Minnesota, Detroit newspapers not exactly enamored of Obama’s BuzzFeed moment

posted at 1:21 pm on February 17, 2015 by Ed Morrissey

And that’s putting it mildly — unlike the reaction from St. Paul Pioneer Press sportswriter Kevin Cusick. He put together a slideshow of images from Barack Obama’s BuzzFeed photo shoot for the Pioneer Press website, with one caption noting that a selfie stick was “a fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown.” The story got picked up by local Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox affiliate KMSP, in turned picked up today by the Washington Post:

The off-color remark came in the context of the PiPress’s “Loop Ten” feature, which is a slideshow that serves as sports producer Kevin Cusick’s “daily countdown of the top newsmakers, groundbreakers and world-class fakers.”

Clocking in at a tie for number three in today’s installment was “selfies.” That entry is accompanied by an image of Obama holding a selfie stick in an apparent effort to take a photo of himself.

That’s all well and good, but where Cusick got himself in trouble was with the text below the image.

“A fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown,” it said.

Later, though, Cusick apologized for his word choice:

“After further review, it’s a poor choice of word,” Cusick said in an email to KMSP. “I must have been in an especially foul mood last night. I’ve toned it down a bit.”

Frustration with Obama’s use of a selfie stick is understandable considering the fact interest in selfie sticks rose online and for some retailers immediately following Obama’s video. #ThanksObama.

Perhaps the selfie stick interest is understandable, but not so much Obama’s choice of venues for his interviews of late, according to Detroit News editorialist Ingrid Jacques. Even she had to admit that it worked as a strategy, but lamented the degradation of the office:

Could there be anything less presidential than BuzzFeed? Apparently not to President Barack Obama.

Last week, in an attempt to persuade more young people to sign up for Obamacare, the president made a silly video for the news and entertainment site.

Obama is featured making funny faces in a mirror, fiddling with a selfie stick, doodling a picture of the first lady, and saying “yolo.”

On the other hand, Jacques notes, the BuzzFeed interview was part of the PR campaign for the final days of ObamaCare open enrollment. The video got 43 million views, so … mission accomplished, right? Perhaps, but Jacques doesn’t sound terribly impressed with BuzzFeed, Obama, or the audience that ate this up.

However, that horse bolted the barn in 2012, did it not? In that cycle, conservatives joined with some White House correspondents to criticize Obama and his team for running away from substantive interviews in favor of softballs from entertainment outlets. Jake Tapper even led a brief rebellion over the issue, which pushed Obama into becoming a little more available to White House correspondents just before the general election started in earnest. Most of us thought it would show Obama as — well, not an “assclown” so much as a man afraid to face a little tough questioning. Instead, Obama managed to reach low-enthusiasm voters and get them to turn out, even as others sat on their hands in the general election. That likely made the difference between a second Obama term and President Mitt Romney.

Thus we have the strategy for ObamaCare as well: to entertain the masses enough to get them to pay attention and do what Obama wants them to do. The optics may annoy people who consider the presidency to be above that sort of nonsensical Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous genre, but the results have spoken for themselves. If that’s what it takes, then the “assclowns” are the ones who respond to the strategy, and not those who craft it to get the response.


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Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:24 PM

Stark.
Raving.
Lunatic.

Pelosi Schmelosi on February 17, 2015 at 1:24 PM

MN leading the way

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:24 PM

OT – I hope they keep the scumhag.

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:25 PM

The Mike Judge movie Idiocracy predicted this. It will all come to pass.

WitchDoctor on February 17, 2015 at 1:26 PM

Dip Stick.

Oil Can on February 17, 2015 at 1:27 PM

“President Selfie” applies in so many ways.

RBMN on February 17, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Bump, for History, before they erase it

A fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown

Caption under obama’s sefie stick image

Have a contest on it too.

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:28 PM

If that’s what it takes, then the “assclowns” are the ones who respond to the strategy, and not those who craft it to get the response.

