In a ginormous example of liberal hypocrisy, Barack Obama, the guy who weeps at memorials for children who’ve died as a result of gun violence, took to Buzzfeed to encourage his fan base to sign up for health insurance in a video entitled “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About.”
And how did he do it? Well, he played fake basketball, which is sort of like playing air guitar, only the person pretends to throw an imaginary basketball through a non-existent basketball hoop. Fake basketball includes the hand moves, the jumps and the “ah damn” disappointment when you miss the non-existent basket, kind of like the way Obama is waging imaginary war against ISIS.
Simultaneously mimicking some uncredited millennial blonde actor, Obama mugged in front of a mirror, stuck his tongue out, winked at himself and adjusted his collar. The president ate huge cookies that didn’t fit into the glass of milk he was attempting to dunk them in, struggled to mispronounce “February,” took a series of cornball selfies with a selfie stick, and pretended to make a pencil drawing of the sunshine of his life, Michelle.
All this fun and frivolity was taking place while Iran inched closer to acquiring a nuclear bomb, 92 million Americans remained un- or underemployed, and ISIS continued to burn, behead, and bludgeon their way across the Middle East.
But the real eye-opener in the “Yolo Man” Buzzfeed sideshow was Obama play-acting like he was shooting a gun in the mirror.
Breaking out Joe Biden’s sunglasses, looking more like Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction than the guy who vows to stop gun violence, the president posed in a “go ahead, make my day” stick-up position, bent his bony fingers into the shape of a gun, and pointed it at himself in the mirror.
Where, pray tell, was the Secret Service when all this was taking place?
But more disturbing than Obama shooting at himself in a mirror is the sad reality that actions much more benign than Obama’s have gotten countless innocent children suspended from school.
In Maryland a second grader named Josh Welch was suspended in 2013 for biting a Pop Tart into the shape of an “L,” which his observant teacher felt resembled a gun. In Pennsylvania a little girl was suspended for making “terrorist threats” because she insisted her Hello Kitty bubble gun was superior to a princess bubble blower and was willing to shoot some soapsuds to prove it.
Also in Maryland, six-year-old Rodney Lynch got a one-day suspension for making “gun gestures” — twice with a pair of scissors and once with his finger, as did 10-year-old Nickolas Taylor of Milford, Massachusetts, and 10-year-old Nathan Entingh of Columbus, Ohio, both of whom did nothing more than what the president did while mugging it up on behalf of Obamacare.
So why doesn’t Obama’s adolescent behavior have the Michael Bloomberg “Not One More” crowd and Moms Who Demand Gun Sense in America in a complete tizzy?
Not only that, but what will Malik Bryant think of Obama’s fake firearm bravado?
Malik is the 13-year-old boy from Chicago’s Englewood section who, over the holidays, wrote to Santa Claus asking for safety. Bryant wrote in his letter “I just wanna be safe.” For that simple missive, Malik was chosen to be the special guest of the First Lady and sit in the Person-Whose-Sad-Story-Promotes-Progressivism Skybox at this year’s State of the Union.
So, Rodney, Nickolas, and Nathan are suspended for a gesture Barack Obama uses as a joke in a public service announcement.
Maybe the anti-Second Amendment guy should try to convince the reluctant to sign up for a health care bill he imposed on America at the barrel of a political gun with something other than his fake finger gun.