Brace yourselves: Upcoming State of the Union touted as “non-traditional”!
One date I am going to relish in 2016 is November 8, when Americans choose a new President.
No matter the result, I will be thrilled that our national nightmare will soon be over. Shockingly, it seems that Obama has passed his expiration date for some Hollywood types, too.
Television comedy star David Spade gave this dry opinion of the Commander-in-Chief:
“A president should have a little more dignity,” he said. “I realize Woodrow Wilson went on Dancing with the Stars once. But what president is doing reality shows? It just seems weird to me.””It just seems a bit thirsty for me, is all.”
His comments came after a recent tweet where he criticized the president:
Why is Obama on Bear Grills trying to survive in the tundra? Isnt the idea to keep the prez alive? And why is he on a reality show?Wtf ?
— David Spade (@DavidSpade) December 14, 2015
Perhaps Obama is considering a post-POTUS career as “Comedian-in-Chief”. He is slated to appear in the kick-off episode of Season 7 of Jerry Seinfeld’s show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
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The New York Post’s editorial board is not amused, offering this review:
…Obama started off fine, joking about his birth certificate and even offering a self-deprecating zing about being the last black president. But then he started plugging ObamaCare, complete with a whopper about how the law and its Web site were working.
That turns out to be his standard shtick. His wacko selfies for Buzzfeed were part of a drive to nudge folks to go to the ObamaCare site. And this June, he joined Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast to argue for tougher gun laws.
So what will he be selling this time? Let’s pray it’s not another effort to insist his anti-ISIS strategy is a smashing success.
If Obama, in the final year of his tenure, wants to spend some time entertaining the country, it wouldn’t be his worst sin. But please, sir, spare us the lectures — because your agenda is no laughing matter.
Obama taped this show mere days after the terror attack in San Bernardino that claimed the lives of 14 Americans.
The next appearance we can look forward to is Obama’s “non-traditional” State of the Union address:
…The address will still be given in the Capitol before a joint session of Congress. But instead of rattling off a laundry list of proposals for lawmakers to consider, a senior White House official said the president will take a “big-picture approach to some of the challenges and opportunities that we face” as a country.
The plan is recognition of the limits Obama faces during his final year in the White House. Unfinished legislative priorities, such as gun control and immigration reform, are all but dead in the Republican-controlled Congress, and the president is unlikely to roll out major new initiatives with just 12 months left in office, most of which will be consumed by the 2016 presidential race.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 28, 2015
The address slated for Jan 12, so that it “falls before people start going to the polls in early-voting primary states.”
Frankly, the only Obama TV appearance I am looking forward to is his farewell address on Jan. 20, 2017. I plan to be wearing a red dress and drinking champagne while I watch.DONATE
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