That the most polarizing president in recent memory attacked the Republican opposition is not all that newsworthy, but doing so with a reference to Grumpy Cat got some in the media all giddy.
Now in the legacy phase of his presidency, President Obama spoke Friday at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum. Getting an early jump on rewriting history, and proving how out of touch he is with reality, Obama spoke about the “enormous progress” made during his tenure.
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“Why is it that Republican politicians are so down on America?” he asked. “I mean, they are — they are gloomy. They’re like Grumpy Cat.”
The reference to the popular Internet meme came complete with an imitation frown from the divider in chief.
Perhaps Obama is preparing for a post-presidency career as a stand-up comedian. True or not, Friday’s act was a winner in the eyes of someone at ABC News — the network had a post on social media in less than 20 minutes, according to Twitchy.com:
WATCH: @POTUS just made his best Grumpy Cat face—to impersonate "gloomy" GOP politicians:https://t.co/NyytVlTupy
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 23, 2015
The reaction on social media was directed more at ABC than Obama — at this stage of the game, many in America have already tuned the president out. One user noted how ABC “squealed” with delight over how “totally rad” Obama is.
Here’s a sampling of the responses from Twitter:
@ABCPolitics and you call this jounalism? No wonder America is a mess. You clowns are in love with the worst POTUS in history! #Morons
— US Patriot (@Realmen_r_free) October 23, 2015
@ABCPolitics are you paid directly by the DNC?
— Nigel Rathbone (@Nigel__politics) October 23, 2015
That’s not a giddy fanboy-ish tweet at all, @ABC. https://t.co/JcBeeygSBX
— Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) October 23, 2015
@KevinNR @charlescwcooke @ABC “…and he’s totally rad! Raddest ever! So hot right now! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” –ABC
— Metro Hobbit (@metro_hobbit) October 23, 2015
@KevinNR @ABC @ABCPolitics They were tweeting from the wrong account, it was meant to be from @TheDemocrats.
— Kyle Sammin (@KyleSammin) October 23, 2015
@KevinNR @ABC @NolteNC To repeate an earlier observ of mine: MSM goes all Tigerbeat over dreamy Barry.
— Prince of Whitebread (@RMGriffis) October 23, 2015
@ABCPolitics @POTUS pic.twitter.com/RbNmZHNwY6
— ryuge (@0ryuge) October 23, 2015
@ABCPolitics If anyone at ABC questions why you’re a laughingstock & no one watches just look at this nonsense.
— Mark T Shark (@MRaff57) October 23, 2015
@ABCPolitics @POTUS I can hear you squeeing like enraptured schoolgirls all the way over here. #tcot
— Jay Dubb (@MidasRex1998) October 23, 2015
@ABCPolitics are you all 12? @POTUS
— Goldfish (@Oenonewept) October 23, 2015
@HanaFiveO @ABCPolitics @POTUS media don’t even hide their bias anymore. Disgusting
— Jo Ella Rash (@rash_jo) October 23, 2015
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