If you squint just right, you can make out President Obama at the far end of the room. Symbolic?

Perfect!

Another possible caption for the POTUS who gets his news just like you guys:

This photo by White House photographer Pete Souza is just begging for more mockery. Have at it in the comments or tweet your captions to @TwitchyTeam!

  • Daniel Gilfillan

    The Instagram President, adored by hipsters even though it’s created by the ridiculously wealthy.

  • Daniel Gilfillan

    The Instagram President, adored by hipsters even though it’s created by the ridiculously wealthy.

  • CatHerder

    Somebody needs to anoint the Obamessiah with Preparation H, see how long it takes him to disappear altogether.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      You sir, are bad. Really.BAD.

      If you sell tickets, you could make a fortune!! 😉

      • OLLPOH

        good.bad.flush. ewwwww.

        • MyrmidoNOT

          Another lottery? Pullin’ the handle?? Nice… 😉

    • Junie3

      LOL

    • Jeremy

      ha ha kudos

  • CatHerder

    Somebody needs to anoint the Obamessiah with Preparation H, see how long it takes him to disappear altogether.

  • MyrmidoNOT

    FADING, fading, fading, fading… (gone?). 😉

  • MyrmidoNOT

    FADING, fading, fading, fading… (gone?). 😉

  • waterytart

    Caption: “Don’t bogart that joint now, just keep passin’ it down”

  • Phebelyn

    Empty chair; Empty desk

    • Brian Roastbeef

      Empty suit. Empty head. Bankrupt morals. Bankrupt nation.

      • MyrmidoNOT

        Optimist… 😉

    • BigTBoom

      The empty chair is easier to identify.

    • Jeremy

      Empty brain as well.

  • Phebelyn

    Empty chair; Empty desk

  • Surry918

    This is the “I don’t know anything” chair. And he’s at his “I can’t comment on an ongoing investigation” meeting. And he’s sipping his “we will hold them accountable” Kool Aid

  • Surry918

    This is the “I don’t know anything” chair. And he’s at his “I can’t comment on an ongoing investigation” meeting. And he’s sipping his “we will hold them accountable” Kool Aid

  • Gordon

    Do I look better on this side? Or this side?

    Don’t worry, Benghazi is not contagious.

    “Careful, Ezra Klein peed a bit when he sat there.”

  • Gordon

    Do I look better on this side? Or this side?

    Don’t worry, Benghazi is not contagious.

    “Careful, Ezra Klein peed a bit when he sat there.”

  • CatHerder

    Caption: Objects in image are less than they appear

  • CatHerder

    Caption: Objects in image are less than they appear

  • Gordon

    “Here’s your headline, Administration exonerated … no … vindicated by internal investigation. You getting this down? It’s good stuff!”

  • Sharkteeth

    Are there going to be anymore F5 tornadoes today ?

  • Sharkteeth

    Are there going to be anymore F5 tornadoes today ?

  • AtomicMug

    “Ok, you guys handle everything in the A section, but I’d like to know more about this Doonesbury fella…is he someone we can bring in to help out?”

  • AtomicMug

    “Ok, you guys handle everything in the A section, but I’d like to know more about this Doonesbury fella…is he someone we can bring in to help out?”

  • JustLikeAnimals

    “Everytime the @whitehouse, #Holder, the #irs or the @PressSec tell a lie, I get smaller. Ideas? Anyone?”

  • JustLikeAnimals

    “Everytime the @whitehouse, #Holder, the #irs or the @PressSec tell a lie, I get smaller. Ideas? Anyone?”

  • JustLikeAnimals

    “I’ll sit over here. You guys know there are microphones in here, a’ight?”

  • JustLikeAnimals

    “I’ll sit over here. You guys know there are microphones in here, a’ight?”

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    “The Uncredible Shrinking POTUS”.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Winner!

      Keyword = UNcredible

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    “The Uncredible Shrinking POTUS”.

  • $27789750

    It’s always lonely at the top.

  • Clayton Grant

    “Have you guys noticed how nice and quiet it is in here without the tour groups?”

    • MyrmidoNOT

      TOTUS is missing (too)…so it’s really quiet!

    • MyrmidoNOT

      TOTUS is missing (too)…so it’s really quiet!

  • Clayton Grant

    “Have you guys noticed how nice and quiet it is in here without the tour groups?”

  • $27789750

    They never tell me anything, not even the time of the meetings.

  • $27789750

    They never tell me anything, not even the time of the meetings.

  • digitalPimple

    If you look really close you can see the staff reading him the daily newspaper along with the latest children’s picture book.

    • helen willis

      You guys all have it wrong. He’s strategizing his shots on the 13th hole.

  • digitalPimple

    If you look really close you can see the staff reading him the daily newspaper along with the latest children’s picture book.

  • muckraker

    Fake binders strategically placed on his desk to simulate a working environment.

    • Jim Denney

      BINDERS!!!! Oh the horror….

      • Clayton Grant

        I think you misspelled that last word.

        • MyrmidoNOT

          Nice allegory. LoL

    • Princess_Jen

      Not fakes, those are his autograph books. He’s been collecting them for 6yrs now.

  • 1SkepticalChick

    Substance of briefing: “Nothing to report Mr. P!” “Nope, nothing going on anywhere!” “Mr. P, No there there, no problems, issues, gov’t running itself as usual. you can go to the party, nothing to do here!”

  • Jim Denney

    Were Valerie Jarrett & George Soros hiding behind the couch until after the picture was taken?

