Our Classy President Tries to Pretend He’s All That

by Sal on June 8, 2010

in Politics,Pop Culture

Yesterday, Obama attempted to be hip and cool and tried to show some emotional investment in the BP oil crisis that is rapidly becoming Obama’s Katrina by showing BP that he meant business:

I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standin’ in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. and I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.

When this quote broke, the Conservative reaction on Twitter seemed to be that it is unfortunate that we went to elect a “Cool President” rather than one who had substance.  While I understand the sentiment, I have to strongly disagree with my fellow Conservatives who espouse this view.  Obama isn’t a cool President.  Obama is like the nerdy kid in school who tries to act all cool by talking smack* and talking about kicking people in the ass, and so on.  He tries to be tough, but yet somehow it comes off like he’s trying too hard.  It carries no weight because we all know that he isn’t going to back it up with anything.  Obama is the kid that wants to be cool but isn’t.  In a normal, functioning adult, that type of personality is tragic.  In the President of the United States, it’s downright dangerous.

* For all you fans of The Office:  ”I don’t talk trash. I talk smack. They’re totally different. Trash talk is all hypothetical, like, “Your momma is so fat, she could eat the Internet.” But smack talk is, happening like, right now. Like, “you’re ugly and I know it for a fact, ’cause I got the evidence. Right there.”

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DonkeyAss June 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Conservatives on Twitter? Please, they are the most pathetic bunch out there. They go by the number of followers as if that has any relevance in real life and they think conservative are winners because we dominate the social media.

LOSERS!!!! The need to get off their fat asses and start becoming active in real life and truly make an impact in their communities.

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Sal June 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

That’s what the Tea Parties are doing. The original stimulus tea parties were organized on social media. True, it’s only a communications vehicle, and doesn’t substitute for real-life activism, but it has had much more of an impact than you care to admit.

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Ryan June 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm

I’ve been hearing a November conservative catch phrase based on the President’s remarks:

“Kick the ‘asses’ out of Washington!” (to those of you with a public school education, the Democrat mascot is a donkey, or “ass”) You couldn’t say that as a candidate, but it might get some good short-term grassroots traction.

To Donkey Ass: what kind of a “loser” spends their time mocking the supposed strengths of a group’s social media exposure. Sal was making a point about the initial reaction on the Right to the President’s remarks, using Twitter as an anecdote to make a larger point.

Why am I’m not sure it’s the Right’s ass that’s fat.

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