‘Show us the way, O Lightbringer!’: @WhiteHouse photo deifies Obama

Oh, for the love of …

Higher education is not a privilege; it’s an “economic imperative”! And just to drive that point home, the @WhiteHouse Twitter account has seen fit to share a new photo of the one man who can bring education to the masses: our Lord and Savior, President Barack Obama.

See how the sun shines down on him as he extends his arm! See how he towers above us all in his resplendent majesty!

The photo had its detractors, of course.

Whatever. They’re just racist or something.

Says who? Hail to the Lightbringer!

It’s gonna be great.

  • wolfie773

    Obama think that credentialing = success. Not the way the world works.

    • bicentennialguy

      Unfortunately, it worked that way for him.

    • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

      It works for Leftists. They get credentialed, form a union, lock out competition, and make it impossible to fire anybody.

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    Oh we are back to that again, during the 2008 campaign every shot they used made him look “HOLY”, now we know it is a lie, he is just Holier than Thou and you should just shut up and love him.

    • KansasGirl

      Remember the “reverb” in the sound system when he spoke?

    • Zapp Brannigan

      The only thing “holy” about him is the cheap silk panties he wears that Reggie got him for his B-day

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        I think that would be ‘holey’.

  • descolada9

    Yes, all students must receive their 4 year indoctrination in a liberal arts college (liberal arts does not equal liberal thought). Meanwhile, there are no needs for welders, auto mechanics, HVAC professionals, CDL drivers, etc etc etc. And if America had a decent primary/secondary education system, a lot few people would need college for remedial classes.

  • capisce

    Aaron @a_ryan88
    Just so we’re clear, Obama DOES know he’s not Jesus…right?
    When the history re-write is complete, the question will be:
    Does Jesus know he’s no Obama?
    The Greatest Bullshit Story Ever Told

    • detroit19

      Great post, ty.

    • ceemack

      There’ll be a Broadway musical entitled “Barack Obama, Superstar”.

    • BlueGood

      Next thing you know, “He’ll” be handing out little icons of “HISSELF” encrusted in diamonds…er…Zircons, to his most favoured…..so they can wear “HIM” on their breast!

      Can’t wait to see that azzhole in the slammer!…. if only your GOP had the cojones hunh???

    • Chrissy the Hyphenated

      Remember that he said he prays all the time, then gave an example: “I often ask myself during the day …” It would seem he does think he’s divine.

  • RightFinShark

    This sickening Obama propaganda machine would make even Stalin blush.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      “Mission Accomplished”

  • http://twitter.com/standsomemore StandSomeMore

    yeah, a stained underwear version.

    • TocksNedlog

      Stained Class.

  • Sua Sponte

    Just remember, this is all for the benefit of the morons, I mean LIV’s….

    • Garth Haycock

      There’s a difference?

      • Sua Sponte

        Sorta, maybe just a little, some…Ok….None…

  • https://twitter.com/Captain_Cy_kun Cy

    I choose to look at that picture as the sun trying to eat Obama and save us all. Praise the sun!

    • CatHerder

      Hail Ra!

  • sigh

    2Cr 11:14

    And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

  • RblDiver

    As the (now) old joke goes, “The difference between God and Obama: God doesn’t think he’s Obama.”

    • Jay Stevens

      God knows he is not Obama.

    • redheadgrl

      That is my Steve Spurier joke!

  • william seaman

    Does that mean a real college education ? Or one where you stay baked 24/7, “graduate” from a no-college, get accepted to Columbia Law becasue you’re a foreign student, disappear again only to still “graduate” and then have all your college records sealed ?

    • ObamaFail


      • Bill Phillips

        We’re not supposed to ask …and it’d for dang sure he’ll never tell!

  • $30423294

    Imagine meeting with your new financial services adviser. In the first meeting he hands you a picture of himself dressed as Superman. He explains that you can trust him because after all, you can trust Superman.

    You would leave the encounter believing either (1) the financial services adviser is messed up in the head, or (2) that he had his wits about him but believes you are very stupid, a sucker.

    Either way, you must not trust him with your money.

    Yet the Democrat party holds the little picture of Obama, trembling, wondering if he really is superman?

    I conclude that mainstream democrats are mentally and morally stunted. There is no other explanation.

    • ObamaFail

      I like the “Democrat party holds the little picture of Obama, trembling, wondering if he really is Superman?” part. Laughed my ass off. Because it’s true. They called him the messiah and the second coming the first 4 years.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        Feel free to link to these ubiquitous and totally not made up liberals calling him the messiah.

  • Gordon

    Obama H. Christ!

    • TocksNedlog

      Is the “H” for ‘Hussein’ or ‘Hellspawn’?

