Obama has done so much to diminish his stature as president of the United States. He's been in office less than five years and he's appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno FOUR times.
A sitting president does not belong on a goofy late night talk show.
Going to that forum makes Obama look very, very small. He seems like just another egomaniacal celebrity, promoting his latest project.
I expected Leno's monologue to be kind to Obama on Tuesday. It was. Leno even brought out some "John McCain is old" jokes. (Hey, Jay, it's 2013!)
After the monologue, it was The Tonight Show with Barack Obama, with a musical performance by Patti LaBelle.
Obama said some really stupid stuff, like he always does when he's on Leno.
It does give us an opportunity to learn about him. We learned how cruel he really is during his first Tonight Show appearance as president on March 19, 2009, when he mocked the Special Olympics.
For instance, on the topic of terrorism and the closing of embassies due to the latest threat, Obama had the audacity to pretend that he has been successful and consistent in dealing with Islamists.
OBAMA: The first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I go to bed is making sure that I'm doing everything I can to keep Americans safe.BS.
The Benghazi cover-up and Obama's role in it is unforgivable.
The 9/11/12 terrorist attack in Benghazi didn't fit Obama's 2012 election narrative. HE dismantled al Qaeda. HE got Osama bin Laden. HE restored America's image in the world.
The first and last thing Obama thinks about is winning political battles and advancing his twisted Leftist agenda.
An overview of the interview, from E!:
Leno complimented Obama on the "eloquent" remarks he gave on July 19 after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
"I think all of us were troubled by what happened, and any of us who are parents can imagine the heartache that those parents went through," Obama said. "It doesn't mean that Trayvon was a perfect kid, none of us were...You're a teenager, especially a teenage boy, you're gonna mess up and you won't always have the best judgment.
"But what I think all of us agree to," he continued, "is that we should have a criminal justice system that is fair, that's just, and what I wanted to try to explain was why this was a particularly sensitive topic for African-American families because a lot of people who have sons know the experience they had being followed or being viewed suspiciously."
"We all know that young African-American men disproportionately have involvement in criminal activities and violence, for a lot of reasons, a lot of them having to do with poverty, a lot of them having to do with disruptions in their neighborhoods and their communities, failing schools and all those things," Obama said. "And that's no excuse, but what we also believe in is that people, everybody, should be treated fairly and the system should work for everyone."
So Obama is dissing the justice system and, in effect, calling George Zimmerman guilty.
Because Zimmerman wasn't convicted, the system didn't "work for everyone." Inappropriate commentary.
Obama may be the most intentionally divisive president we've had.
Obama should talk about the carnage in Chicago or Milwaukee. It's touching African-American families.
Pointing out a system that does not work for everyone, Leno asked Obama about the criminalization of homosexuality in Russia and whether that might affect the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.That's exactly what I thought.
Obama ventured that Russian President Vladimir Putin didn't want an international PR disaster on his hands.
"I think Putin and Russia have a big stake in making sure that the Olympics work," said the commander in chief, "and I think that they understand that for most of the countries that participate in the Olympics we wouldn't tolerate gays and lesbians being treated differently. They are athletes. They are there to compete. And if Russia wants to uphold the Olympic spirit, then every judgment should be made on the track or in the swimming pool or on the balance beam and people's sexual orientation shouldn't have anything to do with it."
(Or on the ice and snow, considering it's the Winter Games, but no big deal. The president's got a lot on his mind.)
Hey, Obama, we're talking about the WINTER Olympics. No balance beam or swimming pool, genius.
Obama also discussed the global travel warning that resulted in the closing of 19 embassies over the weekend, health care, NSA leaker Edward Snowden (who's been granted asylum for a year, speaking of Russia), the economy, possible 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and his now-famous love of broccoli.Obama also said his main focus is the economy. He bragged about creating jobs, but didn't mention that his America is a part-time workplace.
He claimed, "My number one priority at all times is how do we create an economy where if you work hard in this country, you can succeed."
Of course, keeping Americans safe is also his "number one priority."
Obama BS'ed his way through questions about ObamaCare. Disgusting. His ObamaCare lies make me sick. Leno said ObamaCare allowed him to give some 50-year-old guys working for him health care. He couldn't do that before. Say what?
What did Obama say about his administration's IRS harassing conservatives?
Leno didn't ask him. Imagine that!
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, following The Tonight Show with Barack Obama, had a cold open.
It was definitely Obama night on NBC.
Fallon's first guest? JANE FONDA.
What a night!