Nightmare fuel: President tells OFA, ‘I’m not going anywhere’
President Barack Obamathis afternoon addressed the Fall Summit of Organizing for Action, the retooled Obama for America campaign machine that’s been squatting on the Twitter handle @barackobama for the duration of his administration, leaving the leader of the free world stuck using @POTUS.
The president might have been in a serious mood, but he did manage to hit the audience with one zinger that really hit home:
Seriously? The president who during his firstdaysin office signed an order requiring Guantanamo Bay to be closed within one year is admitting that his agenda won’t be completed in the next 14 months? The president who just announced he’d be keeping boots on the ground in Afghanistan beyond 2016 after declaring the war over?That’s a shocker.
Obama has grown awfully fond of the White House and its perks, noting at a weekend fundraiser that he’s going to misshaving theuse of Air Force One. “Wish I had miles,” he told his hosts.
We wish he hadn’t said “I’m not going anywhere” out loud. He certainly acts likehe’s staying put, continually turning his laser-like focus from criminal justice reform to free community college to climate change. Sometimes he’ll even devote an afternoon to actual issues, like ISIS.
We thought it was about, “You didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” No, turns out it was Obama.
Wow! That’s amazing, but we’re still counting down the days.