  • Garth Haycock

    If you can’t afford to pay for college out of pocket, get a guaranteed student loan as most people who don’t think they’re entitled do.

    It really is that simple.

    • NRPax


      Save money, join the military, get a job at a company that reimburses college expenses, etc.

      • 3seven77

        Now that’s just… logical.

        • NRPax

          Oh darn. I did it again, didn’t I?

    • vetgal1970

      May I add, when you take out the loan you must pay it back. That’s how LOANS work.

      • Garth Haycock

        I suppose I was thinking that that is general idea and forgot that I was addressing leftists. Though it may not have been your intent, I appreciate you having my back.

        • vetgal1970

          Anytime, I’d hate to see ’em exploit a technicality. Think we’ve had enough of that lately 😉

      • NRPax

        OK, folks look: If we keep using facts and logic in this, it’s going to stress people out.

      • dagnytaggart

        That’s how loans USED to work. Now a days you borrow until you can’t make the payments, default, wait out the measly 2 years I think your credit is trashed and then start all over. Lather, rinse, repeat.

        • redheadgrl

          Can’t default on student loans….

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Stop bringing in facts that don’t work with the narrative about entitled young people stealing our money.

    • Jay Stevens

      It also helps a lot to have a marketable major.

      • NRPax

        Or at least an idea of how you’re going to take that degree in a non-marketable field and do something with it.

  • OLLPOH # UnBanHana!!!!!!!

    reality Obama…reality… http://www.usdebtclock.org
    Responsibility or Tyrant?

    It is a very great mistake to imagine that the object of loyalty is the authority and interest of one individual man, however dignified by the applause or enriched by the success of popular actions.
    The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.

    Samuel Adams


    Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.


    The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought

  • RIChris

    So, this is what holy horseshit looks like. Enlightening.

  • marcellucci

    He’s a pin ball whizzer…..

    • TocksNedlog

      “How do you think he does it?”
      “I don’t know.”
      “What makes him so good?”

  • Guest

    Q: What’s the difference between Obama and God?
    A: God doesn’t think he is Obama.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    We need a population which includes the educated. But dumbing down education, which happens when we decide everybody needs a degree, only leads to people with diplomas asking if you want fries with your hamburger. Also, since there is a real cost to everything, this experiment in educated hamburger flippers will only lead to greater public debt. The Left also does not understand that with every new program to help pay for college, colleges just raise their prices and give professors raises… Or maybe that’s the plan.

    • ObamaFail

      A liberal I went to high school with went to college for theatre and liberal arts. He graduated and returned home. He believes himself to be superior to me because I didn’t go to college (I was denied for every student loan and grant I applied for). But every time he’s handing me my McDonald’s order, I can’t help but chuckle softly to myself about how low liberals can be, but still see themselves as better than anyone else.

      • Jay Stevens

        As they say, living well is the best revenge. What are you doing?

      • Chrissy the Hyphenated

        Hubby and I did the college route and ended up broke, paying off big loans, living in and managing an apartment building to save on rent. The place needed some masonry work. The guy who came had sat next to me in fifth grade. We caught up.

        He’d entered his trade out of high school, was at the top of his field in the area and owned his house and two other rental properties.

        Dh and I were wondering if we might be able to swing another loan so we could replace the car that had a hole in the floor that would let a basketball fall through without damaging the rust around the edges.

  • EyesWideOpen

    “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.” (C.S. Lewis)

  • CasualMeyhem

    The whole Lightbringer thing is cute, but can we not use it? I have no intention of giving that son-of-a-bitch a promotion.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    The REAL difference between Jesus and Obama-Jesus probably wouldn’t take the office, even if elected, for fear of corruption and scandal; see current Administration. #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Squirrel!

    Well, okay then. It’s just too bad that the college educated can’t find work in their chosen fields if they find work at all. Not to mention that many are being undereducated therefore preventing them to begin or complete a college education. Next will be we can’t make passing class a luxury. Every American student should be given a pass.

    • Christoph DeHaven

      Just like Obama!

    • Jay Stevens

      Sure, except for engineering and medical majors.

  • kylieangelina

    One more way Obama is trying to “equalize” us all. What an idiot. If every family could afford it, it would lessen the value. How does he not understand this?!? Opportunities exist for those who work hard, regardless of education level. That’s what Savior Obama should be preaching. “Work hard enough and you can accomplish anything” instead of further fueling class warfare by pointing out what isn’t “fair.”

    • Squirrel!

      And entitlement. It’s bad enough how the younger generations think they’re entitled. This will add to it.

    • Garth Haycock

      He knows and understands this. That’s why he says and does what he says and does.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Yeah, what’s the use of learning things, or of having enough food, if everyone gets it too? Things are only useful if there’s someone less fortunate to lord it over.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    PLEASE!! Stop making stuff affordable! We can’t pay for the stuff you’ve made affodable already!

