Comedy on par with "Saturday Night Live" was provided by President Barack Obama himself when he uttered the line in regard to the illegals coming across our Southern: “This isn't theater. This is a problem,” Obama told reporters in Dallas. “I'm not interested in photo ops. I'm interested in solving a problem."
Obama's narcissism has been widely documented. His penchant for "selfies" is embarrassing. He, the White House and his Organizing for America send out a truckloads of propaganda bearing his visage- most, disturbingly, to pay tribute to a person, or a special event or holiday. Obama plays golf, attends fundraisers - and ignores all the scandals and crises that (rightfully) plague his presidency- THEN accuses Republicans of not doing THEIR job.
While in Texas, Obama shot pool, guzzled beer, attended the aforementioned fund-raisers, cut in line at a barbecue joint.
He met with Governor Rick Perry in Dallas-and from the pictures we've seen of THAT meeting- Obama laughed and yucked it up and Perry looked stern and perturbed. The meeting was added to the president’s schedule after criticism from Perry, who repeatedly harangued Obama to visit the border during his two-day fundraising swing through Texas. The pair met privately during a 15-minute helicopter ride to the site of the meeting.
Obama said his discussion with Perry was “constructive” and said that he believed passing the emergency supplemental would enable him to alleviate the Texas governor's concerns.
“There's nothing the governor indicated that he'd like to see that I have a philosophical objection to,” Obama said.
We look forward to more self aggrandizement, more selfies and more lack of self-awareness just so that we can continue to "mock like the wind."
The Twitter aggregation site "Twitchy" does a great job of documenting Obama's various photographic forays into narcissism but over the weekend, I found a particularly good YouTube Video, created by Digitas Daily that REALLY nails "The Photo Op President". Here's the link- ENJOY!
You can also see the video by pressing the "Arrow" in the box at the top of this article.
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