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Meeting w/Kelley (and Trumka) @ NTEU for a planning session?
      Note: Kelley “was” an I.R.S. agent, in Pittsburgh, before. Hmmm…

  • BlahBlah

    midget-in-chief

    • Clayton Grant

      That made me laugh out loud.

      • BlahBlah

        Or alternatively MOTUS

        • MyrmidoNOT

          Aspires to less… 😉

    • helen willis

      I didn’t know this was an anatomy discussion.

      • BlahBlah

        Oh no you didn’t just go there. LOL

        • MyrmidoNOT

          Hmmm… Would that be pOTUS?

  • BlahBlah

    This is not the president you’re looking for. *Jedi hand wave*

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Assuredly…the farce is with him!!

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Q: Who is the maroon who ‘found’ this one??

      Anyhow…would have preferred a droid, anyway… 😉

  • MissJames

    Distancing himself from those who know — Literally

    • rivers

      Too funny. Up until now, no matter what the holiday, message, or person being celebrated, they tweet out a big picture of Obama eclipsing everything else. Suddenly it’s not about him anymore? The motive behind the optics of this pic are certainly transparent, that’s for sure. New official meme: the barely there-there President.

      • Jason Call

        Brilliant insight. I must agree.

  • ceemack

    Hey, look on the bright side. He actually showed up for this one.

  • rivers

    Nice. Empty desk, looks like the President just walked in and said “what are you guys doing, mind if I listen in?”
    Rest of the room exchanges awkward glances…er…
    President: “Aw, come on! I won’t REALLY listen, I just need to take a picture to make it look like I actually attend Presidential Daily Briefings!”
    Rest of the room; “Oh all right, but you need to cover your big ears and put these plugs in. The stuff we talk about doesn’t really concern you.”

    • MyrmidoNOT

      ( im )Plausible Deniability??

  • GetOffMyLawn_US

    Signficant shrinkage. Must be cold in there. :)

  • Devon Dibley

    The TV stand is on that end… so he can find out what’s going on.

  • Princess_Jen

    Notice how the left side of the room is empty? The imagery they are trying for is so obvious

  • fred

    It’s hard to tell – is he wearing the Bin Laden Members Only jacket?

  • Clayton B

    . . . Architectural Design Magazines winner for ‘Bus Stop’ of the year Award . . .

  • nickdqwk

    Quick someone sit on the other couch before the room capsizes.

  • OLLPOH

    put this picture in motion to see if anyone’s mouth is moving besides O’s, then see if the teleprompter has sprouted lips.

  • Rudy Malmgren

    “After my term is over I am moving to Lilliput. I need to blend in.”

  • FFlintstone

    The image leaves Obama plausible deniability. If the scene in the picture ever becomes damning, he can deny that it’s even him. It might just be a stand in or a stunt double. Maybe it was “Obama Impersonator” day at the White House. You could plausibly argue that’s not even Obama in the picture.

  • Marjorie

    “We represent the Lollipop Kids, the Lollipop Kids…”

  • Ron Morisseau

    Not sure what’s shrinking more, Obama or Anthony’s Weiner

  • kfurr

    “Looking pretty thin in here. Which of you will be the next to volunteer to go under the bus?”

  • jwmiller

    Magnifying glass anyone? Btw, is that other couch reserved?

  • $37261919

    Golf game in 5 minutes and Crazy Joe won’t shut up.

  • jfitzy55

    A Presidential attempt to talk to the right!

  • Drivingtheview

    I thought you guys told me I was elected to run SEAL Team 6. Period???

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    This is why I miss the 3am phone calls. Room is so big that by the time I get to the phone they’ve hung up.

  • vetgal1970

    Look how clean his desk is, not even a picture of his kids or the family dog. Is this supposed to make people feel GOOD? I guess I will have to go find a troll or two to figure out what meaning they are trying to convey, because all I see is a POTUSino with a clean desk sitting around doing nothing with a bunch of people who we are paying to viciously attack us when we don’t fall in line and proclaim our loyalty.
    Since they apparently never tell him anything, can we honestly call it a briefing. I think we need a new word…..

  • pajamakat

    Trying to hold his head up – bored and rather be golfing. Get me out of here – Valerie where are you ???

  • sodakhic

    Surprised his feet aren’t on that table next to him.

  • GACoastPatriot

    If I sit up straight & put my hand just so-so maybe people will think I give a damn!

  • Oak Tree Lady

    Oh, look! The seal of the presidency is right-side-up!

  • Jeremy

    That is very revealing seeing him sit that far back.

  • Jeremy

    I guess we found out where Joe Biden is he is a WH photographer.

  • mrtea

    leading from behind.

  • 1SkepticalChick

    Imagining the voice that goes with the tiny POTUS.

  • beebop1952

    “So let me understand, you guys meet here everyday … Is my Chief of Staff aware?”

  • OLLPOH

    Obama: I don’t know… where I am. Would my chief of teleprompter tell me where I am.
    Teleprompter: blink, blink, blink, on…

  • Guest

    The White House maintenance staff did a good job,
    removing the scuff marks from the top of the treasured Resolute Desk,
    after gutter boy keeps putting his feet up on there.

  • Zanshi

    “We weren’t supposed to have our fingerprints on the warrant for Rosen. How do we spin this now?!”

  • OLLPOH

    Barry, if you want to sit here up with us, you need to put on your big boy pants…

  • OLLPOH

    Barry, if you want to sit here up with us, you need to put on your big boy pants…

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.astley.77 Brian Astley

    The briefing hasn’t started till you turn on the TV !

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Waiting for the newspapers?

    That’s pure gold!

  • Ron Morisseau

    That’s the smallest thing I’ve seen since Anthony Weiners photo tweets