People Are Obsessed With This Uncomfortable Footage Of Barack And Michelle Obama
This is very true of today. If it is indeed true that America gives us the celebrities we deserve, then we have them in all their vapid glory. A copy of a copy of a copy. It seems the American obsession with pop culture is leading to pop culture truly being the only true culture that America has. Consider the recent petition to remove the statute of famous explorer Christopher Columbus from the state capitol in Minnesota with pop singer, Prince. While I very much enjoy Prince’s music and believe him to have been an immensely talented musician, it would never have occurred to me to remove a statue of a historical figure and replace it with a pop icon.
It seems that celebrity transcends Hollywood and makes its way to Washington as well. When many former entertainers choose to enter the realm of politics successfully due to their notoriety and deep pockets, the question begs to be asked – with the cesspool that is Hollywood, pray tell what of the quality of our leadership when we choose to elect such to public office. Thomas Jefferson once said, “The government you elect is the government you deserve.”
It stands to reason that a more informed electorate along with an education system and media more willing to educate rather than influence by means of propaganda and indoctrination will ensure more qualified candidates are elected in the future. Yet the rise of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has given millions of Americans a platform to express their views, however, ill-informed and uneducated they may be. Not to be outdone, the media has become rather adept at choosing who they deem worthy of fame, and at fanning the flames of political intolerance towards those they deem worthy of vitriol, whether deserved or not.
The left-leaning mainstream media have long since deemed former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle worthy of fame. As such recently the couple was spotted dancing at yet another Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert over the weekend. This time in Landover, Maryland. Gossip and celebrity sites gushed about how the two “danced like no one was watching.”
.@BarackObama & @MichelleObama attending Beyoncé & JAY-Z's show in Washington, D.C. tonight. #OTRII #Round2https://t.co/m47AMvyWCv pic.twitter.com/5a0Wc5twJh
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) July 29, 2018
Fans of the Obamas were elated having their various starstruck moments tweeting of their obsession with seeing the couple dancing, along with Beyonce and Jay-Z., thrilled that the Obamas were “living their best life.” Yet others, though, took to Twitter to wonder aloud whether they should be taking their post-White House residency just a little more seriously.
CNN’s Jake Tapper made note of his own personal feelings via Twitter with his thoughts that this was epically bad timing on the Obamas’ part. According to Tapper, the Democratic Party is currently dealing with a schism that has pitted moderates or mainstream lawmakers against young progressives. Statistics show that the party is well outpaced by Republicans on the national and local level. Yet, there was Obama dancing the night away.
Tapper tweeted – “The Democratic Party is the weakest it has been since the 1920s, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯” in response to a breathless, fan girl tweet from the Huffington Post.
The Democratic Party is the weakest it has been since the 1920s, but ¯_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/ATqKBx4bq0
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 29, 2018
Townhall reports –
“Does Tapper have a point? Should Obama be doing more to address his party’s concerns? They could certainly use some help. When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in shocking fashion in New York, top Democrats panicked. Some, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, tried to downplay the young progressive’s victory. Sure, Ocasio-Cortez may represent those radical New Yorkers in the 14th congressional district, but the country as a whole? Don’t get “carried away,” Pelosi said.
CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria recently declared that the Democratic Party is at nearly its weakest point in a century.
“When you tally up their representation in Congress, state legislatures and governorships, the Democrats almost have their lowest representation in about 100 years,” Zakaria said.
Judging by PolitiFact’s methodology, Zakaria’s statement was undeniably true.”
Well well! This DC On the Run concert with Jay-Z and Beyoncé is very Presidential. Former President Obama and the Former First Lady Mrs. Obama are here for this amazing show. Mrs Obama was just in Paris for the show. Amazing show
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) July 29, 2018
It seems the biggest accomplishment of the Obama administration’s two terms in the White House was in turning much of the country a deeper shade of red. Though they will never admit it, Democrats are suffering continued fallout from the arrogance of the Obama White House and the growing radicalization of the party. The #WalkAway Campaign has been a viral movement with lifelong Democrats abandoning the party in droves, despite attempts from the mainstream media to either outright ignore it or attempt to dismiss it as a case of #TheRussiansMadeMeDoIt.
Many cite the vacuum created by the fall of the Clintons as a reason for the Democratic party’s demise. This combined with the radicalization of the party as a whole under Obama’s leadership and his wildly anti-American, anti-business policies paved the way for the election of current President Donald Trump.
As Mara Liasson wrote for NPR in 2016: “During Obama’s eight years in office, the Democrats have lost more House, Senate, state legislative and governors seats than under any other president.” She noted that the Obama legacy includes “one huge failure: a diminished Democratic Party.”
The next year – with CNN describing President Obama as an “unpopular president limping through his second term” – Republicans reclaimed control of the Senate. Now under President Trump’s leadership and a Republican-led Congress, the economy is booming, jobs are up and consumer and business confidence are through the roof.
So despite the angry Twitter tirade that followed Tapper after tweeting criticism of the Democrats uncrowned self-appointed boy king, who claimed he was turning a fun night out into a political story, it seems Tapper inadvertently made a point. Despite the fangirl oohing and ahhing over the Obamas, the rest of America has had enough.