Re: POTUS Selfies with Friends at Mandela Memorial
posted at 12/10/2013 2:10 PM EST
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
So Obama, taking selfies at a memorila just makes you proud and your defense is Boehner has shed some tears.
Well a quick google of "clinton tears up" brings scores of Hillary tears tough for her, Bill tears and he can tear up on demand and as a bonus scores of Obama tears all on the same google image string.
Nice deflection when the truth is uncomfortable.
lol...no..not even close.
The point is that (1) you posted the photo without any context, and (2) appear to be complaining that if Obama is seen doing anything other than looking sad at the event, that means he's being a bad leader.
Boehner photos were my example of faked emotion. Is that what you really demand? He should sit there looking devastated? Mandela may have been a great man, but Obama didn't know him.
Unless they're joking around in the middle of a speech and everyone else is sitting solemnly, I think you are wildly overreacting to this, as I think you have overreacted to other Obama matters on slow news days.
What about the two men at the bottom talking? Is that inapprorpriate too?
Don’t: Funeral selfies
Nothing will commemorate the love you have for your deceased grandmother like a black and white filter and a depressed, yet perfectly pout-y, frown. Bonus points for a real teardrop rolling down your cheek. Truly #heartbreaking. #RIP (Yes, people actually do this.)
I really think a selfie with big grims at a Memorial is really in poor taste; equivalent to what a cluesless narcissistic 15 yo girl would do.
Some common sense of decorum really required here. The two men in front appear to be talking to each other, a little different, while Michelle seems indignant.
As for Boehner's tears some people do get weepy easily while others weep on demand. Boehner seems to be weepy and for the grief he gets I tend to think that's just how he is, unfortunately it happens too much and makes him look weak. Bill Clinton was the master of tear control rolling them out on que. Hillary needs an onion in her hanky to well up and Obama he's a little on the weepy side.