You already saw this story, I’ll warrant. Another embarrassing example of Obama cult-of-personality on display and with POTUS shamelessly playing along…
It’s no secret that Obama is seeking a return to the “cool” of his 2008 campaign –
“I know that it’s not going to be exactly the same as when I was young and vibrant and new,” he said at a fundraiser last year. “And there was — posters everywhere, hope. The logo was really fresh. And let’s face it, it was cool to support me back then. At cocktail parties, you could sort of say, ‘Yeah, this Obama guy, you haven’t heard of him? Let me tell you about him.’”
– but how cool is shooting hoops with a ball that has his own mug on it and missing seven shots in a row?
The following video from left wing Politico shows the bricker-in-chief clanking four shots before finally making more. Prior to this, and not shown in the video to embarass Obama even more was him missing three shots with NBA players and Harlem Globetrotters players.
The whole thing turned out to be a public relations fiasco…with one reporter saying, “Apparently, the basketball lesson doesn’t include instruction in humility.”
There’s an asterisk now on Tapper’s headline: Jake Tapper: Hoopster In Chief Has Own Image on Ball* Why the asterisk, Jake?
*This post has been updated with information that the balls were supplied by the NBA/WNBA players at the event.
Ohhh…..I’m guessing someone from the WH press office contacted Tapper, and asked him to update his post with that information so Obama wouldn’t look like such a narcissistic putz. Well. Sorry. He still looks like a narcissistic putz. He didn’t have to use the Obama basketballs. He could have said, nope – this crap ends right now – today. No more of this creepy cult of personality iconography is going to be tolerated from this day forward. No thank you to Obama images on flags, basketballs, clocks, Chia heads, flip flops, soda, soap on a rope, perfume, jack-in-the boxes or anything else – this is the United States, damn it – not North Korea.
But no….it’s all tolerated and even encouraged. Obama can’t help it if he’s so popular and cool that people keep wanting to have his image and iconography adorning every-day objects…like even spatulas – sold on his own campaign website.
It continues to be kinda tricky balancing the cool with the creepy.