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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Do we know if 0 did any dancing selfies?

Bmore on August 14, 2014 at 9:46 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.

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

It can’t be to get one of the brats.

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

Hey watch it I resemble that remark!

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Looks like he’s dancing with himself, or with the girl or guy directly below him, probably doing the Alligator. What fun that partay must’ve been.

And, what an example he sets for our brave men and women in the military, not to mention to our enemies and adversaries whose numbers are growing, exponentially.

It is one thing to be a party boy, entirely another to be seen as such, and so vividly, by a nation you lead and by the rest of the world, most of which is either worrying about the USA’s downfall or celebrating it.

If there had been cameras or smart phones back when Nero was fiddling, this picture of Obama would’ve made him look like a piker.

TXUS on August 14, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Heeeey, Macarena!

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 15, 2014 at 12:57 AM

I wonder if he was dancing to “Fiddling for Fun” by Nero Claudius Caesar.

Wino on August 15, 2014 at 4:38 AM

Next stop: The Villages.

Don’t even joke.

Tanya on August 15, 2014 at 8:13 AM

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