The obligatory “Obama danced while Ferguson raged” photo

posted at 6:41 pm on August 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

The fact that it was taken at a country club in one of the toniest areas in the United States isn’t what makes it obnoxious, but it does add a zesty “disengaged ruling class” stink to it, don’t you think?

I know you’ve already seen it on Drudge and/or Breitbart but it can’t be reposted enough. And let’s be clear: As much as this lends itself to an easy “What if Bush did it?” analysis, and as much as that analysis would be entirely correct, it really would have been callous had Bush danced the night away on yet another night of cops battling protesters after a fatal shooting in the midwest. It’s not a matter of “optics,” it’s a matter of giving a minimal enough sh*t about what’s happening in the country you govern to not be partying while it’s going down live on cable and the Internet. That was one of the things that supposedly made him the anti-Bush in 2008, right?

Ace is trying to spread my joke about Obama being “semi-retired” but he’s not really “semi”-retired anymore, is he? He’s done. He wouldn’t have let this photo happen if he wasn’t. Next stop: The Villages.

One more thing. I tweeted this last night half-serious, half-joking:

The serious part was that his statement would be painstakingly worded to avoid offending anyone. The joke was that he’d be back on the links right away. After the new uproar, I thought, he’d stick to lower-profile vacation activities for a day or two to signal he was taking this seriously. Welp:

Does that sound like a man who’s merely semi-retired? In lieu of an exit question, go read this from Business Insider. It’s a comfort at least to know that he’s studying some important data while all this is going on.


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Its nice to be a Democrat elite. Keep voting for em lefties!

rob verdi on August 14, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Who took and released the picture?

rob verdi on August 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

He so does not want/like to be President.
He so looks forward to being the celebrity of an ex-President.

albill on August 14, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Good to be King…

txmomof6 on August 14, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Don Cornelius?

faraway on August 14, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I am not sure how instagram works, but it leads to a page not found. I suppose whoever posted that realized how much of a disaster it was for team Obama.

rob verdi on August 14, 2014 at 6:48 PM

rob verdi on August 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM
My guess, Vernon Jordan or his assistant. Bill Clinton’s bestie from back in the Monica days.

txmomof6 on August 14, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Hard to read it any other way than you have, AP. He’s checked out.

Or has he? Could it be that this “in your face, plebeians” posture is intended to convey his utter disregard and even contempt for public opinion, particularly as it’s about to be registered at the polls in November, for his final two years? In other words, is dancing the night away his shot across the bow? The signal that he’s going to rule (and I mean rule) exactly as he pleases from here on out?

It’s not like anyone’s going to stop him.

de rigueur on August 14, 2014 at 6:48 PM

It’s not a matter of “optics,” it’s a matter of giving a minimal enough sh*t about what’s happening in the country you govern to not be partying while it’s going down live on cable and the Internet.

This isn’t anything new for him. After the Fort Hood shooting, he had to give a “shout out” to “Joe Medicine Crow” before talking about the attack.

Stoic Patriot on August 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM

What, exactly, should the President be doing about a riot in one city in the U.S other than making a short statement from time to time? I don’t like Obama’s vacation silliness either, but that’s because there are plenty of things going on that are actually within his purview that he should be working on.

DisneyFan on August 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Has any POTUS ever resigned on account of golf…?

d1carter on August 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

I think this guy has a serious mental illness.

faraway on August 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

In lieu of an exit question, go read this from Business Insider. It’s a comfort at least to know that he’s studying some important data while all this is going on.

as for the yazidis, hey, who’s countin’?

independent76 on August 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Saw him on TV today.He looks haggard.He has to be doing more than choom.Booze and marching powder I would guess.

docflash on August 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

What a POS.

BeachBum on August 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

“They talk about me like I’m a dog party animal.”
/Golfer-in-Chief

Bitter Clinger on August 14, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Outside of Martha’s Vineyard

heartbreaking

gophergirl on August 14, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Bunch of craven fakers…

everdiso on August 14, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Del Dolemonte on August 14, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Has any POTUS ever resigned on account of golf…?

d1carter on August 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

They say Ike played a lot of golf, but somehow I think he was a piker compared to this guy.