Be careful…you’re talking about a huge chunk of our voting population. We’re doomed.

AUINSC on February 17, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Twit Stick

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Had it right the first time!

The Mike Judge movie Idiocracy predicted this. It will all come to pass.

WitchDoctor on February 17, 2015 at 1:26 PM

That was such a timely movie!

22044 on February 17, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Had it right the first time!

The Mike Judge movie Idiocracy predicted this. It will all come to pass.

WitchDoctor on February 17, 2015 at 1:26 PM

That was such a timely movie!

22044 on February 17, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Should we just call him President Mountain Dew?

Oil Can on February 17, 2015 at 1:31 PM

“assclown”, couldn’t have said it any better!

Tater Salad on February 17, 2015 at 1:34 PM

Could there be anything less presidential than BuzzFeed? Apparently not to President Barack Obama?

Akzed on February 17, 2015 at 1:34 PM

Air stick

Brain sick

Gimmick

WH sick

Side kick

Slap stick

Bomba stick

Pathe tic

Pugili stic

Sociali stic

Somnambuli stic

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:35 PM

Should we just call him President Mountain Dew?

Oil Can on February 17, 2015 at 1:31 PM

I don’t know if that’s fair to Mountain Dew. Mountain Dew actually serves a purpose.

RBMN on February 17, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Thus we have the strategy for ObamaCare as well: to entertain the masses enough to get them to pay attention and do what Obama wants them to do.

Dear Liar hates the West, so he’s reducing America’s presence on the world stage — and he doesn’t care what replaces it. So diminishing the dignity of the office of President of the United States of America is a bonus to him.

rbj on February 17, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Yeah, I don’t know. It’s one thing to use this kind of idiocy to get people to vote — a free activity. It’s quite another to use it to get them to spend heaps of money on a terrible product that will do them no good.

WhatSlushfund on February 17, 2015 at 1:38 PM

Ugh, I just loathe him!

bernzright777 on February 17, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Surreali stic

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Air stick

Brain sick

Gimmick

WH sick

Side kick

Slap stick

Bomba stick

Pathe tic

Pugili stic

Sociali stic

Somnambuli stic

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:35 PM

Narciss-dipstick

Pelosi Schmelosi on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

That’s not a selfie stick. He’s just glad to see you.

vnvet on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

I’d await a report from a source other than the con-blogs who all drink at the same well.

rogerb on February 17, 2015 at 1:41 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

ANYTHING TO AVOID THe MILLIONS OF
A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N-S
WHO LOST THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE AND DOCTORS AFTER THEY WERE PROMISED OTHERWISE…

Pelosi Schmelosi on February 17, 2015 at 1:42 PM

Could there be anything less presidential than BuzzFeed? Apparently not to President Barack Obama.

Yes, Glozell in a bathtub full of Fruit-Loops.

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 1:42 PM

Assclown ? Yeah, that’s pretty accurate

deadrody on February 17, 2015 at 1:42 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Another Narciss-dipstick

Pelosi Schmelosi on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Judge_Dredd on February 17, 2015 at 1:44 PM

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Link with stats.

Barred on February 17, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

ROTFLMAO… and you can keep your doctor, and your premium won’t go up. Obamacare won’t add one dime to…

oscarwilde on February 17, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Because the IRS will come after you if you don’t.

Voluntary reeducation camps a big thing for you also, maybe?

WitchDoctor on February 17, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

The 21 cut off heads were missing you, you thug of the Earth.

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

WTF does that have to do with anything ? Are you really telling me that in some alternate universe, alleged “conservatives” without employer provided health care would simply go without and pay the penalty rather than compromise their own principles and buy insurance on the federal exchange ?

Go away troll

deadrody on February 17, 2015 at 1:44 PM

ANYTHING TO AVOID THe MILLIONS OF
A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N-S
WHO LOST THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE AND DOCTORS AFTER THEY WERE PROMISED OTHERWISE…

Pelosi Schmelosi on February 17, 2015 at 1:42 PM

That would be I. Good post.

bernzright777 on February 17, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

What’s the count so far?

