It has really been amazing watching Obama simply refuse to leave the stage after his presidency came to an end. Say what you want about President Bush, he made a ton of mistakes, but at least he had the decency to go about his business and just enjoy a private life after he left the White House.
Obama chimed in about politics yet again this week. Here’s what he had to say about what he missed as president.
Really? A little condescending don’t you think?
That pretty much sums up Obama’s presidency.
When Obama would come to Los Angeles. It was miserable for everyone in the city. The entire time.
From NBC LA:
Local officials were warning motorists to prepare for big delays when President Barack Obama arrived in Los Angeles Monday during afternoon rush hour.
The President was scheduled to attend two fundraisers for his re-election campaign as well as make an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
While the exact route the president would take was not known, Councilman Bill Rosendahl said during an interview with KNX radio that motorists should be prepared for blockades on major east-west boulevards linking West Los Angeles with the Hancock Park area, and delays on north-south avenues that cross them.
In other strange Obama news, we learned this week that Obama is polling as the most ‘admired’ man in America.
From The Hill:
Former President Barack Obama is America’s “most admired man” for the 10th consecutive year, according to new survey data from Gallup.
The annual poll has been taken every year but one since 1946 and asks respondents to name their most admired man and woman, as well as their second choice.
Obama came in first this year, with 17 percent of the vote. President Trump followed close behind, with 14 percent. After Trump was Pope Francis (3 percent) and the Rev. Billy Graham (2 percent), with several other political, spiritual and business leaders being named, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Dalai Lama.
Admire him for what? Botching every foreign policy situation that came up? Exploding the debt? Obamacare? The Iran Deal? What possible reason could people have to admire him? It really just shows you how much power the liberal media has over people.
It also shows you that being ‘admired’ isn’t always what’s important. Sure. Obama had the lofty rhetoric and long-winded speeches. But, where did that get us? His presidency was a total disaster. A lot of people out there would rather have a guy like Trump who says some things that make people uncomfortable yet still gets things done. Getting things done is more important than being liked.
Also, Trump wasn’t that far behind Obama in the poll. Just a few points. We all know that the polls weren’t reliable in 2016 and this poll isn’t exactly scientific. However, the takeaway here should be that Trump and Obama aren’t that far off despite the different way the media has treated them.
H/T Weasel Zippers
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]