Sunday, July 6, 2014

Presidential Mocking

Mocking is an unsavory habit. It bespeaks of intellectual laziness and a willingness, even eagerness, to hurt others to achieve a selfish end.   Psychologist can argue for hours about the motives that roil beneath the surface of the mocker's public persona.  I am rather fond of this blurb:

(Mocking is)...definitely a way to assert or reinforce your status in a group. It wouldn't normally be demonstrated by those who are at the highest level of a group !!! , but those somewhere in the middle trying to work their way up or prevent newbies from gaining status. So I reckon it's a reaction to a threat or potential threat.  Link

I do not recall headlines that characterized any United States President as "Mocking" until Obama came along.  Let's do a little Google autocomplete research to identify those issues that Obama perceives as threats:

Obama Mocking A...
...and attacking Jesus Christ and the Bible

Obama Mocking B...
...Bible

Obama Mocking C...
...Christianity

Obama Mocking D...
...Donald Trump  (Is Obama going bald and is threatened by hair pieces?)

Obama Mocking E...
...Clint Eastwood (Clint is a BAMF.  I actually sort of understand this one.)

Obama Mocking F...
...Fox News

Obama Mocking G...
...God  (Sorry fellow gun owners, we were third on the list)

Obama Mocking H...
...Heat

Obama Mocking I...
..."In God We Trust"

Obama Mocking J...
...Eaton Rapids Joe.  Just kidding, Jesus.

Obama Mocking K...
...Kim Kardashian  (North Korea was second.  Priorities, priorities, priorities.)

Obama Mocking L...
...No Hits!

Obama Mocking M...
...Miami Heat  (Seriously, the GDP elected this guy to look out for the Nation's best interest and two of the autocompletes show him absorbed in a basketball team?)

Obama Mocking N...
...North Korea

Obama Mocking O...
...Special Olymics.

Obama Mocking P...
...Putin  (Same note as for Clint Eastwood)

Obama Mocking Q...
...Quotes

Obama Mocking r...
...Richard Sherman

Obama Mocking S...
...Sherman (Special Olympics, Sermon on the Mount, Scripture.  Pretty much captures it all.)

Obama Mocking T...
...The Bible

Obama Mocking U...
...no hits

Obama Mocking v...
...videos

Obama Mocking W...
...Was mocking Rutherford B. Hayes  (Looking over our shoulder, are we?  Don't worry, you won't be looking back at him for long.)

Obama Mocking X...
...no hits

Obama Mocking Y...
...Bible Youtube

Obama Mocking Z...
...no hits

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