For those playing at home, this just another strike against Poe’s law. The right-wing’s incessant scrabble to slam President Obama for even the most absurdly trivial action he does is so predictable you can practically set your clocks by it.
Yesterday, it reached its most recent zenith: the political right-wing, seeing red, went nuts over Obama’s tan suit.
You, my dear reader, are witnessing the birth of Suitghazi, the latest right-wing whipping post.
Leading the pack is man who started it all, Representative Peter King of New York (R-Of course). His rant about the color of President Obama’s suit was so over the top, so incredibly senseless, you’d be forgiven for thinking it came from a satire site like Christwire or the National Report:
There’s no way any of us can excuse what the president did yesterday. When you have the world watching… a week, two weeks of anticipation of what the United States is gonna do. For him to walk out — I’m not trying to be trivial here — in a light suit, light tan suit, saying that first he wants to talk about what most Americans care about the revision of second quarter numbers on the economy. This is a week after Jim Foley was beheaded and he’s trying to act like real Americans care about the economy, not about ISIS and not about terrorism. And then he goes on to say he has no strategy.
King added that Obama’s comments and actions showed “foreign policy was not a major issue,” all because the man wore a tan suit. Just as a reminder, King is a sitting member of Congress, and the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s panel on counter-terrorism. I don’t know about you, but I feel safer already.
For his part, White House staff reported that President Obama felt confident in wearing his summer suit.
Buzzfeed has a video of King’s rant you can watch here. King would later go onto CNN to try and defend his remarks regarding the suit. Unsurprisingly, he ducked the question in favor of a different rant regarding Obama’s remarks that the economy is what most Americans care about. He even referred to the suit as a “metaphor” for Obama’s lack of seriousness.
Do keep in mind that the King isn’t trying to be “trivial” here, either. And I’ll grant that he isn’t being “trivial,” but only because I know there’s a world of difference between trivial and stupid.
You can watch King try to “defend” his idiotic statement about Obama’s suit below:
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