    • Lienathan

      I can’t upvote this enough times.

      • Jay Stevens

        No, but I can help.

    • ObamaFail

      And the stuff he claimed is affordable has been proven to be a trainwreck that is going to cause our costs to skyrocket!

  • JR48

    Does this mean that he’s going to cut government spending so that we all can afford to send our kids to college?

  • Marvin Nelson

    Yeah, let’s send every kid to college. We need more burger flippers and cab drivers with college degrees. If I had a kid, I’d send him to technical school to learn a useful, lucrative trade. By the way, our colleges and universities are doing a bang up job. Just saw results of a survey of college seniors at 55 “top university.” Half of them thought that Ulysses Grant was the Colonial general at the battle of Yorktown. What they have already “learned” scares the bejesus out of me.

  • Lienathan

    We kind of really ‘need’ a couple of things. Two off the top of my head:

    1) We need to understand the reality that not every person is cut out for Academia. Some people are better working in disciplines that focus on craft rather than academic discourse. This is the role trade schools fill.

    2) Academics need to be made to understand that their status as academics doesn’t make them smarter or better than non-academics. “there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy”, if I remember my Hamlet right.

    A college degree makes you educated – not intelligent. There is certainly a need for academics and a place for academics, but being a recipient of a degree doesn’t make you superior. The plumber, mechanic, and HVAC repairmen are probably more useful to society than the average MBA, but don’t tell it to an MBA. The ‘diploma inflation’ I have seen in hiring over the past 20 years makes me sick. Jobs that used to maybe require a high school diploma now want bachelor’s degrees, and the BA’s being hired are dumber than the average high school grad from back when I left high school.

    • Christoph DeHaven

      As a former professor, I completely agree! You would not believe the insanity that goes on in the reeducation camps, er, colleges today. It is a complete echo chamber, with no dissent allowed. Most of the anti-American and “multicultural” (meaning that one emerges equally ignorant about all cultures, including one’s own) humanities and social science curriculum is useless in finding a job. Unless, of course, you want to be a government drone, activist, or leftwing academic. The thinking is that there’s no need to worry–government will grow enough to accommodate them all. Meanwhile the Marxist former hippies in charge keep out all dissidents, continue to treat adjuncts like dirt, and advocate unions in all sectors except their own.

  • HerodiousPeaskinner

    How many kids could be sent to school on the 100 mil that’s being spent on The Royals African vacay?

    • AmericanMom

      That African trip is a much needed rest for him; after all he’s worked so hard playing golf, having parties at the WH, and taking other vacations. He needs the time to read some of the surveillance material his regime says is “really good stuff” before someone leaks it to the press.

  • Chip

    Will we all be able to seal our records even when we’re trying to get a gubment job?

  • ratizbad

    The many lies he has recorded,Got to be hard and tiring to keep them straight and Accurate. Sarc/ Welcome Africa, I’m coming home for some R/R.Greet me with respect and dignity.

  • susan

    Holy crap

  • jdwilli09

    How many students tuitions could he cover with that 100 million he is spending on his vacation? He could pay for hundreds of people to become doctors since they dont want to become one with all that student debt under Obamacare. I’ll run a bit of a risk by saying I tried to justify a lot of this guys actions to myself and others out of respect for the office during the first part of the first term but now I hate that I ever even tried. It makes me sick that I tried to rationalize his words and actions. There really is no excuse for who he is or what he does. I wish he had acting talent because then he would have been able to be an actor and achieve the fame that he desired without ruining our nation.

  • Jeremy

    Obama couldn’t get a job running a hot dog stand before he became President.

    • Jay Stevens

      All you need to do is see how well the community he “organized” is doing now.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      What’s a senator?

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Someone who represents the states in Congress. How can you actively represent a state when all you do is vote ‘present’?

      • Jeremy

        He didn’t do anything but run for President as a senator.

  • brewerandpatriot

    I believe Homer J. Simpson said it best “Save me Jeebus!!!”

  • Markward

    Oh he is a light bringer, indeed. A Lucifer if you will.

  • neoface

    Right! have you seen the interviews done with students on our university campuses? They are what we would call low information voters, totally clueless. Some of them don’t even know who the VP is, let alone the three branches of the government.
    And on that note most kids entering colleges need to take remedial English and math. They graduated because they were in high school for four years. Sad?

    • Jay Stevens

      Referring to an older post I made, you probably will not see them as future engineers and doctors.

  • TocksNedlog

    I am The Word — and that word is “entitlements”.

  • TocksNedlog

    Tuition has gone up by HOW MUCH since he’s been in office?