Walter L. Newton on February 17, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Believe it or not, there are some Democrats in red states.

crrr6 on February 17, 2015 at 1:46 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

Anything to avoid admitting that so many Democrats in Blue States are up-in-arms about the Obamacare Tax Penalty Ta-Ta-Penalty* that elected Democrats are begging for more enrollment extensions and ‘Executive Action’ by the President.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

FIFY

*

“ObamaCare’s not a tax, it’s a ta-ta-penalty!!”

– Former Speaker of the House, Maerose Prizzi

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 1:47 PM

Come on, libbie. Give us a link. Prove your point.

Barred on February 17, 2015 at 1:47 PM

Link with stats.

Barred on February 17, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Something-somethingdotguv.
Seriously, would you believe it if he posted it? If you do I have a 5.6% unemployment rate to sell you.

Judge_Dredd on February 17, 2015 at 1:47 PM

Slave, when will you offer an ISO a job, per Harfie?

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:49 PM

Please God make him leave office without bloodshed.

ConstantineXI on February 17, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

That’s like saying that people in Red States are paying their taxes.

People aren’t signing up for Obamacare because they love it. They are enrolling because IT. IS. THE. LAW.

I betcha Fascistordie believes that people actually love elevator music because they listen to it in elevators.

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 1:51 PM

When everyone’s premiums come down y’all gonna be pi$$ed!

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Good times.

22044 on February 17, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Pretty hard not to look like a self-absorbed assclown when you are a self-absorbed assclown — right Barry?

AZCoyote on February 17, 2015 at 1:52 PM

That’s like saying that people in Red States are paying their taxes.

People aren’t signing up for Obamacare because they love it. They are enrolling because IT. IS. THE. LAW.

I betcha Fascistordie believes that people actually love elevator music because they listen to it in elevators.

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 1:51 PM

I actually do. I have a 10 CD box set I got from Columbia House with all elevator music.

Walter L. Newton on February 17, 2015 at 1:53 PM

The off-color deadly accurate remark came in the context of the PiPress’s “Loop Ten” feature,

BobMbx on February 17, 2015 at 1:53 PM

Obamacare won’t add one dime to…

oscarwilde on February 17, 2015 at 1:44 PM

He was sort of right. Obamacare will not add ONE DIME to the deficit. Per the CBO, it will add ONE TRILLION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY BILLION DIMES to the deficit over the next decade..

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 1:54 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

What exactly is your point? Aren’t they being forced to under Obamacare?

It’s not like Obamacare only says people in blue states must have insurance or pay a penalty.

By the way, millions lost their insurance and doctors because of Obamacare so I believe they’re just trying to replace what they had.

darwin on February 17, 2015 at 1:54 PM

That’s like saying that people in Red States are paying their taxes.

People aren’t signing up for Obamacare because they love it. They are enrolling because IT. IS. THE. LAW.

I betcha Fascistordie believes that people actually love elevator music because they listen to it in elevators.

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 1:51 PM

Ha ha ha

When everyone’s premiums come down y’all gonna be pi$$ed!

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Good times.

22044 on February 17, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Any day now!

gwelf on February 17, 2015 at 1:54 PM

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Another turd dropped and then he runs away.

Barred on February 17, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Hey, ObamaCare didn’t live up to ANY of it’s promises but people are signing up for it because they have to! Perfect encapsulation of success to a lefty: complete and utter policy failure but people are so desperate they have no other choice.

gwelf on February 17, 2015 at 1:57 PM

People aren’t signing up for Obamacare because they love it. They are enrolling because IT. IS. THE. LAW.

