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.
At 3.7 million views and counting, the White House is getting exactly what it wanted with the president’s funny Buzzfeed video.
— Tamara Keith (@tamarakeithNPR) February 12, 2015
The Internet Is Freaking Out About This Video of Obama Using a Selfie Stick http://t.co/En3UhBhbKg
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) February 12, 2015
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.
@tamarakeithNPR Yeah, the Obama Administration needed more people laughing & pointing at it over its priorities. Great job being a joke!
— Kristine (@KristineAz) February 12, 2015
POTUS: Same strategy as Kim Kardashian. Awesome. RT @tamarakeithNPR WH is getting exactly what it wanted with.. funny Buzzfeed video.
— — Bonk — (@BonkPolitics) February 12, 2015
— Media Maters (@MediaMaters) February 12, 2015
Mockery? MT @tamarakeithNPR At 3.7 million views, White House is getting exactly what it wanted with president’s funny Buzzfeed video.
— neontaster (@neontaster) February 12, 2015
But mockery really was only half of it.
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) February 12, 2015
— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) February 12, 2015
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.
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