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White House marks Super Bowl with picture of Obama

White House tweet marks Super Bowl Sunday with picture of Barack Obama.
White House tweet marks Super Bowl Sunday with picture of Barack Obama.
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On Sunday, the official White House Twitter account marked Super Bowl Sunday by tweeting a picture of Barack Obama preparing to toss a football on a football field.

"Game day," the tweet said.

"Thank you for this picture," one person said.

A number of Twitter users weren't impressed with the administration centering another significant event around the president.

"Right on schedule, the White House releases a propaganda photo of Obama for the Super Bowl," one person said.

"Good effort, but we've seen this one before. Time for a new football pic, POTUS," another person said.

A post at Twitchy said the picture may be old, but "the mockery never, ever gets old."

Another person took issue with Obama's throwing stance.

"Who throws like that?" asked Twitter user Mike Mulraney.

"He looks ridiculous," Mulraney added in another tweet. "Desperate to relate."

Last February, Twitchy reported Obama tweeted a picture of himself with a football on Super Bowl Sunday. That tweet also read: "Game day."

A post at the conservative blog Weasel Zippers called Obama a "narcissist" and a "hypocrite," observing that the president recently trashed the sport, saying if he had a son. he would never let him play the game.

“I would not let my son play pro football,” Obama told the New Yorker in January.

He also compared football to smoking.

“At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor," he said. "These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know?”

Last year, Breitbart said, Obama promised that "change" was coming to the NFL in an effort to reduce violence in the game.



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