Hey, who’s up for another celebrity packed video about politics?
@thehill great, one more video…
— GaryNeuzil (@gary_neuzil) January 7, 2017
There’s one thing to be said about the YouTube video, “Yes We Can: People Share Their Most Memorable Moments from the Obama Presidency” — the handful of celebrities who appear aren’t melting down on camera for a change or fighting to influence or reverse the 2016 election. Sure, their hearts melt as they remember the eight years of the Obama administration, but at least they appear content and/or chemically sedated.
It wasn’t difficult to track down celebrities to appear; most were spotted on their way into the White House last night for the Obamas’ final bash for friends and supporters. Nor was it difficult to track down the progressive organization behind the video: this one didn’t come from Humanity for Progress or United for America or Save the Day … this bit of propaganda was posted by the White House itself.
“Do you think the shot of Obama firing a rainbow from his palm is too much?”
“Hell no, leave it in! And make sure to get video of his mic drop at the White House Correspondents Dinner. That was classic.”
— The Hill (@thehill) January 7, 2017
When aren’t they emotional?
@thehill God, make them stop.
— Frank Church (@FrankChurch5) January 7, 2017
— Laurene DiCillo (@LaureneDiCillo) January 7, 2017
@thehill had to shut it off after 10 sec I almost puked?
— Joe The Tinknocker (@JTinknocker) January 7, 2017
@thehill *Gag*. Seriously. It's nauseating. Of course celebrities felt a part of it all,they were the only freaking people Obama listened to
— Nied's Dead Horse (@mflynny) January 7, 2017
— jeff (@hunterjeff2) January 7, 2017
@thehill lalalalalalalala we don't hear you elite celebrities anymore!
— Nonna (@NonnaLovesMe) January 7, 2017
@thehill yeah, he was certainly HOLLYWOOD's President – now, make way for the PEOPLE's President. You had an 8 yr party on the people's dime
— The Moe Dome (@The_MOE_Dome) January 7, 2017
@thehill Actors: the natural enemy of Republican presidents since John Wilkes Booth
— marti (@mcfliOS) January 7, 2017
@thehill *cough why trump won cough*
— Dr. Kankokage (@kankokage) January 7, 2017
— LifebytheCreek (@lifebythecreek) January 7, 2017
— Doug Quixote (@DeTroyes1) January 7, 2017
Don’t feel left out … regular schlubs like yourselves can still submit your own “Yes, we can” story through a form on the White House website. What was your favorite moment of the Obama years?
MY favorite moment will be Jan 20, 2017 when he has to watch the man who will erase his presidency take the oath of office! #MAGA!
— Dave McAlpine (@davidcmcalpine) January 7, 2017
— Greg Nelson (@hope4change2016) January 7, 2017
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If you like your ticket, you can keep it! ‘Thousands’ of Obama fans miss out on ‘farewell speech’ tix https://t.co/P8Pr1kt44P
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 7, 2017