Former President Obama has been out of office for over a year and a half, but he certainly has not lost his unintentional sense of humor:
— The Hill (@thehill) August 30, 2018
Obama’s communications director outlined an upcoming speech where the former president will accept an award for ethics in government (conservative groups targeted by the Obama-era IRS unavailable for comment):
“He will echo his call to reject the rising strain of authoritarian politics and policies,” she continued. “And he will preview arguments he’ll make this fall, specifically that Americans must not fall victim to our own apathy by refusing to do the most fundamental thing demanded of us as citizens: vote.”
A call to reject authoritarian politics and policies is something coming from a former president who never met a mandate, government regulation or unilateral “pen and phone” EO he didn’t like!
President "Pen and Phone" is now against authoritarian politics? Or for it only when Democrats are in power?
— Victor Tango Kilo (@GenghisKhet) August 31, 2018
So says the man who wrote the Obamacare government mandate. https://t.co/yze7ZTDQfP
— Brad Slager-Stowaway on Statham's Shark Sub ??? (@MartiniShark) August 31, 2018
You, uh, forced people to buy insurance under threat of penalty from the government. https://t.co/O7heKgt3Jg
— Brandon Howell (@BrandonDHowell) August 31, 2018
Did you forget the disaster that is “Obamacare” which requires every American to buy insurance or be penalized monetarily?
THAT’S authoritarian. https://t.co/pWf7fcWOsh
— It’s Just Jenn (@JennJacques) August 31, 2018
Self-awareness was never an Obama strong suit.
— Mike, Professional Beer Drinker (@TaoGuyMike) August 30, 2018
Wait. Wut. https://t.co/FKVYLz0PIQ
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) August 31, 2018
Irony. What is it? https://t.co/wldS8rKEWZ
— Get off my lawn! (@slaebt) August 31, 2018
Says daddy of Obamacare. https://t.co/SBspAyiRRi
— JB ?? (@Texan765) August 31, 2018
Pen and Phone says what? https://t.co/lJtTSZ5KNg
— Just Brad (@bradcundiff) August 31, 2018
“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.” https://t.co/jsZT1f3EFK
— Kaitlin (@thefactualprep) August 31, 2018