Of all the celebrity-like (lite), un-presidential things he's doing lately, Barry's appearance on The View today (again) just sort of serves as an iconic representation of where he is in his presidency these days. He is said by some to have an "alarmingly flat" learning curve; he is said by others to be "unpresidential" with a diminishing stature: "Obama has reversed the usual process of growth and maturation, appearing today far more like a candidate for the presidency—and a very ordinary one at that—than he did during the latter stages of his campaign." Heh. It would be funny if he weren't the POTUS.
One of the commenters on my favorite blog, Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog, had this to say:
He chose to appear on The View because "First Lady Michelle Obama watches it."
Michael Daily in the New York Daily News sums it up best when he writes, "I found it a touch surreal that at a time when other Marine pilots are dying, four Marine helicopters and a small army of cops and secret service agents were being mobilized so Obama could dish with Barbara Wawa and then hit some fat cats up for more than $30,000 a plate [for his "birthday par-tay"].Or, as Rush Limbaugh is reported to have said, Obama will bring some much-needed estrogen to the show. Ouch!
The same Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog commenter posted this video. If you're too young to remember Gilda Radner, well, all I can say is that she was a comic genius.
Oh, and P.S. So that Obama could make his appearance on The View, he had to cancel out on an invite to this week's historic 100th Anniversary Boy Scout Jamboree, of which, by virtue of his office, he is the honorary president. Great job, Champ! He would have had to go all the way to Virginia to attend. Well, not to worry. There will be another one in--100 years.
Update: This political cartoon by Michael Ramirez was sent to me by one of my faithful commenters:
To see more cartoons by Michael Ramirez, go to townhall.com
Update #2. OK, so if this next thing isn't one of the dumbest things that ever came out of a sitting president's mouth, I don't know what is. One of the hag witches on the show (like, who cares which one, right?) asked Barry about his background, about his white mother and black father. Obama's reply, about African-Americans: "We are sort of a mongrel people." Say what? Even O, as tone-deaf and clueless about words as he tends to be, seemed to know he had stepped in it, as he immediately tried to right himself: "I mean, we're all kinds of mixed up. That's actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it." WTF is this man talking about?
Of course the leftist lapdog media is trying to bail out Our Barry by giving us the "definition" of the word mongrel: As The Hill helpfully explains, "The definition of mongrel as an adjective is defined [good Lord, don't these people edit their stuff?] as 'of mixed breed, nature, or origin,' according to dictionary.com." Well, according to my Webster's, "mongrel" is "an individual resulting from the interbreeding of diverse breeds or strain, esp. one of unknown ancestry [emphasis mine]." Sigh. So maybe that was the word he meant, and this was just more of O's incessant race-mongering.
Ed Morrissey at HotAir tries to explain--that the word Odumbo must have been searching for, without the aid of the teleprompter, was "mutt," as in, Americans tend to be mutts--a blend of nationalities, which, as Morrissey says, is one of our strengths, since America is a melting pot. And yes, Barry, "white people" are quite aware of this, even as much as are "your" people. I have never heard a sitting president speak like this in my life. I'm beginning to thing that The View is a perfect venue for this guy--make it a weekly thing, Barry. It suits you.