At a rally for Hillary Clinton in Nevada Sunday night, President Obama begged voters to make sure the fictitious “Cousin Pookie” gets off his couch on votes:
— Hillary Clinton (@VoteHillary2016) October 24, 2016
If this sounds familiar, it should. President Obama begged voters in 2014 to get lazy Pookie off the couch, but to no avail as Republicans cleaned up in the election:
Obama tailors his GOTV message in WI, drops "Pookie" name – "you've got that cousin on the couch who is watching old Packers games"
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) October 29, 2014
Cousin Pookie is back! And, yes, he is still sitting on the couch. http://t.co/ZfLsUPWXcV
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) October 20, 2014
Obama to supporters of Anthony Brown, candidate for governor in Maryland. Get "cousin Pookie" to the polls pic.twitter.com/9xEEvg7PRm
— Toluse Olorunnipa (@ToluseO) October 19, 2014
We assumed Dems had a better ground game than hoping Pookie voted. Apparently not and that’s good news for Donald Trump.