As Twitchy noted, quite a few were bracing themselves for the inevitable narcissist in chief’s photo commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. How would President Obama manage to work himself into such a picture? A vacation photo from Hawaii?

Well, as of 8 p.m. neither @BarackObama nor @WhiteHouse has issued a tweet even recognizing the day, so this Twitter user went ahead and mocked up a White House tribute.

Seems about right.

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Update: Weasel Zippers reports that the Barack Obama Facebook page (run by Organizing for Action) did indeed recognize Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day … with a photo of Barack Obama.

  • RblDiver

    You know, I’m thinking that, like the Gettysburg Address snub, this is actually a good thing. If he tried to commemorate it, he’d just sully the occasion.

    • ObamaFail

      He probably would have walked up there and given a speech about how we totally deserved it. Or at least spend 20 minutes talking about how he feels when watching the Pearl Harbor movie.

      • Worship Dancer

        and also probably plug obamacare and gun control while he was at it.

        • ObamaFail

          And mentioned how the men who died in Pearl Harbor did so for amnesty.

          • AmericanMom

            While refusing to pledge allegiance as he dropped his flag pin into the ocean.

        • Joe

          Obama is snubbing these historic events because he cannot control who is in the audience. His audience must be COMPLETELY in adoration mode

          • Aabbea


          • TexasMom2012

            It is why he is sticking to college campuses and private fundraisers…

          • Worship Dancer

            actually he’s afraid of the WWII vets – remember they are the ones who removed the barrycades from the WWI Vets memorial in DC. they might yell at him and scare him and make him poop his spidey pullups.

        • TexasMom2012

          Prolly would have used the occasion of one of the greatest speeches ever given by a Republican president to attack “obstructionist Republicans in Congress” who won’t let President Stompy Foot have his way!

      • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Or apologized to Japan for fighting back so hard.

  • AmericanMom

    Pearl Harbor means nothing to him, nor the Gettysburg Address. The WH flag is half staff for Mandela, but unraised for Thatcher. The one that won his attention was the one with the ties to communism/socialism.

    • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      “Pearl Harbor means nothing to him…”

      Not true. He scored some sweet choom there while in “high” school.

      • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Nah, that was up on Punchbowl. Choom with a view.

        • Clete Torres

          Yes, I do:

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Your probably one of the few that did. If not the only! 😉

      • AmericanMom

        How very true – and he put the “high” in high school like you posted.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Maybe he’d celebrate the anniversary of Auschwitz being liberated. After all, his uncle helped the Soviets liberate it.

      • Worship Dancer

        unlikely that would mean that he would have to acknowledge the Holocaust actually happened and you KNOW mussies claim it never happened.

        • Ken Alan Draper

          mussies claim it never happened, but in fits of candidness they will admit to aspiring to it.

          • Worship Dancer

            yep they were really believers in what hitler did even while denying he did what he did. they fully supported him in WWII

      • AmericanMom

        Do you really see him helping save the jews?

  • Maxx

    If I had been the WH, here is how I would have remembered today. With a 30-second video. I would have placed a HD camera slightly above the waters of Pearl to wait for it….

    …no music, no narrative…nothing. Just the sounds of still waters. And when that oil patch slowly floated to the surface, as it’s done for 72-years, I would have faded the visual to a black screen with “never forget” in white letters…and nothing more.

    Simple and poignant.

    THAT’S how it’s done WH.

    Dec 7 isn’t about him.

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      That was perfect Maxx. Just perfect.

    • Fhalkyn Phoenix

      You’d probably have to include why that’s so important. What with public education these days, most kids probably haven’t even heard of Pearl Harbor (or if they did, their teachers have told them that it’s America’s fault).

    • Worship Dancer

      what a beautiful memorial that would be. you should actually make it.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Good idea, but I’d site the camera so that you could see the water lapping against the gun turret barbette of the Arizona, one of the few portions above water. & hopefully get the “tears or the Arizona” oil slick in the same shot, like you said no music, no voiceover, just the sound of the water.

      • Worship Dancer

        wow that would make it even better. very poignant.

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Im just on the fence about which would is worst a selfie or nothing.

    Who am I kidding? Im disgusted either way.

