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The 10 Most Important Tweets About Obama's Tan Suit
President Barack Obama addressed the military conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine at a press briefing Thursday afternoon. However, for much of the political press corps, Obama's unusual khaki suit was the main conversation.
During the briefing, Twitter erupted with discussion of Obama's fashion choice. Multiple parody accounts based on the suit were created.
Some people had trouble paying attention to the more serious elements of the president's remarks because of his eye-popping garb.
OK now that the suit is off the screen can someone tell us what Obama said
— HuffPost Media (@HuffPostMedia) August 28, 2014
Josh Barro of the New York Times blog The Upshot (and formerly of Business Insider) suggested the president would have to take swift and decisive fashion action.
Obama vows to defeat whoever made him wear this suit. pic.twitter.com/zoqj7OVFRe
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) August 28, 2014
Politico congressional reporter Burgess Everett said he was actually asked about the suit in a radio interview just as the briefing was ending.
Just got asked about Obama's suit in a radio interview
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) August 28, 2014
Buzzfeed's deputy editor in chief Shani Hilton said Obama's attire got a big reaction in her newsroom.
the entire newsroom is abuzz over obama's suit…ah there we are, August
— shani (@shani_o) August 28, 2014
Blogger Michelle Malkin offered a conservative perspective.
I don’t care that Obama’s suit is tan. The problem with the suit is that it’s EMPTY.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 28, 2014
While ABC News' senior Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny shared some historical insight on the suit.
It's been a long time since we've seen President Obama in a khaki suit. I recall it during his Senate days, but is this a WH debut?
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) August 28, 2014
NBC News staffer Lou Dubois tried in vain to return to the topic at hand.
Obama is talking about ISIS, Ukraine, immigration and more here. You know, "news." Yet people are talking about a tan suit...
— Lou (@dubois) August 28, 2014
The prolific and pseudonymous Twitter photoshopper @darth was reminded of a suit worn by Vox executive editor Matt Yglesias.
“yes this is @mattyglesias suit please no more suit questions" pic.twitter.com/SMSA6f3QFN
— darth™ (@darth) August 28, 2014
However, Yglesias did not seem impressed.
Interesting suit choice from Obama.
— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) August 28, 2014
For our part, Business Insider sought an expert perspective from "Project Runway's" Tim Gunn.
Hey @TimGunn, do you think Obama made it work?
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) August 28, 2014
Looks like he had a strategy after all.
THE TAN SUIT.
Judicial Watch reports that the Department of Justice is giving liberal activist groups money from a $16.6 billion settlement
with Bank of America.
The groups benefitting from the lawsuit, according to Investor’s Business Daily, are the National Council of La Raza,
Operation Hope, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America.
The money also went to “delinquent borrowers” in Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, Philadelphia, and other major “Democrat strongholds.”
“This is a wealth redistribution scheme disguised as a lawsuit,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told The Daily Caller.
“And who benefits from the distribution? Interest groups the administration relies on, outside interest groups, allies
and politicians in communities trying to benefit as well.”
Fitton noted that these liberal groups are basically what’s left of the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) network, and that President Barack Obama has ties to ACORN.
DOJ To Give Money From Bank Of America Settlement To Liberal Activist Groups
originally posted by: bbracken677
a reply to: St Udio
I am a bit more concerned about the actions of the DOJ in this report than I am about ISIS.
For the life of me, I cannot understand why/how the DOJ would be involved in this. I cannot see any (ANY!) way which the DOJ would have the authority or responsibility for this action. The motive and connection to the White House is clear, but from a legal standpoint I cannot see why the DOJ would be involved....I would not be any more surprised to learn that the State Dept had been involved. Same difference.
isn't Holder the Atty General, of Justice Dept... He holds sway with his Muslim leanings, backed up by the Execuitive branch it would not be hard for Eric Holder to sequester those $16.6Bn in fines paid to Treasury/IRS from B-of-A to his compliant office for 'distribution'.... the serpentine maneuvoers this WH takes is amazing ...dazzle them with b.s. is the standard operating procedure, no