Well, the media love affair with Obama seems to be fading. This may explain his post-midterm temper tantrums.
President Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) are among GQ magazine’s “30 Least Influential People of 2014.”
The commander in chief takes the runner-up spot on the list, behind “the Tom Friedman of rock,” Bono, and his band, U2, in the magazine’s ranking of “people who took up vast clouds of oxygen, [but] gave us back nothing of use.”
Annoying, overexposed musician or annoying overexposed president? Tough choice.
GQ takes aim at Obama’s summer getaway destination in Massachusetts, writing, “Why are you still on Martha’s Vineyard?! Missouri is BURNING. Putin is conquering Europe. The [Centers for Disease Control] is playing nude Twister with Ebola patients.”
The magazine joins the chorus of critics who blasted Obama for hitting the links for a golf game shortly after announcing that terrorists had beheaded journalist James Foley: “How do you win the presidency without knowing that golfing makes you look rich and indifferent?”
Speaking of his lack of influence, preceding the upcoming announcement of the Ferguson grand jury:
President Barack Obama urged protesters to remain peaceful following the grand jury announcement, a White House spokesman said. Brown’s parents, ministers and community leaders have urged sympathizers to remain peaceful, whatever the outcome.
Let’s see if the Obama supporters can remain, ahem, peaceful.