Campaigner in chief spikes football, plays blame game at fiscal cliff presser

President Obama came down from his ivory tower today to address the looming fiscal cliff and reassure the American public that no matter what happens, he’s only looking out for us. He prefaced his speech like so:

https://twitter.com/JonahNRO/status/285819121143279618

Despite that flitting moment of self-awareness, he kept talking, flanked by a human rainbow:

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https://twitter.com/JustenCharters/status/285819264693305344

https://twitter.com/joelpollak/status/285824188965605376

https://twitter.com/Doc_0/status/285821513163227136

Isn’t that special? Regardless of the color of your skin, you can rest assured that Daddy Obama will take care of you:

https://twitter.com/AnthonyBialy/status/285819682932539392

https://twitter.com/JustenCharters/status/285819769205186560

Oh, and also? He won. Spike that football, baby!

https://twitter.com/KatMcKinley/status/285821247932215296

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His cheering audience stopped just short of hoisting him on their shoulders and parading him around the room:

https://twitter.com/KatMcKinley/status/285818977257656323

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https://twitter.com/LibertyCzarina/status/285820899742076929

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https://twitter.com/BenHowe/status/285820944860192768

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Twitterers were quick to notice that for a guy who claims to take our welfare very seriously, he doesn’t seem to be all that serious:

https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedAndrew/status/285821323014451200

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Key to Shecky Obama’s standup routine? Blaming Republicans, natch:

https://twitter.com/RickFolbaum/status/285820796323106818

https://twitter.com/LarrySabato/status/285821553134952449

https://twitter.com/stephenfhayes/status/285821011084050432

https://twitter.com/AG_Conservative/status/285821025852203008

https://twitter.com/StuPolitics/status/285821156190191616

https://twitter.com/gabrielmalor/status/285821798212308993

https://twitter.com/ExJon/status/285823129736052738

https://twitter.com/jimantle/status/285821370254897152

Thank goodness we have a practical, post-partisan president!

https://twitter.com/charlescwcooke/status/285823766423035904

Just a shame that after all that, we’re no clearer on our fate. Aside from blaming and mocking the GOP, President Obama really didn’t offer any insight as to where negotiations stand:

https://twitter.com/TheMatthewKeys/status/285819213854154752

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Other than to reiterate his desire to compromise by forcing dissenters to bow to his will:

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https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/285820717050781696

https://twitter.com/ianessling/status/285823008742969344

Sure is a neat trick, huh?

https://twitter.com/LDoren/status/285821638610673665

https://twitter.com/BenHowe/status/285821415322689536

That makes 300 million of us.

https://twitter.com/ShannonPoe/status/285824399288979457

Happy New Year, America.

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