That the most polarizing president in recent memory attacked the Republican opposition is not all that newsworthy, but doing so with a reference to Grumpy Cat got some in the media all giddy.
Now in the legacy phase of his presidency, President Obama spoke Friday at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum. Getting an early jump on rewriting history, and proving how out of touch he is with reality, Obama spoke about the “enormous progress” made during his tenure.
“Why is it that Republican politicians are so down on America?” he asked. “I mean, they are — they are gloomy. They’re like Grumpy Cat.”
The reference to the popular Internet meme came complete with an imitation frown from the divider in chief.
Perhaps Obama is preparing for a post-presidency career as a stand-up comedian. True or not, Friday’s act was a winner in the eyes of someone at ABC News — the network had a post on social media in less than 20 minutes, according to Twitchy.com:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 23, 2015
The reaction on social media was directed more at ABC than Obama — at this stage of the game, many in America have already tuned the president out. One user noted how ABC “squealed” with delight over how “totally rad” Obama is.
Here’s a sampling of the responses from Twitter:
— US Patriot (@Realmen_r_free) October 23, 2015
@ABCPolitics are you paid directly by the DNC?
— Nigel Rathbone (@Nigel__politics) October 23, 2015
— Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) October 23, 2015
— Metro Hobbit (@metro_hobbit) October 23, 2015
— Kyle Sammin (@KyleSammin) October 23, 2015
— Prince of Whitebread (@RMGriffis) October 23, 2015
— ryuge (@0ryuge) October 23, 2015
@ABCPolitics If anyone at ABC questions why you’re a laughingstock & no one watches just look at this nonsense.
— Mark T Shark (@MRaff57) October 23, 2015
— Jay Dubb (@MidasRex1998) October 23, 2015
— Goldfish (@Oenonewept) October 23, 2015
— Jo Ella Rash (@rash_jo) October 23, 2015
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