  • right_on

    So…The Annointed One, His Royal Highness (yes, I meant it THAT way) has instructed the ALL the teachers unions that they must, for the sake of the children, take a reduction in pay? Isn’t that the No.1 issue with the high costs of education? Or, as he is wont, DEMANDING that the U.S. taxpayers foot the bill for a college education? Yeah…the latter.

  • right_on

    Upon reflection…this is another distraction. (Hint,..hint: Change the subject…my a$$ is in BIG trouble.) AKA: Look…a squirrel!

  • Bemani Dog

    What’s hilarious about this is, so many people are sitting on the unemployment line with their fancy schmancy degrees and ludicrous student loan debt.

    • nc

      Sad but true.

    • dagnytaggart

      Naaah! They’ve defaulted.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        You can’t default on student loans… you pay them, or you go to jail. Period.

  • dantes44

    Someone really had to get on their knees for that shot. Situation normal in the press corps

  • nc

    If BHO was really serious about making higher education more “affordable” he’d be lobbying for changing the current system where teachers get tenure AND lifetime benefits. Pick one, but not both. That would be a start.

  • ToyZebra

    Sadly that picture trick is nothing new. They were using overhead lights to give him a “halo” back during the first election, too many times to be done accidently. At the same time, they would use pictures of Hillary taken to make her look as goofy as possible. Again, too many times to be a mistake.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Well, catching goofy pictures to try to marginalize someone is nothing new, I remember reading about it in a novel from the 50s, I think, where the newspapermen would have photographers work in pairs: one would take an unexpected picture, then the SECOND cameraman would be getting the victim’s actual reaction to the flash, usually with pop-eyes and something like what we now call duckface. And the second pic would be the front page.

    • Jay Stevens

      No, just another coincidence.

  • PeriMedic

    Why don’t people understand that the more people who have something, the less value it will have. When a high school diploma was the norm, a bachelor’s degree set people apart for the upper echelon jobs. Bachelor’s degrees are more abundant now, so instead of going to work in higher-paying jobs, they’re flipping burgers because a BA is a dime a dozen. Eventually, the Clueless will say everyone is entitled to a PhD (and lower the standards so it can be achieved). Idiots.

  • Heather

    Maybe every American family could afford it if you’d stop spending so damned much of OUR money on YOUR family vacations!

  • NBPS

    Yes, every family “should” be able to afford it, but not every family can afford it.

    Oh, sorry. Did you want ME to pay for it for THEM?

  • kim

    How about we just make it a possiblity for students who academically deserve it?

    • dagnytaggart

      Which by today’s educational standards is…everyone? Right?? /sarc

    • Bathing Suit Area

      But then some poors might get it!

      • ForTheRepublic

        I’m sorry that’s an issue for you.

  • OLLPOH # UnBanHana!!!!!!!

    We all need the Luxury of Receiving Education on The Truth or Resignation…
    Fact Finding Mission
    Who? What? Where? When? How? Why?
    Benghazi before 9/11/2012
    9/11/2012 in Benghazi
    Nadal Hasan Ft. Hood, TX
    Fast and Furious
    The Underwear Bomber
    Boston Marathon Bombers

    It is a very great mistake to imagine that the object of loyalty is the authority and interest of one individual man, however dignified by the applause or enriched by the success of popular actions.
    Your degrees are in…

  • RedSoloCup

    Just another lie, like what he is doing to the healthcare system.

  • BlahBlah

    I thought all religious people were crazy. But what do I know.

  • James DeAcutis

    “Lord of Lords…King of Kings has returned to lift his children home. To take them to the New Jerusalem…”

    • dagnytaggart

      GREAT! When are they leaving?

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Any American CAN afford higher education. Read up on something called the GI Bill.

    • Jay Stevens

      What used to be the GI Bill has morphed into another broken promise.

  • Neil Leininger

    How did making home ownership “an economic imperative” work out?

  • dagnytaggart

    Maybe this is what/who Nancy Pelosi was referring to when she talked about “the word”………

  • redheadgrl

    As he has taken over student loans, increased interest rates on them, and is about to double them again. Education is affordable with the government’s help- so you are indebted to them the rest of your life. And all he talked about during the past election was creating more mfg jobs.

  • Kathy Fugitt Price Skaggs

    What a pig. He is so full of hmself.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      How dare he stand somewhere that a photographer could frame a shot with the sun behind him! Didn’t he know that true leaders only go out at night?

  • mapache

    I hope Jesus knows he is not Obama.

  • Pabul

    Lux-lucis (light) and ferre (to bring) put them together and you get Obama.

  • Trudy Hill

    shouldn’t the quote be attributed to the Teleprompter?

  • chetnapier

    And a hundred million would pay how many tuitions?