    Cant wait to see how the local news covers this.

    • Jay Stevens

      Bad that he ignores December 7th. Worse would be a selfie like the other occasions recently.

      • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Kinda comes down to a matter of degrees.

        Maybe that’s why he ignored the day altogether.

  • syvyn11

    That clown did it again! I mean a good majority of people who voted for him now know that he is nothing more than a narcissist.

    • ObamaFail

      Check again, WhoDat down there is defending him.

  • Clete Torres

    If only we could ignore the low-bred sonofabitch as easily as he ignores us.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      He didn’t ignore me. He raised my payroll tax (the first since BJ Clinton) and doubled my health care insurance. No hope, but change for the worse….

      • Clete Torres

        You’re absolutely correct. I cede the point to you.

        FWIW, I meant how he ignores the average American’s voice.

  • directorblue

    EXCLUSIVE: President Obama offers solemn commemorative tweet of Pearl Harbor attack:

  • gracepmc

    In Omerika now the glorification of Obama and the State trumps any memorial or event or holiday.

  • arttie

    You mean that it was not a VHS of Tora, Tora, Tora?

  • WhoDat

    The day isn’t about him, but people wonder about why he doesn’t say something, anything. Don’t say you want to hear nothing from him and then demand him to say something.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      You do realize there’s a difference between a leader saying something in tribute of an event and Obama making something about himself, right? Oh wait, as evidenced by your comment, you don’t.

      Hey, it’s not our fault that Obama is so self-absorbed that he makes everything about himself. “Daniel Inouye died? I’ll talk about myself at the funeral.” “Nelson Mandela died? Post that picture of me.” “The anniversary of Pearl Harbor’s today? What’s Pearl Harbor?”

    • ObamaFail

      He makes everything about him, and you run to his defense as usual. Obama didn’t bother to mention Pearl Harbor today, because he doesn’t give a damn. His OFA scumbags post a picture of him, thus making it all about him. Keep defending him WhoDat, it just makes you look like a fool whenever he ignores things that past Presidents always took time out for.

      Tell you what WhoDat, if the next President is white, and he/she ignores Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, just remember when you are preparing your protest sign that you didn’t give a rat’s ass about Obama ignoring the Pearl Harbor anniversary.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I’m amazed that the Facebook picture at least has something to do with Pearl Harbor. I was expecting a selfie.

  • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

    Was he photoshopped into that pic? Why are those civilians so close to him? They better be VIPs, and that suit better be Secret Service.

  • ObamaFail

    Of course Pearl Harbor was about Obama. What, was today supposed to be about the remembrance of men killed in a sneak attack? What kind of right-wing terrorists are you Neo-Cons!!!??- Liberal logic

    • Ken Alan Draper

      the human equivalent of four carrier sneak attack on an unprepared fleet

  • Jose_Galvan

    I like my version better! Where is the love twitchy?

  • ToyZebra

    Obama couldn’t find a Japanese plane to pose in and look pensive.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      for him it was more fun to stand in the Arizona memorial & urinate off the side onto the hulk of the Arizona.


    If only I had a time machine, and sent him back in time 72 years…

  • LatinLiberty

    I thought this pic was an Onion spoof. It looks totally photoshopped. It’s a real pic posted on the Obama Facebook site. Still looks photoshopped.

    • Clete Torres

      Wouldn’t surprise ANY of us if it was.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    January 20, 2013….a day that shall live in infamy.

    • World B. Free

      I’d say it was January 20, 2009 when things started going downhill.

  • stuckinIL4now

    What? No photo of the choomin’ teenage Barack visitng the Arizona Memorial as I’m sure the Hawaii “native” did often as a youth?!

  • John Howard

    President Spagettio’s does what he does best.

  • NotaLemming
  • Jose_Galvan

    Here’s the one I tweeted from my account the day before yesterday!

  • Kimo Loka

    Christmas is coming up, so be prepared for a WH photo of President Obama with the three wise men at the Nativity.

  • diannathomas

    He is reminding me more and more of the Forrest Gump movie.

  • bill_a_bob

    Will he be placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Affleck?

  • Montesquieu

    If today’s liberals will callously murder the unborn, why would anyone trust them with centralized power over medical care?