Bitter Clinger on August 14, 2014 at 6:54 PM

1) He doesn’t care what non-supporters think.

2) He knows supporters don’t care what he does.

rogerb on August 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

The events in Ferguson are all part of his plan, folks. He WANTS us to riot and erupt into an all out racial war.

It gives him the excuse that he needs to grab our guns, declare martial law and finish the job of enslaving the lot of us.

Y’all ought to lock ‘em and load ‘em, because it is going to happen..and soon…

bimmcorp on August 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

He keeps showing up later & later for his appearances. Whatever he wasn’t well with, it’s getting worse.

22044 on August 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

2) He knows supporters don’t care what he does.

rogerb on August 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Are you kidding? This picture will be printed, tacked up on Ned’s bedroom mirror, and covered with lipstick prints by bedtime tonight.

CurtZHP on August 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Who took and released the picture?

rob verdi on August 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

A FOX News operative working for the GOP, obviously…

JetBoy on August 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Rome, flames, fiddle. Some assembly required.

partsnlabor on August 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Where’s Ned?

I wanted to ask him why his Preezy forgot to mention Maj. Gen. Greene’s funeral during that presser today. Condolences to family, and all that. I realize O is only Greene’s Commander in Chief, and they don’t share anything important like skin pigmentation, so its probably understandable.

I mean, lots of dead sojers, amiright? Ned? Verby? Anybody?

Dolce Far Niente on August 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM

He keeps showing up later & later for his appearances. Whatever he wasn’t well with, it’s getting worse.

22044 on August 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

That is very good to hear…

bimmcorp on August 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM

covered with lipstick prints by bedtime tonight.

CurtZHP on August 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM

You’re so p.g. rated.

I have to compliment you.

My thoughts weren’t “covered with lipstick.”

notropis on August 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM

1) He doesn’t care what non-supporters think.

2) He knows supporters don’t care what he does.

rogerb on August 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Obama’s mentality in a nutshell.

Aizen on August 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I think this guy has a serious mental illness.

faraway on August 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Definitely. He still makes me nauseous, though. I imagine he always will.

WhirledPeas on August 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I want to hear from his defenders. Where are ya? Come on, deep down EVERYBODY now knows this guys is a POS.

Aplombed on August 14, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Not just Ferguson, but Iraq, Ukraine, etc.

formwiz on August 14, 2014 at 7:03 PM

And impeaching him is a bad idea because he works so hard?

SouthernGent on August 14, 2014 at 7:04 PM

So who is the pony-tailed personage in the foreground of that picture? That grinning pony-tailed doctor from the Rose Garden? Barry just fly these guys around like props to use for photo ops? Or like Reggie?

de rigueur on August 14, 2014 at 7:05 PM

PS Anybody else see the caption

Versailles, May 1789?

formwiz on August 14, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Stooge.

Key West Reader on August 14, 2014 at 7:08 PM

de rigueur on August 14, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Agreed. Totally passive aggressive. He’s doing exactly as he pleases in “work” and play, but I repeat myself. I think even this is all by design.

Bee on August 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Hey yo, I call this move ‘The Pivot’.

Left Coast Right Mind on August 14, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Dolce Far Niente on August 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM

The Partier-in-Chief couldn’t be bothered to attend his own aunt’s funeral. I doubt he even knows who Maj. Gen. Greene is or will ever acknowledge his sacrifice in service to his country.

WhirledPeas on August 14, 2014 at 7:11 PM

I want to hear from his defenders. Where are ya? Come on, deep down EVERYBODY now knows this guys is a POS.

Aplombed on August 14, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Perhaps, but as long as he’s a “POS” to conservatives, Republicans, Tea Party people, libertarians, Fox News, and pretty much anyone who disagrees with him, he’s awesome to liberals.

Aizen on August 14, 2014 at 7:11 PM

The only thing that would have gotten off DogEater more would have been if the Benghazi Four were buried under that dance floor …

ShainS on August 14, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Black Mans Greed with a World in Need!

Privatize It on August 14, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Can’t a guy just eat his waffle?

Buck Farky on August 14, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Let ‘em eat cake!

