. He lied for a reason. You know it and I know it.

          7. liberalsrparasites says:

            No one voted to go to war. Are you really that stupid???? Please, your to much of an uniformed idiot, go away. But before I do…. Here are your brave warrior Dems, those who voted Yes, covered in testosterone (or confusion) and glory. I’ve highlighted a few names to note:YEAs — 77Bayh (D-IN)
            Biden (D-DE)
            Breaux (D-LA)
            Cantwell (D-WA)
            Carnahan (D-MO)
            Carper (D-DE)
            Cleland (D-GA)
            Clinton (D-NY)
            Daschle (D-SD)
            Dodd (D-CT)
            Dorgan (D-ND)
            Edwards (D-NC)
            Feinstein (D-CA)
            Harkin (D-IA)Hollings (D-SC)
            Johnson (D-SD)
            Kerry (D-MA)
            Kohl (D-WI)
            Landrieu (D-LA)
            Lieberman (D-CT)
            Lincoln (D-AR)
            Miller (D-GA)
            Nelson (D-FL)
            Nelson (D-NE)
            Reid (D-NV)
            Rockefeller (D-WV)
            Schumer (D-NY)
            Torricelli (D-NJ)

          8. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

            I gave you the numbers.

            Not a vote for war. It was up to Bush to decide and he chose war.

          9. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

            You have been busted so bad. Lol.

          10. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

            I am curious why you are unaware it was a republican controlled congress during the first 6 years of Bush’s term.?

          11. liberalsrparasites says:

            Bush Jr had a slim Republican majority in the house until 2007 when the Democrats gain a 233-198 majority. The Senate was split 50-50 at the beginning of his first term and 49-49-2 at the end of his second term. The democrat party had control of both the the House and Senate, starting January 4th, 2007, when the recession began. The democrats kept control until the voters chose the republican party to reclaim the House starting on January 3rd, 2011, after the first two years of Barack Obama’s presidency. Try again, moron.

          12. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

            That is so funny. I found the place you pasted this from. You were unaware that’s why you called it a democratic congress.Too funny
            Here is the link you googled. Now we know who the moron is don’t we?

  2. SusieQ says:

    Obama has again proved that he is not remotely qualified for the office of President. He has shown nothing but mockery for the highest office in the land.
    The next two years are going to be a miserable,embarrassing, eternity from hell with this foolish juvenile in charge.

  3. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

    The purpose of the video was to encourage young people to sign up for health care before the deadline. Nice to have a president that knows how to relate to the younger generation. Kudos Mr. President.

    1. Friend Of St. Frank says:

      If that is the case, why has the white house removed the video from all sites? And do you really believe that this video would make young people sign up for health care? Seriously? I don’t know-like I said they White house has removed it so apparently they don’t agree with you.

      1. Hypocritesnotwelcome says:

        You do realize this is the 2nd video. When Obama did one the last time for young people, enrolment sky rocketed. i suppose they wanted to try what had already worked once. We’ll see if it works. These things are always dicey. Ask televison producers. Some shows work some don’t.

  4. Nice Ride says:

    Take away the FACT that he is President,and what do you have. An immature 50 something making faces at a camera. Nice to have time for that, all while taking over 50% of what I make. Great job!

  5. Friend Of St. Frank says:

    The video has been removed from all sites-guess they got the message it wasn’t cool.

  6. Bober40 says:

    Mirror, mirror on da wall. Who be da dumbest mofo of dem all?
    (ANSWER: The dumb asses that voted this POSOTUS into office, TWICE!) The demonic liberal main stream media outlet producers that slobber over and glamorize this non presidential piece of garbage the narcissist in chief, should hide in the corner with bags over their heads. Democrat voters have given the United States eight years worth of flatulence, and The narcissist Obama is filming himself looking in a dirty mirror…taking selfies in the Oval Office…while the world burns…
    Why can’t this (ass wipe) resign and hook up with Bruce Jenner on the buddy system so,they can get a sex change operation together on reality TV……
    I would even wager a bet that he’s looking in that mirror and singing….
    I am pretty, oh so pretty
    It is alarming how pretty I be…
    To himself as he admires his turd like reflection!

    What a worthless, useless, clueless, classless, shameless, over-rated little fairy this clown is. Not to mention he is nothing but a Constitutional violating, vindictive , petulant, half-breed racist, financially incompetent , irresponsible, tax raising, job killing , ignorant, race baiting, divisive, killer of the American dream, and promoter of killing the innocent defensless unborn because sometime kids are just inconvenient. The Time is long overdue to flush this POS to,the sewer where he belongs.

  7. Pamela K. Cahoon Laub says:

    I miss having mature, responsible adults in the Oval Office.

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