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 1:51 PM

No they aren’t. You’re accepting his premise. Nobody can afford it, nobody can afford it without massive subsidies and nobody can afford this garbage with a $7,000 deductible.
There are creative ways around the tax-fine. And people are furiously searching for them. This garbage has pretty much neared maximum density.
I have no insurance (or job half the time) and you couldn’t PAY me to log on to healthcaredotguv. More likely I’d tune my TV to MSNBC (which it never has).

Judge_Dredd on February 17, 2015 at 1:57 PM

No they aren’t. You’re accepting his premise.

Judge_Dredd on February 17, 2015 at 1:57 PM

People ARE enrolling.

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Slave, when will you offer an ISO a job, per Harfie?

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:49 PM

I bet if we carved out some space in the minority/ethnic/diversity studies department for Militant Islamic Studies that would be a great success.
They can pat each other on the back for hating the West then turn to internecine fights about whether the transexuals are mansplaining to the feminists and need to check their privilege.

gwelf on February 17, 2015 at 2:01 PM

Hey look, it’s the Kardashian presidency!

talkingpoints on February 17, 2015 at 2:01 PM

It’s nice to finally see some cracks in the liberal media lovefest for Obama.

The never has been a President that has received so little criticism from the media; perhaps because he’s black (half-black?), perhaps because he’s the first President as far left as the media.

For whatever reason, it’s been a lovefest like no other in US history.

bw222 on February 17, 2015 at 2:02 PM

No they aren’t. You’re accepting his premise.

Judge_Dredd on February 17, 2015 at 1:57 PM

People ARE enrolling.

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Are the enrollments still really lackluster?
I know that the first rollout had much lower numbers than expected and they were fudging the reporting on number of actual enrolees…

gwelf on February 17, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

There are no homosexuals in Islamic nations… Care to guess why pervfessor? The train has left the station, you’re on it. Its the express straight to hell… I’ll buy you your first 10 gin and tonics, have a nice trip…

oscarwilde on February 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Because every single person in a designated red or blue state is either conservative or liberal.

Jeebus…seriously?

Bishop on February 17, 2015 at 2:06 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

He’s got a point – we’re secretly terrified because ObamaCare is working and we’re just trying to hide it. fascistordie cleverly rooted it out.

gwelf on February 17, 2015 at 2:06 PM

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Another turd dropped and then he runs away.

Barred on February 17, 2015 at 1:55 PM

He’s a gay male, he likes shit, especially when its covering his junk…

oscarwilde on February 17, 2015 at 2:07 PM

Obama managed to reach low-enthusiasm voters and get them to turn out

Phrase you are looking for: “low-information voters”.

Hucklebuck on February 17, 2015 at 2:07 PM

For whatever reason, it’s been a lovefest like no other in US history.

bw222 on February 17, 2015 at 2:02 PM

And it’s downright sickening.

bernzright777 on February 17, 2015 at 2:09 PM

bw222 on February 17, 2015 at 2:02 PM

And it’s downright sickening.

bernzright777 on February 17, 2015 at 2:09 PM

Intolerance will not be tolerated, the tolerance Nazi have spoken, please report to your nearest concentration camp…

oscarwilde on February 17, 2015 at 2:10 PM

People ARE enrolling.

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Are the enrollments still really lackluster?
I know that the first rollout had much lower numbers than expected and they were fudging the reporting on number of actual enrolees…

gwelf on February 17, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Do you trust stats coming out of this government? If anyone’s enrolling it’s bcs they have no other choice. Look. If the democrats have to go whine “Please, Imperious President Obama, please extend the deadline!”, do you really believe it was bcs of a “glitch” that prevented people from signing up or maybe it’s just the democrats scared at the realization that by 2016 this’ll really cost them?
People all over the country either realizing the “fine” on their taxes for the first time or worse, being forced to pay back the subsidy.
I personally know no one who’s signed up for this crap.

Judge_Dredd on February 17, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Are the enrollments still really lackluster?
I know that the first rollout had much lower numbers than expected and they were fudging the reporting on number of actual enrolees…

gwelf on February 17, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Yes, they are. Recently, even the New York Times admitted that Obamacare is in trouble.

Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Ends; Now the Tax Penalties Start

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 2:13 PM

Intolerance will not be tolerated, the tolerance Nazi have spoken, please report to your nearest concentration camp…

oscarwilde on February 17, 2015 at 2:10 PM

Where the beatings will continue until morale improves!

22044 on February 17, 2015 at 2:15 PM

Bill Maher Turns On Obamacare? ‘It’s More Expensive, Too Confusing’

CBS NEWS: NOT ENOUGH YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ENROLLING IN OBAMACARE

Citing articles by the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, CBS confirmed that health care enrollments among young adults are less than expected by the Obama Administration.

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 2:15 PM

Just to be clear, insurance companies still do sell unapproved policies. They plus the fine are far more affordable to many. Those people (one whom I live with) got to keep their doctor.
Anybody who took a subsidy who wasn’t a streetwalker was playing with fire. You owe the IRS money, buddy, and you’re paying it back.

Judge_Dredd on February 17, 2015 at 2:17 PM

If anyone’s enrolling it’s bcs they have no other choice.

Judge_Dredd on February 17, 2015 at 2:11 PM

THAT IS WHAT I SAID.

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 2:18 PM

The video got 43 million views, so … mission accomplished, right?

Views ≠ signups.

So, no.

Missy on February 17, 2015 at 2:18 PM

When you have to start making commercials to get compliance with federal law, maybe there’s a problem with the law?

taznar on February 17, 2015 at 2:19 PM

Any day now!

gwelf on February 17, 2015 at 1:54 PM

You know what…I should fix that:

When everyone has to pay back their subsidies, they’re all gonna be pi$$ed!

Heck of an achievement, O-No-Care. You ended signups at the same time that everyone “covered” by O-No-Care had to file a tax return. Some of them for the first time in years, or ever.

22044 on February 17, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Anything to avoid admitting that lots of red staters are signing up for Obamacare on federal exchanges. Millions in fact.

libfreeordie on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Uh huh. That’s the like saying you have the biggest d*ck in the ladies room.

ghostwalker1 on February 17, 2015 at 2:23 PM

THAT IS WHAT I SAID.

Resist We Much on February 17, 2015 at 2:18 PM

What I mean is people in desperate need and willing to risk having to pay back subsidies or the ones unaware that that’s what may be coming for them. I doubt that it’s millions and millions as libslave tries to pretend. Insurance does not equal “care”. And Obamacare doesn’t equal “care” more.
You see all these stories every day abt some liberal idiot fully supportive of Obama (a lot in CA, it seems) only to be chagrined that THEY are going to have to PAY for it.
If it’s just dawning on fawning democrat voters, I can assume normal, thinking people saw this coming a mile away.

Judge_Dredd on February 17, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Look who’s “sorry” until he recruits more.

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

On the other hand, Jacques notes, the BuzzFeed interview was part of the PR campaign for the final days of ObamaCare open enrollment. The video got 43 million views, so … mission accomplished, right? Perhaps, but Jacques doesn’t sound terribly impressed with BuzzFeed, Obama, or the audience that ate this up.

All of Obama’s campaigns have been PR commercials.
That’s what he does.
And the LIVs love it.

AesopFan on February 17, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Look who’s “sorry” until he recruits more.

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Well he can just go to the eternal fires of damnation. Effin prick!

bernzright777 on February 17, 2015 at 2:43 PM

Twit Stick

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Narcistick.

Immolate on February 17, 2015 at 2:46 PM

I thought the interview with youtube “celebrity” Glozell (famous for eating cereal from a bathtub) was the most embarrassing Obama interview. Buzzfeed is down right classy compared to that fiasco.

Shtetl G on February 17, 2015 at 3:04 PM

“a fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown.”

As if we needed a video for proof. Those 43M views probably went there for a laugh.

