‘Ya’ll mad cause you lost.’ Unpacking the President’s first 100 days.
by Justin Williams | Op-Satire Contributor | April 19, 2017
It has been a rough first 100 days for President Barack Obama.
The controversy started at the inauguration, where he was joined by his children by three different women. Obama stunned the world by giving his oldest daughters paid positions, despite their lack of experience in government affairs and continued involvement in the Obama sneaker line. Obama, in his trademark style of communicating to the everyman at a 6th grade level said, “Yo, my daughters are smart as hell, stop hatin.”
It was a curious rise for the Chicago politician, who ascended to national prominence by tweeting conspiracy theories from WorldStarHipHop.com claiming that Hillary Clinton was born in England inside of a pancake box. His message resonated with the economic anxieties of America’s working class black majority, who also tended to resent white people and immigrants.
Obama shook up the world further by naming black nationalist leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, as his Chief Strategist. At the keynote address of the Source Awards, Farrakhan boldly claimed that his policy goals were to “destroy the American administrative state.” The line gained huge applause from the Black Hebrew Israelites in the audience.
The Obama administration has been noticeably silent on a string of attacks on America’s white minority, while tweeting strong messages of condemnation at rural whites.
Ethics concerns have dogged the Obama administration during his first days in office. The Chicago politician, with known ties to Nigerian oligarchs, has refused to release his tax returns. The President tweeted about this by saying, “Y’all mad cause you lost. #GMFB”
Obama has also used the presidency to pressure foreign countries to grant more trademarks for his sneaker and clothing lines.
Despite not being in office for a full year, the Obama administration has already found itself embroiled in scandal. Obama’s National Security Advisor, General Michael Flynn, was found to be comprised by several foreign interests. The most damning connection has been to Nigerian hackers, widely believed to have interfered in the general election on Obama’s behalf. Flynn is currently offering to testify against Obama and his associates in return for immunity.
Perhaps the greatest calamity has come on the policy front. Obama ran on the slogan of “Let’s Get America Turnt Up Again,” and offered an array of plans that were grand, yet short on details, to the American people. For years he called Bushcare, “The worst thing that has ever happened in history,” but has failed to offer any viable alternative despite having a majority in both houses of Congress. He is now openly feuding with his own Speaker of the House.
Obama caused a great deal of friction with the European Union by issuing an executive order banning immigration from its member countries. Obama justified the measure by tweeting, “We need to vet these white people, cause we can’t trust them.” The order, which the NAAWP has said is “obviously racist,” was found to be wildly unconstitutional and thrown out by the courts.
Despite the fact that Obama’s Presidency seems like an egotistical sham, meant to enrich his family and gain revenge on George W. Bush, the black working class majority still holds out hope for Obama. One unemployed Harlem voter told us, “I’m still going to give the dude a chance, nah mean? I still feel like this is taking my country back from white people and liberal blacks. That matters a lot to me.”
Obama is expected to do another exclusive interview with Al Sharpton on MSNBC tonight. Sharpton has yet to disclose to his viewers that he was a paid consultant on Obama’s campaign. Obama frequently refers to more objective media outlets as “haters and enemies of the people.”
Justin Williams is a comedian and scholar living in Newark. Watch him perform live in Newark at Brick City Comedy Revue on April 27th and every last Thursday of the month at Kilkenny Alehouse (27 Central Avenue) and at Barnes and Noble on May 3rd (42 Halsey Street). See Justin’s full show schedule here and follow him on Twitter.
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