UPDATE 3: #ObamaFirstTermStories is now trending on Twitter! (See image to the right)
UPDATE 2: The #ObamaFirstTermStories tweets are flying “fast and furious” now. After the jump, we have a few of our favorites so far.
UPDATE: …and the meme has taken off. We'll highlight our favorites throughout the day.
Check out it out here.
From the Department of You Can't Make This Sh*t Up, President Obama told CBS News yesterday that the "biggest mistake" from his first term was not telling the American people a better story. No, not the fact that he hasn't been able to fix the economy. Not Obamacare. Not the $15 trillion (and growing) national debt. But storytelling.
With unemployment rising in both April and May in Colorado, we're pretty sure a bedtime story isn't going to soothe the concerns of a state worried about more serious matters.
But Obama's contention that it was stories, not actions, that constituted the "biggest mistake" of his first term, got us thinking. If Obama had to tell a story about his first term, what would it be?
In the snarky spirit of Twitter hashtags we propose a few #ObamaFirstTermStories:
Economic "Misery" starring Kathy Bates as President Obama #ObamaFirstTermStories
Dude, Where's My Job? #ObamaFirstTermStories
Dude, Where's Abound Solar? #ObamaFirstTermStories
Crazy, Stupid, Pelosi Congress #ObamaFirstTermStories
500 Days of Winter #ObamaFirstTermStories
The (Blame) Artist #ObamaFirstTermStories
We Need To Talk About Biden #ObamaFirstTermStories
(Photo Credit: The Spokesman Review)
#ObamaFirstTermStories Fifty Shades of Decay
— Unwind88 (@Unwind88) July 13, 2012
The Bungle Book #ObamaFirstTermStories
— Timothy Lewis (@m1917eddystone) July 13, 2012
A Farewell to Arms #ObamaFirstTermStories
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) July 13, 2012
— Brendan Loy (@brendanloy) July 13, 2012
Nancy Drew & the Mystery of the Shovel-Ready Jobs #ObamaFirstTermStories
— Mattphilbin (@Mattphilbin) July 13, 2012
#ObamaFirstTermStories Harry Reid and the Half-Blood Prince
— Forney, Adam (@Capytan) July 13, 2012
#ObamaFirstTermStories Broke-ass Mountain
— katieomalley (@katieomalley) July 13, 2012
— Colo Peak Politics (@COpeakpolitics) July 13, 2012