Kissmygrits on February 17, 2015 at 3:27 PM

Not everything is politics. Trying to convince young adults, five years after the passage of your signature legislative accomplishment, to save your political hide by persuading them that up is down and Obamacare works and is good for them, well, it isn’t an excuse to lower the dignity of our one national elective office. 0 indeed.

Sheerq on February 17, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Air stick

Brain sick

Gimmick

WH sick

Side kick

Slap stick

Bomba stick

Pathe tic

Pugili stic

Sociali stic

Somnambuli stic

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 1:35 PM

Narciss-dipstick

Pelosi Schmelosi on February 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

And…..

….Dip Stick

itsspideyman on February 17, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Narcistick.
Immolate on February 17, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Hey good one.

SpongePuppy on February 17, 2015 at 3:59 PM

And…..

….Dip Stick

itsspideyman on February 17, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Dip Stick.

Oil Can on February 17, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 4:35 PM

“A fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown articulate, bright and clean-smelling.”

FIFY.

GrumpyOldFart on February 17, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Obama is our country’s First Celebrity Presnit.

He is factually nothing else; not a president, not a leader, not an administrator, not an executive.

He’s just a Celebrity. The Celebrity.

Celebrities don’t have to do anything other than be accessible to their adoring fans, which is just what Obama does with every speech and appearance.

Celebrities are free to do cool stuff like promote Good Causes (Gerbil Warming, Cis-documented proto-citizens, puppies marrying puppies) but no one cares that they don’t really DO anything useful. All celebrities need is to BE. They will be thought to be wise, virtuous, superscarysmart, sexy as all get out, what ever fine quality their sycophants want to bestow on them will be agreed upon as true.

Witness the pathetic little droolers who show up here and tell us of Obama’s triumphs and successes (which would all be completely true if only they could just twist the time-space continuum a little bit).

I listened to a black caller on talk radio the other day who was murderously angry at Netanyahu’s invitation by Congress; furious to the point of incapacitation at what he saw as disrespect to duh black President.

What was obvious to me but not to him was the complete and heartfelt identification he had made with His President, His Team Leader. The caller was one with his hero, just like I hear football and basketball fans discuss sports stuff as though they themselves were playing or coaching.

I feel certain the Founders did not foresee this.

Dolce Far Niente on February 17, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Whatever. Assclown is a very light term to use to describe this underwear stain.

Andy__B on February 17, 2015 at 5:20 PM

Welfare, obama’care’, free housing, food, and open borders are all part of sharia. See obama too.

Choudary said Sharia has been misunderstood because of its incomplete application by regimes such as Saudi Arabia, which does behead murderers and cut off thieves’ hands. “The problem,” he explained, “is that when places like Saudi Arabia just implement the penal code, and don’t provide the social and economic justice of the Sharia—the whole package—they simply engender hatred toward the Sharia.” That whole package, he said, would include free housing, food, and clothing for all, though of course anyone who wished to enrich himself with work could do so.

Abdul Muhid, 32, continued along these lines. He was dressed in mujahideen chic when I met him at a local restaurant: scruffy beard, Afghan cap, and a wallet outside of his clothes, attached with what looked like a shoulder holster. When we sat down, he was eager to discuss welfare. The Islamic State may have medieval-style punishments for moral crimes (lashes for boozing or fornication, stoning for adultery), but its social-welfare program is, at least in some aspects, progressive to a degree that would please an MSNBC pundit. Health care, he said, is free. (“Isn’t it free in Britain, too?,” I asked. “Not really,” he said. “Some procedures aren’t covered, such as vision.”) This provision of social welfare was not, he said, a policy choice of the Islamic State, but a policy obligation inherent in God’s law.

The modern international system, born of the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, relies on each state’s willingness to recognize borders, however grudgingly. For the Islamic State, that recognition is ideological suicide.

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2015 at 6:35 PM

Man/Child at play.

jpcpt03 on February 18, 2015 at 4:27 AM