Lecturer in chief Barack Obama — he of Greek columns fame — had the vomit-inducing audacity to caution those running for president in the 2016 election that fame is fleeting.
In an excerpt from a recent interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the president warned that the thrill of “the trappings” associated with the most powerful office in the world “wears off pretty quick,” The Hill reported.
“At least it has for me,” Obama said.
Obama to 2016 candidates: Don't run for president just for fame and power https://t.co/ZIGT1idqDe pic.twitter.com/grtbh6G2eo
— The Hill (@thehill) December 28, 2015
“I will tell you as president, if you’re interested just because you like the title or you like the trappings or you like the power, or the fame, or the celebrity, that side of it wears off pretty quick,” Obama said.
Seriously, can he be more out of touch?
“What sustains me, what lasts, what makes me happy, proud, frustrated sometimes, is the recognition that if you want this job, then you really need to love this country, and have a very clear vision and idea of what it is what you want to do to help make this country work even better.”
Social media fell all over itself mocking the ridiculousness coming from a man who long ago lost touch with the average American.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Ahem RT @thehill Obama to 2016 candidates: Don’t run for president just for fame and power https://t.co/yKHuy8tIEU pic.twitter.com/Vqs3z2FJWY
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) December 28, 2015
@EdMorrissey @thehill says President Selfie-stick
— Hessmix (@Hessmix) December 28, 2015
.@thehill This coming from Narcissist-In-Chief @POTUS is a pathetic joke.
— Ralph Schiano (@RalphSchiano) December 28, 2015
@thehill Do it for the selfies. ~Obama pic.twitter.com/nnL668mxuB
— John Gort (@JohnGort) December 28, 2015
@thehill LOL…Because, he has found out the hard way??? He still is oblivious to the problems that the US is wracked with, sadly!
— Orlien (@Orlien) December 28, 2015
@thehill asshat golfer said that?
— John Robichaud (@lo2hi) December 28, 2015
@thehill coming from a potus that was on more tv then any other
— curly bill (@1curlybill) December 28, 2015
@thehill Funny, the Man of Cynicism & Intolerance, says he loves America, yet feels it is so bad that it needs major change. POWER MADNESS!
— BAD KIP (@KipAimes) December 28, 2015
@thehill Failed President says: Do as I say, not as I do.
— Kim (@Bruins_77_) December 28, 2015
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