Open thread: The Facebook event of a lifetime

posted at 4:15 pm on April 20, 2011 by Allahpundit

The magic begins at 4:45 p.m. ET, livestreaming at and at the White House’s FB page. As I write this, with more than 2,000 votes tallied, some 97 percent of you say you’re planning to skip it. A grave mistake, my friends, for several reasons. One: He’s all but given up on talking about Libya — for good reason — so this may be your last opportunity for awhile to hear him say something about it. Two: Today is 420 and the media platform is geared towards younger voters, so he’s all but assured an entertainingly squirm-inducing question on marijuana legalization. The only mystery is whether it’ll come before or after the question about our looming fiscal catastrophe. Three: Speaking of which, there’s a slight chance he’ll be pressed to explain to those voters why they should continue paying into an entitlement system that can’t possibly survive in its current form until they reach retirement. That issue might be raised a time or two next year on the stump if the GOP nominee’s smart, so he may as well start honing his answer now.

Exit question: Between the Democrats’ desperate clinging to Medicare/Social Security and the ObamaCare mandate requiring otherwise healthy twentysomethings to buy insurance, is there any demographic that’s been hosed more thoroughly in the first two years of Hopenchange than young adults?

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I have a feeling that the wheels really begin to fall of this administration’s cart starting right about now.

crosspatch on April 20, 2011 at 11:46 PM

I’m here late but I saw the facebook get together and the comments really made me laugh.

Not surprising in the least tho since it’s facebook.
“just platitudes, nothing specific!” yeah, welcome to 3 years ago, people.

Of course the racist accusations were there to your enjoyment, too.
Gen Stupid shines through, doesn’t it? Hopefully these people will stay home, smoke their dope, play xbox, and stay the hell away from a voting booth come Nov, 2012.
For the love of Jesus, let them stay away.

B Man on April 21, 2011 at 2:14 AM

is there any demographic that’s been hosed more thoroughly in the first two years of Hopenchange than young adults?

As a matter of fact there is – I don’t recall them being required to face death panels – unless you consider the government taking their money a death panel -some do!

Don L on April 21, 2011 at 7:37 AM

is there any demographic that’s been hosed more thoroughly in the first two years of Hopenchange than young adults?


snoopicus on April 21, 2011 at 8:51 AM

No Barry, I don’t want to be friends with you on Facebook. I don’t “friend” Communists…..

adamsmith on April 21, 2011 at 9:19 AM

What will FB get in return for all this love? Have they got their waiver yet?

Kissmygrits on April 21, 2011 at 9:20 AM

“Why are you the greatest POTUS ever?”

-submitted by Arackbay BamaOay

Bishop on April 20, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Ullbay Itshay.

Steve Z on April 21, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Was the banana add under the Obama video and accident, or just prescient?

tarpon on April 21, 2011 at 7:41 PM

I just read that the event got shut down by “an army” of people demanding the real of OSocialistCare.

dogsoldier on April 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM


sharrukin on April 23, 2011 at 8:40 PM

For those who missed the coverage of the action outside of Obama’s speech at Facebook on April 20, here is a video of the Tea Party vs. the Palo Alto liberals

Fair warning: Your head may explode when you hear the comment about printing money.

wren on April 24, 2011 at 8:56 PM