You've probably seen the video, "If I wanted America to fail." Let's call this one, "If President Obama wanted to make a mockery of himself and his office and mortally embarrass the American people":
Not counting Bill Clinton, I haven't felt this embarrassed for my country since Obama did a cheesy promo for the George Lopez Show (video no longer available). Sure, the president trivialized himself and put another ding in the dignity of the office as he desperately trolled for student votes and cavorted with moronic showbiz hacks who think POTUS rhymes with "mostus." (And what was that crack about Tim Tebow?) But those screams of adulation felt great!
Hat tip to Charlie Spiering, who calls those five excruciating minutes jumping the shark. But this is no washed-up sitcom. The next time a president's ego causes him to publicly highlight the country's, and his own, decline into absurdity and irrelevance, we'll just say he's "slow-jamming" us. (It certainly describes what he's done to the economy.)
The late-night gig wasn't Candidate Obama's only public appearance yesterday. John Hinderaker notes that Obama made another stop on his pandering tour of college campuses, during which his lips moved, and you know what that means. But is it really lying when he so clearly signals that he's doing so?
What a liar Barack Obama is! And, like many liars, he has certain “tells.” Note how he compounds his offense by assuring his readers that he is telling the truth: “I’m just quoting here, I’m just quoting…I’m reading it here. So I didn’t make this up.” Sure, it’s on his teleprompter, so it must be right. Any time Obama goes out of his way to assure his audience that he is telling the truth, you probably can assume that he is lying. Again.And does he really believe interest rates will drive young voters to the polls? That's a far cry from 2008's vague promise of Hope-and-Change, as is the employment situation for new college graduates. Now there's an issue that might motivate young people to vote, but not for Obama.
Oh brother. Check out Twitchy for fawning fan reactions, e.g., "We have the coolest president EVER!" Feeling very grateful right now for Mitt Romney's total lack of coolness.
Alana Goodwin has the facts (remember those?) about the student loan interest issue:
In fact, Republicans in Congress aren’t opposed to keeping student loan interest rates low, and Mitt Romney has come out in support of the extension. Republicans mainly disagree with the way Democrats want to pay for it, which is by raising taxes on small businesses that make more than $250,000 a year.***
Jim Treacher tweets: President Dog-Eater is as funny as he is honest
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