It´s one thing for President Obama to be cocky and overstate his prowess at governing. People are used to politicians grabbing credit, and besides, you can always rationalize when it comes to explaining why things didn´t quite work out as you claimed they would - "the sequester ate my recovery" being the latest successful-enough example. But sports is something else. The basketball either goes through the hoop or it doesn´t. That´s why President Obama´s history of braggadocio regarding his prowess at hoops is having a potent effect on his overall public image, especially with those who are favorably inclined to him.
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Black knight, 4/6/2013 9:39:52 AM (No. 9262447)
First President to prove to be a national embarrassment.
Breathtakingly vacuous narcissism devoid of capability actually outs itself for the camera!
Posted to celebrate Zero´s 2-for-22 free throw achievement, even when cheating by moving closer to the basket, including successive air balls, capped off with a missed layup - in the face of a stifling absence of defenders.
The clip that gets heard round the world, with a little help from our friends.
Listening closely to both Obama and the background staff laughing, it is clear he is ridiculing himself. But here´s the interesting thing about this whole basketball episode:
The low information majority does not respond to abstractions about policy, the economy, or national security. But they do respond to familiar games and those who brag about their athletic prowess with no substance behind the boasts.
Only this week, Rush Limbaugh noted that for the very reason mentioned above in the quote, Obama´s basketball failure could mean a good deal more in terms of Obama´s ability to be trusted than it appears on the surface.
In short, missing all those shots could be more damaging to Obama as a trust issue than anything substantive.
And Rush is exactly right #2... unfortunate tho that may be. Fate (read God) has a way of dealing with people like our president. We should assist the process by helping to make this little compilation clip go viral! I´m on it!
I find it most ironic that the first Black Man to be trusted to became POTUS . Will be the one man that completely destroyed everything America was built upon. Even as the throngs of Sheep applaud his every move. RIP AMERICA.
wasn´t he second string on Punaho´s bball team..and he crabbed that his coach didn´t like his "black" style of playing or some such thing...as others have said..he has awful eye hand coordination...and there is a reason there is about only one video of him on the driving range..it was pathetic..
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