GarandFan on August 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM

PS Anybody else see the caption

Versailles, May 1789?

formwiz on August 14, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Heh.

“Let them eat cats …” — Barky and The Mooche

ShainS on August 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Let ‘em eat cake!

GarandFan on August 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Get outta my head, man … ;-)

ShainS on August 14, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Soul Train

portlandon on August 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM

“The proof of Barack Obama’s white half.”

“What is a ‘dance floor’ Alex?”

Chuck Schick on August 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM

The Electric Slide

portlandon on August 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM

The Harlem Shake

portlandon on August 14, 2014 at 7:20 PM

PS Anybody else see the caption

Versailles, May 1789?

formwiz on August 14, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Heh.

“Let them eat cats …” — Barky and The Mooche

ShainS on August 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM

“Let ‘em eat cats- we’re keeping the dog for ourselves!”- — Barky and The Mooche

Dolce Far Niente on August 14, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Actually that picture makes me feel that Obama is just like me.

He dances like me (well, I’m fat and sort of just jiggle when I try to dance), and he has some gray hair like me (except my hair has grown down to the middle of my back, and is mainly blond with some gray highlights), and he’s partying with some black people (er… kind of like me, but I think I have more black friends then he does in that picture), and he’s in Martha’s Vineyard, I partied there once (ok… near there, at a block party in New Bedford). Er…

Never mind.

Walter L. Newton on August 14, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Quite frankly, this caption and the picture are stupid. Ferguson is not a federal matter and shouldn’t involve the president in any way.
He need to be focused on developing a foreign policy, 5 years without one, he is way behind the eight ball, and the nation and the world are suffering for it.

paulsur on August 14, 2014 at 7:20 PM

It’s hard to keep up with the Kardashians.

HumpBot Salvation on August 14, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Apparently the Martha’s Vineyard photographer who took the pic of dancing Obama deleted the photo.

I wonder why?

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 14, 2014 at 7:22 PM

The Harlem Shake-Down

portlandon on August 14, 2014 at 7:20 PM

slight edit

HumpBot Salvation on August 14, 2014 at 7:23 PM

The Twerp Twerk

MichaelGabriel on August 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Scarborough, on Hugh Hewitt today, is apparently pretty good friends with Valerie Jarrett. Joe said that it’s not a joke, and it is a known conventional wisdom and no secret among “senior Democrat senators, congressmen, etc that the President truly is checked out. He does not want to be there, anymore.”

aquaviva on August 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Joe said that it’s not a joke, and it is a known conventional wisdom and no secret among “senior Democrat senators, congressmen, etc that the President truly is checked out. He does not want to be there, anymore.”

aquaviva on August 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I find myself in complete agreement with President Obama then. I don’t want him there anymore either.

Left Coast Right Mind on August 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

O/T: But my husband says that we will see a new world record sale price for an automobile at an auction tonight.

A 1962 Ferrari GTO is supposed to go for over 70 million dollars.

Who the F*** would pay that much for a freaking car?

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 14, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Scarborough, on Hugh Hewitt today, is apparently pretty good friends with Valerie Jarrett. Joe said that it’s not a joke, and it is a known conventional wisdom and no secret among “senior Democrat senators, congressmen, etc that the President truly is checked out. He does not want to be there, anymore.”

aquaviva on August 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Evidently this is the first time Obama agrees with conservatives.

Walter L. Newton on August 14, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Obama danced.
Rioters pranced.

LashRambo on August 14, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Oh hell no to The Villages. They seem like perfectly nice happy people.

Cindy Munford on August 14, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Would it be wrong for me to ask if all those black people protesting and marching in Ferguson are aware that most all of those people partying and dancing with Obama also have black faces?

Techster64 on August 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I think this guy has a serious mental illness.

faraway on August 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Just one?

Narcissism.
Psychopathy.
Megalomania.

LashRambo on August 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

A 1962 Ferrari GTO is supposed to go for over 70 million dollars.

Who the F*** would pay that much for a freaking car?

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 14, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Well, at least they’re getting something of value for their money.

Unlike the millions of our hard-earned dollars blown on every vacation, golf outing, and jet-setting fundraiser that Barky spends most of his time on …

ShainS on August 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

On “The Five” today, they were all wondering why The Won is coming back on Tuesday. Seem to think it is something big. Dana guessed that Holder will resign and be named a Supreme Court nominee. Boy I sure hope she’s wrong.

Cindy Munford on August 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I think this incident puts in a nutshell what a heartless psychopath Obama is. I don’t think we will ever recover from this as a society, a country that voted this guy in 2 times.

Back to the golf course not even 5 minutes after his big “speech”

Why is he so obsessed with golf. I wonder if he even spends any time with his family?

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 14, 2014 at 7:42 PM

On “The Five” today, they were all wondering why The Won is coming back on Tuesday. Seem to think it is something big. Dana guessed that Holder will resign and be named a Supreme Court nominee. Boy I sure hope she’s wrong.

Cindy Munford on August 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Holder is too old. I don’t think Obama would appoint him. I’m thinking if there is a vacancy it would be Deval Patrick.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 14, 2014 at 7:44 PM

And impeaching him is a bad idea because he works so hard?

SouthernGent on August 14, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Any talk of impeachment of Obama will only let the Democrats push all The One’s f-ups out of the spotlight to do what they do best…bellyache about the GOP.

I said this before, but I get the impression Obama is going to out-do Bill Clinton’s hijacking of the new president’s inaugural day, and zip around Wash, DC in the president’s limo…and ask for the 747 to get home in sometime much later that evening.

JetBoy on August 14, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Cindy Munford on August 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Whom do they expect to vacate SCOTUS to get Holder in?

de rigueur on August 14, 2014 at 7:48 PM

VorDaj on August 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

They didn’t say. For Obama to have advance notice, I would assume a liberal. Justice Ginsberg maybe.

Cindy Munford on August 14, 2014 at 7:51 PM

y’all just jealous of his moves..

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:52 PM

seriously, bad shit happens in this f’ed up country every day. doesn’t mean that a guy who works harder than most all of you combined can’t try to enjoy himself occasionally.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:55 PM

if the president changed his schedule he’d just be letting the racists win. he’s sending a message to them that they can shoot our unarmed sons but they can’t break us or our spirits. we go on with life because we must.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:58 PM

seriously, bad shit happens in this f’ed up country every day. doesn’t mean that a guy who works harder than most all of you combined can’t try to enjoy himself occasionally.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Is this for real or an account mocking leftists. Tbh, I can’t tell anymore.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I am not sure how instagram works, but it leads to a page not found. I suppose whoever posted that realized how much of a disaster it was for team Obama.

rob verdi on August 14, 2014 at 6:48 PM

A party guest named Liz Cecil took it. I suppose she deleted it for fear of IRS audit.
Story here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2723616/Clinton-White-House-try-shrug-split.html

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM

What a jaggoff.

forest on August 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM

y’all just jealous of his moves..

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:52 PM

yeah, he be working the white man’s overbite, hardcore.

HumpBot Salvation on August 14, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Justice Ginsberg maybe.

Cindy Munford on August 14, 2014 at 7:51 PM

She won’t go willingly. She’s pretty much said they’ll have to pry her robe off her cold, dead body.

WhirledPeas on August 14, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Scarborough, on Hugh Hewitt today, is apparently pretty good friends with Valerie Jarrett. Joe said that it’s not a joke, and it is a known conventional wisdom and no secret among “senior Democrat senators, congressmen, etc that the President truly is checked out. He does not want to be there, anymore.”

aquaviva on August 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I knew it. I just knew it. That passive-aggressive behavior, the slow responses, late to arrive everywhere, no statements of any real substance, no real mission. So distant from the job he can’t be picked up on radar. I’ll bet the constant criticism he is now getting must be absolutely ego-bruising.
Good. The thin-skinned jug-eared fraud should shrivel up into a fetal position for the next two years.
Now ask me how I really feel!

partsnlabor on August 14, 2014 at 8:05 PM

So THAT’S what it looks like when one fiddles as Rome burns…

“Rome”, in this case, being a small town in Missouri…

Khun Joe on August 14, 2014 at 8:13 PM

On “The Five” today, they were all wondering why The Won is coming back on Tuesday. Seem to think it is something big. Dana guessed that Holder will resign and be named a Supreme Court nominee. Boy I sure hope she’s wrong.

Cindy Munford on August 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I heard someone call Rush today and say Barry is going back to get Sasha. I noticed she was not with them when they left.

Rush said Barry probably has a meeting with a slow Joe, and has to go back to DC because no one wants Joe in the Vineyad!

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Brat,
Thanks for the info

rob verdi on August 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM

I heard someone call Rush today and say Barry is going back to get Sasha. I noticed she was not with them when they left.

Rush said Barry probably has a meeting with a slow Joe, and has to go back to DC because no one wants Joe in the Vineyad!

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Can’t blame them. Who would want to see that old coot’s naked a$$ skinny dipping?

Bitter Clinger on August 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

seriously, bad shit happens in this f’ed up country every day. doesn’t mean that a guy who works harder than most all of you combined can’t try to enjoy himself occasionally.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Is this for real or an account mocking leftists. Tbh, I can’t tell anymore.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM

It sounds better when Kochie says it in French.

slickwillie2001 on August 14, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Vacations. Screws over allies. Golfs. Cowers before adversaries. Raises money for the left. Parties. Makes PR statement. The official duties of the ‘who gives a ****’ president.

Conservchik on August 14, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Can’t blame them. Who would want to see that old coot’s naked a$$ skinny dipping?

Bitter Clinger on August 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Now that there’s funny. I don’t care who y’are.

partsnlabor on August 14, 2014 at 8:32 PM

seriously, bad shit happens in this f’ed up country every day. doesn’t mean that a guy who works harder than most all of you combined can’t try to enjoy himself occasionally 98% of the time.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:55 PM

FIFY

Conservchik on August 14, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I heard someone call Rush today and say Barry is going back to get Sasha. I noticed she was not with them when they left.

Rush said Barry probably has a meeting with a slow Joe, and has to go back to DC because no one wants Joe in the Vineyad!

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

It can’t be to get one of the brats. The dog rode solo on an Osprey.

Happy Nomad on August 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Can’t blame them. Who would want to see that old coot’s naked a$$ skinny dipping?

Bitter Clinger on August 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Good one, BC.

Conservchik on August 14, 2014 at 8:45 PM

seriously, bad shit happens in this f’ed up country every day. doesn’t mean that a guy who works harder than most all of you combined can’t try to enjoy himself occasionally.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:55 PM

NOW WATCH THIS DRIVE!

Good Lt on August 14, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Based on a cursory glance at my “favorite” lefty message boards, this doesn’t bother them in the slightest.

Kensington on August 14, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Is this for real or an account mocking leftists. Tbh, I can’t tell anymore.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I’m right there with you. It’s so absurd, it can’t possibly be real.

stvnscott on August 14, 2014 at 9:07 PM

seriously, bad shit happens in this f’ed up country every day. doesn’t mean that a guy who works harder than most all of you combined can’t try to enjoy himself occasionally.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Ya dumb shit. It’s “Crack”, not “Koch”. Course you probably would do both.

arnold ziffel on August 14, 2014 at 9:13 PM

y’all just jealous of his moves..

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:52 PM

The ‘white half’ or ‘black half’?

tanked59 on August 14, 2014 at 9:27 PM

seriously, bad shit happens in this f’ed up country every day. doesn’t mean that a guy who works harder than most all of you combined can’t try to enjoy himself occasionally.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Yeah, but Rush’s audience gets antsy when he takes a day off.

Alien on August 14, 2014 at 9:29 PM

The dog rode solo on an Osprey.

Happy Nomad on August 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Was the cage strapped to the roof?

Alien on August 14, 2014 at 9:31 PM

y’all just jealous of his moves..

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 14, 2014 at 7:52 PM

You mean like his bowing to every foreign leader on the planet? Like the PR photos of him looking ‘concerned’ with two fingers pressed against his temple? Those moves? Gee, that is soooo impressive.

Conservchik on August 14, 2014 at 9:43 PM

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